Green Screen Candidate Survey

If you are interested in running as a candidate on the Green Party ballot line or in receiving a Green Party endorsement, you can begin the process by completing this short survey to determine how you are aligned with our platform & 10 key values.

What office are you thinking of running for?


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  • answered 2016-12-25 21:53:29 -0600
    Q: Are you active with your county Green Party? Please list why if you are not. If you are active, please list your primary activities with your county party.
    A: No, I’ve only recently decided to become politically active.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:45:30 -0600
    Q: Please list mailing addresses, phone numbers and other relevant contact information for your candidacy.
    A: Laurie Reeter, Irving, TX
    214-699-7701
    I prefer not to list my home address and will get a post office box when necessary.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:43:30 -0600
    Q: Do you believe Greens have relevance in the USA? Please list why you believe/don't believe a third party possesses relevance in the US electoral system.
    A: Absolutely! I don’t see the two-party system as relevant at this point. They dynamics of the country and the world have changed and we need to meet the new demands. I believe this is by electing the person who makes the most sense, not the party that wins the most electoral votes.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:41:36 -0600
    Q: What is your experience with the consensus decision-making process?
    A: I earned a certification in mediation a few years ago, but I have no political experience.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:40:22 -0600
    Q: Do you disagree with anything in the GPTX platform? If so, please explain why you disagree.
    A: There may be aspects of which I’m unfamiliar, but at this point I’m in agreement with all the goals of this party.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:37:13 -0600
    Q: Of the Green Party's ten key values, please list the three you feel are the most important and what relevance they offer to Texas voters.
    A: Ecological wisdom, Gender equity, Respect for diversity.
    With Texas being and becoming more important to the unsustainable oil and gas industry, the natural balance of our state is at risk. Encouraging the development of alternative fuels and weaning away from destroying our planet is vital now and in the future. It should have been apparent that fracking was destructive when they began, but no one seemed to care. Now, after years of earthquakes (80 one year in my city alone) and studies, the relation between the two cannot be denied. And yet it is, because of the wrong focus on fossil fuels.
    Women’s voices and needs have been suppressed for centuries, and women in Texas have recently had to do without much needed medical care with the closing of most of the Planned Parenthoods and I think this threat will become worse through the next few years. We have the numbers, and it is time women stood up against the patriarchy lawmakers intent on denying women the power to voice their needs and have them met.
    And I believe the same fear that seeks to oppress women and deny them access to affordable health care seeks to deny all who are considered ‘other’ or different from the current regime (typically privileged white males, not only in Texas but becoming more widespread and powerful worldwide). We need to reinforce the values and needs of others in the state, the smaller voices which are not as loud and do not have the force behind them. We can speak for them and be the voice for the ‘others’.
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  • answered 2016-12-19 23:43:50 -0600
    Q: Please provide a profile with background information that is not addressed by the above questions. Feel free to list alma mater, employment, family, hobbies, etc.
    A: I’m a freelance writer for Houston Press and other media outlets, and have been a professional musician in the past. I work at repairing circuit boards, saving old electronics instead of adding them to landfills, and have many hobbies and interests outside of political and social issues. I’m a passionate nature and animal lover, and have five rescued dogs.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:39:40 -0600
    Q: How do you plan to raise money for your campaign? How much money do you plan to fundraise? Please include a copy of your prospective budget(s).
    A: I don’t have a budget set at this time, although I’m well networked, and have journalist friends who have expressed interest in covering my campaign. Free publicity is always a good thing, and I’m adept at reaching audiences through low cost or free platforms such as blogging and social networking. I would work to keep costs down, although I feel confident I could raise a meager, but adequate budget.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:36:30 -0600
    Q: List the name of your treasurer and any other campaign workers you plan to have working with you.
    A: I don’t have a treasurer as of yet, but I have several people who have expressed interest in helping me campaign. they would like to remain unnamed for the time being.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:33:34 -0600
    Q: List your opponents, their strengths and weaknesses and what is needed to win against them.
    A: Being as I haven’t yet decided on a specific position to run for yet, I don’t know who my specific opponents will be. However, in most cases, I’d think that their strengths are their “Branding” – The familiar comfort that the two big political parties bring to many people. However, I also see that as a potential weakness, since we’ve entered a period where more individuals seem fed up with business as usual, establishment politics. Being a standard Republican or Democrat comes with a lot of baggage these days, and it would be relatively easy to point to the many failures of each of those parties, while providing a better alternative with the Green Party.

    Showing how Democrats and Republicans have both failed us, and how the Greens offer a more progressive future could be key in defeating those types of establishment candidates.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:26:44 -0600
    Q: List your constituency's characteristics and three ways you will reach out to them.
    A: Diverse – People from many different backgrounds and age groups – I’d start a political community blog – I blog as part of my livelihood, and am skilled at that type of writing and networking. I’d also be interested in initiating small community get-togethers to get feedback on local issues, and to try to directly involve people.

    I’d also start a Facebook and twitter account to specifically inform and engage people with the issues at hand.
  • answered 2016-12-19 22:41:04 -0600
    Q: In your race, please list the top five talking points that you would cover in a debate with your opponents. With each talking point, please show how the Green Party's ten key values or platform would provide a solution.
    A: Politically, there is a culture of divisiveness – Our media treats political races like angry entertainment these days. One of my main positions is that Texas is much stronger when we stop focusing on the things that divide us, and concentrate on that which we have in common. This doesn’t mean rejecting our cultural or lifestyle differences, but learning to embrace them, as they make us collectively stronger. I feel like this inclusiveness is exactly what the Green Party stands for.

    I would make the point that decriminalization and regulation of currently illegal drugs would be beneficial to society, because if legal, certain violent criminal elements to our drug problem could be removed. In the case of marijuana, it’s legalization would create enormous economic benefits for the state, might offer medicinal benefits to some Texans, and would prevent lives from being ruined from criminal prosecution over a mostly harmless substance.

    On immigration, I would stress that Texas has a long and particularly strong history to immigrants from south of our border as well as from many other parts of the world, and that many of the social challenges that we might face because of immigration is far outweighed by the benefits we receive. I’d also point out that our cultures are inextricably intertwined, and that is part of what makes Texas such an interesting and dynamic state.

    I would stand by the fact that Texas has such an amazing natural environment that we need far stricter ecological restrictions on industries that have a deleterious affect on our air, water, or other natural resources. the lie that businesses must be free to abuse those resources “because it benefits our economy” ignores the money that our natural resources bring in from tourism and outdoor activities.

    I’d argue that providing all Texans working full time a living wage is not only a moral choice, but builds a stronger population of workers – Less stressed out, more effective, and more invested in doing a good job. The race-to-the-bottom economics that too many employers foster by paying their workers too little, is backwards, and not good for our state’s productivity.
  • answered 2016-12-19 22:04:34 -0600
    Q: Are you active with your county Green Party? Please list why if you are not. If you are active, please list your primary activities with your county party.
    A: I have not been, other than voting for Green Party candidates, but I plan on changing that. I do write socially relevant articles for one of Houston’s largest alternative weeklies.
  • answered 2016-12-19 22:02:45 -0600
    Q: Please list mailing addresses, phone numbers and other relevant contact information for your candidacy.
    A: Chris Lane

    7714 Robalo RD. Austin TX. 78757
    1218 Carlisle St. Rosenberg TX. 77471

    christopherlane138@gmail.com

    512-202-2582
  • answered 2016-12-19 22:01:24 -0600
    Q: Do you believe Greens have relevance in the USA? Please list why you believe/don't believe a third party possesses relevance in the US electoral system.
    A: Yes, Greens have relevance in the USA, and it seems clear to me that a progressive third party exerts pressure on the Democrats (In particular) to adopt more progressive policies. In the case of situations where Greens win elections (Or come close), the benefit to society seems obvious.
  • answered 2016-12-19 21:57:35 -0600
    Q: What is your experience with the consensus decision-making process?
    A: My experience has primarily been in musical groups and teams at a couple of jobs I’ve had in the past, but I prefer consensus decision-making, because it encourages cooperation, and allows everyone to have a voice in the process. It’s also beneficial because it allows people to experience other viewpoints in an environment that DOES encourage cooperation.
  • answered 2016-12-19 21:52:26 -0600
    Q: Do you disagree with anything in the GPTX platform? If so, please explain why you disagree.
    A: I agree with everything in the GPTX platform. I feel that currently, registration of firearms is unlikely in this state, but I agree that it would be a good safety measure, and one I would support.
  • answered 2016-12-19 21:47:26 -0600
    Q: Of the Green Party's ten key values, please list the three you feel are the most important and what relevance they offer to Texas voters.
    A: Social Justice and Respect For Diversity – Institutional racism, sexism, and the oppression of marginalized people is an enormous detrimental force against progress in our state, and is fundamentally unjust. Texas has an enormously diverse population, and one that will continue to become more so – Making sure that all people living here have equal opportunities to thrive , without being oppressed by a system stacked against them is of utmost importance. Injustices need to be corrected, and we must rally to help marginalized people wherever we can. I feel that acceptance and respect for people who may be unlike ourselves is a cornerstone for all progress.

    Ecological Wisdom – Texas is an especially large and populous state, home to ten natural ecoregions, and it is important that we go further in efforts to prevent the abuse of nature, animals, and our people – All of our natural world is connected, and we must become better at preserving our world, since every life form in it suffers if we make poor choices or fail to protect its proper balance.

    Feminist Values – Sometimes Texas is portrayed as being a good ’ol boy club, and while the patriarchy is everywhere, it is important that people in this state realize that feminist values are beneficial to everyone, and while true equality for women is the goal, feminism also helps boys and men. It is impossible to have a just society where inequalities exist based on gender.
  • Anonymous answered 2016-10-26 15:26:22 -0500
    Q: Of the Green Party's ten key values, please list the three you feel are the most important and what relevance they offer to Texas voters.
    A: Grass Roots Democracy: Bernie-Or-Bust, DemExiter, San Antonio Progressive Alliance, No Pay for Play, No Corporate Welfare
    Social Justice and Equal Opportunity: Brown and Black Lives Matter, Pride Center, Asperger’s Center, Universal Healthcare, Universal Higher Education, Universal Vocational Education, Guarantied Income, Disability Rights, Subsidies for Mom and Pop Agriculture, Communal Zoning for Gardening, Expansion of Existant Social Justice Programs such as food vouchers.
    Ecological Wisdom: Reduce Pollution, Make Better Environmental Choices, More Green Spaces, Community Permaculture, Ban Fracking, Ban Incineration of Medical Waste in Cement Factory Kilns, subsidies for switching to renewable energy, solar, wind, hydroelectric energies.
    Community Economics
  • answered 2016-10-16 21:07:57 -0500
    Q: List the name of your treasurer and any other campaign workers you plan to have working with you.
    A: None as of yet
  • answered 2016-10-16 21:06:39 -0500
    Q: List your opponents, their strengths and weaknesses and what is needed to win against them.
    A: My opponents Bowie Hogg
    weaknesses
    Issues creation
    Weak agenda on the issues

    strengths
    Desion making
    Public speaking
    What is required me to win
    It won’t require much to win if my campaign is ran right
    I would need a group of voolenteers to assist with ballot assess and a campaign website and donations
    a debate were i can debate with Mr Bowie Hogg on policy and issues
    Social Media assess such as Facebook,twitter and also radio and telvision broadcasting ads
    Flyers for distribution
    Detailed plaform with specific goals
  • answered 2016-10-16 20:30:33 -0500
    Q: List your constituency's characteristics and three ways you will reach out to them.
    A: Through grassroot democracy reach out to younger voters
    By not using political action committees not money from special interest groups
    Respecting the diversity of voters
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  • answered 2016-10-16 20:18:12 -0500
    Q: In your race, please list the top five talking points that you would cover in a debate with your opponents. With each talking point, please show how the Green Party's ten key values or platform would provide a solution.
    A: Tarrant county Green Party
    I am currently active i have help by passing flyers in my community
  • answered 2016-10-16 20:14:04 -0500
    Q: Are you active with your county Green Party? Please list why if you are not. If you are active, please list your primary activities with your county party.
    A: Tarrant county Green Party
    I am currently active i have help by passing flyers in my community
  • answered 2016-10-16 20:09:52 -0500
    Q: Please list mailing addresses, phone numbers and other relevant contact information for your candidacy.
    A: hunterwaynecrow@outlook.com
  • answered 2016-10-16 20:08:03 -0500
    Q: Do you believe Greens have relevance in the USA? Please list why you believe/don't believe a third party possesses relevance in the US electoral system.
    A: I believe that the green party has just enough of a chance as any political organization that participates in electoral politics as long as it is a fair and equal election were all voices are heard no vote is a wasted vote unless you vote for a Canidident that you don’t believe in
  • answered 2016-10-16 19:59:57 -0500
    Q: What is your experience with the consensus decision-making process?
    A: I believe it’s a structured essential way to make decisions that supports the importants of Fairness and fair justice consistent with Green Party mission goals and values.
  • answered 2016-10-16 17:48:06 -0500
    Q: Do you disagree with anything in the GPTX platform? If so, please explain why you disagree.
    A: No i am in total agreement