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United States, Convention, GPUS, in Houston, August 4-7



Every four years, as part of its Annual National Meeting, the Green Party of the United States holds a Presidential Nominating Convention (PNC) to select a candidate for President of the United States.  Delegates are chosen by each state party according to its own rules, either by a primary election, caucus, or state nominating convention.  

This year's PNC will be held on campus of the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas.  The University of Houston is adjacent to Texas Southern University in historic Third Ward, a central location in Houston's African American community.

Houston is a microcosm of the issues that face our society; a rich history paved over by gentrification, stark inequality on display next to environmentally ruined superfund sites evidencing our area's devotion to petrochemical and other polluting industry.

As a cultural crossroads, Houston has an incredibly vibrant arts scene. From our world famous art cars, Pacifica's KPFT, our local music scene, our museums, to the Space Center, Houston is filled with innumerable cultural attractions to satisfy any taste or curiousity.

Texas represents a unique opportunity for Green Party growth.  In Laredo, at the heart of Texas' Rio Grande Valley, Greens had 6 candidates with results better than 10%, including one Webb County Commissioner candidate pulling 42%. 

Harris County itself also presents an enormous opportunity for Green Party growth.  Both the state and local party are eager to leverage this event as an opportunity to deliver the Green Party message. 

The Annual National Meeting runs from Thursday, August 4 though Sunday, August 7, and includes the Presidential Nominating Convention which will occur on Saturday, August 6.

The theme of the Green convention is "Houston, We Have A Solution: Vote Green 2016."

"Texas Greens are excited to host this historic convention, which will bring attention to so many critical issues in a city that lies at the heart of the corporate empire. We believe Houston is uniquely situated to influence the national political dialogue, and to help lead the way in finding solutions for the future," said Laura Palmer, co-chair of the Green Party of Texas State Executive Committee.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE of press conferences, subject to change:

Thursday, August 4: Introduction to the convention, 4 p.m.

Friday, August 5: Green candidates running for local and statewide office in Texas and across the U.S., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Saturday, August 6: Presidential candidates' press conference in the morning; presidential nominee's press conference late in the afternoon, times to be announced. Media are invited to cover the nomination process during the day.

Green candidates will be available for interview during the convention. For contact and other information about the presidential candidates, see these pages ( "2016 recognized candidates" and "2016 candidates seeking GPUS nomination" ).

The convention web site includes detailed information about transportation, housing, and registration for participants, observers, and media. More information about the schedule of events will be announced and posted as the meeting draws nearer.

Location: Campus of the University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas

Date: August 4-7; Green presidential nomination on Saturday, August 6

2016 Green Presidential Nominating Convention site:

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Green presidential candidates' pages:

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Convention theme: "Houston, We Have A Solution: Vote Green 2016"


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