Polls are currently leading toward President Obama being re-elected. Texas will certainly remain a red state and push its electoral votes toward Mitt Romney. But there are other candidates running for president, Jill Stein among them.
She is the Green Party candidate, and if you live in Texas or any other state not in contention, voting for her (certainly not a winner) is an absolutely valid choice.
As it happens, she’ll be visiting Houston for a few days this week. A full itinerary is available at Brains and Eggs‘ blog. If you have the time, check out any of her appearances or listen to her on the radio.
The Green Party’s Ten Key Values are
- Grassroots democracy
- Social justice and equal opportunity
- Ecological wisdom
- Community-based economics
- Privilege Checking and gender equality
- Respect for diversity
- Personal and global responsibility
- Future focus and sustainability
You can read their platform online at their website.