Cattle Raisers Urge Texans to Approve Prop. 6 in Constitutional Election
Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) urges ranchers and landowners to vote in favor of Proposition 6 during the Nov. 5 Constitutional Election. Texans can participate in early voting, which begins Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1.
Proposition 6 is a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas. The funds will help finance priority water projects, including rural water projects, to ensure Texas has adequate water resources for the future.
“Texas is still coping with a historic drought that has left many ranchers and areas in rural Texas struggling to find adequate water supplies,” said Pete Bonds, rancher and TSCRA president. “At the same time that our water supplies are decreasing, our population is increasing. We need to ensure we preserve and conserve the water we do have so there is enough for all Texans, those in rural and urban areas.”
Bonds adds that Proposition 6 sets aside $2 billion already in the Rainy Day Fund for priority water projects, 30 percent of which are specifically rural water projects.
“Now is the time to ensure Texas continues to thrive well into the future,” said Bonds. “It’s crucial we pass Proposition 6.”
TSCRA is a 136-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.