Independent Texan’s Linda Curtis Honored with April Lilburne Award

Wed, Apr 8 2009 by Anonymous

Citizens in Charge Foundation has named Linda Curtis, Executive Director of Independent Texans, as the April 2009 recipient of the John Lilburne Award for her commitment to expanding and protecting the rights of Texas citizens to petition their government and voice their opinions.

“Texas is famous for its independent spirit. With people like Linda Curtis, voters in Texas can rest assured their voices will be heard in the political process, independent from government restrictions,” said Paul Jacob, President of Citizens in Charge Foundation. “Like 17th century British activist John Lilburne, Curtis’s defense of citizen petition rights should long be remembered.”

Recently Curtis and her group, Independent Texans, brought to light several pieces of legislation aimed at restricting the ballot initiative and referendum process. Texas currently is one of 26 states that does not have a statewide initiative and referendum (I&R) process. I&R does exist at the local level in Texas.

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