Green & Constitution Parties Call For Non-partisan Fairness From
Texas Secretary of State's Office
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
Kat Swift, Co-Chair, Green Party of Texas, 210.471.1791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfred Molison, co-Chair, Green Party of Texas, 713-661-9529, 713-726-9009, email@example.com
Bryan Malatesta, Chairman, Constitution Party of Texas, 817.558.9652, firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone knows Kinky and Strayhorn have filed for office and are seeking ballot access, even Roger William's office tells you so on the website for his office of Secretary of State (SoS): http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2006_primary.shtml.
But did you know that there are candidates seeking the Green and Constitution parties' nomination? The SoS isn't saying.
Here we are, two months after the filing deadline, the day of non-primary party precinct conventions, and four days before the first of three nominating conventions, and 28 candidates who filed on time to seek nomination from their respective parties are missing from the public record with no explanation.
After repeated inquiries by both parties during the last two months, the Secretary of State's office is still unable to answer the question: 'Why are our candidates and parties not posted on the SoS's website as duly filed and seeking nomination and ballot access?
What will it take for this public servant in the Secretary of State's office to let the state's voters know everyone who has filed for office so that they can make informed decisions and participate in the democratic process?
List them all or none at all - play fair, we followed the law!