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Help us reach out to communities deserving support. Perhaps you would like to help flyer, to let people know of our alliance with holistic health practitioners, and our plans to help ( and do more for) some of those who need it the most.
Our Green gathering space is near Houston-Tillotson, and HBCU, and there are three public housing "projects" not far away. If you want to get involved locally to honor diversity and treat under served communities justly, then please come to this potluck fundraiser and join us in being the change.
Join us in North Texas and prepare to grow the Green Party in 2018!
On Saturday, September 30th, prospective candidates will receive orientation and support on how to run as a Green in 2018. On Sunday, ballot access volunteers will receive training on how to operate the convention and petition process.
10-11am – Registration & Welcome
(Photo & Green Screen info collected & short introductions)
11-noon – Party Orientation & Green Vision messaging
(presenter: Laura Palmer)
Noon – 1pm – small group breakouts & Lunch
(prospective candidates charged with working on elevator pitch / stump speech with small groups)
1-2pm – Campaign 101
(basics of running a campaign; must haves & must dos)
(presenter: katija gruene)
2-3pm – Interfacing with GP resources / building the party
(presenter: Wesson Gaige)
3-4pm – Ballot Access avenues & requirements
(party vs. independent ballot access overview)
(presenter: Travis Christal)
4-5pm – Prospective Candidate Forum
(would-be candidates deliver stump speech/elevator pitch to gathering)
5-6pm – Wrap Up & Networking Mixer
Noon – 1pm – Ballot Access Overview for a “convention nominating” party
1 – 2 pm – Operating the precinct, county, district & state conventions
2 – 3 pm – Supplementing voter signatures with a petition drive
3 – 4 pm – Petition signature collection & verification training
4 – 5 pm – Organizing teams for petition signature collection (candidates & local parties)
Volunteers Requested: Help is needed in various roles:
- Candidate profiles
- Meeting logistics
Please sign up for a shift using the RSVP form on this page.
Want Ballot Access??? SAVE THE DATE! - March 13, 2018
Remember - Don't vote in the primary!
If you want to see the Green Party of Texas back on the ballot in 2018, the absolute most important date to mark on your calendar is Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. This is because state election code sets the date for precinct nominating conventions as the second Tuesday in March. As a convention nominating party, the Green Party of Texas is NOT included in primary elections that take place in the Spring. To support Green ballot access, voters must SAVE their primary vote to legally participate in the GPTX nominating conventions that are mandated to occur the week following the primary election.
GPTX needs 47,182 verified voter signatures submitted to the Texas Secretary of State's office in order to regain ballot access. Signature collection begins with voters signing in to participate in the Green nominating conventions, and can be supplemented by petition drive during the 75 day convention period. So once you participate in the convention, we also ask that you help with the petition drive to assure that we collect sufficient signatures.
Specific locations will be posted at least 10 days in advance. Local volunteers should advise GPTX of convention locations when they are determined. GPTX will provide ballots, procedural support, and training as the convention period approaches.
Critical to our success in 2018 will be the development of a strong slate of candidates to deliver Green platform messaging and engage with the public on Green issues. Individuals interested in running as Green candidates can express initial interest by completing our Green Screen Survey. Our candidate development committee will then engage with individuals to facilitate the candidacy process. The candidate application period for the 2018 general election will technically occur from November to December 2017. Individual volunteers interested in working on candidate development should connect with their local party.