The Texas Green Party has launched an online ballot access signature drive in an effort to collect the thousands of signatures required by law to place Green candidates on the ballot. If the TX Greens succeed in collecting over 40,000 needed signatures by May 22nd, their 18 declared candidates for office will appear on the ballot this November. Also, since the Texas Democratic Party has no candidate for comptroller this year, it’s likely that the Green candidate for comptroller would earn at least 5% of the vote, thereby gaining ballot access for the Green Party through 2012.
Help the Texas Green Party give voters a choice: sign and share the online petition.
In related news, the Texas Greens have started hiring paid petitioners to gather signatures on the ground before the May 22nd deadline. From the Texas Green Party facebook page:
Get paid to petition to put Green Party in Texas – contact Sean Haugh at 919-402-3489 – start asap!…and make sure you tell kat you are so we can ensure you are on our list too! – email@example.com