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Impressive ballot drive and tough campaign to protect it put Texas Greens on political map

Impressive ballot drive and tough campaign to protect it put Texas Greens on political map

by David Pollard, Arlington (TX) Texas State Green executive committee member Volume 5, Issue 1 Winter / Spring 2001 Of all the successful ballot drives in 2000, perhaps the most impressive – and significant – was that of the Green Party of Texas, which qualified by overcoming one of the nation’s most difficult ballot-access hurdles. Texas Greens collected more than 76,000 signatures in just 75 days, with a grassroots effort earning national political acclaim. The drive qualified both Nader/LaDuke and…

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Nader campaign breaks ballot-access barriers

Nader campaign breaks ballot-access barriers

Tens of thousands of volunteers, nine lawsuits part of nationwide ballot access drive by Stacy Malkan Volume 5, Issue 1 Winter / Spring 2001 In the face of draconian ballot access laws written by Democrats and Republicans, the Nader/ LaDuke campaign achieved a major victoryin 2000 by qualifying for the ballot in 43 states and the District of Columbia. In doing so, they gathered more than half a million signature, collected overwhelmingly by volunteers In state after state, thousands of…

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