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Green Party Ballot Access In Texas For 2010—Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. The round-up can be found at the end of this post.

The Texas Democratic Primary was held on March 2. Texas Democrats now have the statewide ticket for November elections.

Here is a full list of these statewide candidates from the Texas Democratic Party.

There are also of Green Party nominees in Texas for 2010.

Green Party precinct nominating conventions will be held on Tuesday, March 9. Here is a list of where in these conventions will be held. There will then be county conventions on March 13.

Beginning on March 10, Greens will be able to circulate ballot access petitions in an effort to place candidates on the ballot both at the local and statewide level.

Here is how the Greens explain the process of getting on the ballot in 2010–

“In order to obtain a ballot line in the November election, the number of participants at precinct conventions can be supplemented by petition signers requesting Green Party ballot status. Petitions will be circulated for a 75 day period starting on March 10, the day after the precinct conventions. The number signing or attending precinct conventions must total at least one percent of the total number of votes received by all candidates for governor in the most recent gubernatorial general election, around 44,000 voters.”

I think the way it works is that you cannot sign the Green petition if you voted in a party primary on March 2. I signed a ballot access petition for Green candidates in 2009 City of Houston elections. I was able to do so because there is no party primary for odd-year elections.

The Green party has not caught in Texas and the United States the way one might have hoped a few years ago. Still, a counterweight to Democrats that often takes core voters for granted would be welcome. If you did not vote in a primary last week, you should consider signing the Green petition if offered.  Green candidates on the November  2010 ballot may well merit your consideration.

Here is the web home of the Green party of the United States. Click the link and see what these folks are saying.

Here is the weekly TPA round-up—

From the Barnett Shale, TXsharon announces a new “Watchdog” for drillers and her SOS to EPA about benzene and other dangerous toxins in the Denton Creek watershed was heard. The EPA has responded! Read all about it at Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS

After the latest prevarication on her date of departure from the Senate, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs opines: “Kay Bailey, won’t you please GO HOME?!”

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme shows the Texas Supreme Court flipping the finger to Texans, yet again.

Snowmageddon may have struck Austin — but don’t let that cold, hard evidence convince you that global warming ain’t real. Let Citizen Sarah (with a little help from President Obama) break it down for you at Texas Vox.

Bay Area Houston highlights yet more hypocrisy from Rick Perry with his I Came and Took It! teabagging campaign.

At WhosPlayin the recent discussion has centered around equity in the Lewisville ISD. It looks like the district may be taking a big step by considering a tear-down and rebuild of the district’s oldest high schoolafter costs for asbestos remediation and fire sprinkler installation in the old building went too high. Construction is not equity, though, and there are still issues to be addressed.

Over at McBlogger, Mayor McSleaze takes a look at the Republican HD 47 primary fight and finds it almost as entertaining as an old-fashioned pie fight.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison changes her story again about when she might leave the Senate. Off the Kuff has lost count of how many times this has happened.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson has a round up of the campaign cash and who’s giving in Williamson County: Bob Perry looms large in Williamson County GOP House races.

The Texas Cloverleaf looks at the early voting turnout in Denton County and the GOP surge.

This week on Left of College Station, Teddy makes the case for Brazos County Democrats to vote in the Republican primary, and releases the L o C S Democratic primary candidate endorsements. Left of College Station also covers the debate in the Texas A&M student senate over the anti-discrimination policy.

Pollchecker over at TexasKaos calls out McCain on using Texas health care as an example of “success”. And he wonders why he is not president?

Neil at Texas Liberal offered up his 2010 Democratic Primary slate. Neil also noted that Texas Liberal passed one million page views. Thanks to everybody who has read the blog.

March 7, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

2 Comments »

  1. There is not enough difference between the Democrats and Republicans. Because, I live in very blue voting district, for the first time in my life I had the luxury of “voting my conscience,” instead of voting for “the lesser of two evils.” I voted for the Green Party candidate, not because I thought she would make a great president, but because I really agree with the Green Party agenda, and I wanted to send a message to the Democrats. I agree that Obama was a better choice than McCain, but only by a small margin. Both Democrats and Republicans have been ripping off the taxpayers, since way before I was born. The thing that worried me about Obama right from the beginning was his warlike and hawkish attitudes. We need to stop giving money to the military, and Obama never talked about that. I invite you to my website devoted to raising awareness on this puritan attack on freedom: http://pltcldscsn.blogspot.com/

    Comment by David Scott | March 7, 2010

  2. David–Thanks for the comment. Though be careful what you say about Puritans. I’ve got family off the Mayflower.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 11, 2010


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