Tag Archives: 2012

2012 Green VP candidate Cheri Honkala challenges standardized testing in Philadelphia schools

2012 Green VP candidate and PPEHRC National Coordinator Cheri Honkala shared this photo on her Facebook page recently.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Green Party’s 2012 Vice Presidential candidate is taking a leading role in public school parents’ challenges to high stakes standardized testing.  Cheri Honkala, the parent of a child in the Philadelphia public school system, is also the national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.… Read more ...

Token Count Currently Favors Gary Johnson, Then Lee Wrights

The token system at the Libertarian Party National Convention is a way to determine which Presidential (and Vice Presidential) candidates will be able to participate in the debate on Friday night (which is being shown, live, on C-SPAN). Over at the Reason Hit&Run blog they have some coverage of this token system, as well as pictures.… Read more ...

The Libertarian Party National Convention in Pictures: Part 1

A view of the convention floor on Thursday.

Presidential candidate Jim Burns greeting delegates as they wait to check in.

 

Anti-Fair Tax posters, clearly posted in protest of Gary Johnson’s tax position.

 

A sign for the campaign of Presidential candidate Lee Wrights.

Wayne Root introducing former Governor and current Presidential candidate Gary Johnson to a campaign fundraising event.… Read more ...

Starr: Wiener Enters Race for LP Vice Presidential Nomination

Wiener Announces Bid for Libertarian Party’s Vice-Presidential Nomination

As a member in good standing of the Libertarian Party since 1972, Daniel Wiener today announced his willingness to be drafted as the Libertarian Party’s 2012 Vice-Presidential nominee.  Prior to his current service on the Libertarian National Committee, Wiener’s personal profile included stretches as Newsletter Editor, Executive Committee member, Judicial Committee Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chairman, and Chairman of the Libertarian Party of California. … Read more ...

Rocky Anderson, co-founder and presidential candidate of the newly formed Justice Party, TV appearances

Rocky Anderson is the former mayor of Salt Lake City.  In August, he denounced and left the Democratic Party.  Earlier this month he announced the formation of a new party, the Justice Party, the nomination of which he’ll be running for.  The party is starting its organizing by recruiting interested volunteers online and attempting to register about 103,000 voters in California by the ballot access deadline of January 2. … Read more ...

Jill Stein: ‘White House is a danger to women’s health’

Jill Stein‘s campaign for the Green Party’s presidential nomination released the following:

Dr. Jill Stein, MD, the Green Party presidential candidate, has strongly criticized an action by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius taking the unprecedented step of overruling the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to expand access to the Morning After Pill (MAP). … Read more ...

Reason: Johnson Files Complaints, No Plans as Libertarian

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Gary Johnson Files Complaint With the FEC and FCC, Has No Plans to Run as a Libertarian

Lucy Steigerwald | November 15, 2011

Former Gov. Gary Johnson, the guy having the world’s most frustrating presidential campaign, is joining Congressman Ron Paul in rejecting calls to run on the Libertarian Party ticket.… Read more ...

Grassroots Ron Paul supporters organize “Rock The rEVOLution Tour”

Inspired by Ron Paul’s quote that “I always knew that if you were going to have a revolution you needed two things, young people and music”, some of the libertarian Republican presidential candidate’s supporters have launched a multi-city benefit tour featuring pro-freedom bands, musicians, rappers, and libertarian speakers.

Zak Carter, the main promoter who has been organizing the tour, said at the San Francisco show tonight, the fourth of the tour, that he has plunged into this project with little experience.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Builds Big War Chest for 2012

 

WASHINGTON – In its most recent FEC report, for the period ending March 31, 2011, the Libertarian Party reported $284,882.95 in cash with $0 in debt. At the same point four years ago, the party reported $21,962.37 in cash with $31,589.74 in debt.

Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle said, “Four years ago, we were $10,000 in the red.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader working to have group of progressive Democrats challenge Obama in primaries

From POLITICO:

Nader told POLITICO on Wednesday that he is working on bringing together about half a dozen presidential candidates who could “dramatically expand a robust discussion within the Democratic Party and among progressive voters across the country.” Each would focus on a specific issue where the far left says Obama hasn’t done enough, including the environment, labor and health care…

If there was a group of people from the president’s own party geared up to debate him in Iowa and New Hampshire, “it is harder for him to say no,” Nader said.

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Early Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Considerations for 2012

IPR has been contacted by a number of top Constitution Party activists and leaders over the last couple of weeks who claim to have inside knowledge of the presidential aspirations of several would-be candidates, amongst them several former members of Congress.

Former Congressmen Tom Tancredo and Virgil Goode are considered to be the frontrunners for the nomination if they want it.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader on CSPAN about possible 2012 run: If you’re never willing to lose, you’re never going to win

Via Punk Patriot: Ralph Nader on CSPAN:

In regards to a possible 2012 presidential run, Nader says he is looking for another progressive candidate to get behind, but has not yet decided whether he will run himself again if he can’t find one that is willing and suitable. He brings up the unfairness of debate exclusion and ballot access barriers, and says he has a new “debate strategy” which he does not elaborate on.… Read more ...