Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Ave

Will You be Impacted by Eminent Domain?

You’re invited to join the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Justice for an exclusive showing of “Little Pink House” at the TPPF Theater. RSVP to learn more about eminent domain and condemnation from local experts while you enjoy the movie with complimentary snacks and beverages.

Eminent domain and condemnation takings of land in Texas have risen to historic levels. Local government entities are increasingly using eminent domain in lieu of negotiating for purchase of private property. Join us October 4th to educate yourself and get your questions answered.

Movie Synopsis:

Based on a true story, a small town paramedic named Susette Kelo leaves a bad marriage and starts over in a new town. She buys a rundown cottage with a gorgeous water view, fixes it up, and paints it pink. Then she discovers powerful politicians want to bulldoze her blue-collar neighborhood. With the help of a young lawyer named Scott Bullock, Susette emerges as the reluctant leader of her neighbors in an epic battle that goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court while inspiring a nation and helping millions of Americans protect their homes.

Event Schedule:

  • 6:00-6:30PM – Event check-in and refreshments
  • 6:30-7:00PM – Panel discussion lead by Rob Henneke, Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for The American Future, and Arif Panju, Managing Attorney at the Institute for Justice. Panelists will be Austin Stowell of Austin and Grant Coates of Fort Worth, both property owners discussing their experience with local government’s taking of their land against their will using eminent domain.
  • 7:00-8:40PM – “Little Pink House” movie showing
  • 8:40-9:00PM – Closing remarks