Why I supported Jill Stein

I am a progressive liberal living in Texas, a state that is a few elections away from becoming a blue haven. Since I live in a red state, I voted for Jill Stein for President, as I did four years ago. Had I resided in a battleground state, I would have voted Democrat for President and kept my down ballot votes for Green Party candidates when available. I think the two party system is problematic for this country, I vote Green for two reasons:

1 – Their policy proposals match my own ideas about a progressive society
2 – I hope that eventually their vote totals will allow their platform into debates, media coverage, and the overall political conversation.