As I told Texas Green Co-Chair Wesson Gaige yesterday, I've gone rogue; I am not acting in coordination with the Harris County Green Party, but I'm gathering signatures anyway. In addition to some big public events, I have also collected some at bars, even relatively uncrowded watering holes such as Notsuoh and Khon's. I plan to start hitting Avant Garden on Thursday nights.
Petitioning is an opportunity to promote the Green Party and its candidates in a time when many voters are disillusioned with both corporate parties. Despite all the breathless coverage about big increases in primary turnout—especially in the Democratic Primary—85% of registered voters in Texas skipped the vote. Some of those 12 million abstainers may still show up for the 22 May runoffs, but not a lot, I reckon.
If you're interested in helping with the effort, please contact me. Reply to this post, or send a message to dbc4senator(at)gmail(dot)com. See the Petitioning Opportunities page on the HCGP website, which I just updated today. (I will not be working the In Bloom Festival, but I may make an appearance at Sunday Streets this weekend.)