Tag Archives: Illinois Green Party

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 Hosts Statewide Meeting, Elects Rich Whitney As Chairman and Garners Local Media Coverage

On Saturday March 2nd, the Green Party of Illinois held a statewide meeting in Carbondale. The Illinois GP was once one of three major parties in the state, due to Rich Whitney’s 10.36% showing in the 2006 gubernatorial election. However in 2010 he received a significantly lower 2.7% showing in the same contest, and the party lost its coveted status.… Read more ...

IL Green Party Files Suit Against State Board of Elections

Emailed to IPR:

The Illinois Green Party, and congressional candidate Laurel Lambert
Schmidt, on Monday filed suit against the State Board of Elections
over the Board’s interpretation of the “established party” statute. A
victory for the plaintiffs would substantially lower ballot access
bars for Green candidates in numerous congressional and legislative
districts across the state, which would allow for many more Greens to
run for office in 2012.… Read more ...

Alberto Bocanegra, Jr., Green for Chicago’s 12th Ward alderman, has apparently raised over $50,000 in his campaign

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Alberto Bocanegra, Jr., Chair of the Cook County Greens, has apparently raised over $50,000 in his campaign for the 12th Ward Alderman in Chicago against incumbent George Cardenas and 3 other challengers. Cardenas has raised over $135,000 according to the Chicago Sun-Times.… Read more ...

Rich Whitney: A final campaign message to supporters

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

From Illinois Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney:

November 4, 2010 – 12:34 am

Don’t Lose Heart! Cause for Hope Amidst the Disappointment

A “Final” Campaign Message (But Read On!)
by Rich Whitney, 2010 Green Party Candidate for Governor

To the hundreds of people who supported me in my campaign for Governor, and to the roughly 100,000 or so who saw fit to vote for me, despite the politics of fear that swept Illinois this election season, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.… Read more ...

Jeremy Karpen for IL State Rep supporter-made music videos and pre-election press release

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

JEREMY KARPEN FOR 39TH STATE REPRESENTATIVE
www.jeremykarpen.org

CONTACT:

Jeremy Karpen, jeremy@jeremykarpen.org, 773-930-9697
Bill Bianchi, State Coordinator, Progressive Democrats of America,
pdachicago@gmail.com, 773-935-3346
David Sacks, campaign manager, dave@jeremykarpen.org, (773) 557-9411

KARPEN HEADS INTO ELECTION DAY WITH SUPPORT OF CHICAGO TRIBUNE, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION AND PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA
Green Party Candidate for 39th District State Representative Locks Incumbent Out of Major Endorsements

(CHICAGO) – Jeremy Karpen, Green Party candidate for 39th State Representative, has secured the endorsements of both major Chicago newspapers and other organizations and community leaders.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party’s Election Night Gatherings

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Patrick F Kelly
IL Green Party Media Coordinator
773-203-9631
media@ilgp.org

Phil Huckelberry
Illinois Green Party Chair
309-268-9974
phil.huckelberry@ilgp.org

Monday, November 1, 2010

ELECTION NIGHT GATHERINGS FOR GREEN PARTY

Across the state, Green Party candidates and their supporters will
gather together, watch election results, and cheer the Illinois Green
Party on to its first ever victories in partisan elections.… Read more ...

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 ...

Green Rich Whitney says he is the better choice for true conservatives

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Brandon Punke, Communications Director
Whitney for Governor
618-434-0046
media@whitneyforgov.org

CONTACT: Doug Dobmeyer, Deputy Communications Director
312-315-6887
doug@whitneyforgov.org

WHITNEY SHOWS WHY HE IS THE BETTER CHOICE FOR TRUE CONSERVATIVES

Carbondale, IL— Green Party candidate Rich Whitney released an essay today outlining why conservative voters should identify with him instead of Republican challenger Bill Brady.… Read more ...

Live webcast of Illinois Green Party convention – July 30-Aug 1

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Spread the word… the Illinois Green Party convention is going to stream live around the world this weekend!

We’re having our annual convention at Chicago’s Loyola University.. The live webcast will feature platform discussions, forums on Move to Amend, Single-Payer Health Care and the Re-localization Movement, and speeches by many of our candidates.… Read more ...

Green out-fundraises machine

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

CHICAGO – Jeremy Karpen’s campaign committee announced Tuesday that he had raised more money in the first half of 2010 than his opponent, the Democratic incumbent Maria ‘Toni’ Berrios.

In campaign disclosures filed last week, Green challenger Karpen’s
campaign reported more than $9,000 in total receipts, with over $5,400 in individual contributions.… Read more ...