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.