I could go on at length on the topic of Green candidates' and the party organization, but I must keep this brief for now. Our party's message appears to be catching on in Texas in an unexpectedly big way. However, we do not have the tools and party infrastructure in place to capitalize on that phenomenon.
The main causes are that the party has no paid staff and we candidates are mostly busy working people. We have no paid staff to do the necessary fundraising because we have no money to pay such a person, and that's because we have no paid staff, and that's because we have no money...see where I'm going with this?
The way to fix the money problem is to find more people in Texas willing to invest in the future of the party. Approximately 200,000 people in Texas will likely vote for Green candidates this year, even in races with Democratic candidates. If even 1% of that number actively joins the party and contributes an average of $10 a month, we could not only pay a fundraiser or two, but we could even rent an office for them.
Meanwhile, if you're feeling Green and want to send us some monetary love, I invite you to
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