Monthly Archives: January 2015

Lily Tang Williams: Common Core Is ‘Communist Core I Once Saw in China’

Dr. Susan Berry at BreitBart.com via Live Free Blog. Lily Tang Williams ran as a Libertarian for Colorado House District 44 in 2014 and serves as Colorado state director of Our America Initiative.


A Chinese immigrant mother of three testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that the Common Core is the same type of education system she experienced growing up in Communist China.… Read more ...

UK Greens congratulate Syriza on victory in Greek election

greenparty.org.uk via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

GREEN Party MEPs Keith Taylor and Molly Scott Cato have issued a joint statement this morning after Syriza won yesterday’s General Election in Greece.

The Greek Ecologist Green Party, part of the European Green Party, took part in a joint election campaign with Syriza, which now sees them join a left coalition government in Greece.… Read more ...

US Pirate Party results from the 2014 election

Posted at uspirates.org. I can’t find any record of us posting it previously.


The Pirate Party made a strong showing with its three candidates in yesterdays elections, showing the party has a growing base in the US that welcomes the forward-looking message of the party.

The Massachusetts Pirate Party had two strong candidates with Noelani Kamelamela and  Joseph Guertin who polled better than most people expected.… Read more ...

Vermont Libertarian Party Opposes Expanding Background Checks for Gun Sales

From the Vermont Libertarian Party website:

The Vermont Libertarian Party opposes expanding background checks for gun sales in Vermont. Vermont firearm dealers currently conduct background checks on each person purchasing a firearm both in-store and at gun shows. Some even use background check websites to look up people to find out of they fit the bill to purchase a weapon.… Read more ...

Reform Party Raising Money for New Website

From the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party of the United States of America is raising money to fund a new website and the Communications Committee. The Communications Committee is tasked with the maintaining the Reform Party website, internal communications and external public relations. Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley has agreed to match the first 100 dollars in donations, and has sent out numerous communications through varies means asking for members and supporters to donate.… Read more ...

Chicago Green Party Hosts Mayoral Forum

From DNAinfo Chicago:

Mayoral candidates vowed to get Chicago back on track during the Green Party’s mayoral forum at the Second Unitarian Church in Lakeview Saturday.

Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd),William “Dock” Walls and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia tackled education, tax-increment financing reform and environmental issues during the forum at the church, 656 W.… Read more ...

Illinois Herald Endorses William Dock Walls for Chicago Mayor

From Mark Wachtler at the Illinois Herald:

Enough is enough – let Dock Walls participate in the televised Mayoral debates. It’s bad enough that independents in Chicago need 20,000 signatures to run for office while Democrats and Republicans only need 500. But battle-hardened independents like Mr. Walls are then left off corporate media polls and purposely excluded from the debates.… Read more ...

Missouri Democratic State Legislator Becomes an Independent


Keith English

Ballot Access News:

On January 26, Democratic State Representative Keith English, who represents Missouri’s 68th district, said he is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an independent. See this story.

At the November 2014 election, English was re-elected as a Democrat with 6,758 votes. His only opponent, Republican Becky Sharma, received 3,435.… Read more ...

Reform Party Selects New Officers

reformFrom newly-elected Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley at the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party National Committee met on December 6th, 2014 to elect a Vice-Chair and Secretary for the Party.

Former Vice-Chair Rodney Martin chose not to seek reelection, and Reform Party Treasurer Bill C. Merrell was elected as his successor.… Read more ...

Washington Times: Libertarians Have Good Reason to be Optimistic

From the Libertarian Party website:

The Washington Times has an article in today’s paper that libertarians have good reason to be optimistic, and have made some history.

“A recent Gallup poll revealed that self-described “independents” are the nation’s largest political demographic. Indeed a record-breaking 43 percent of Americans now say they are independents, compared to 30 percent who are Democrats and 26 percent who are Republican.… Read more ...

Glova Scott: Workers Need to Fight for Control of Safety on the Job

From John Hays at The Militant, newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party:

“No one has to die in accidents like this,” Glova Scott, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council in Ward 4 here, told workers as she campaigned door to door and talked to transit workers at the Fort Totten Metro rail station Jan.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Greens Call for Moratorium on Tar Sands Expansion

From the Wisconsin Green Party website:

Enbridge Energy, the corporation responsible for the largest inland oil spill in American history (dumping an estimated 1 million gallons of tar sands sludge into the Kalamazoo River system), is attempting to expand its pipeline system in Wisconsin to carry more tar sands than the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.… Read more ...