The Green Party of New York State has a ban on the policy of endorsing Democratic and Republican candidates, because those parties do not agree with the Green Party’s worldwide Four Pillars of Social and Economic Justice; Grassroots Democracy; Ecological Wisdom, and Nonviolence/Peace.
Democratic and Republican Party insiders have taken advantage of New York State Election law to place their candidates on the Green Party line.… Read more ...
Ian Wilder of onthewilderside* writes: The Green Party press release below points out that Governor Cuomo is looking to make bad law worse in the name of making it better. New York has a terrible party system, where the same candidate can clog up the ballot running on a multitude of lines.… Read more ...
Green Party Slams Cuomo, Lawmakers for Midnight Sellout of New Yorkers
The Green Party of New York blasted Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for their middle of the night votes to continue gerrymandering of state legislative districts in exchange for passing Cuomo’s assault on the pension benefits of government workers.… Read more ...
Full story at:The East Hampton Star
County party ignores local choice; Cohen out
by Alex De Havenon / July 21, 2011
In a move the chairwoman of its local [East Hampton] chapter, Elaine Jones, characterized as a “back room deal,” Zachary Cohen has been replaced by Bill Wilkinson [registered Republican] as the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Supervisor.
I am sorry to advise that on June 15, 2011, Albany County Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the Article 78 (mandamus) challenge to the Board’s final determination of Warren Redlich’s vote total six months earlier on purely procedural grounds.
Both Warren and I felt strongly that that the confusion created by placing more than one party’s candidate for the same office in the same column, the intentional and/or negligent undercounting of military and absentee ballots and the likelihood that various local county boards of election failed to count every vote cast after the results were known warranted review by the judiciary; unfortunately Justice Platkin chose not to consider any of our arguments on the merits of the lawsuit.
Jason West was Mayor of New Paltz New York from 2003 to 2007. An active member of the Green Party at that time, West was the first official in the United States to marry same-sex couples. He was arrested and charged with “solemnizing marriages without a license”.
Unofficial results show Green Party candidate Alex White finished third with 9% of the vote in the special election for Mayor of Rochester NY. White, a small business owner, ran a spirited campaign that was based on strong ideas.
Charles Barron ran for Governor of NY State in 2010 on the “Freedom Party” ballot line. Barron is an elected, Democratic official, serving on the New York City Council.
Two Dozen Protesters Arrested During Rally Against School Closures
Two dozen demonstrators, including two City Council members, were arrested in Downtown Manhattan Monday as they protested the proposed closing of 25 public schools that the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this week.
Howie Hawkins ran for Governor of New York on the Green Party line in the 2010 campaign. On January 7, 2011, Hawkins was interviewed by Elizabeth Benjamin of Capital Tonight. The interview critiques the conservative fiscal policy of Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, and mentions that the Green Party of New York State [GPNYS] has recently regained automatic ballot status.… Read more ...