Rachell Tucker, Diana Kendall and Rodolfo Munoz are watching a new signee to Bexar County Green Party that took place at 1st International Reggae Fest at Rosedale park on August 20th, 2016. It rained and rained but the Bexargreens never … Continue reading
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EARLIER; On Wednesday, there was a CNN town hall with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. It was another chance for people to learn about an option outside the two major parties.
Just like the Libertarian Party, win or lose in November, the party’s popularity is rising.
It’s not easy finding a Green Party member in Texas, but a small group of San Antonians gathered to watch their presidential hopeful Jill Stein during a CNN town hall on Wednesday.
“We want more jobs for the working class that do not exploit our environment, which could cause health problems for the coming generations,” said Antonio Diaz, a Bexar County Green Party member.
The local Green Party isn’t very big, typically getting single-digit attendance at meetings, but that’s quickly changed because of this year’s unusual election cycle.
“There’s been a definite effect and its very positive,” said Herb Gonzalez of the Bexar County Green Party. “We’re just kind of having to go, ‘Wow, what are we going to do with all these people?’”
Many new members include former Bernie Sanders supporters.
“Some of my friends that were for Bernie Sanders want to vote for Trump,” said Edward Martinez, who won’t be voting for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. “Originally, I was a Republican with Ronald Reagan. After that, you know, I switched to Democrat.
When Martinez was asked if he thought he found his home with the Green Party, he responded, “I think so.”
While a Jill Stein victory is highly unlikely, the Bexar County Green Party hopes to ride this wave of momentum past November.
“Vote for Jill Stein ,and if not, stick with us because if they keep voting Green and continue to vote, we will make that change that voters need and want,” Diaz said.
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See KENS5 vidclip of Bexar watch-party: http://www.kens5.com/news/politics/elections/going-green-third-party-organizing-in-san-antonio/301278013
Join the Bexar County Green Party the electoral arm of the Green movement for social justice, nonviolence,grassroots democracy and ecological wisdom on August 20, 2016 3:00-11:00 pm at Rosedale Park 340 Dartmouth in the heart of the Mexica community of Yanaguana San Anto Tejas
Enjoy the sounds of Reggae dancehall, Dub, Ska and all the sounds of the music of the people by the people and for the people.
The Greens will have the bling of politcal campaigns buttons, bumperstickers and yard signs for Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka for President and Vice-President.
For ticker info contact Angelica https://www.facebook.com/SanAntonio-ReggaeFest-1203614719699422/?notif_t=p2p_friend_migration¬if_id=1471249691687784