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Kat Swift on the evolution of the Texas Green Party
By Greg Harman
PUBLISHED: JUNE 13, 2012
A debilitating car accident has relegated one of the Green Party’s key organizers (some would, and have, called her the party’s conscience) to the sidelines this election cycle after several years of full-throttle ballot efforts.
At Green Party Watch, there is a poll about potential Green Party Presidential candidates for 2012. The list was created by the website Green Party Watch, so it is not official. Though, the community of Green Party Watch includes many Green Party leaders and insiders.
On the list are:
Jared Ball (DC)
Rosa Clemente (NY)
Tom Clements (SC)
Howie Hawkins (NY)
Jesse Johnson (WV)
Cynthia McKinney (GA)
Jill Stein (MA)
kat swift (TX)
Laura Wells (CA)
Rich Whitney (IL)
There is also a space to vote for “Another Green Party candidate not listed here”.… Read more ...
Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:
Hawkins’ campaign needs donations as soon as possible to get these ads on the air and maximize the Green vote.… Read more ...
By Gilbert Garcia – Express-News
At the 2008 King William Fair, Kat Swift was easy to spot.
Amidst the parade marchers, the food vendors, and the Fiesta revelers who flooded the streets, Swift was the lone person with blond cornrows wearing a Wonder Woman costume and carrying a clipboard.
Swift, 37, the San Antonio-based state coordinator for the Green Party of Texas, showed up at the fair to gather signatures for the party’s drive to get on the Texas election ballot.… Read more ...
The Texas Democrat Party has dropped its challenge to Green Party candidates remaining on the ballot. Instead, the Democrats will pursue their challenge to the funding of the Green petition drive in a lower court for civil penalties.
The reasoning behind this decision may be two-fold. On the one-hand, Democrats may not want to be seen publicly discouraging voter choice by knocking a party off of the ballot (although Texas Rep.… Read more ...
Sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Free and Equal:
Free and Equal Free and Equal Elections is proud to stand next to the Green Party of Texas today to release this joint statement concerning Texas media reports involving Boyd Ritchie’s anti-democratic attack on the Green Party’s recent petition drive in Texas.
The statement from Free and Equal Founder and Chair Christina Tobin follows:
“Boyd Ritchie’s anti-democratic and anti-choice actions are shameful for a party leader.… Read more ...
From the Dallas Morning News:
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“Texans need to know the truth about Rick Perry’s involvement in the Republican/Green Party petition scam,” said state Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie.
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Kat Swift, Texan Green, reminds us that “We are the change we seek” in her introductory remarks at the 2008 Green Party National Convention Presidential Candidate Forum in Chicago, IL on Friday, September 11.
With Cynthia McKinney taking the nomination, Swift sets her mind on her next race, and it is a race she has a great chance at winning in her town of San Antonio, which is no cow-pokin’ town.
With Green Party delegates poised to select a presidential nominee this morning, NewsBlaze runs down the contenders and their standings, saying that “with 419 votes needed to win the nomination, former George Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney leads the delegate race with 304.5 delegates.” Ralph Nader “sits in second place with 139 total delegates” even though he is not seeking the Green nomination.… Read more ...
In an interview with Green Party Watch Radio, also hosted at Blog Talk Radio, kat swift discussed Ingrid Betancourt’s release, as well as her campaign’s focus on domestic violence, food insecurity, especially for women, de-militarization coupled with environmental clean up, and a list of steps needed to turn this from an ever expanding society to a sustainable society.… Read more ...
The mainstream media rarely give third-party and independent candidates a fair shake — hence the need for sites like IPR and Third Party Watch. But the new media — the online media — is supposed to give candidates and parties the coverage they deserve.
If this is true, then Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr and independent candidate Ralph Nader have really outdone their competitors.… Read more ...
Friday was Kat Swift’s birthday. She turned 35, making her officially eligible for president under the Constitution.
“The process by which one becomes President is a fraud,” says a media release posted on the Swift campaign’s blog. “Lies and obfuscation resulting in the theft of democracy happen routinely, as recently as 2006, 2004, and 2000, and all the way back.… Read more ...