Green Party: Ranked Choice Voting May Come to New York City … But Not for Everyone

June 13, 2019, New York City — The Green Party of New York said last night’s vote on ranked-choice voting (RCV) for New York City Elections was disappointing, as commissioners voted 8-6 against applying RCV to general elections. Party officers praised the six commissioners, including Sal Albanese and Stephen J Fiala, who made a strong case for RCV in all elections for all New Yorkers.… Read more ...

Open Thread for June 2019

Every month we post a space for news or information that doesn’t fit into another thread. If you have something you’d like to share with the group here, this is the place to put it. Please be careful not to libel anyone, and you’ll probably be all right.

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Prohibition Party presidential Candidate, C.L. Gammon Holds Campaign Event in Tennessee

On June 8th, C.L. Gammon, the Prohibition Party presidential candidate for 2020, held a campaign event in Hartsville, Tennessee. The event was hosted by the Trousdale County Historical Society and was attended by about 50 people. C.L. Gammon spoke about his campaign and the Prohibition Party, and he responded to questions from the audience.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Campaign Applauds Green Party Achieving Ballot Status In Texas

Hawkins Plans to be on 50 State Ballots and Washington, DC

The Howie Hawkins Campaign, which is seeking the Green Party nomination for president, applauded the Green Party of Texas for achieving ballot status. Governor Greg Abbott signed HB-2504 which gave the Green Party ballot access because Martina Salinas achieved more than 2% of the statewide vote total in her 2016 race for Railroad Commissioner.… Read more ...

PA Green Party Says, “Shut Down Berks Detention Center, NOW !”

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) Steering Committee has urged the closing of the Family Detention Center in Berks County, PA, where immigrants have been imprisoned for the last five years. To accomplish this closing, GPPA has joined the PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

“The Green Party will break the deadlock created by the two corporate parties,” said GPPA Co-chair Sheri Millerfrom Adams County.… Read more ...

Green Party: Arrest and Conviction of Green Party activist, Cheri Honkala, is an attack on 1st Amendment rights

Green Party leaders responded to yesterday’s ruling in the case of United states vs. Honkala with strong words of condemnation for government officials involved and strong support for Honkala. On June 10, 2019, a federal court in Washington, D.C., issued a guilty verdict in the case, finding former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Cheri Honkala guilty of charges of trespassing.… Read more ...

Libertarian PAC Recruiting Virginia Candidates

After a five year hiatus, the Libertarian Booster PAC is operational again and recruiting candidates in several Virginia races.

Although 2019 isn’t normally thought of as an election year, Virginia elects House of Delegate members (equivalent to a state house of representatives) every odd year and its Senate is elected every four years.… Read more ...

Former Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate, Cheri Honkala Guilty for HUD Protest

Posted by Kevin Zeese

Above Cheri Honkala (center) outside of the DC Superior Court in Washington, DC after being found guilty on June 10, 2019. Cheri is with Kaylen Phillips, Alison Hawver McDowell, Tanya Curry, Gregory Copeland, Meg Olkiewicz and Pastor Keith Collins.

DC Court finds Cheri Honkala Guilty

WASHINGTON D.C., June 10, 2019: Former Green Party vice presidential candidate, Cheri Honkala was found guilty in the DC  Superior Court for going into the building of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeking to speak to a HUD official about their policies toward the poor.… Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Joins Libertarian Party

Lincoln Chafee, the former senator and governor of Rhode Island, has joined the Libertarian Party.

First reported by the Boston Globe, Lincoln Chafee has reportedly made a move from Rhode Island to Wyoming and registered Libertarian in the process. When asked about whether he would run for some office in the future under the Libertarian Party label, Chafee was non-committal.… Read more ...

Green Party of the United States 2019 National Meeting In Salem, MA

  • Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party’s 2019 Annual National Meeting in Salem, Massachusetts, July 25-28

CONTACTS:
Holly Hart, media@gp.org | 202-804-2758
Craig Seeman, media@gp.org
Darlene Elias, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts, mialmavive@gmail.com
Deeanna Taylor, tamar Yager, Green Party National meeting Committee, anm_info@gp.org

When: Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28, 2019
Where: Salem State University Central Campus, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Meeting Details: Website | Directions | Draft Schedule

Media events at the Green Party’s 2019 Annual National Meeting in Salem will include three press conferences with meeting organizers and candidates, and a forum for candidates seeking the 2020 Green Party presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Book Release: Double Dads One Teen

  • Pennsylvania Green and Judge of Elections Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes publishes Queer family memoir on 25 years of activism in USA and Taiwan: Double Dads One Teen

Double Dads One Teen: A Queer Family’s Trailblazing Life in the USA and Taiwan has been published by Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes, a Green Party Judge of Elections in Newtown, PA, and professor of Counselor Education at CUNY Lehman College as a celebration of his 25 years of activism with his husband, Dr.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins 2020 and Third Party Presidential Nominations

On May 28th Green Party founder and Perennial New York Candidate Howie Hawkins announced he’d run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination, later that same day the official Green Party twitter made a now deleted post commemorating his entry into the race. Immediately afterwards another Green Party Presidential Candidate, Ian Schlakman, immediately questioned the tweet calling to the attention the fact that they did not do so for the other Green Party Presidential Candidates.… Read more ...