Owen Silverman Andrew: ‘Introducing the Maryland Green New Deal’

Maryland Matters
By Owen Silverman Andrew
September 13, 2019

Over the last decade, Maryland’s political establishment repeatedly expanded corporate gambling in our state, promising the tax proceeds would swell funding for public education. In fact, the reverse happened, and the new tax revenue was used to offset steep cuts to K-12 education from the general fund budget.… Read more ...

Florida Reform Party Chair Joe Wendt Announces POTUS Bid

Joe Wendt, Chairman of the Florida Reform Party, hasthrown his hat in the ring for the Reform Party 2020 Nomination. He joins Darcy Richardson and others who have, or soon will also announce. Joe has been active in politics for many years. He made his announcement via his FaceBook page, Joe Wendt on September 6 at 9:16 AM:

https://www.facebook.com/JoeWendtOfficial/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARARLF7iCBoEbpmlF-RSYsB3-3Iwk_8DXIlj3cdhZMwTa1NAh76NvseVFB2utNY7XWd4q44EbvAeb6Wh

“I have decided to enter the Presidential race and run for the Reform Party’s Presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Greens run in fall 2019 elections

At least 62 Greens are running in elections in September, October and November 2019. At least 43 Greens have run in winter, spring and summer 2019 elections, with 18 elected.

Most are running for a variety of positions: city and town councils, soil and water commissions, school boards, township trustees, and zoning boards.… Read more ...

Jerome Segal to run for President under Bread and Roses Party

American Philosopher, Political activist, President of the Jewish Peace Lobby, and 2018 Democratic Maryland Senate Candidate. Jerome Segal has announced his candidacy for President in 2020 under the Bread and Roses banner.

The Bread and Roses Party, founded in 2018, identifies itself as “socialistic in its ideals” and “open to New Socialists and Non-Socialist alike.” It isn’t poised to try and rival the two major parties, but rather seeks to inject, through campaigns, new ideas, new policies and new leaders.”

In response to the Spoiler Myth, they have chosen not to run candidates in Swing States.… Read more ...

Allegheny, PA, Greens Favor Civilian Police Review Board

Two members of the Allegheny County Council submitted a bill to create a countywide Civilian Police Review Board, similar to the board already in existence in Pittsburgh. A public hearing was held in August by Council, and below is testimony given by a Green Party spokesperson:

Hi, my name is Jay Walker, and I’m the chair of the Green Party of Allegheny County.… Read more ...

Greens: We’re Hiring A Ballot Access Coordinator

Thank you for your continuing support of the Maryland Green Party and the greater Green movement.

Small donors are helping us finance the position of Ballot Access Coordinator, and we are excited to announce the start of the hiring process.

This is a contract position to oversee the party’s operations for a successful petitioning drive for ballot access.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party Celebrates 150th Anniversary

On September 1st, the Prohibition Party celebrated the 150th anniversary of its first national convention in Chicago, in 1869. The Prohibition Party bears the distinction of being the oldest living minor party in the United States, and the third oldest living political party in the U.S., following the Democratic and Republican Parties.… Read more ...

September 2019 Open Thread

The Democrats and Republicans. What can you say? There’s the Republicans:

Then there’s the Democrats, as reported in the Onion (more accurate than the “serious” mainstream media news networks):

“EMPORIA, KS—Unveiling the new nationwide messaging strategy after six months of planning and research, the Democratic Party launched its “Listen Up, Hayseeds” campaign Monday to win over rural voters.

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Hawkins: Workers Need More Rights and Economic Democracy

Above image: People participate in a workers’ rights protest on September 14, 2017. By Ben Smith for The Daily Iowan.

By Howie Hawkins

As someone who has been a union member since I was a Marine with the American Servicemen’s Union until I retired last year as a Teamster as well as a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, I have lived the reality of mistreatment of workers in the United States.Read more ...

Green Party denounces business deals and trade policies through which multinational corporations profit from the destruction of the Brazilian rainforest

Private concerns are gutting the Amazon rainforest, contributing to fires, the loss of plant and animal species, and global warming through the release of carbon as trees are cleared. More than 74,000 fires have burned approximately 7,200 square miles this year in the Brazilian portion of the rainforest.

“Brazilian politicians are lobbying U.S.… Read more ...

Texas Greens Call for Candidates

The Green Party of Texas (GPTX) is now recruiting Green candidates who support our ten key values for the 2020 general election ballot. For detailed information on running as a Green, please review our Candidate FAQ.

GPTX is committed to maintaining a ballot line to advocate for the people’s issues as articulated in our platform.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party: We’re looking for the right person

  • Help Wanted: Candidate to Run for U.S. Senate!

  • The Illinois Green Party is looking for a well-qualified candidate to run for U.S. Senate in 2020.

Instead of waiting for someone to come to us and then seeing if that person is a good fit, we have decided to set out our qualifications first, and then see if you, or anyone you know, would like to apply for the role.… Read more ...