The Primary Challenge

Last night was disheartening for Americans everywhere; the politics of fear tightened its chokehold on electoral politics on both sides of the aisle. Within the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton gained a decisive lead over challenger Bernie Sanders. Many are now wondering, what should the ‘Bernie revolution’ do? The answer is to reject both the political machinery acting to sabotage Bernie and the politics of fear leading us all over the cliff. The answer lies in building an independent political network comprised of normal Americans, for normal Americans. Here at the Green Party of Texas, we want to send a reminder that the ‘revolution’ is not over, but that it will not come from within the Democratic or Republican parties. For all the frustrated and concerned voters out there, we welcome you to become part of our independent political network for 2016 and beyond. Whether you vote for Green Presidential front-runner Jill Stein or any of our other excellent Presidential candidates, feel safe knowing that we are real people, people without the financial support of billionaires and corporations. If you want to make a difference in 2016, vote for your values, not your fear. Join us in the Green community to make our country thrive again. It’s in our hands!

(Go here to find out more about the five Green Party presidential candidates: Jill Stein, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney, and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry.)

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Time to Vote Green - March 8

 

For those who don't participate in the duopoly primaries, come build the Green Party at your local nominating convention. Check out the complete list of candidates seeking the Green nomination here.

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Workshop/Panel Submissions for 2016 GPUS PNC in Houston

Hey Folks! Here is your chance to contribute to planning workshops & panel discussions at the 2016 GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention being held in Houston August 4-7. The submission deadline is March 15th!

 

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SKCM Curry visits Houston

 

Green Party Presidential candidate Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry visited with Houston area Greens on her way to a debate in Louisiana. Stops during her visit included talking to students at TSU, visiting SHAPE Community Center & community radio station 90.1 KPFT. For more images of her tour, click here. Also during her stay, Brother Rob of the Black Wall Street Journal interviewed Ms. Curry for Greenwatch, and that interview is available here.

 

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GPTX Announces Candidate Filings

In its largest field of candidates to date, the Green Party of Texas received applications from at least 54 candidates in races across the state, not including the five Green Party candidates filed for President. For a detailed list of candidates, click here.

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GPTX Update – Filing to Run for Office, Solidarity Initiatives, & Administration

Your Green Party of Texas State Executive Committee has been hard at work. In addition to helping Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein tour Texas recently, GPTX SEC also has opened the call for candidates on the 2016 ballot. If you are interested in running for office as a Green in 2016, click here for an application form and official information & complete this survey to coordinate with GPTX. The window for filing closes December 14th, so the time to stand as a candidate in support of people, peace, & planet over profit is now!

Please return your completed & notarized candidate application to your county or state co-chairs and mail your original to:

Green Party of Texas
P.O. Box 271080
Houston, TX 77277-1080

Once your application is received, you will be placed on the ballot for the appropriate Green nominating convention.

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Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein Tours Texas

 

One of five candidates for the Green Party presidential nomination, Dr. Jill Stein is touring Texas this week. Other candidates include Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, Darryl Cherney, Kent Mesplay, and William Kreml. The presumptive frontrunner and 2012 nominee is continuing her emphasis on bringing the voices of frontline communities into the political dialogue.

 

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GPTX Calls for Candidates, Announces 2016 PNC in Houston

The Green Party of Texas is calling for interested individuals to stand as candidates on the 2016 general election ballot. To get started becoming a Green candidate, please complete this survey to help us determine where you stand in relation to GPTX platform & values. We will then have a candidate liaison contact you to guide you through the elections process.

GPTX delegates just returned from the GPUS annual meeting, and we are pleased to announce that Houston has been chosen to host the 2016 GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention! If you would like to be part of this historic event, now is the time to become active with GPTX in helping to strengthen the party & making 2016 our best election cycle to date!

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Texas, We Need You to be a Self Organizing Machine

And in the spirit of Independence Day, I believe we can do it!

The Green Party of Texas conducted its annual meeting in Fort Worth on June 6th & 7th. We are happy to report increasing youth membership & participation, including the election of our new co-chair, Aaron Renaud. He joins a team of nine SEC members that manage GPTX affairs through facilitated consensus process.

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Some Reflections on the Role of the Police Occasioned by the Death of Freddie Gray

Of all the cases of black men being killed by the police, the behavior of the police in the killing of Freddie Gray seems to me most inhuman. Arrested for no good reason, harmless, handcuffed, his well being meant so little to the men who had detained him, that they made no effort to see that he was safe in the van, no effort to respond to his cries of pain, and even prolonged his suffering by taking him with them to another police call rather than to the police station or a hospital. The perpetrators will be charged with a crime, and perhaps even convicted, but the question remains, “How could they be so indifferent to the suffering of another human being to allow him to die slowly by battering in the back of a van they were driving?”. 

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