Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States.
(Above–The Bald Eagle is a symbol of our nation.)
I have already voted for Green Party nominee Jill Stein for President of the United States.
I believe that Ms. Stein is the only candidate for President speaking honestly about climate change, our economy that is rigged for the few at the expense of the many, and about the ongoing attacks in our nation against the right to dissent.
If I lived in a contested state I would have voted for President Obama because I believe there are meaningful differences between the two parties.
If there is no Democrat on the ballot where there is a Green–or if the Democrat is unlikely to win—please consider the Green and help build a strong voice for the left that will move the Democratic Party just as Libertarians have moved the Republican Party.
It is also possible the day will come that Greens win elections.
An important local election here in Harris County, Texas is for Texas House District 134. I live in this district.
Centrist Ann Johnson offers a hopeful voice against first-term Tea Party extremist Sarah Davis.
Texas political blogger Perry Dorrell has compiled two excellent lists on who a liberal or progressive might consider in Harris County and in Texas for 2012.
No matter if Mr. Obama or Mr. Romney wins the Presidency tomorrow, big money will still call the shots.
The work of freedom is up to each of us.
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.
It is after the votes are counted that the real work will begin.