Tag Archives: DC

Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Some information on Alan Page’s Green campaign for the April 26th DC special election

At the request of a commenter, here is a bit of information about what appears to be an energetic and exciting Green campaign in the nation’s capital.  The candidate is Alan Page, an attorney, single father, community activist, and journalist, among other things, who is running for an at-large seat on the District’s city council.  … Read more ...

DC Statehood Greens challenge Mayor Gray: “Don’t balance the budget on the backs of DC’s working people and unemployed!”

PRESS CONFERENCE
When: Monday, March 28, 6 pm
Where: In front of Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street NE
Theme: Let’s Make ‘One City’ a Reality with a Just DC Budget and Tax Plan

WASHINGTON, DC — DC Statehood Green Party activists will challenge
Mayor Vincent Gray on the District’s budget priorities at a press
conference immediately preceding the Mayor’s ‘State of the District’
address on Monday, March 28.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: What about ‘free and fair elections’ in Washington, DC?

From Nader.org:

Dear President Obama:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reflected your sentiments when she commented on the Egyptian uprising with the words “We want to see free and fair elections.”

But in the District of Columbia, where you and Secretary Clinton reside, there are no “free and fair elections” for electing representatives with full voting rights to Congress.… Read more ...

The ‘face for the Statehood Greens’ vs. The Washington Post

Washington Post blogger Mike DeBonis and DC Statehood Green Party activist David Schwartzman have gotten into a verbal tiff lately, started by Debonis’ assertion that “the Statehood Green Party has withered into near-oblivion.”  Schwartzman responded in an online newsletter, and DeBonis posted a lengthy reply today.  As of yet, there has been no reaction to DeBonis.… Read more ...

Matt Welch: ‘The Great Libertarian Conspiracy’

Excerpts from an article by Matt Welch of Reason:

New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Kochs of plotting “a billionaires’ coup” to secure “corporate pork,” tax cuts, and a blank check for Wall Street bailouts. “What the Koch brothers have bought with their huge political outlays,” opined Times columnist Paul Krugman, “is, above all, freedom to pollute.” The New York Observer’s Yasha Levine concluded that the brothers are “not very” libertarian, as evidenced by their fondness for “using government subsidies to maximize their own profits.” The Democratic National Committee hammered Koch Industries for laying off 118 workers at a North Carolina plant: “The question for the Kochs is instead of spending money on secret campaigns to fill the government with candidates that will enact their special interest agenda, why aren’t they spending that money on saving those American jobs?”

And:

If these attacks appear to lack a consistent theme, it’s because Democrats need the Koch bogeyman to accomplish so many political tasks.

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D.C. Board of Elections Interprets Vote Retention Law Liberally in order to Avoid Disqualifying Republican Party

Ballot Access News (excerpt):

The District of Columbia defines a party as a group that polled as much as 7,500 votes in the last election, for the offices that do count. When it became apparent that no Republican had polled as many as 7,500 votes this year for an office that counts toward the vote test, it seemed that the party had lost its qualified status.

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Green City Council candidate Schwartzman challenges Catania to a running race across DC on Oct. 31

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

WASHINGTON, DC — David Schwartzman, DC Statehood Green Party nominee for the City Council of the District of Columbia, has challenged David Catania to a foot race across Washington, DC on October 31. Dr. Schwartzman is running against Mr. Catania in the race for the At-Large Council seat.… Read more ...

NBC: Is DC Statehood Green Party DC’s “Second Party”?

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

NBC Washington has an article about the DC Statehood Green Party entitled “DC’s ‘Second Party’?”:

The D.C. Statehood Green Party styles itself the District’s “Second Party” — a barb directed not just at the city’s Republicans, but also at the notion that D.C. is a one-party town.

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Libertarians at DC 9/12 Tea Party March

Wes Benedict at Libertarian Party blog:

Similar to the Glenn Beck rally, libertarians from D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey distributed Libertarian Party stickers and door hangers.

9-12 photo

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Libertarian Party blog: 3,200 door hangers at Glenn Beck’s D.C. rally

Wes Benedict at Libertarian Party blog:

box  libertarian party door hangers and stickersLP Headquarters staff and volunteers handed out 3,200 door hangers and about 1,000 Libertarian bumper stickers in three hours at Glenn Beck’s "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of thousands of people attended this rally, many of whom were Tea Party activists.

In preparation, we had the top two inches of the door hangers cut off to make them more convenient for handing out at a rally.… Read more ...

DC Statehood Green Party primary garners attention from the LGBTQ press

On September 14th, voters in the DC Statehood Green Party primary will decide between two candidates running for city council, at-large.  One is David Schwartzman, self-described “professor, scientist, ecologist, human rights and peace activist, and fair tax advocate,” while the other candidate is Darryl Moch, the Executive Director of the Labor Heritage Foundation and ordained minister. … Read more ...