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See the national Green Party website for a more complete list of general GP press releases.


Recent Green-Oriented Political News Gleaned from various sources:

Houston Chronicle 11/27 coverage of national Green Party thoughts on running a candidate for US President (includes comments from David Cobb)

Houston Chronicle 10/16 notes out & out Green candidate for City Council (Dennis Carter)

Nader Shines Light on Texas Republican Platform
DFW Star-Telegram
The Nader Page

Grist Magazine article Green Thumbs-Up by Robbie Franklin 10/15

Clean Air- Who needs it? For more, see SEED and learn about deals that get done, but more importantly about action.

Didn't those Californians have fun? Let's recall their governor recall/race. Great movie here Arianna Hybrid vs Arnold Hummer for green sounding independent candidate; see also Green candidate Peter Camejo web page.

For statewide press releases, see TXGREENS.ORG
[That website also includes links to GP national press releases.]


Houston (December 9, 2013) - The Texas Green Party has recruited more than 50 candidates for state and local office across Texas to occupy the ballot in 2014. This is historically the largest number of Green Party candidates that will appear on the ballot in Texas.

"We are very excited to be running so many principled progressive candidates throughout the state," said David Wager, co-chair of the Texas Green Party.

"Our goal is to provide a progressive alternative to the other two parties in Texas and offer voters more voices and more choices than they might otherwise have on the ballot," Wager said.

The most widely known candidate is food safety advocate and whistleblower Kenneth Kendrick of Wilson, who is running for Agriculture Commissioner.

Kendrick was a former manager of a Plainview peanut plant, operated by the now defunct Peanut Corp. of America, where he alerted authorities and the public regarding alleged food safety violations. PCA went bankrupt after a nationwide salmonella outbreak that was traced to the Plainview plant. Seven people died and hundreds suffered from severe illness.

Many green candidates, including Martina Salinas of Fort Worth, who is campaigning for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, advocate regulating, limiting or banning the oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing.

"With our state's future and the future of our families in mind, we need to hold all fracking operations, especially waste water disposal, to a high standard," said Martina Salinas."Even if it means stopping operations, we must ensure that our children's children and beyond can enjoy the beauty that is Texas," Salinas said.

Other green candidates for statewide office include Emily Marie Sanchez of Del Rio for United States Senate; Brandon Parmer of Dallas for Governor; Chandrakantha Courtney of Houston for Lt. Governor; Jamar Osborne of Dallas for Attorney General; Deb Shafto of Houston for Comptroller; and Ulises Cabrera of Bryan for General Land Commissioner.


Interviews with local and regional Green Party candidates in the2010 campaign:

Discussion on KPFT 90.1 FM radio, Self Determination, 9-11 PM, Sunday, 5th September, 2010. [mp3]

Public Access TV show GREENWATCH, with Deb Shafto, Joel West, and Jim Howe.
[streams from an online archive, viewing time about an hour]

 



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