Commission limiting Presidential Debates to only Democrats and Republicans losing one- third of board

An article on Independent Voter News (IVN) reports that the Commission on Presidential Debates is losing one-third of its members. Meanwhile a lawsuit is pending that seeks to keep the Commission from preventing third-party candidates from participating. This exclusion of third-parties is arguably one of the biggest factors preventing third- parties from gaining a larger foothold in presidential race and national level politics. 

For more details, read the full article on IVN.

Heads up: 2017 Green Party Texas State Meeting in June

According to Laura Palmer’s recent post on Green Party of Texas site, the state meeting for 2017 will be in June. More specifics will be forthcoming in the new year.

Call for New Members

The El Paso County Green Party is seeking new members to help promote progressive values and grassroots democracy at all levels of government. Our local chapter of the Green Party is small but growing quickly. We believe this is a unique time in history for the growth of a new party to challenge the corporatist duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties. If you feel passionately about fighting for the ideals of democracy, social justice, and a sustainable future for our city, state and country, then the El Paso County Green Party is a perfect fit for you.

Local 2017 Elections

Local election deadlines for 2017 are approaching fast, so if you would consider running as a Green for local offices in El Paso or would seek the endorsement of our chapter, please reach out to us as soon as possible. The election will be May 6, 2017, which is a Saturday.

Pipeline Update: Comanche Trail

Recent activists in El Paso, including some local Green Party members, have made progress in opposing the continued construction of Comanche Trail Pipeline. A petition update on Change.org states: “The Comanche Trail Pipeline has been delayed again, and now we have an opportunity to stop this pipeline in its tracks by as early as December 19th.” According to the petition update, the pipeline company¬†Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) must provide evidence to the El Paso Water Improvement District that the pipeline¬†complies with all water district requirements, or the company must leave water district property.

Local water protectors gathered to oppose the Comanche Trail Pipeline construction.

The El Paso Green Party supports efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels that contribute to pollution and global climate change. The party also supports efforts to ensure safety of water resources.