Working Families Party Files Lawsuit Against New York’s Tougher Definition of “Political Party”

Ballot Access News:

On May 29, the Working Families Party filed a federal lawsuit against the definition of a qualified party that passed on April 1, 2020. Hurley v Kosinski, s.d., 1:20cv-4148. The new definition requires a party to pass the vote test every two years instead of every four years.… Read more ...

Hawkins Campaign FEC Filing: A Working Class Green Campaign

From Howie Hawkins Green for President Campaign

Last week, the people-powered Howie Hawkins 2020 Green Party presidential campaign submitted its latest campaign finance filing to the FEC for the quarter ending September 30, 2019. Our filing is available on the FEC website.

As the campaign’s treasurer, I’m excited to share our promising numbers:

  • We’ve raised more than $60,000 as of this writing.
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Working Families Party Had Lowest Gubernatorial Showings in Twenty Years

Ballot Access News:

The Working Families Party received its lowest share of the vote in gubernatorial elections last month since 1998. In Connecticut, where it has only been participating in gubernatorial elections starting in 2010, it was outpolled by the Independent Party, and so drops to fourth line on the ballot.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Working Families Party caves once again

The only vote left for progressives and socialists is the Green Party ticket after the Working Families Party once again nominated Andrew Cuomo.

The WFPers who worked for Cynthia Nixon’s campaign, and the progressive Democrats who voted for her, will find that it is Green Party’s platform that calls for real solutions to the problems we face, from the climate emergency to the growing concentration of wealth in the hands of the 1% that leaves many of us in the 99% struggling for living-wage jobs, affordable housing, on-time transit, good schools, and adequate health care.… Read more ...

Craig Bowden: “element within our party … actively working to recruit Mitt Romney to the Libertarian Party”

Region 1 alternate Craig Bowden to LNC list:

It has come to my attention that there is an element within our party
that is actively working to recruit Mitt Romney to the Libertarian
Party. That we are seeking him out during an election in which there is
a Libertarian candidate facing him, and he is one of the least
Libertarian politicians out there right now.

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Howie Hawkins on the contradictions the Working Families Party faces by using cross-endorsements

That didn’t take long. On Saturday, April 13 the Working Families Party endorsed Democrat Cynthia Nixon for New York Governor. By the following Tuesday, the WFP said they didn’t really mean it.

“We will not be a spoiler,” said Bill Lipton, the WFP’s political director, indicating that the WFP will take Nixon off its ballot line if she loses the Democratic primary against Governor Andrew Cuomo.… Read more ...

Joseph Wendt: “Inner workings of Invictus 2016 campaign, rise of alt right in LP of Florida, why I withdrew from US Senate race, etc”

Q&A with Joe Wendt:

Question: Tell us how Augustus Invictus got involved in the LPF and your involvement into the campaign?

Joe: Well, believe it or not, Vicki Kirkland introduced me to Augustus. Vicki and her county Vice Chair, Robert Reich, were the ones who recruited and brought Augustus into the party.… Read more ...

Working Families Party: ‘Big Wins You May Have Missed: 2017 Victories for Local WFP Candidates’

workingfamilies.org:

Trump’s presidency has sparked a massive grassroots resistance. But we’re not only fighting Trump — we’re also electing the next generation of progressive leaders in local races around the country.

When WFP-backed progressive Christine Pellegrino upset her Republican opponent in a special election for New York State Assembly this spring, WFP New York State Director Bill Lipton said it best:

“Bold populism that puts working families’ issues front and center — this is how we win in Trump country.Read more ...

Paul Stanton: Perhaps “Working with White Nationalists” Is Not the Best Approach?

 

 

 

This was sent to the members of the Libertarian Party National Committee

July 20, 2017


Subject: Perhaps “Working with White Nationalists” Is Not the Best Approach?

Dear members of the Libertarian Party of Florida Executive Committee:
We are losing good members, and the trust of the public, due to the elevation of leaders in extremist hate groups to our party leadership. 
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John Reimann: ‘Lack of a Working Class Political Party: A Deafening Roar’

John Reimann at the North Star:

Sometimes when I was working in construction I’d be working right by an air compressor – one of those giant ones that makes a continual thunderous roar. The noise would be so loud and continuous that after awhile you wouldn’t even hear it, you wouldn’t be aware of it anymore….… Read more ...

Green Party, celebrating Labor Day, “promotes Green agenda for working people”

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Press release from GP.org, September 5th, 2016:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Labor Day 2016, Green Party leaders and candidates called for living wages, Single-Payer health care, cancellation of student debt, defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a Green New Deal to end growing economic inequality, and conversion to a system based on ecological economics.… Read more ...