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.Read more
"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!
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.
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Last night was difficult for a variety of reasons. Chief among them is the realization that our pursuit of racial equality and police demilitarization will be even more challenging as a result. Many individuals have immediately chosen to blame the organizers and activists of the peaceful protests, here in Texas, and across the nation. The Green Party does not support violent methods of political expression, but we need to remember that the blame falls entirely on our corrupt and racist system and its institutions that terrify, brutalize, and murder people of color, as the recent incidents in Baton Rouge (#AltonSterling) and St. Paul (#PhilandoCastile) illustrate.
The truth is that violence begets violence; centuries of racist tyranny, a lack of police accountability, and the sharp rise of white nationalism begat the violence last night.Read more
In the last week we have received numerous inquiries as to whether one can vote for Green Party candidates this November. The simple answer is YES YOU CAN!Read more
Last night was disheartening for Americans everywhere; the politics of fear tightened its choke-hold on electoral politics on both sides of the aisle. Within the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton gained a decisive lead over challenger Bernie Sanders, and Trump's anointment seems inevitable.
Many are now wondering, what should Independents, the ‘Bernie revolution’, and Republicans do?
The answer is to reject both the political machinery acting to sabotage democracy, and the politics of fear leading us all over the cliff and build an independent political network, funded and 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 voting for the Democratic or Republican parties and their establishment candidates in November. It is time to revolt at the polls - if it didn't matter, then why do they try so hard to keep you away, keep you uninformed about your options, keep options off the ballot?
For all the frustrated and concerned voters and non-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 this primary season, 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 sustainable for the future generations.
It’s in your hands!
(Find out more about the five Green Party presidential candidates here: Jill Stein, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney, and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry.)
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!
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.
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.