Indivisible Immigration Initiative

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Date(s) - 11/12/19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Grace United Methodist Church

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Indivisible Immigration Initiative
At the last meeting, which was Oct 1st in the chapel, we decided to name our group that came out of the Close the Camps activities in the summer Indivisible Immigration Initiative. Please join us on Nov. 12th at Grace United Methodist Church in Sher-man at 6:30 for our third meeting. We will have a guest speaker who will talk to us about volunteering at courts on the border.
Two announcements from the meeting:
There now is a Congressional candidate to oppose John Ratcliffe. Russell Foster is a Sherman native and has a compelling biography.
Be sure to vote in the state constitutional amendment election. The group urges people to look care-fully at Proposition 4. Proposition 4 (HJR 38)
Amendment as it will appear on the ballot: “The constitutional amendment prohibiting the im-position of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.”
What this means:
Prop. 4 is perhaps the most contradictory measure on the ballot, specifically because of the language used in the amendment. Presently, Texas does not impose a personal income tax. However, the Texas Constitution allows for the legislature to impose a tax on the incomes of natural persons if legislative requirements are met. Prop. 4 would eliminate this possibility by repealing the language that would authorize the legislature to impose the tax. However, the amendment uses the term “individual,” and the Texas Constitution uses the term “natural persons”. This disparity in language could potentially create a corporate tax loophole.
Remember to vote!
Remember the next meeting is Tues, Nov 12th – 6:30 pm at Grace United Methodist Church.

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