Author Archives: David Doonan

State Senate Candidate Brian White Posts Opponent’s Finance Reports to Highlight Calls for Election Reform

(Rochester, NY) — To go along with his recently released platform plank on electoral reform, candidate for State Senate, Brain White posted the last 2 years of campaign finance reports filed by the incumbent in the 55th district, Rich Funke. The links for both the platform plank and Funke’s finance reports can be found below.… Read more ...

Sussman To Seek Green Party Nomination For New York State Attorney General

Michael H. Sussman, an attorney from Orange County, proudly announces that he is seeking the Green Partynomination for New York State Attorney General. Sussman is a 1978 Honors Graduate of Harvard Law School and has been one of the Hudson Valley’s most prominent civil rights and trial lawyers since the 1980’s when, as lead counsel for the Yonkers Branch of the NAACP, he helped end racial segregation in the City of Yonkers public schools.… Read more ...

North Carolina Green Party Spring Gathering in Asheville

The North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) statewide Spring Gathering will be Friday evening May 18 through Sunday afternoon May 20 in Asheville and will be held at The Block Off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St., Asheville. NCGP members and nonmember supporters are both encouraged to attend.

This event is free and open to the public.… Read more ...

Four State and Local Green Parties to hold annual conventions this weekend

A full weekend of Green Party annual conventions begins this evening, Thursday, May 15 in Syracuse, New York as the Ononadga County Green Party holds it’s annual convention.

The Green Party of New York and the Green Party of Virginia meet on Saturday, while the Maine Green Independent Party meets on Sunday.Read more ...

Challenging Democratic Party Corruption in Pennsylvania’s District 197

Ann Garrison interviewed Cheri Honkala about the Democratic Party corruption she faced in 2017 while running for state representative position in Philadelphia.

Ann Garrison: Cheri, tell us about the state office race that you were told you had lost.

Cheri Honkala: it was a special election last year for a representative to the Pennsylvania State House.… Read more ...

What to do on Mother’s Day

An essay by Rich Whitney

It’s great to have a day dedicated to honoring and appreciating motherhood. But instead of buying a card and flowers, how about doing something more meaningful — like honoring motherhood by volunteering some time for the peace movement?

Hey, flowers are great — in nature. But it is not really honoring motherhood, and certainly not Mother Earth, to support the commercial practice of growing tons of pesticide-laden flowers in Ecuador and Colombia, then consuming tons of fossil fuels to ship them to U.S.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins on the contradictions the Working Families Party faces by using cross-endorsements

That didn’t take long. On Saturday, April 13 the Working Families Party endorsed Democrat Cynthia Nixon for New York Governor. By the following Tuesday, the WFP said they didn’t really mean it.

“We will not be a spoiler,” said Bill Lipton, the WFP’s political director, indicating that the WFP will take Nixon off its ballot line if she loses the Democratic primary against Governor Andrew Cuomo.… Read more ...

Green Party Condemns Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

The Green Party of the United States condemns President Trump’s reckless withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2018, and rejects the President’s baseless statement that “this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.”

In spite of the saber-rattling rhetoric, Iran has remained compliant with the deal, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).… Read more ...

Connecticut Greens to meet in Portland on Saturday

The Green Party of Connecticut will hold its annual meeting, including a nominating convention to select candidates for statewide office, on Saturday, May 12. The meeting will take place at the Senior Center, 7 Waverly Ave., starting at 11 a.m.

The Green Party plans to run a candidate for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Chris Murphy.… Read more ...

Montana Green Party state convention scheduled for May 13

Come join your friends, neighbors, and candidates as to discuss the state of the Montana Green Party and plan for its future!! Lunch will be served and children’s activities will take place throughout the day. Carpool whenever possible.

The state convention will be held at the Bozeman Lodge located at 14 South Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 on Sunday, May 13th beginning at 9:00 AM. … Read more ...

Jia Lee, NYC Teacher / Union activist, announces for Lt. Gov as a Green

NEW YORK, 4/25/2018 — Jia Lee, a New York City special education teacher of seventeen years, announced today that she will seek the Green Party nomination for Lt. Governor. She will make education the focal point of her campaign.

Lee, a public school parent, was the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) candidate for president of the United Federation of Teachers union in 2016.… Read more ...

Stein breaks silence, completing handover of documents to Senate Committee

“We are facing a precarious historic moment. Democracy is threatened by interference in our elections, and by interference in our civil liberties. Likewise we are endangered by warmongering, rampant militarism, nuclear confrontation and accelerating climate change. To solve any of these interlinked problems, we need a functioning democracy and a voting system we can have confidence in.… Read more ...