Tag Archives: Green Party of Illinois

Rob Sherman Dies in Plane Crash

As reported by Ballot Access News and the Associated Press, Rob Sherman, former chairman of the Green Party of Cook County (Illinois) and frequent Green Party candidate for public office, died in a plane crash over the weekend.

The McHenry County Coroner confirmed Sherman died after crashing his small plane into a cornfield on either Friday or Saturday.  … Read more ...

Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka speak to enthusiastic crowd in Chicago

American Third Party Report: Yesterday, Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party’s presidential ticket, spoke to well over 300 supporters in the main hall of the People’s Church in Chicago. This ATPR editor attended the rally, and filmed the entirety of Stein’s and Baraka’s powerful and extremely well received speeches.… Read more ...

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

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Scott Summers

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 ...

Green Party and Libertarian Party make Illinois ballot for president; challenge filed against Constitution Party petitions

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Green Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson

From Jill Stein’s campaign website, July 5th, 2016:

As of 5:00 pm CDT today it’s official. You WILL be able to vote for the Greater Good in Illinois.

On the ballot in Illinois for the November 8 election:

Jill Stein, Green Party U.S.

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Illinois Green Party Submits Petition to State to be Recognized as a “New Party”

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Photo: Illinois Green Party Facebook page

From Jill2016.com, June 27th, 2016:

Today, Monday, June 27, the Illinois Green Party will be submitting petitions to gain ballot access as a party and for candidates Jill Stein for President,William Kreml for Vice President,Scott Summers for US Senate, andTim Curtin for State Comptroller.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party launches petition demanding Emanuel and Alvarez resign

180px-GreenPartyUSAOnline Petition from the Green Party of Illinois: 

The Green Party of Chicago demands that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez resign from their offices. Citizens of Chicago will no longer endure the corruption and lies emanating from the highest offices of the city. We deserve honest elected officials who protect and serve the public.… Read more ...

Illinois Greens win in five local races in April 9th elections

Green Party Watch posted the following today:

From the Green Party of Illinois:

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While most of Tuesday’s elections were officially nonpartisan, Illinois Green Party members competed in elections across the state, with five candidates winning their races, based on unofficial results. If these wins hold, the ILGP’s number of officeholders statewide would grow to 10.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party to Gov. Quinn: You Can’t Frack Your Way Out of a Budget Crisis

  • *Greens to participate in March 12 lobby day to support fracking moratorium bill (SB1418)

Green Party leaders blasted Gov. Quinn’s claim, in his annual budget address, that hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — “is coming to Illinois,” as if it were inevitable, disrespecting the efforts of thousands of activists and concerned citizens struggling to prevent fracking operations here.

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Illinois Green Party says voting problems show need for Green Party

from a Green Party of Illinois press release as posted at onthewilderside.com:

New Touch Screen Problems, Absentee Ballot Mess Further Evidence that Voters Need the Green Party

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On the heels of “Whiteygate”, new problems have been reported with touch-screen voting machines in Chicago. This, coupled with a major voting rights issue involving absentee ballots, point to the need for serious electoral reform that won’t happen with Democratic officeholders, say Green Party leaders.… Read more ...

Third Party Illinois Governor Candidate Rich Whitney to appear on MSNBC 10/20/2010

From a Rich Whitney for Governor 2010 press release:

Rich Whitney to Appear on MSNBC

Carbondale, IL— Rich Whitney, Green party candidate for governor, will appear on MSNBC this Wednesday, October 20th. Mr. Whitney will be interviewed by host Tamron Hall on the show NewsNation live at 1:15 PM central.

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Rich Whitney’s Campaign Is “Scraping the bottom of the barrel”

Rich Whitney sent out a strongly-worded (and somewhat frantic?) fundraising plea to supporters earlier this week. Below is an excerpt from the message:

Circumstances force me to be blunt: My campaign is REALLY hurting for money right now. Just when we need to be peaking, so that we can get some radio and cable TV ads and buy yard and window signs, and numerous other essentials, we are instead scraping the bottom of the barrel…

…Thus far, supporters have not followed through on such basic fundraising efforts as expected.

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Illinois U.S. Senate Poll Includes Four Parties

Ballot Access News:

A Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll released September 2 shows these results for the U.S. Senate race in Illinois: Democrat Alexi Giannoullas 34%, Republican Mark Kirk 34%, Green Party nominee LeAlan Jones 6%, Libertarian Party nominee Mike Labno 3%, undecided 23%.

The previous best showing for U.S. Senate for the Illinois Green Party was in 2008, when Kathleen Cummings polled 2.24%.… Read more ...