Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.
(Above–Early voting is ongoing in Texas through November 2. General Election Day is November 6.)
In addition to the fine posts linked to below, I’d like to also please offer the endorsement list for candidates in Houston and Harris County as compiled by my friend and fellow blogger Perry Dorrell at the great Texas political blog Brains & Eggs.
Perry has done a lot of work on these endorsement lists at his blog, and what he has determined merits a look. They are the best lists I’m aware of who a liberal might consider at the ballot box in Harris County and Texas in 2012.
As I say every week in this post—Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.
We can also seek to impact society by consistently acting in a way that reflects our best values. Or by working on an artistic or creative effort that expands the range of thought and imagination we have in our society.
I run these words each week in this space because there is nothing more important I can say.
The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.
Here is the round-up—
BossKitty at TruthHugger has mixed feelings about the extravaganza of F1 Circuit of the Americas and what it’s doing to the sleepy little community of Elroy and Cedar Creek — which will see little benefit for many years — in The Road to Elroy for F1 Wheeler Dealers. And why do corporations decide what news Americans need to hear and see? Why was such a significant news story first discovered on al-Jazeera: Foreign News and HuffPo Get What American News Media Misses. And after watching the talking heads, gotta share this: Hey ya’ll, we are NOT electing a President.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is just disgusted with Greg Abbott and his Republican cronies pandering to the people who want to force their religion on every American.
The passing of Sen. Mario Gallegos will set off a scramble to lay claim as his successor in the Texas Senate, writes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
Neil at Texas Liberal offered up a list of Green Party candidates on the ballot in Texas in 2012. Please consider this list as Texas Democrats offer another lackluster effort in 2012, and as our political system increasingly seems unable to deal with the most important questions of long-term job creation and climate change.
Libby Shaw writes about Rick Perry’s latest mission: promoting Romney in Colorado. That should turn out real well for him. Check out Rick Perry To Go to Colorado to Promote Mitt Romney atTexasKaos.