California Green Party on the Propositions

On Tuesday, November 8, California voters will decide the fate of 17 measures on the ballot, including a school bond issue, capital punishment, and legalization of the production, sale & use of recreational marijuana.

The California Green Party urges voters to  Vote YES on the following Propositions on the November ballot:         

Prop 52: State Fees on Hospitals Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment 
Prop 54: Legislature Legislation and Proceedings Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute
Prop 55: Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare Initiative Constitutional Amendment 
Prop 56: Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement Initiative Constitutional Amendment 
Prop 57: Criminal Sentences Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute 
Prop 58: English language education 
Prop 59: Campaign finance: voter instruction 
Prop 61: State Prescription Drug Purchases Pricing Standards Initiative Statute 
Prop 62: Death Penalty Initiative Statute 
Prop 64: Marijuana Legalization Initiative Statute 
Prop 67: Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags 

The California Green Party urges voters to Vote NO on the following Propositions:

Prop 51: School Bonds Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities Initiative Statutory Amendment
Prop 53: Revenue Bonds Statewide Voter Approval Initiative Constitutional Amendment 
Prop 65: Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags.Read more ...

Statement by Governor Bill Weld Regarding the Final Weeks of the Election


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Last Updated:
Oct 25, 2016

Boston, Mass. — Gov. Bill Weld delivered the following statement this afternoon at a press conference in Boston:

“It is a privilege and an honor to participate in this year’s national election campaign.… Read more ...

LPCO Director and LNC Region 1 Representative Caryn Ann Harlos Files Suit in Colorado to Fight Restrictions on Political Speech

censored-screen-shotSuit was filed in the District Court for Colorado on behalf of Caryn Ann Harlos (Libertarian Party of Colorado Communications Director and Region 1 Representative of the Libertarian National Committee–personally and not in the names of these organizations), Kiyomi Bolick, and Andrew Madson alleging that Colorado Revised Statute 1-13-712, subsections 1 and 3, violate their civil rights to free political speech.… Read more ...

Denying Clinton & Trump 270: Roque De La Fuente’s Rocky Mountain Strategy

By Darcy G. Richardson

rocky-jpegHowever improbable, there might yet be a way to prevent Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump from obtaining the necessary 270 electoral votes to win the presidency as the 2016 presidential campaign enters the homestretch, says Reform Party nominee Rocky De La Fuente, the longest of long-shot candidates in this year’s presidential sweepstakes.… Read more ...

Will Johnson Slide Below 5 Percent Nationally?

five-percent-gold-4317717Harry Eten a senior political writer and analyst for the website published an article titled, “What Went Wrong For Gary Johnson?” earlier today.  The article explicates several reasons for Johnson’s consistent polling slide. (About .5 percent per week – from a high above 9 percent six weeks ago to a current 5.6 percent.)  Among those reasons – missing the CPD debates, policy-related gaffes, the traditional protest-vote pre-election fade, Sanders’ supporters following Sanders’ admonitions to vote for HRC, McMullin’s impact on voting behavior in Utah and other LDS (Mormon) communities, etc.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee Motion: Censure Assemblyman John Moore and Ask for Return of Campaign Contribution

11178074_427322150773706_3835511002810801448_nFrom the LNC Business Discussion List here.

We have an electronic mail ballot.

Votes are due to the LNC-Business list by October 31, 2016 at 11:59:59pm Pacific time.

Co-Sponsors: Harlos, Demarest, Hayes, Vohra, Starchild, Goldstein, Redpath


Whereas Nevada Assemblyman John Moore, a former Republican who in January 2016 switched to the Libertarian Party while in office, has during the past month voted not once but twice in the span of as many days to raise taxes on his constituents, including a vote to support a “More Cops” tax which the Libertarian Party of Nevada has tirelessly and thus far successfully opposed, and a vote to provide a $750 million subsidy to finance a billionaire-owned sports stadium at the expense of, among others, indigent persons renting weekly rooms in motels; and

Whereas the elected leaders of our state affiliate party in Nevada have rightfully voted to censure Assemblyman Moore for these egregious votes; and

Whereas we wish to convey a strong message to all and sundry that while we welcome sitting legislators in the Republican or Democrat parties who decide to switch to the Libertarian Party as an act of conscience, we do not welcome them if they intend, as members of our party, to continue voting and acting like Republicans or Democrats;

Therefore be it resolved that the Libertarian National Committee hereby censures Assemblyman Moore for his recent votes in support of tax increases, requests that he return the $10,000 campaign contribution which the LNC this season voted to send him, and admonishes him to henceforward be a better champion of the values held by members of the political party with which he has chosen to affiliate if he intends to remain a Libertarian.… Read more ...

What Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Did the Night of the Debate He Wasn’t Invited To

Gary Johnson wasn’t invited to the debate on October 19th with Hillary and Donald, so he found something else to do that evening. First, there was a rally in Hollywood:

Then, he paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel:

Mr. Johnson is the Libertarian Party’s 2016 candidate for President. … Read more ...

Short Wikinews Interview with Darryl Perry

As part of Wikinews’ monthly series on the 2016 presidential election, I briefly interviewed write-in presidential candidate Darryl Perry.

On September 29, writer and former 2016 Libertarian Party (LP) presidential candidate Darryl Perry, the newly-elected chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire (LPNH), announced the creation of a write-in campaign for president across several states.… Read more ...

Nearly One Million Americans Watched Jill Stein Crash The Two-Party Presidential Debate

‘This is a rigged debate controlled by the two corporate political parties,’ the Green Party’s presidential candidate tweeted while also responding to issues raised in the final debate via Facebook Live.

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By Kit O’Connell
October 21, 2016

LAS VEGAS — Excluded from the third and final presidential debate by the two-party system, Green Party nominee Dr.

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Open Thread for October 2016

Here is our open thread for October. This is the place where anyone can post something that you think might interest the group. If you find an article or some information, or have a question that isn’t being discussed on another thread, leave a comment here. It should have something to do with our mission of covering independent and third party politics, but you’ll probably be all right to post anything here as long as it doesn’t violate someone’s copyright, or it doesn’t libel anyone.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Colorado: Caryn Ann Harlos Challenges Colorado’s Ballot “Selfie” Law

On October 20, 2016, attorney Adam Frank sent the following letter on behalf of Libertarian Party of Colorado Communications Director and Libertarian National Committee Region 1 Representative, Caryn Ann Harlos, regarding her intent to break the Colorado statute prohibiting disclosing the contents of one’s ballot to others:

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She has stated that it is her intent to have suit filed on her behalf in Federal Court alleging civil rights violations if the Attorney General does not confirm in writing that this law will not be prosecuted.… Read more ...