The Struggle Continues...

What comes next in Texas, you may ask?

We need everyone to stick together. Pledge to put Texas Greens back on the ballot in 2018!

Grow GP by continuing to nurture Green groups & local parties. Throw a holiday party! Make sure you stay tuned in to GPTX through our social media & txgreens.org. We have already been working on our organizational infrastructure; we will continue to build that out & get locals to fully utilize it. Then in 2018 when we will have to run petition drives, we will have our volunteers cued up and at the ready.

Petition Drive, you say?

Yes, it's true that unfortunately GPTX did not retain ballot access. We had to exceed 5% in a statewide race. Our highest result was 16.86% for Hugo Noyola Jr. for State Board of Education District 1 and several others broke 5%, but they were in district races rather than statewide races.

Additional stand out results include 16.37% for Diana Kendall in her race for Bexar County JP Pct. 2, Place 3; 16.03% for William R. Barr in Dallas County Criminal Court 4; 12.78% for katia gruene in State House District 51; 11.28% for Hal Ridley Jr. in US House TX-36; and 9.94% for Gary Stuard in US House TX-32. Also GPTX would like to congratulate the #SteinBaraka ticket for nearly tripling our 2012 election result! These are fine results to build on!

Long time Green & former Senate candidate David Collins breaks it down for all our candidates here.

Losing ballot access means that GPTX will have to collect petition signatures from non-primary voters for the 2018 election. This is possible, but will require significant organizational resources, so we need you now more than ever. We need you to take initiative & ownership of the party if you want it to thrive. This can not be an off the shelf solution; no one is going to sell us our freedom; we will have to do this ourselves.

GPTX 2017 State Meeting

Mark your calendars for the GPTX state meeting in June 2017. Plan to attend now because we are going to be doing a whole lot of important work at next year's meeting. More information & advance planning materials will be shared just after the new year, so work on pulling your local groups together now so you can make the most of next year's state meeting.
In the meantime, please commit to sustaining GPTX operations. If we could get just 1000 supporters donating $10 per month, we would have the capacity to operate much more effectively. Will you commit to continuing the struggle with us today?
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Election Night

30 minutes until polls close

You can keep up tbreakchainsGPTXDillo-fullcolor.jpgo date on national election results for the Green Party

Various Watch parties can be found on your local's facebook page, and on our calendar.

Here's to:

5% for ballot access statewide
5% of the national popular vote for President
and getting some local Greens elected!

Remember it doesn't end tonight.  We will continue organizing and building this revolutionary movement after we take a week off!

en solidaridad....Green Party of Texas volunteers

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The REAL DEAL

Finally! After all the hot air exchanged between the duopoly candidates, Tavis Smiley hosted the long overdue debate between Gary Johnson & Dr. Jill Stein. Though the debate aired in installments at a very inconvenient hour of the night, it is now available for your viewing pleasure here:

Ajamu signs his fan portrait 

When people hear the substance that the Stein/Baraka campaign brings to the table, they know it is the REAL DEAL. That is why Ajamu Baraka visited TX last week to connect with our growing Green community.

Happy B-day to Ajamu

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Tx Railroad Commission Debate

Here is the link to the video of the Texas Railroad Commission debate held in Hurst on 10/22/2016.

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Campaign Craziness!

Ajamu Baraka speaking at GNC, to visit Dallas & Houston

This campaign season has been hectic for our merry little band of Green Party supporters. Texas Greens just facilitated Dr. Stein in an exciting tour of El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, & Austin, and now we are preparing to host GP VP candidate Ajamu Baraka in DFW on 10/28 & in Houston on 10/29!

Here, Jill stands in front of the new GPTX office on 6th street in Austin, which we took over from the Bernie campaign last month. The final push through to the election is upon us, and we need you to connect with your local party now to distribute door hangers, flyers, & other campaign materials.

 

Keep reading for pictures & a summary of Dr. Stein's tour...

 

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#SteinBaraka coming to TX!

It is confirmed!

We just got dates and cities confirmed today.

#PotUS candidate Jill Stein will be in El Paso on Oct 14, Houston on Oct 15, San Anto on Oct16, and Austin on Oct 17.

her #VPotUS, Ajamu Baraka, will be in Dallas on October 28 and Houston on Oct 29. Venues and times coming soon!

So if you are on the fence, want something outside the two-party system, worried about either of the two-party candidates winning, or an avid SteinBaraka supporter - mark your calendars and stay tuned for locations and times - hopefully we will have most of them up by Tuesday next week.

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New Election2016 Pages and Info

We just got in video segments of Green Candidates on the Texas Ballot today and posted those along with answers to what the new voter ID law requires and other frequently asked questions.

Check them out at: www.txgreens.org/Election2016

and spread the word to all your friends and family - word of mouth is our best resource to breaking the barriers!

Go, We Go!

#itsinourhands

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#NoDAPL Solidarity

GREEN PARTY OF TEXAS AGAINST DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROJECT (DAPL)

 

Dallas, Texas -- In solidarity with activists currently ignored by most media, the Green Party of Texas stands with indigenous tribes, residents and others mobilizing to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL). The umbrella company funding construction of the “Bakken” pipeline is Energy Transfer Partners; former governor Rick Perry sits on the board.

 

The Green Party values ecological wisdom. We believe it foolhardy to construct another massive pipeline (7 miles shorter than the failed Keystone XL’s length) to haul some of the world’s dirtiest oil across four states. Just as the proposed pipeline from the  Canadian Tar Sands to Texas’ Valero site was struck down, we join with the people of the Dakotas, Iowa, and Illinois in the hope that DAPL meets the same fate.

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#GNCinHou a Smashing Success!

"Houston, We have a solution! Vote Green 2016!"

Unquestionably, the Green Party nominating convention in Houston demonstrated that the Greens are the most unified & energized of all the ballot-qualified parties in this election cycle. Dr. Jill Stein and her running mate, human rights activist Ajamu Baraka, won the nomination with more than 80% of the delegate vote, and the positive energy among attendees was sky high during the event. But don't take our word for it, watch the livestream recording for yourself and tell us if you think this is what democracy looks like. No white noise machines or paid seat fillers here; just real people ready to fight for the future like our lives depend on it!

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#GNCinHOU in ONE week!

Yes, you can vote for the Green Nominee in Texas in November!

And next week in Houston, on August 6, we will be nominating that person.

The frontrunner is Jill Stein, but there are six other candidates seeking the nomination, five were on the TX ballot in March at the conventions.

follow #GNCinHOU

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