Green Presidential Nominee Jill Stein To Be In Houston & San Antonio From October 4 Through October 7
(Blogger’s Note–10/2/12—This post has been updated with the latest on Ms. Stein’s schedule.)
Green Presidential nominee Jill Stein will be in Houston and San Antonio from Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7.
(Above–Jill Stein addressing the people. Photo by Paul Stein)
I am voting for Ms. Stein here in Texas. I believe she is the best candidate in 2012 for addressing our rigged economy, climate change and for protecting the right to dissent.
If I were in a contested state I would likely vote for President Obama as there are important and substantial differences between Mr. Obama and Mitt Romney.
Each person must choose their own course. I do know that we do not have to pick from the same options year after year after year.
There is value of hearing what Ms. Stein has to say even if you do not intend to vote Green. A strong voice on the left can only help our nation move ahead in a hopeful way in the fights ahead.
Below is the press release from the Harris County Green Party about Jill Stein’s visit. I know that I’ll attend at least one of the events in Houston. I ask that you consider attending one of the appearances and that you please help get the word out about this visit.
Please keep in mind that this schedule is subject to change. There will be further updates at this blog.
September 30, 2012 — Green Party US presidential candidate Jill Stein comes to Houston and San Antonio this week, Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7, as her presidential campaign takes her across the nation.
Stein will be in Houston the day after her participation in Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman’s Live Debate Talkback, running concurrently with the Obama-Romney debate in Denver, CO, on the evening of Wednesday, October 3. Stein and Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson will respond to questions in real time asked of the Democratic and Republican nominees. In effect this debate “technologically” includes the two candidates who were excluded from participating by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Here is the schedule of Stein’s appearances, speaking engagements, press conferences and media availability. Additional events, substitutions, and revisions to this schedule may be reflected in following press releases.
Thursday Oct. 4, 2012 (Houston)
11:00 am Arrival, Houston Hobby airport
11:30 am University of Houston (4800 Calhoun Road, 77004), University Center Satellite food court: meet-and-greet with students, faculty, and staff. Media availability.
1:30 pm University of Houston: classroom discussions
3:00 pm On air appearance, KPFT 90.1 FM: The New Capital Show with Leo Gold
Friday, October 5 (Houston)
9:00 am “Toxic Tour” (also here), led by Juan Parras of t.e.j.a.s. Media welcome (but no availability to the candidate, as tour time is limited). Departure location and tour stops to be determined.
11:00 am Tranquility Park (400 Rusk Street), Houston: press conference with Parras and Benjamin Franklin, who was choked, pepper-sprayed, and tasered as part of the confrontation with police officers at the Tar Sands Blockade (a citizen action organized to halt the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, ongoing in Wood County, Texas). Media availability.
1:00 pm Texas Southern University (3100 Cleburne Street, 77004), classroom discussion (to be confirmed).
3:00 pm On air appearance, KPFT 90.1 FM: Partisan Gridlock with Geoff Berg (to be confirmed).
7:00 pm Public speaking engagement, Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (1805 West Alabama Street, 77098), Precor Hall. Media availability.
Saturday, October 6 (San Antonio)
7:00 pm Fundraising event, Bexar County Green Party (276 Natalen, 78209).
Sunday, October 7 (Houston)
12:00 pm The Last Organic Outpost‘s Emile Street Community Farm (711 N. Emile St., near Gunter St.). Stein will tour the sustainable urban agricultural facility (background here). Limited media availability.
2:00 pm Fundraising event: home of Lee and Hardy Loe (1844 Kipling, 77098).
9:00 pm On air appearance, KPFT 90.1 FM: Self Determination with Obidike Kamau. Stein will be on for the full hour.
Media may contact the Stein campaign at media@JillStein.org to schedule an interview. There may be more additions/subtractions to Stein’s schedule as the campaign stops draw closer.