Author Archives: David Doonan

Utah Green Party announces state convention

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Green Party of Utah state convention will be performed by Carl Moore, Co-Founder of PANDOS and SLC Air Protectors.

Celebrate Earth Day weekend with the only party that cares about the planet over profit! The Green Party of Utah will launch election season an amazing set of candidates and educational activities.

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GP.org: ‘What happens when you have ballot access but the state won’t put you on the ballot’

Geoffrey Cubbage, Secretary of the Illinois Green Party, reflects on the difficulty of running for office in Illinois.

Today I got to go down to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and the Cook County Clerk’s office to file candidate paperwork with them—again—because the Green Party did not get enough votes in the March primary, a primary which the Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners refused to conduct for the Green Party altogether, and which the Cook County Clerk nominally conducted for the Green Party, but at which dozens of our would-be voters reported being told at the polls that they could not vote Green, only Republican or Democrat.… Read more ...

Green Party gains ballot status in North Carolina

Gary Robertson of Associated Press has reported that the North Carolina “state elections board voted unanimously to certify the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP), whose candidates can now automatically be on state ballots through at least 2020. It joins North Carolina’s other official parties — Democratic, Republican and Libertarian — for federal, state and local offices.”

The NCGP posted on their web site “we’ll be able to run Greens as Greens for all levels of office, and North Carolina voters can now register to vote as Greens.”

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Former Green VP candidate calls out Jared Kushner’s hypocrisy

Pat LaMarche, the Green Party vp candidate in the 2004 U.S. presidential election published an essay over the weekend condemning the hypocrisy of Jared Kushner and Ben Carson regarding public housing.

LaMarche writes “In fact, it might surprise you that more than half of all public housing is occupied by extremely low income elderly individuals or the severely disabled.… Read more ...

Green candidate challenges incumbent to support NY’s Food Recovery and Recycling Act

(Rochester, NY) – Earlier today, Green Party State Senate candidate, Brian White called for incumbent Senator Rich Funke to support The Food Recovery and Recycling Act (FRRA). The Act is included in Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal and is supported by the New York State Assembly. The initiative will send surplus food to those who need it, create compost, and help in the fight against climate change.… Read more ...

Ballot Status Victory for the Montana Green Party

The Montana Green Party has won ballot status through 2020.

However those who wish to run as Greens in 2018 must register by the end of today. So any of you beautiful people who would like the opportunity to make real change in our state have a spot on the ballot!!… Read more ...

Recent announcements from State Green Parties

The Wisconsin Green Party will be hosting a Campaign Training School on Saturday, April 7th in Milwaukee.

The school is open for candidates, campaign managers and staff. Those considering future campaigns are highly encouraged to attend as well.

Full details can be found at http://www.gp.org/wisconsin_greens_campaign_school


The Green Party of Washington will hold their annual Spring Gathering on Saturday, April 14th in Tacoma.… Read more ...

Green Party’s Hawkins condemns Cuomo executive order

On Sunday evening, Green Party activist Howie Hawkins issued a statement condemning an executive order issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that ” blacklists and sanctions people, companies, and other organizations that support boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.”

Hawkins stated that “Cuomo’s order is an unconstitutional infringement on 1st Amendment free speech rights, initiates a McCarthyite witch hunt against BDS supporters, unethically defends racial discrimination and human rights abuses by the state of Israel, and makes the possibilities for a just peace in Israel/Palestine all the more difficult.… Read more ...

Colorado Green Party’s Arn Menconi takes on Michael Bennet from the left

from www.gp.org & Colorado Independent

Last Saturday Arn Menconi’s phone started blowing up. He’s a social justice activist from Carbondale who served two terms on the Eagle County Commission.

Last Saturday was the Democratic Party’s state convention held at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland. But Menconi wasn’t there because he’s no longer a Democrat.… Read more ...

Stein, Green for President, invites Sanders to cooperate on political revolution & real democracy

Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said today that she had reached out to Senator Bernie Sanders following the NY primary to discuss ways they and their campaigns could work together to win a progressive political revolution in the United States.

The letter Stein  sent yesterday to Senator Sanders can be read here.… Read more ...

Dr. Margaret Flowers, Candidate for U.S. Senate from Maryland, forcefully ejected from Baltimore forum

Despite being invited twice, then dis-invited twice, to participate in Monday evenings senatorial debate at Goucher College, Dr Margaret Flowers took the stage anyhow.

Afterwards Dr. Flowers said “Many times during the first half of the forum, the moderator and Republican candidates emphasized that in this political moment voters are fed up with the status quo and are looking for alternatives.… Read more ...

Romney and Obama agree: don’t let Stein debate

Earlier today, Jill Stein, a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, released a blistering statement condemning Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama for working behind the scenes to keep the presidential debates limited to the two major parties.

In her statement Dr. Stein said “Unlike Romney, Obama, the DNC and the RNC, I believe that debates are for the people, not the parties, and that open debates are essential if we are ever to have real democracy in our country.”

The Green and the Libertarian Parties have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the Commission on Presidential Debates violates antitrust law by excluding independent candidates, essentially giving the establishment parties a monopoly on the presidential debates.… Read more ...