Harris County Greenfolk and other Progressives who have given up on the Partisan Duopoly:
Please clear your busy social calendars to make room for these important upcoming events:
Skip down to the bottom of this entry for a list of important things to remember about attending the conventions.
Other counties in Texas with Green Party organizations will also hold their precinct and county conventions on those dates, which are specified in the Texas Election Code. Those counties include Collin, Dallas, Denton, Travis, and Tarrant; Bexar may also have one.
Other Houston-metro counties (Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Montgomery) may have a consolidated county convention in the near future. Watch txgreens,org or Green social media for details.
Why are these conventions so important? you may be asking, along with Why would I want to attend? The 2021 state meetings, held online, were pretty unbearable; the 2020 conventions were considerably less contentious, which bodes well for the conventions this year. The main reason odd-year meetings are such knock-down-drag-outs is that they involve platform and by-law amendments, which tend to bring out shall-we-say strong feelings in attendees.
I'm not exaggerating even a little when I say that healthy attendance at these conventions will not only help shape the future direction of the Green Party in Texas, but will also determine whether there will even be a Green Party in Texas going forward.
Also, if you want to play a role in deciding whether our three statewide candidates will be nominated to appear on the November ballot, you need to be part of the conventions process. Those candidates are:
Important things to remember about these events:
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