Paul Pipkin for Bexar County Judge in 2014!
Alternative Website: http://bexargreens.org/
Born in Fort Worth TX, the son of a packinghouse employee and a public schoolteacher, he was educated at and around UT Austin at the height of the Sixties. He’s operated nightclubs and worked in labor and political activism. Has lived in San Antonio for twenty-seven years.
1964-1968 Students for a Democratic Society (UT Austin Chapter)
1984 Delegate, Arkansas Democratic Convention
1988 & 1992 Delegate, Texas Democratic Convention
1988-1998 Chair, The Progressive Democrats of San Antonio
1992-1998 Member, Bexar County Democratic Executive Committee
1992-1995 Representative, Natl. Assoc. of Government Employees (SEIU) AFL-CIO
1996-1998 Representative, Texas Public Workers Assoc. (CWA) AFL-CIO
1998 Delegate, founding convention Labor Party of America
2012 & 2014 Delegate, Geen Party of Texas Convention
In the Nov 6 2012 General Election, Green Party candidate for Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Pipkin garnered 8,460 votes, leaving the incoming Democrat’s plurality some 2204 votes short of a majority. Congrats & thanks to the voters who denied the corporate choice any claim to the confidence of the electorate.
ONLY a GREEN can address the Important Issues in 2014: PIPKIN BROCHURE
We must force energy, water, & social justice policies (inc “gentrification” scams) into the otherwise bogus political “dialogue” co-opted by the “corporate citizens” & their mouthpiece media.
Wherever I stay, my HEART will always live on the Southside and I DO NOT want to see it turned into another Houston East End energycorp cesspool. See
Bexar County Commissioners Court must be held accountable if they do not defend us & instead facilitate a Southside SACRIFICE ZONE.
another government is possible . . .
Meet the Green Shadow Cabinet
Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked the beginning of Earth Week by announcing a new Green Shadow Cabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible.
The Green Shadow Cabinet is viewable at GreenShadowCabinet.US
©2013 The Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States is a civic project not sponsored by or affiliated with any political party.
Why almost 8500 people voted for Paul Pipkin in 2012:
As much as my own race, I was concerned with assisting our large local slate, particularly our Occupier-candidates.
- Pipkin listens to Cong candidate Meghan Owen (far left) talk with fellow Occupiers on the State Capitol grounds, July 4, 2012
- July/August 2012 Op-Ed on Page 11.
The 2012 election was over but the Struggle Continued
With SUSJ Valero Protest Mar 22, 2013
The Rest of the Story (how I got here)
Through the decade of the 1990s, I chaired the Progressive Democrats of SA. I had a hand in activating many of the multi-ethnic Bexar votes for Jesse Jackson from 1988 and through ongoing progressive struggles. The Democratic Party has sold out those voters, and I WANT THEM BACK!
As the millennium drew nigh, PD realized the Democrats were corrupted beyond redemption & sought an alternative–first with Hightower’s “Populist Alliance”, then participated in the founding of the late Tony Mazzochi’s Labor Party of America. Neither proved prepared to go the distance to true political independence.
In hindsight, we might have turned to the example set by the Rainbow Coalition in Massachusetts, who early merged with Green Party in the present Green-Rainbow Party of MA. But com-tech was not then what we take for granted now. We really did not know. I walked away while the corporate parties drove the country into the ditch, but other progressives fought on.
Only a few PDs now remain on the fully corporatized Bexar Democratic executive committee. I salute them for their years of devoted struggle within a rigged system. I call out to them–bid them take their place among us.
While GPUS is relatively young, we are a National Party. In 2012 we were on the BALLOT in 37 States & DC, assuring at least 85% of the electorate had at least the chance to vote for our National Ticket.
AND the arrests of Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala fighting the lending predators in Philadelphia, eight hours handcuffed to a metal chair in a fascist police ”black site” on Long Island for merely attempting to enter the bogus “Presidential Debates”, and on the ground in struggles like the Chicago Teachers Strike exemplify people’s leadership unlike any seen for a long time–arguably since the days of of Emma Goldman or Emma Tennayuca here at home.
Along with 826 others in Bexar, I kept my promise to vote a Straight Green Ticket in 2012, from the Presidency down to Tax Assessor-Collector.
The “two-party system” is a shell-game, run by masters of the short con. And it’s never going to change until YOU begin to vote differently.
You want to make a statement for politics independent of corporate corruption, TEXAS IS THE PLACE, and GREEN IS THE LINE.