Vote Kelly Stone
As Kelly travels state-wide for events, she uses the train, not only to utilize fewer emissions than an airplane, but as a tool to raise awareness about the Railroad Commission. As the train stops for breaks, K Stone has planned soapbox stump speeches on the train platform! Follow along on her MAP to watch her journey in real time, and join us in person at her scheduled stops to experience a Whistle-Stop train tour!
We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children.
Kelly is petitioning to run for Railroad Commissioner for the State of Texas in order to bring education and resistance to the lack of transparency in the state’s oil, gas, and pipeline regulating body.
The commission doesn’t regulate the railroads, and Stone wishes to advocate for a name change, along with fighting for environmental protections and the rights of land-owners against corporate eminent-domain. As the controversial Kinder-Morgan pipeline is trying to make its way through Central Texas, where she calls home, Stone is taking her progressive teaching agenda to a larger classroom: the entire State of Texas.
“In seeking petition signatures, I want to bring a more democratic approach to representing people and the planet rather than the desires of Big Oil,” Stone declared.
Team K Stone 2020 is in development, preparing a waste-conscious campaign for the 2020 election cycle, and the team is collecting signatures, donations from individual contributors, and rallying enthusiastic volunteers to prepare a robust campaign, setting plans in motion to conduct the first full-fledged whistle stop train tour in Texas since 1948.
About K Stone
Kelly Stone is a sex educator, comedian, single mother, river enthusiast, lecturer, and environmental activist, and so many other things. (Y’all, we all know that women wear an infinite number of hats. ) This summer, she became the 8th woman to paddle a C1 canoe to the finish line of the Texas Water Safari, known as “The World’s Toughest Canoe Race.” She is currently running statewide to become a Texas Railroad Commissioner to help educate Texans about what the Railroad Commission does, advocating for an agency name change to reflect it’s true function in oil and gas regulations. She’s given a TEDx Talk, read her journal in Mortified, and performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, but she’s still trying to figure out how to keep her boys from smearing Greek yogurt on the furniture.
Photo Cred: Ashley Stephenson Landis