Tag Archives: DC Statehood Green Party

Opposition News Article on Gloria La Riva’s Presidential Candidacy

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The Party for Socialism and Liberation has named its 2016 Presidential ticket. Gloria La Riva is the Party’s nominee for US President and Eugene Puryear is the PSL candidate for Vice President. The pair will be campaigning under the slogan, Vote Socialist in 2016.… Read more ...

Scott McLarty: What’ll Happen to Bernie’s Political Revolution After Hillary Wins the Nomination?

From Scott McLarty in CounterPunch, forwarded to me by the DC Statehood Green Party:

The question needs to be asked. What will Bernie Sanders’ supporters do when “We need a political revolution” inevitably turns into “We must vote for the lesser evil”?

It seems like bad manners to bring up the likelihood that Mr.… Read more ...

Eugene Puryear: A Revolutionary Perspective on Why the Left Should Engage in Electoral Politics

From Marsha Coleman at Black Agenda Report, reposted to Green Papers:

Eugene Puryear, a 29 year-old African-American activist, was the vice presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) in the 2008 election. He recently ran for an At-Large seat in the DC Council with the D.C.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: 2014 Campaigns Highlight Growing Diversity of Green Party

By Dave Schwab:

Green Party campaigns in 2014 made a splash, from Howie Hawkins’ historic result in New York to Gayle McLaughlin’s triumph over a Chevron-funded challenge in Richmond, CA. But another remarkable story is the growing diversity of the Green Party and the candidates who are its public face.

Respect for diversity has long been a key value of the Green Party US, but still, Greens have faced charges (from within and without) that the party and its candidates are disproportionately white and male.… Read more ...

DC Statehood Green Party on Marion Barry and His Legacy

From a DC Statehood Green Party email:

The D.C. Statehood Green Party expressed sadness and condolences for the family of former Mayor and Council member Marion Barry and for all those mourning his death on Sunday.

D.C. Statehood Green Party leaders said that Mayor Barry accomplished something that politicians promise but seldom deliver: he gave D.C.… Read more ...

Liberation News Interview with Eugene Puryear

From Liberation News, the newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

Liberation sat down with Eugene Puryear on Nov. 5 to discuss the outcome and significance of the D.C. for the People campaign for the seat of D.C. Councilmember At-Large.

Liberation: Eugene, the purely grassroots D.C. for the People campaign received more than 10,000 votes, how do you assess the campaign overall?Read more ...

Green Party: Highlights from Election Day 2014

Press Release from the Green Party of the United States:

The Green Party made several advances in the 2014 general election on November 4, with Green candidates winning 27 seats and ballot lines held for most state Green Parties.

The most closely watched Green races were in Richmond, California, where outgoing Mayor Gayle McLaughlin overcame a $3-million campaign by Chevron to defeat her slate, and New York, where Howie Hawkins challenged incumbent Gov.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

One of the reasons the November 4 election is suspenseful is because there are so many states in which it is difficult to predict whether various minor parties will poll enough votes to obtain, or keep, recognized party status.

Alabama: although no minor party candidate has any candidates on the ballot for statewide office, parties can also obtain recognized party status, for county office only, if they poll 20% of the vote for a countywide county office.… Read more ...

David Schwartzman Challenges Rivals to a Foot Race Across DC

Press Release from the DC Statehood Green Party:

David Schwartzman, candidate for “Shadow” U.S. Senator (http://www.davidschwartzman.com), is challenging his competitors to a foot race across Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 31.

“I challenge my opponents to a running race from Adams Morgan, 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, starting at 10 a.m.… Read more ...

Eugene Puryear Unveils Plan to Aid Small Businesses in DC

Press Release from the D.C. Statehood Green Party:

Eugene Puryear, the D.C. Statehood Green Party’s nominee for At-Large Member of City Council in Washington, D.C. (http://www.EugenePuryear.com), has published a white paper outlining steps for aiding small businesses in the District.

The text of the paper, titled “Benefitting Small Businesses in a D.C.… Read more ...

Candidates Puryear and Schwartzman Urge Calls to Congress in Support of D.C. Statehood

Press Release from the Green Party. Thanks to Green Party Watch for this news.

On Monday, October 6, D.C. Statehood Green Party candidates Eugene Puryear and David Schwartzman will lead the party in a “D.C. Statehood Call-in Day” on which Green Party members, friends, and all supporters of democracy and equal rights across the U.S.… Read more ...

DC Statehood Green Party: Eugene Puryear Endorsed by National Progressive Leaders

Eugene Puryear has gained support from national and area progressive leaders in his campaign for At-Large Member of D.C. Council (http://www.EugenePuryear.com).

An online pitch for support and donations for the D.C. Statehood Green Party’s candidate was signed by several prominent progressive, Green, and antiwar activists, including former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, peace activist Cindy Sheehan, and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.… Read more ...