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Jill Stein Wins Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Ties In Hawaii

Six conventions or caucuses were held in state Green Parties all over the United States on Saturday, May 19th, 2012. Jill Stein, the leading candidate for the Presidential nomination of the Green Party, won all of the contests except for Hawaii, Roseanne Barr’s homestate, where she tied with Barr.

Six state Green parties completed their presidential primaries on Saturday, and all six voted strongly for Dr.

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Tracy Ryan: Hawaii’s New Sex Trafficking Bill Over Reaches the Mark

by Tracy Ryan

[Hawaii state house bill] HB 240 that aimed at cracking down at “sex trafficking” may be the worst bill I have seen signed into law in the seventeen years I have been following the legislature.  It is an example of finding the scariest example of some activity and improperly generalizing it to create fear.… Read more ...

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News: IndependentVoting.org is ‘a pressure group working to limit choices on the general election ballot’

Reprinted in full, with permission, from Ballot Access News.

Government-printed ballots in the United States were first created in 1888, and almost from the start, opponents of new and minor political parties started manipulating the ballot access laws to keep certain parties off the ballot.  The first such instance was in Nevada, when the 1893 legislature increased the petition requirement for new parties and independent candidates to 10% of the last vote cast, in a vain attempt to keep the Peoples (Populist) Party off the ballot.… Read more ...

Half Million Votes for Green Senate Candidates

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch

The eleven Green Party candidates on the ballot this year for US Senate netted a combined half million votes. The 510,000 votes is the highest combined total for Green Party Senate candidates since 2000, when Medea Benjamin won 326,000 votes for US Senate in California and Vance Hansen picked up over 100,000 in Arizona.… Read more ...

Hawaii Candidate Filing Closes; Five Parties Will Have Nominees

Ballot Access News:

Filing for the Hawaii primaries closed on July 20. The Libertarian Party will have candidates for US Senate, US House 2nd district, and state house 5th district. The Green Party has a candidate for US Senate. The Free Energy Party has candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.… Read more ...

HI Green Party announces state convention in Honolulu, Sat 29 May

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Maui Weekly reports:

The annual State Convention of the Green Party of Hawai‘i (GPHI) will be held on Saturday, May 29, in Honolulu at University Square, 2615 South King Street, Suite 106A, at 10 a.m.

The meeting will convene to elect state party officers, two delegates to the Green Party US (GPUS) annual meeting and choose members of National GP Standing Committees.

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TX, AR, AZ, HI Green Parties Need Your Help to Get on the Ballot

Posted at On The Wilder Side:

Green Party Quilt by Betty Wood

Several state Green Parties are collecting signatures to win ballot access for 2010 elections – and beyond! No matter where you are, there is some way to help fellow Greens win the recognition they need from their state governments.… Read more ...

Hawaii Independent Party Begins Petition Drive

Ballot Access News reports:

The Independent Party of Hawaii is launching a drive to qualify for the ballot in 2010. The party also appeared on the Hawaii ballot in 2008, and was the vehicle for getting Ralph Nader on the ballot that year. For more information, contact Shaun Stenshol, 808-283-6878, or nadermoore@yahoo.com.… Read more ...

Hawaii Nader case will be revived

from Ballot Access News
Hawaii Nader Case Will be Revived
March 30th, 2009

Ralph Nader’s 2004 Hawaii ballot access case has been in the 9th circuit since last year. The chief issue is whether it is constitutional for Hawaii to require six times as many signatures for an independent presidential candidate as for an entire new party.

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Ballot Access News: Ralph Nader ballot access lawsuits update

Ballot Access News reports:

Nader Hawaii 2004 Ballot Access Case Delayed

The 9th circuit will postpone proceedings in Nader v Cronin, the Hawaii 2004 ballot access case over whether a state may require six times as many signatures for a presidential independent candidate as it requires for an entire new party.

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Constitution Party: What awaits America if we keep voting for ‘lesser of two evils’

Reposted on the Constitution Party national webpage

by Andrew Osborn
Wall Street Journal

Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.

MOSCOW — For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010. For most of that time, he admits, few took his argument — that an economic and moral collapse will trigger a civil war and the eventual breakup of the U.S.

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Hawaii Green Party leader Bonk dies

Bill Bonk, a former Hawaii Democratic official who helped found the state’s Green Party, died this week, West Hawaii Today reports. Bonk “was changed by his World War II combat experiences in the Philippines and New Guinea, plus an extended stay in Japan during the American occupation” and became a peace activist and progressive leader in the state.… Read more ...