While searching for a digital copy of a past GPTX Annual State Meeting, I stumbled on this ancient press release, buried deep in the Greens folder in my Documents library:
The author of the press release was Earl Gerhard. For those unfamiliar, Gerhard was heavily active with the Harris County & Texas Green Parties in the early days. The highlight of his activity was getting Greens to volunteer for activist Ada Edwards's District D City Council campaign, helping to push her past Third Ward real estate broker Gerald Womack. He was also involved with Greenwatch TV in those days.
HCGP has a history of losing valuable people like Earl to burnout, death, moving away, or the border collie howl of progressive Democrats running for president. Earl faded away without much fanfare due to some combination of factors.
The 2004 Green National Convention was one of the biggest highlights of my activity within the party: seven of us in a rented van that left San Antonio one evening night, stopped to pick up some Dallas folks in the middle of the night, and continued on to Milwaukee & back. Sooooo many cool memories:
Awesomeness, except for somebody at GNN misspelling "Baraka." Please invest the 34 minutes, more if you need to watch any of it a second or third time to let it sink in properly.
David Cobb and I agree on a lot. That's partly because, over the years, he has educated me on many topics and preached intersectionality before most of us even had a word for it. We were in agreement before we even met: In the 1990s, we were both independently working to organize a Green Party in Harris County.
One thing on which Cobb and I have recently agreed is that Caity Johnstone rocks our respective worlds.
Ms. Johnstone, who has been contributing to Inquisitr almost daily of late, is a converted Sandernista. As a progressive voter, she jumped on the Bernie bandwagon early, rejected Hillary Clinton's candidacy for a host of reasons, and switched her allegiance to Jill Stein and the Greens when it became clear that Sen. Sanders would not get the Democrats' nod. Here's her piece from Thursday on the revelation that Jill Stein has her money in some not-100%-green funds.
ZOMG. Hide your kids, hide your wife.
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