WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders said today that outrage over Senate’s confirmation of patently unqualified Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education was entirely justified — but the outrage should also be directed at Democratic Party leaders, including ex-President Obama, who worked to enact the same school privatization schemes favored by Ms.… Read more ...
From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:
Cheri Honkala, who was Jill Stein’s running mate in 2012, will be the Green Party nominee in a special legislative election in Pennsylvania on March 21. The 197th district seat is empty because the Democrat who won the seat in November 2016 resigned on December 16, 2016, before her new term had even started.… Read more ...
Level the Playing Field won its case, in which the LNC is a plaintiff, in US District court against the FEC. This could lead to forcing the CPD to change its criteria for inclusion in presidential debates.
The order states:
“The FEC is ORDERED to reconsider the evidence and allegations and issue a new decision consistent with this Opinion “within 30 days, failing which the complainant[s] may bring, in the name of such complainant[s], a civil action to remedy the violation involved in the original complaint.” The FEC is FURTHER ORDERED to reconsider the Petition for Rulemaking and issue a new decision consistent with this Opinion within sixty days.”
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States strongly condemned President Trump’s executive orders, announced on Wednesday, imposing severe immigration restrictions, expanding the criminalization and deportation of undocumented immigrants, and authorizing construction of a massive border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Greens urged all Americans to reject the “Trump Wall of Shame” and to stand up for the basic rights of documented and undocumented immigrants, racial justice, protected legal status and amnesty for the undocumented, and hospitality for refugees.… Read more ...
Antiwar.com blog by way of LP.org:
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged ‘election hacking’ by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American. This is a common enough accusation, but when set out in a multi-page report format, a lot of the charges fall remarkable short.… Read more ...
Via email from LPHQ:
Some folks have asked me why the Libertarian Party is not participating in Jill Stein’s recount efforts.
My answer is that Libertarians don’t have a preferred flavor of statism.
We know that there is no significant difference between the oppressively big government offered by the Republicans and the oppressively big government offered by the Democrats.… Read more ...
Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:
The Trumpsters are coming to town—led by a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king and major tax escapee—and they are hell bent on unmaking Washington, D.C.
With all three branches of government dominated by Republican members of Congress and Republican appointees—due to a mixture of abysmal deficiencies in the Democratic Party and the interloping luck of the atavistic Electoral College—the wrecking crew of Trump’s nominees to high cabinet and other positions brings with it a host of politically perilous baggage.… Read more ...
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Here are national totals for gubernatorial races, by party, for the November 2016 election:
Independent Party of Oregon 47,481
Independent American 15,912
Liberty Union 8,912
Independent candidates got 30,019. UPDATE: totals have been corrected to fix a Delaware error.
Over at the North Star, two authors, Brandy Baker, (Author bio: “GREEN NATIONAL COMMITTEE DELEGATE FOR MARYLAND”; Article: Jill Stein sees Russia from her house) and Mark Lause, (Author bio: “GREEN PARTY OF OHIO AND NORTH STAR EDITORIAL BOARD”; Article: Recounting a Presidential Election: the Backstory) provide some detailed history and analysis of Jill Stein’s campaign and its participation in recount efforts related to the Presidential vote in 2016 in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.… Read more ...
By Mark Wachtler at ONN:
(ONN) Now that all of the 2016 Presidential election ballots have been counted and certified, including write-ins, we can see which opposition third parties grew, shrunk or stayed the same. With two unpopular candidates nominated by the two establishment parties – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – most of America’s third parties grew exponentially.… Read more ...
By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:
Dear President Obama:
On November 28, 2016, Jimmy Carter, the President who negotiated the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt in 1978, wrote an op ed for the New York Times titled, “America Must Recognize Palestine.” His urgent plea was directed to you to take “the vital step…to grant American diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine, as 137 countries have already done, and help it achieve full United Nations membership,” before you leave office on January 20, 2017.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States has endorsed Occupy Inauguration, as Greens prepare to participate in events planned for Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.
Occupy Inauguration will feature a mass rally and protest in Washington, D.C. to coincide with President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, email@example.com
Organizers intended Occupy Inauguration to take place whether Mr.… Read more ...