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Texans for Accountable Government

Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) is a trans-partisan Political Action Committee headquartered in Central Texas. TAG was formed with the ambition of reigning in the intrusive and expanding reach of government which threatens to invade every facet of our lives. Our ambition is to put the reins of government back into the hands of individual American citizens; allowing us to once again run our own lives.

TAG focuses on issues at the local, county, and state level. We believe in the principle of subsidiary; that power should be vested in the nearest locality. Our local representatives are much more accountable to us than are those over a thousand miles away in the District of Columbia.

Humanize with office holders and law enforcement. Letting these individuals know that we are real people who care about our community and our rights opens hearts and minds. Harmonize with individuals and organizations that you may not always agree with. It’s important that when we can come together, we do. For some projects TAG is more likely to work with the “left” while with other it’ll be the “right”. Localize our efforts by working on city, county, and state level policy. We have seen the United State government trample on our individual rights for decades. Even with more citizen involvement than ever before, they continue to push, in a bi-partisan fashion, away from the Free country established by our Founding Fathers. At the local/state level, we have much more of an impact on public policy.
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  • Contact: Justin Arman For Immediate Release: Friday, February 5, 2016     TEXAS JUDGE JOINS DOCS, CLERGY TO DISCUSS DRUG WAR EXIT STRATEGIES WITH TEXANS FOR ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT   Next weekend, Texans for Accountable Government will feature a special panel on drug policy called Cops, Docs, and Clergy: Speaking with One Voice Against the War on Drugs. The panelists will each present and discuss the ethical and practical failures of the drug war based on their professional expertise. Featured … read more

  • Kylie McGivern at KXAN news contacted Justin Arman, TAG’s ED, to ask for comment about TAG supporting the effort to recall Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen, of District 5. This aired yesterday on KXAN 6 O’CLOCK news, which you can watch here. Here’s the extended interview which didn’t make the news. Why do you support the recall of CM Ann Kitchen? Texans for Accountable Government supports the recall of CM Ann Kitchen because she’s representing lobbyists rather than her … read more

  • The signature petition drive was a success. Congrats to Ridesharing Works as well as the many TAG activists that collected signatures over the last couple of weeks. New Coverage: >> Texas Tribune >> TWC News From Texas Tribune: “With less than two weeks to go before Austin’s stricter vehicle-for-hire ordinance goes into effect, Ridesharing Works — a group supported by Uber and Lyft — says it has collected 65,103 signatures on a petition to overturn the new regulations or force … read more

  • Cops, Docs and Clergy: Speaking with One Voice Against the War on Drugs. Decades ago, the War on Drugs was championed as an effort to prevent drug abuse. Since then, this war has cost the United States over a trillion dollars and millions of lives. Today, 1 in 35 American adults is under control of the criminal justice system, with arrests, convictions, and lengthy sentences impacting Blacks and Latinos disproportionately. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death … read more

  • Generous pay and volunteer opportunities are available for those willing to blockwalk and gather petition signatures to stop a destructive Ordinance (ORDINANCE NO. 20151217-075) that goes into effect in the City of Austin on February 1st, which will force Uber and Lyft to leave. These rideshare companies provide millions of rides in hundreds of cities worldwide, and there is no rational cause for this sudden ‘public safety concern.’ This 12-page ordinance is not about public safety, it’s about consolidating Power. … read more