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Green Party: Time to democratize the Electoral College

 

Greens’ Civil Actions to Democratize the Electoral College Revives a Lost Motive behind the March on Washington

September 17 | Posted by admin | Electoral CollegeGreen Party

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Executive Director, Douglass Institute of Government
Chair, DC Statehood Green Party Electoral College Taskforce

Jonathan Yardley’s book review “The Lost motive behind the march” (The Washington Post, Sunday, August 25, 2013, B8) of ‘The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights ‘ by William P.

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Constitution Party Releases June Newsletter

The Constitution Party released its latest monthly newsletter “News at a Glance” on June 21st. The two pages online newsletter features an article about the party’s view on the Electoral College as well as a message from National Chairman Frank Fluckiger on recent CP news.

The newsletter is available below:

http://www.constitutionparty.com/Portals/0/SiteImages/Newsletter%20PDF/2013-06-21-Newsletter_Issue_6.pdf

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Latest Articles on Americans Elect at Ballot Access News and Irregular Times

Since our last update:

At Ballot Access News:

Americans Elect Web Page Posts New National Ballot Access Petition Count

The Americans Elect web page now says the group has obtained 1,903,444 signatures on petitions to get on the ballot, so far. This contrasts with the figure of three weeks ago, which was 1,829,264.

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes National Popular Vote Bill

Ballot Access News reports:

On July 27, the Massachusetts legislature gave final approval to the National Popular Vote Plan bill. Governor DuVal Patrick is expected to sign it. Massachusetts will be the sixth state to approve the plan. The others are Hawaii, Washington, New Jersey, Maryland and Illinois.

According to BAN comments that brings the plan up to 73 votes.… Read more ...

Green Party Black Caucus Protests Odious Redemptionist-era rulings being invoked by the Obama Justice Department

As posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:

The BLACK CAUCUS OF THE GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES (GPBC) in a letter of protest to Attorney General, Eric Holder registered their strong objection that in this case of controversy an Assistant United States Attorney in the Department of Justice in argument before the Appellate Court has invoked odious Redemptionist-era rulings of the Supreme Court that reestablished white supremacy and overturned Reconstruction.

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Green Party member’s civil action against Electoral College Mal-Apportionment goes to court 1/14/10

On The Wilder Side, also at GP.org and contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Asa Gordon

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Green Party calls Asa Gordon’s action a demand for fair elections, voters’ rights, and racial justice

A major voting rights civil action filed by Green Party leader Asa Gordon is scheduled for oral argument in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (No.… Read more ...

Oral argument scheduled for: Green’s Democratizing the Electoral College Civil Action

The full text below was sent out as an e-mail alert/press release by Asa Gordon:

By order of the United States Court of Appeals : Gordon (Plaintiff/Appellant) v Biden (Defendant/Appellee)  is now SCHEDULED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON JANUARY 14th, 2010 before the UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

FINAL BRIEF”S filed in Gordon v Biden (Green’s Democratizing the Electoral College Civil Action) .

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Enormous archive of third party and ballot access information now available on line

On its web-site, Ballot Access News [BAN] has reported that paper issues of its publication dating from 1993 to the present are now available on-line. This extensive archive of ballot access material can be found through the BAN web-site here.

Ballot Access News is a non-partisan newsletter reporting on ballot in the United States of America. … Read more ...

In DC, Asa Gordon to teach class on “Democratizing the Electoral College”

Asa Gordon is Chair of the D.C Statehood Green Party Electoral College Task Force; a member of the Green Party Black Caucus Organizing Committee; and is the founder and Executive Director of the Douglass Institute of Government (DIG).

Asa Gordon will be presenting the class “Democratizing the Electoral College” on Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 6:45 pm through the Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, DC.… Read more ...

With 2010 Census, states expected to gain/lose seats in Electoral College and US House

from Ballot Access News
Non-Partisan Group Estimates Number of Electoral Votes in Each State in 2012

April 14th, 2009

After the 2010 census has been held, the number of seats held by each state in the U.S. House of Representatives will change. The National Conference of State Legislatures recently estimated what the 2010 reapportionment will mean for each state.

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Oregon House Passes National Popular Vote Bill

Thanks to Ballot Access News for this info:

Oregon House Passes National Popular Vote Bill
March 12th, 2009

On March 12, the Oregon House passed HB 2588 by a vote of 39-19. This is the National Popular Vote bill…

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Michigan State House passes National Popular Vote Bill

A newsletter, posted below, from the National Popular Vote organization summarizes the situation in Michigan and gives some background information (albeit very favorably biased background information) about the National Popular Vote Plan. In case you’re wondering, this could potentially have a positive effect on third parties because it would eliminate the obstacle of one candidate needing to collect a majority of electoral votes. One candidate for president would only need to collect more votes than all of the other people running. If you believe that something different would take place, please say so in the comments. The newsletter:

Michigan House is 22nd State Legislative Chamber to Pass National Popular Vote Bill

The Michigan House of Representatives has become the 22th state legislative chamber in the U.S.… Read more ...