Category Archives: Green Party

Green Party, celebrating Labor Day, “promotes Green agenda for working people”

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Press release from GP.org, September 5th, 2016:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Labor Day 2016, Green Party leaders and candidates called for living wages, Single-Payer health care, cancellation of student debt, defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a Green New Deal to end growing economic inequality, and conversion to a system based on ecological economics.… Read more ...

Jill Stein: How the Debates Got Corrupted

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From Jill2016.com, September 2nd, 2016:

Here’s the story of how the elites deceived the American public:

1988 was a milestone year.

Up until then, the League of Women Voters impartially sponsored presidential debates.

That setup didn’t cut it for Democrats and Republicans, which had corporate interests in mind.

So they teamed up to create a corporation called the Commission on Presidential Debates.… Read more ...

Jill Stein rebuffs Al Gore’s “baseless attack on Green Party”

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(Via ATPR): Press release from Jill2016.com, September 1st, 2016:

Challenges former VP to support ranked choice voting

Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate, responded today to former Vice President Al Gore’s recent statement repeating the myth that Ralph Nader cost Gore the 2000 election. At the same time, Gore urged voters concerned about climate change to vote for Hillary Clinton.… Read more ...

Voters Need the Input and Impact of a Third Party

By Peter B. Gemma

66921681James Madison wisely observed, “When the variety and number of political parties increases, the chance for oppression, factionalism, and non-skeptical acceptance of ideas decreases.”

Marginalized policy initiatives can often bubble up into the mainstream because of independent candidates and third parties. In his book Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System, political strategist Douglas Schoen noted, “While third party movements and candidates have periodically emerged to challenge the status quo … none have ever come close to winning, though they did end up having a significant impact on policy formation as a result of their campaigns.”

Although the success of the Prohibition Party was fleeting, it is a good model of how an issue can come from a single constituency, evolve into a formidable political force, and flex muscle on Capitol Hill.… Read more ...

Polls “Very Bad News” for Third Candidate CPD Debate Invitation

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Image source: Realclearpolitics.com  (edited to show only the Libertarian and Green Parties, and only from 1 June 2016 to 31 August 2016.  NOTE: Real Clear Politics is using a different set of polling data than that which will be used by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Real Clear Politics high for Johnson was 8.9 on 21 August.  … Read more ...

The New Poll Tax: Ballot Access Laws Foil Independent Candidates

By Peter B. Gemma

GiantMeteor2016There is no free market of ideas, candidates, or political parties on Election Day.

It’s not for a lack of demand. According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post survey, 57 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; 44 percent say they would prefer a third-party candidate to run.… Read more ...

Green Party releases newsletter for August 2016

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The Green Party of Minnesota released its August 2016 newsletter, the Sunflower Seed, on August 24th, 2016 (via ATPR):

Welcome to the August 2016 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find out how to become a sustaining donor, get a report from the Green Party National Convention, read more about Jill Stein making ballot access and her visit to Minnesota, more on local candidates, and how to get involved at the Minnesota State Fair!… Read more ...

Redlich Endorses Gary Johnson

This is an editorial by the owner of Independent Political Report. It reflects Mr. Redlich’s views only. He does not speak for the IPR community.

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Libertarians of the world unite! We have nothing to lose but our freedom!

We libertarians are a fractious bunch. But it is time for us to come together and support Gary Johnson in his run for President.… Read more ...

Green Party calls for a cutoff of aid to Saudi Arabia, citing carnage inflicted on Yemen with U.S. arms

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Press release from the Green Party, August 29th, 2016:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party is calling for an immediate cutoff of aid to Saudi Arabia and for intense diplomatic pressure to halt the Saudis’ war in Yemen.

“Saudi Arabia is using weapons purchased from the U.S. in a campaign of indiscriminate killing in Yemen, with mass civilian casualties, including children, and attacks on medical facilities,” said Robin Laverne Wilson, New York Green candidate for the U.S.… Read more ...

Mint Press News: Jill Stein -The Term Spoiler Means We Are a Threat to the Establishment

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Jill Stein speaking at the Green Party Presidential Candidate Town Hall hosted by the Green Party of Arizona in Mesa, Arizona. March 12, 2016. (Flickr / Gage Skidmore)

Posted to Mint Press News
August 24, 2016

With public opinion showing that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two most unpopular presidential nominees ever to be nominated by their respective parties, this could be the year of the third party.… Read more ...

Green Party candidate: “A bullet should cost as much as a cigarette”

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The Green Party of Illinois’ U.S. Senate candidate, Scott Summers, posted the following statement on his campaign website on August 15th, 2016:

A bullet should cost as much as a cigarette

The tobacco settlement some years back was based on the premise that smokers, and not U.S. taxpayers as a whole, should be the ones responsible for healthcare costs associated with smoking.… Read more ...

Jill Stein calls for halt to Dakota pipeline construction

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Photo: NPR (via Jill2016.com)

Jill Stein press release, August 24th, 2016:

Stein and Baraka call for halt to Dakota Access Pipeline construction, say US must honor treaties with Native Americans

Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, Green Party Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, joined the call for an immediate halt to construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would violate US treaties by endangering the drinking water and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.… Read more ...