Here's the thing: While I am the Green Party's 2014 candidate for Harris County Judge, I don't have time or money to campaign seriously. The Democratic candidate has withdrawn from the race. Even so, I have precious little chance of defeating the incumbent. It will interesting to see how many people will vote for me this November just because I'm not Republican Ed Emmett—and how many won't bother to choose between us.
This month I will make a few educational appearances, and I'll show up at a multi-candidate fundraiser, but that's because I've been invited. I am not actively pursuing appearances.
The focus of my "campaign" is to inform people of the Green Movement and its principles, not necessarily to win. Yes, Green Party candidates do win elections in this country, especially at the local level. We are a viable political force, to the extent that we frighten the Democrats and make them try (and fail miserably) to "out-Progressive" us.
No time because I work for a living and for my housing co-op. No money because I'm still catching up on bills after a period of unemployment and a recent accident.
What I do have is friends. I wouldn't normally ask my friends to put in any more effort than I can (hey, that blog takes WORK!), but I will ask this:
1. Give my website a look: www.dbcgreentx.net. Yeah, I know what iCarly said: "dot-net is for losers."
2. If you like what you read there, pass the information on to friends and relatives of yours in Harris County.
There are more than 2 million registered voters in Harris County. About a third of them will vote in the general election on 4 November—say 700,000. It seems like I'm thinking small, but in light of everything stated above, can this campaign pull 10% of that? Let's do what we can to make it happen, shall we?
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