Texas Activists Collect Signatures To Overturn City Lawmakers’ Repeal Of Voter-Approved Marijuana Decriminalization Ballot Initiative

Texas Activists Collect Signatures To Overturn City Lawmakers’ Repeal Of Voter-Approved Marijuana Decriminalization Ballot Initiative
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Texas activists are collecting signatures to reverse a move by the Harker Heights City Council to overturn a voter-approved marijuana decriminalization ballot initiative. Meanwhile, lawmakers in another Texas city, Killeen, voted to enact a similar local decriminalization initiative—but they removed a key provision. Harker Heights was one of five Texas cities that passed decriminalization measures with strong margins on November 8, but it’s the only one so far where local lawmakers have overturned the will of voters. Ground Game Texas, the organization that led the reform initiatives throughout the state, discussed the possibility of taking action shortly after the lawmakers passed the ordinance to repeal what voters passed on the ballot. On Tuesday, they held a press conference to detail their new effort to put cannabis back on the ballot with another referendum. On Nov. 8, Harker Heights voters passed Prop A to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession with 64% support. But 2 wks later, City Council voted to REPEAL Prop A! Come by our office to sign the petition this week only – M-F, 11a-1p and 5p-7p.https://t.co/i5kCDHLY4y — GroundGameTX (@GroundGameTX) December 5, 2022 “By voting to repeal Prop A, the Harker Heights City Council sent a clear message to their constituents that they don’t respect the will of the voters or the democracy they participate in,” Julie Oliver, executive director of Ground Game Texas, said in a press release. “These antidemocratic politicians are trying to throw away the votes of more than 5,000 Harker Heights residents—but we won’t let them,” Oliver said. “With this new referendum, Ground Game Texas will ensure the will of voters isn’t trampled on by their local elected officials.” In order to secure placement on the city’s May 2023 ballot to overturn the ordinance, activists need to collect 350 valid signatures from Harker Heights residents by…

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