Author Archives: David Doonan

Why I’m Voting Green in 2020

It is important to realize we have had two parties of the millionaires governing the United States since its founding. People have always had to pick between which of the millionaire parties we should choose from when neither put the people’s interests first. Some people have found a successful third way that builds people’s power.… Read more ...

Green Party Message for International Day of Peace: Support UN Call for Global Ceasefire, Repeal Authorization for Use of Military Force Act

The Green Party observes the 39th anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21 by affirming support for the UN General Assembly Resolution 36/37 to “commit to peace above all difference.” The 1981 Resolution established the International Day of Peace with unanimous support.

Green Party leaders condemn the perpetual state of war launched, with bitter irony, on the 19th anniversary of the Day of Peace Resolution with the passage of the post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).… Read more ...

Green, Libertarian Parties file suit against New York’s new ballot rules

In a rider passed in the last state budget, the legislature upped the ante for minor parties in New York. So, two of those minor parties, the Greens and the Libertarians, are suing.

In the past, to achieve ballot status, minor parties needed to earn 50,000 votes for their gubernatorial candidates.

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Green Party and Libertarian Party file joint lawsuit fighting ballot access restrictions

ALBANY, NY, July 27, 2020 – The Green Party of New York (GPNY) and the Libertarian Party of New York(LPNY) filed a Federal lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York to invalidate restrictive ballot access provisions passed as a rider to the FY2021 State Budget.

Since 1936, minor political parties in New York have been required to obtain 50,000 votes for their gubernatorial candidate every four years in order to achieve and maintain ballot status.

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Maine Green Independent Party candidates & convention

PORTLAND, Me – Please join the Maine Green Independent Party in congratulating our candidatesvying to be state representatives in the Maine House of Representatives!

Support them by liking their social media accounts, donating to their campaigns or volunteering. Visit their sites for more information about their campaigns and how to get involved.… Read more ...

Margaret Kimberley and Alexandria Villaseñor announced as guest speakers at Green Party of New York convention

ALBANY, NY – The Green Party of New York (GPNY) is thrilled to announce guest speakers Margaret Kimberley (commentator at Common Dreams and Black Agenda Report, author of Prejudential) and Alexandria Villaseñor (climate activist, Fridays For Future NYC and Earth Uprising) for this Saturday’s online State Nominating Convention!

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Ballot access victory in Illinois for Greens and Libertarians

  • If a minor party was on the ballot in either 2016 or 2018 for an office that is up in 2020, then it is automatically on the ballot for those same offices in 2020

On April 21, U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, a Clinton appointee, orally described substantial relief she intends to order for minor party and independent candidates for the Illinois 2020 election.… Read more ...

Green Party Lawsuits Allege States Are Exploiting COVID-19 to Limit Voter Options

The Green Party of the United States has announced lawsuits have been filed in Illinois and Georgia to stop Democratic- and Republican-run boards of elections from exploiting COVID-19, social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines that prevent the Green Party from gathering petition signatures for candidates. The Green Party has been appealing to governors across the nation for emergency ballot access relief for candidates in the interest of public health and safety.… Read more ...