People's Party Needed

RECEIVED Wed., May 12, 2010

Dear Editor,
    Recent letters to the editor have asked for a third party that would represent the needs of people, not corporations.
    It has been painfully clear that any of the "reforms" (campaign finance, election, Wall Street, climate change, health care, education, energy) will all be decided with corporations in mind, with real people functioning only as profit centers.
    Right now, the Green Party is working to get on the ballot in Texas so that citizens can have a choice other than the one-party system – you can go to our website and sign the online petition.
    Roger Baker is running for Travis County Clerk, to go back to the future to eliminate the use of electronic voting booths which are not verifiable and cannot be used to recount an election – hand-counted paper ballots are verifiable, transparent, and recountable. He also wants to minimize the number of elections and lobby for instant run-off (preferential) voting, just like how the all-star baseball teams are selected, which would save millions of dollars in costly and underattended run-off elections.
    Take back your elections, make sure your vote is counted the way you cast your ballot – vote for Roger Baker and sign the petition!
Bill Stout
Co-chair Travis County Green Party
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