Advocating Passage or Defeat of a Measure
The following are examples of sentences/phrases that the Texas Ethics Commission has determined advocate passage or defeat of a measure. See political advertising for more information.
Remember: No matter how much factual information about the purposes of a bond election is in a communication, any amount of advocacy is impermissible.
"Light rail is a solution that contributes to the long term sustainability
of our region and we support it 100-percent."
"Seeks Voter Approval" . . . "We want to sustain the excellence.
And we are now asking voters if they too want to sustain the excellence."
"That is why voters are also being asked to approve a new 1/4 cent sales
tax dedicated to continually fund street improvements for the next four years . . .
Passage of this proposition, coupled with the trails option of Proposition 4, will
create an attractive amenity for all of [City's] residents to enjoy."
"Vote to Continue the Progress Being Made in Street Improvement and in
Crime Prevention/Crime Control by Approving to Renew the Current Quarter-Cent Sales
Tax. Election Day-Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001."
"It is very important for your children and the school district that the
Tax Rollback Election pass."
"The important point is that a vote to authorize this 'Our Children, Our
Schools, Our Future' bond package gives [School District] the flexibility needed to
match the pace of coming growth, fast or slow."
"Keep the control here - among the residents - not in the hands of
"The bond proposal provides the "best solution" to the needs
generated by the school district's population growth."
"This bond is the right thing to do for the children of this community."
"After examining our options and each department's budget, we are left with
only one way to generate the monies needed to continue programs and services that are
essential to our students' success. We must have a change in our tax rates.
That means asking voters to go to the polls and vote in a tax rate election. If
approved, the district's rate would still be considerably lower, than it was just
three years ago."
"The [School District] and Board of Trustees believe this rate increase
is vitally important."
"What do you think it takes to educate our children in [School District]
. . . And it takes your tax contributions. So let your voice be heard by casting
an early vote November 3rd through the 17th in the tax rollback election or on November
20th, election day. . . . The bottom line is: whatever it takes."
"Our citizens now have the opportunity to position the [School District]
for the 21st century. Please support the vision - our future depends on your
"It's time to change to meet the needs of our students . . . While the
[safety issues] may not yet be matters of student safety, they will be soon if the
situations are not addressed."
"Given today's construction costs and the needs of the district, a long-term
bond is the only viable financial solution."