Tag Archives: New York

Ivanka Trump Wins Reform Party Primary Election

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According to the New York City Board of Elections, businesswoman Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, won the Reform Party’s primary election for U.S. Congress in New York’s 12th Congressional District.

Trump received 2 write-in votes.  Three other candidates each received one.

The 12th District includes parts of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.  … Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Summary of Executive Committee Meeting 6/15/16 on New York and Washington DC Ballot Access (additional states discussed)

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New York

There was an error in the conference call program in which it did not connect this IPR editor to the call until after it was underway. I was able to connect at the time the below Motion was called as follows:

Move that $25,000 in LNC funds be encumbered to the Libertarian Party of New York to obtain ballot access.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Notice of Executive Committee Meeting 6/15/16 on New York Access

lpny_logoFrom LNC-Business email from Alicia Mattson:

There will be an Executive Committee teleconference on Wednesday, June 15, on the subject of ballot access in New York.
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 p.m. Eastern / 6:30 p.m. Pacific
Dial-in: (217) 258-5588
Guest Pin Code: 207730
1. At conference time, dial the Conference Dial-In number above.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: One of Our Activists Could Use Your Help

Michael McDermott

Found on the LNC Discuss List

 

On June 29, 2015 Michael McDermott woke up to find a foot swollen to three times normal and colored, black, blue, purple and red. The swelling was eerily creeping up his leg almost to the knee.

Obviously something was desperately wrong and he was rushed directly to the emergency room at Huntington Hospital where the doctors determined he had gangrene and went into immediate surgery where his leg was amputated approximately 8″ below the knee.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York State calls for end to ‘LLC loophole’ allowing $150,000 political donations

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From the Green Party of New York State:

Albany – The New York State Green Party said today that the Commissioners of the New York State Board of Elections should move immediately to close the infamous “LLC Loophole” that allows limited liability corporations to skirt corporate campaign finance laws and donate $150,000 a year to candidates.… Read more ...

State Green Parties unite against the pipelines

Green Party press release via Green Party Watch:

From Green Party US:

p no kxl green partyWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States is calling for the defeat of proposed tar-sands pipelines when the U.S. Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday and opposes alternative plans, including “Energy East,” that would route Canadian oil into the U.S.… Read more ...

Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Jones on 2014 Green campaign in NY: ‘Building a strong, independent political movement is the hard work that lies before us’

Brian Jones was the Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor in New York in 2014.  Together with gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Jones received almost 5 percent of the vote, in one of the most well-organized and visible Green Party campaigns in 2014.  In a post on the leftist website The Jacobin, Jones reflects on running an openly socialist campaign that sought to create an independent, working class alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Green for Governor in NY Howie Hawkins nearly triples 2010 vote, places well ahead of Working Families Party

One of the Green Party’s most active and visible campaigns in 2014 was Howie Hawkins’ Green campaign for Governor of New York (with anti-school-privatization activist Brian Jones as his Lt. Governor candidate).  With the results nearly entirely in, he has received about five percent of the vote with almost 175,000 votes. … Read more ...

News From Libertarian Candidates Across the Country

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The IPR writers haven’t been able to keep up with all the news in the third-party/Independent world over the past month or so. In an effort to catch up on some of the activity and news of Libertarian candidates, this article will list many of the pieces I have found on Facebook and other sources.… Read more ...

NY Libertarian Governor Candidates

Per the Albany Times Union, Nathan Lebron is seeking the LP line for Governor. Other known prospects include Rich Cooper of Long Island and Chris Edes of Rochester, both long time LP activists.

While this author is very familiar with Lebron, this is the first I’ve heard of his interest in the LP or in running for Governor.… Read more ...

The Militant: Capitalists Use Elections to Mask Exploitation and their Class Rule

By John Studer

The Socialist Workers Party ran candidates for public office around the country in the 2013 elections and used them to put forward an independent working-class voice, said Steve Clark, a member of the party’s National Committee, at a Militant Labor Forum here Nov. 8.

“But for class-conscious workers, these election campaigns are political detours on the road to independent working-class political action.… Read more ...

Ursula Rozum: From a Green Perspective, Another Disappointing Election

Ursula Rozum

Originally posted to syracuse.com.

Another election has gone by and little has changed. The local power structure kept its people in office. The Democrats still hold every elected office in the city and the problems that have grown worse under their one-party rule remain the same – high poverty, high unemployment, low wages, high crime, abysmal graduation rates, municipal bankruptcy pending.… Read more ...