Now Accepting Candidate Applications

December 11th at 6pm is the deadline for prospective candidates filing as Greens to submit their application to cochair@txgreens.org for the 2018 election.

GPTX seeks candidates for statewide office to participate in the 2018 ballot access drive and elections. GPTX SEC recommends candidates for district and local offices file as independents in order to not be hindered by the higher petition signature requirements needed for party ballot access.

More information can be found on the TX Secretary of State's Candidate Guide, and in this Prospective Candidate Information.

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Prospective Candidate Information

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GPTX recently held a training workshop for prospective candidates & volunteers interested in 2018 general election ballot access. Resources & information from that workshop include:

Candidate FAQ - Prospective Candidate Information

Ballot Access Petition Collection Training

Nominating Convention Resources

Prospective Candidate Profiles

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Harvey Relief Resources

UPDATED 1136a 8/30/17

Support Local Decentralized efforts to help the communities of TX impacted by #HurricaneHarvey - faster, more direct, no overhead

For those in need and those who can help here is what we can tell you so far - see comments for more:

Compiled Resources and info for #HarveyReliefhttps://twitter.com/i/moments/901902729894875140

Rescue efforts:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1988735374693803/
&
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1982997775271266/

Donate: TEXT 'AUSTINRELIEF' to 444999
https://adrn.org/disaster-relief/hurricaneharvey

To Volunteer - Austin Common Ground: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdk0SkSJLXTEuaBc…/viewform…
https://www.facebook.com/atxcommongroundrelief/

Can you house someone? add yourself to Austin Burner Community Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/…/1H97owHY1a2i_gzjy90e-BI…/htmlview…

Austin #Harvey Aid Info: HarveyAid2017@gmail.com 
(209) 787-0473
Volunteer form: https://t.co/0rQamfW0sP
Need Help? https://t.co/7vRDs5CcK4

 

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North Texas Transit Riders

An important organization has taken root in North Texas around the issue of mass transit. Earlier this year, Gary Stuard, co-chair of the Dallas County Green Party and Secretary of the Green Party of Texas, along with a group he founded in the area called System Change Not Climate Change (SCNCC), decided to organize opposition to drastic fare hikes proposed by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

Tarrant County transit riders experienced similar fare hikes during the last year. Known as the "T", Fort Worth's version of mass transit implemented a 20% increase in fares, and even higher spikes in certain categories of riders.

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Immigration Forum in Fort Worth

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On Sunday, August 20, the Tarrant County Green Party sponsored a forum for local residents to learn more about the new immigration enforcement policies that affect their lives and those of their families and neighbors.

A few months ago the local Green Party members determined that the neighborhood known as the city's North Side would become a focus for their service efforts. 

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