Seven communities in Texas have approved or adopted initiatives launched by Ground Game Texas
TEXAS: On Tuesday, voters in Texas overwhelmingly passed all five ballot initiatives launched by Ground Game Texas to decriminalize low-level marijuana use.
Ground Game Texas issued the following statement in response to the results:
“From day one, Ground Game Texas has said that progressive change doesn’t come from the top down, it comes from the ground up,” said Julie Oliver, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Ground Game Texas. “With the support of an army of organizers, volunteers, donors, and everyday Texans, we put progressive change directly on the ballot in five communities–and all five passed with flying colors. Now it’s the job of lawmakers in these communities to enforce the will of the people. Ground Game Texas will continue to use direct democracy to pass popular policies, bring more voters into the fold, and mobilize them behind progressive change.”
Below are the final tallies for the initiatives:
Denton – 71.35%
Killeen – 69.45%
Harker Heights – 64.02%
Elgin – 74.01%
San Marcos – 81.84%
With the passage of these initiatives, seven communities in Texas — Austin, Alton, Denton, Killeen, Harker Heights, Elgin, San Marcos — have approved or adopted initiatives launched by Ground Game Texas. In May, Ground Game Texas passed an initiative in Austin to decriminalize marijuana and ban “No-Knock” warrants by local police. Additionally, last weekend the city clerk in El Paso approved a Ground Game Texas initiative for the May 2023 ballot to amend the city charter to adopt a citywide climate policy.