Art, also the chief producer of GreenwatchTV, announced several years ago that he'd had enough of the website gig. At last, Gaia be praised, Art can be liberated from this drudgery: We are converting the whole thing to NationBuilder.
And I'm helping with that process of conversion, along with some other HCGP regulars. It's soooooo much easier than installing Dreamweaver and connecting it to our current web host. It's also a powerful feeling, because beyond simply copying and pasting content, we're making it relevant. I've already done some major updating on the homepage and various pages in the About section, but there's still plenty of room for further improvements. If I'm not careful, I may get carried away and turn simple paragraphs into screeds as long as these blog entries.
Because the conversion is very much a work in progress, it's best not provide any links to the new site yet. The goal is to have the site completely functional by April. This will help us kick off the year-long drive to find 50,000 or so Greens and Green-sympathizers in Texas, folks willing either to show up at precinct conventions in 2018 or to sign our ballot-access petition.
The finished hcgp.org will be a sub-nation of the Green Party of Texas site. This is not so important for the purpose of public content as for the underlying data. NationBuilder is only partly a tool for generating web content. It is also excellent for behind-the-scenes managing of information about our current volunteers, prospective volunteers, and people who don't have time to volunteer but like us anyway. We'll be able to consolidate and share data with the state party and other county parties.