Tag Archives: Green-Rainbow Party

Massachusetts Green Party Presidential Primary Will List Five Candidates

greencandidatesFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Massachusetts Green Party presidential primary on March 1 will list five candidates: Darryl Cherney, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein. See this post at Green Party Watch.

The party tells the Massachusetts Secretary of State which names to list.… Read more ...

Results for Green Party Candidates in Key Races

Howie Hawkins

From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:

•Raymond Blackwell, Syracuse, New York school board 7% (fifth place — top four elected)
•Frank Cetera, Syracuse, New York city council 21% (three-way race)
•Kenneth Collins, New Jersey Assembly, District 24 4% (five-way race)
•Kristin Combs, Philadelphia city council 1% (12th place — top seven elected)
•Trahern Crews, St.… Read more ...

Jill Stein to Make Several Western Massachusetts Stops this Weekend

Jill Stein

From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:

The Springfield Republican reports that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be in “Western Massachusetts this weekend, with a handful of Saturday stops scheduled in Holyoke.”

Stein will appear at a fundraiser for Darlene Elias, a Green candidate for city council in Holyoke, and “is expected to discuss the importance of supporting small businesses and local economies at the morning event.” Stein will also tour a local food shelter and assist with the lunch shift before appearing at “the Nuestras Raices Harvest Festival, where she will help the Pioneer Valley Green Rainbow Party with voter registration outreach.”

Stein was the Green Rainbow Party gubernatorial nominee in 2002 and 2010, receiving 3.5% of the vote in 2002 and 1.43% eight years later.… Read more ...

Opposition Left Unity Conference in Chicago May 2-3

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

America’s opposition left wing will meet in Chicago this weekend to discuss the future of anti-establishment progressive and socialist politics in America. Opposition political leaders who have pledged to participate represent a who’s who of the country’s political left wing, from middle-left to far left.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Newspaper Article Illustrates Some Quirks of Massachusetts Election Law

united-independentFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This article about the ballot-qualified United Independent Party contains some interesting details about Massachusetts election law. It says that individuals can only give $1,500 to an unqualified party, but that an individual can give $15,000 to a qualified political party.

It also says that if the United Independent Party can increase its registration to 1% of the state total by the end of 2015, then the party’s qualified status will continue into 2018.… Read more ...

Green Party: Highlights from Election Day 2014

Press Release from the Green Party of the United States:

The Green Party made several advances in the 2014 general election on November 4, with Green candidates winning 27 seats and ballot lines held for most state Green Parties.

The most closely watched Green races were in Richmond, California, where outgoing Mayor Gayle McLaughlin overcame a $3-million campaign by Chevron to defeat her slate, and New York, where Howie Hawkins challenged incumbent Gov.… Read more ...

Green Party Gains Party Status in MA, NY, OH, and WI

As returns are being counted, it has become clear that the Green Party of the United States as gained or retained qualified ballot status in at least 4 states. This report was compiled based on Richard Winger’s reporting at Ballot Access News:

In Massachusetts, parties gain ballot access if a statewide nominee polls at least 3% of the vote.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

One of the reasons the November 4 election is suspenseful is because there are so many states in which it is difficult to predict whether various minor parties will poll enough votes to obtain, or keep, recognized party status.

Alabama: although no minor party candidate has any candidates on the ballot for statewide office, parties can also obtain recognized party status, for county office only, if they poll 20% of the vote for a countywide county office.… Read more ...

MA Secretary of State Candidate Danny Factor Arrested at Silver Maple Forest Demonstration

Danny Factor (in orange jacket) is arrested along with other protesters at the Silver Maple Forest in Belmont

From the Green-Rainbow Party website:

The cutting of trees was part of a pre-emptive strike by O’Neill properties, a Pennsylvania-based real estate developer who wants to build 300 condominiums on the site of the forest.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Green Party Completes Statewide Petition

From Ballot Access News:

The Massachusetts petition deadline for independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for U.S. House and statewide office was July 29. The only unqualified parties that submitted petitions in Massachusetts for statewide office this year are the United Independent Party (which is running for Governor and Lieutenant Governor) and the Green Party (which is running for Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer, and Auditor).… Read more ...

Patrick Must Halt New Pipeline Tax Says Green-Rainbow Party

Governor Patrick must withdraw his administration’s support for a new electricity rate tariff that could saddle Massachusetts citizens with billions of dollars in electricity bill increases according to three candidates for statewide office. The increases would primarily go to build a fracked gas pipeline for Houston-based Kinder Morgan corporation.

“The Governor has put us on the road to a 4 billion dollar tax increase using a process that neatly evades the need for approval by the Massachusetts Legislature,” said Danny Factor, Green-Rainbow candidate for Secretary of State.… Read more ...

Green-Rainbow Party Candidates to Launch Campaigns During Public Tour of the Berkshires

Three Green-Rainbow Party Massachusetts candidates formally launch their statewide campaigns on Earth Day, April 22. They want to hear from residents of the Commonwealth as they tour the Berkshires. They chose Earth Day because they and their party have a strong commitment to environmental health, safety, and sustainability, along with their work on policies and programs to abolish poverty.… Read more ...