Tag Archives: 2020 George Floyd protests

Green Party of New York: Greens Blast NYC Budget Capitulation

The Green Party of New York put out the following press release today about the city of New York’s passage of a budget touted to reduce NYPD funding: 

New York City – Green Party officers responded to the passage of New York City’s FY 2021 budget with the following statement:

“In the face of a massive month-long social uprising demanding the end of police violence against Black and Brown communities and a massive reduction in the NYPD budget, the Mayor and City Council instead used accounting tricks to maintain funding for the department, while attempting to claim otherwise,” said Chris Archer, chair of the Green Party of New York County. … Read more ...

Constitution Party: The George Floyd Tragedy

The Constitution Party sent the following statement to subscribers today including a fundraising pitch and update on ballot access from the current chairman Frank Fluckiger as well as a statement from presidential nominee Don Blankenship on the killing of George Floyd

The news media has been replete with articles and comments regarding the inexcusable murder of George Floyd of Minneapolis.… Read more ...

Reform Party of Virginia: It is Time for Action

The Reform Party of Virginia posted the following press release last week in response to the protests of law enforcement in light of the Minneapolis Police Department’s suffocation killing of George Floyd: 

Reform Party of Virginia calls on President, House and Senate leaders of both parties to take action, and a national conference of minority leaders and government to be held.… Read more ...

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Wayne Allyn Root Postpones Blue Lives Matter Rally

As reported on his Facebook page earlier this week, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root was to lead a Blue Lives Matter rally this Saturday in Las Vegas.  However, Root has since postponed the event due to safety concerns.

“I am postponing Saturday’s pro police march here in Vegas,” Root announced on Facebook. … Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Moving Street Protests from Futility to Utility

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial Wednesday on his website Nader.org. 

The nationwide street protests following the gruesome murder of George Floyd, who was pinned to the ground and choked by a Minneapolis police officer and three accomplices, were spontaneous and diverse.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York City: On the Response to Black Lives Matter Protests

The Green Party of New York City sent out the following press release today concerning to the city of New York’s response to the Black Lives Matter protests in the aftermath of the Minneapolis Police Department’s suffocation killing of George Floyd.

The Green Parties of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York counties strongly condemn the violence perpetrated by the New York Police Department (NYPD) during the past week of protests in the five boroughs of New York City, as protesters voiced their outrage over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.… Read more ...

Dan Behrman: This is Insane!

Dan “Taxation is Theft” Behrman was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  He is now running for the Libertarian Party’s 2022 nomination for Governor of Texas.  He sent out the following press release today. 

I can’t believe what is going on in America’s cities. Absolute chaos, and not the good kind.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: Prelude to Martial Law

Chuck Baldwin, the 2004 vice presidential nominee and 2008 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, published the editorial below last Thursday:  

On the heels of government lockdowns of almost the entire country over the coronavirus, we are now witnessing nationwide riots over a Minneapolis policeman’s murder of George Floyd—and, predictably, Donald Trump is threatening to invoke the Insurrection Act and turn the U.S.… Read more ...

Jim Rex: Statement from the Alliance Party ‘Together, We Can Do This’

Alliance Party national chairman Jim Rex sent out the following statement today on George Floyd, an African American who died as a Minneapolis police officer restrained him with a knee on the back of his neck. 

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of George Floyd. As a Nation we mourn this tragic and indefensible loss of life and realize we must all allow this moment to be an opportunity to look more deeply at ourselves and into the soul of this nation.… Read more ...