Green Party of Suffolk, NY Celebrates Regaining Ballot Line at its Annual Meeting

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Green Party of SuffolkThe Green Party of Suffolk invites all enrolled Green Party members to come to their annual membership meeting to celebrate regaining their ballot line. The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011. It will start at 12pm at the Stony Brook Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket. (Directions) For more information about the Green Party, or about the March meeting, please contact Suffolk Chair Roger Snyder at (631) 351-5763. Or, go to the web-site: www.gpsuffolk.org.

With 59,929 votes, the Green Party of New York State Governor candidate has surpassed the 50,000 votes mark needed to reclaim the automatic ballot line for the next four years. To celebrate this victory, Greens Party members are encouraged to donate a symbolic $59 to the Green Party of Suffolk to fund the celebration and kick-start Green Party candidate campaigns.

Regaining the ballot line will make it much easier for Suffolk Green Party members to run for local, state and national office. The last time the Green Party of New York State had an automatic ballot line, we set the national record of running over 100 candidates statewide. And, the Green Party will be on voter registration forms again. The new registration forms mean the Green Party will grow even faster.

Party members are asked to bring their ideas for Green Party candidates and campaigns to the meeting. Enrollees are encouraged to bring fliers, petitions, and announcements for the literature table. The meeting will also cover housekeeping items such as election of officers, bylaws and raising funds. Considering the early start of the meeting, please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

“The Green Party of Suffolk is honored to once again be able to provide a strong progressive voice by running candidates on the Suffolk ballot,” said Snyder. “Though state election laws have made it difficult for us to run candidates without ballot status, we have remained a strong progressive voice on important issues such as Broadwater, Insanity Island, police Taser use, the Afghanistan War, the Iraq war, drone use, renewable energy, sustainable land use, and immigrant rights. The Green Party, by regaining ballot status, will add to the electoral arena more peace candidates, more single-payer candidates, more Main Street candidates, more anti-fracking candidates, and more sustainable energy candidates.”

The Green Party is a worldwide political movement. The four pillars of the Green Party are: Social and Economic Justice; Grassroots Democracy; Ecological Wisdom and NonViolence/Peace.

8 thoughts on “Green Party of Suffolk, NY Celebrates Regaining Ballot Line at its Annual Meeting

  1. Fun K. Chicken

    NY Greens were impressive this time. Too bad NY Libertarians fell just short. Even getting close was a major unprecedented accomplishment.

  2. Vaughn

    Paulie, they better be! We just had our status handed to us in Ohio and we don’t have any candidates yet this year…Except me (maybe)

  3. Richard Cooper

    @ Ian. This is a great advantage of ballot status. The Greens do not have to gather any signatures for the special election whereas Libertarians would if they fielded a candidate, which they evidently do not plan to do.

  4. Kimberly Wilder

    Thanks for the comment, Richard. Read it out to Ian.

    Also…now there is another special election opportunity. Some Republican Congressman in Western NY was flirting on Craig’s List and had to resign suddenly. Should be a great opportunity for the Green Party to apply ballot status power!

  5. Eric Sundwall

    There should be news soon about an impending lawsuit by the LPNY regarding the election results. I hope the Greens can muster a sufficiently anti-war candidate for this mess in the 26th.

    There might even be a Libertarian willing to give it a shot. Yes, ballot access for the LPNY would have been great for this little gift to voters.

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