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Posts tagged as “Citizens’ Party”

Time Capsule: Barry Commoner Rallies Crowd of 1,100 Supporters to Qualify for Oregon Ballot

Barry Commoner, a pioneer in the ecology movement and Citizens Party candidate for president, earned a spot on the Oregon ballot in 1980 with a speech before an enthusiastic crowd of 1,100 cheering supporters in Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.

The crowd, which included a visible contingent of Gray Panthers, the senior citizens advocacy group founded by Philadelphia activist Maggie Kuhn in 1970, fulfilled the state’s requirement for a nominating convention of 1,000 delegates needed under Oregon law to qualify a presidential candidate for the November ballot.… Read more ...

Emma Wong Mar, First Asian-American to Run for National Office in November, Dies

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On September 16, Emma Wong Mar died in Oakland, California. She was 89. She was the Peace & Freedom Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 1984, and was the first Asian-American to appear on a general election ballot for President or Vice-President.… Read more ...