The Green Party of PA Stands Against Plan to Cut Assistance to the Poor

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) stands against PA House of Representative Bill 33 (HB 33) which — if passed — will end General Assistance to the poor.

General Assistance is for low-income residents who need help, but don’t qualify for traditional welfare because they don’t have dependents. Currently, there are more than 6,600 enrollees in the program.… Read more ...

Greens Say ‘No to NATO’ While War Parties Give Standing Ovations to NATO

By Kevin Zeese

Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below about the week of protests against NATO highlights Greens who participated, often as organizers with other peace and justice activists.

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Steven Nekhaila running for Libertarian Party of Florida chair

Last week I reported that Jon-luc Tesky is running for LPF chair. There is at least one other candidate, current LPF treasurer and LNC region rep Steven Nekhaila (via FB):

A question I get asked often is, Steven, if you are elected Chairman who will serve as Treasurer?

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Hawkins Announces Exploratory Committee, asks “Should I run for president?”

Above: Howie Hawkins exploratory committee announcement April 3, 2019, Washington, DC. Center Howie Hawkins, to his right Ajamu Baraka, 2016, Green Party vice presidential candidate, to his left, Cheri Honkala, Green Party 2012 vice presidential candidate. Photo by Eleanor Goldfield.

By Kevin Zeese

Howie Hawkins, a co-founder of the Green Party who was the first US candidate to run on the Green New Deal in 2010, announced an exploratory campaign to seek the nomination for president from the Green Party of the United States on Wednesday, April 3.… Read more ...

Jon-Luc Tesky running for Libertarian Party of Florida chair

Jon-Luc Tesky via FB:

Today April 1, 2019, I announce my candidacy for Chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida. We are at a crossroads. In 2014 and 2016, we had statewide candidates, we had a growing membership, and we were politically relevant. In 2017, Marcos Miralles was elected Chair, and reversed our course.

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Open Thread for Discussing California Libertarian Convention, Weekend of April 5 – 7

The Libertarian Party of CA will hold their annual convention the weekend of April 5 to 7. It’s being held at the Concord Crowne Plaza in Northern California in Concord, and promises to be a great time as we elect some new officers and handle other party business.

I’m setting up this thread for anyone who wishes to notify the group of things that happen.… Read more ...

Interview with Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, Green Party Presidential Candidate

Show Premise: On E Pluribus Unum’s Fireside Chats I usually go over political news, . Though I will also do the occasional interview with a politician such as when I interviewed John Wolfe Jr, a minor Democratic Party candidate for President in 2012 and 2018 Senate Campaign, two times actually.… Read more ...

Arvin Vohra: Libertarian Party must stop avoiding culture wars

Submitted by Arvin Vohra, former LNC Vice Chair and current candidate for the Libertarian presidential nomination:

This culture has produced this government. If today, we achieved the ancap dream, abolished all government departments, fired all federal workers, shut down all foreign military bases, then this culture would recreate this exact government by tomorrow.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Georgia: Federal Agency Voluntarily Dismantles Itself, Citing “Epic Failure”

LPGeorgia.com:

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced this morning that it will close its doors and return its $3 Billion annual budget to taxpayers. Citing “epic failure” to reduce the availability of drugs and the agency’s role in destroying hundreds of thousands of lives both at home and abroad, the DEA has voluntarily relinquished its unconstitutional powers and disbanded.

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Michigan Live: Isolated in GOP, Congressman Justin Amash considers third-party presidential run

Malachi Barrett at mlive.com:

Justin Amash is reconsidering his place in a party he is at odds with, isolated from Republicans that have largely bent to the will of the president.

The Michigan Republican is gaining a national following as a Congressman who isn’t afraid to buck the Republican line, often going to toe to toe with the party’s biggest star, President Donald Trump.

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Prohibition Party 2020 Presidential Nominee Withdraws

Ballot Access News:

Recently, Bill Bayes withdrew as the Prohibition Party nominee for president in 2020. He had been nominated on November 13, 2018 in a conference call of party activists. A new such telephone conference will be held soon to replace him. Bayes lives in Mississippi and had been the party’s vice-presidential nominee in 2016.

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Free Pony Express: Original Libertarian, Governor Bill Weld, Endorses Vermin Supreme, the Presumptive Libertarian Nominee, for President

Peter Paul Pendragon at the Free Pony Express:

After the former governor of Massachusetts and original Libertarian (and former Libertarian for Life) Bill Weld left the Libertarian Party (again) for the GOP, the group The People for Bill Weld declared Vermin Supreme the presumptive nominee of the Libertarian Party and offered their endorsement.  Quickly following suit, Bill Weld has privately come out in strong support of the new presumptive nominee.… Read more ...