Already, this has been one of the craziest American election years in recent history. It’s normal to have two politicians that some people like and some people dislike but never has there been two candidates that Americans as a whole despise. With both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party nominating two candidates that are universally disliked, most Americans feel the time has come for a change in the two-party system and start thinking outside the box.

The young voters of America have begun to leave the Democratic Party in droves and migrate to the more progressive Green Party. Even though this independent party is a few years old, they are still required to deal with a lot of red tape to even get their people on ballots across the country. One of the biggest hurdles Green Party candidates face is being required to gather signatures for ballot access.

Instead of simply allowing parties to place their candidates on ballots, which would give the American people more choice in elections, most states require thousands of signatures. In an effort to help gain more ballot access, Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein was recently in New London, CT, speaking with people and showing why she deserves to be the first Madame President. During her recent appearance, Dr. Stein fielded some questions from the crowd and explained some of the major issues of her campaign, such as universal healthcare and cancelling all student loan debt.

There has been a lot of talk about two of the major political party conventions this year. First, we had the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Donald Trump, the now official nominee of the party, is so disliked that his party became even more split after the RNC and was home to protests. A short while later, we had the Democratic National Convention in Philly. Again, by nominating Hillary Clinton, the party continued to widen the divide that has been in the party for a long time, and again, more protests broke out through the entire week.

Thanks to the mess that has been our Primary Season, most Americans are searching for someplace new to go for trustworthy candidates. Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party has been receiving a great deal of attention recently thanks to actions such as #DemExit and other political movements. Many American have never even heard of Dr. Stein and the Green Party and the upcoming Green Party Convention in Houston is a great way for people to come out and meet Dr. Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka, a human rights activist.

With Dr. Stein’s main supporters being younger voters, the internet is likely to light up with live streams, videos, and updates. If you’re in the Houston area, everyone is welcome to come out and join in the democratic process. Entry is free to be as inclusive as possible.