Tag Archives: Illinois

Wrights Campaign Wants to Occupy Ballot Access

BURNET, Texas (May 18) – Although Lee Wrights failed to win the Libertarian nomination for president, he and his campaign staff remain committed to guaranteeing the Libertarian Party is on the ballot in as many states as possible. So they have launched another project, Occupy Ballot Access, to fulfill or surpass their campaign promise to spend 10 percent of all campaign donations on ballot access.… Read more ...

In fundraising pitch, Jill Stein campaign updates supporters on progress toward receiving public funding

Today Jill Stein’s campaign, aimed at securing the Green Party’s nomination for president, sent out a fundraising email with the pitch of “Double Your Green.”  That is, if Stein raises $5,000 in donations of $250 or less from 20 or more states, the federal government will then match donations of that amount dollar-for-dollar. … Read more ...

Jill Stein wins Illinois Green presidential primary, Roseanne Barr and Kent Mesplay also pick up delegates

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has won the Illinois primary, which was held online and open to all residents of Illinois 13 and older.  From the Green Party of Illinois:

Results are in from the Illinois Green Party’s first ever online primary. With a total of 153 ballots cast, Harvard-educated physician Jill Stein of Massachusetts has won the primary with 71% of the vote.… Read more ...

Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Illinois Green congressional candidate joins Coalition of Imokalee Workers demonstration

Green congressional candidate Laurel Lambert Schmidt will be present today at a demonstration outside of Trader Joe’s, in favor of the Coalition of Imokalee Workers‘ attempts to organize tomato pickers, as reported here:

La Grange, IL —

Activists from Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice, Third Unitarian Social Action and Fair Food Chicago will host an informational picket of the Trader Joe’s store in La Grange from noon to 1 p.m.

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Former Illinois Green running in Democratic congressional primary

From the Patch:

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Simon Ribeiro of Evanston filed nominating petitions to enter the March 20 Democratic primary against Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston).

Ribeiro’s website describes him as a high school teacher in an Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic school, and a former lifeguard and swimming instructor.

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RJ Harris wins Illinois Libertarian straw poll, and other updates on LP Presidential nomination campaigns

According to http://rjharris2012.com/, Harris won a straw poll of attendees at the recent Illinois LP state convention (revolving story at the top of the page, I see no way to link to the story directly). The site also has video from that convention of Harris debating fellow candidates for the Libertarian presidential nomination: Roger Gary, Lee Wrights, Carl Person, and Bill Still.… Read more ...

At state meeting, nuclear expert piques Illinois Greens’ concerns about nuclear power

From the NBC affiliate WREX:

ROCKFORD (WREX) -The Illinois Green Party wants people to be more aware of the dangers of nuclear energy.

Director of Nuclear Energy Information Service Chicago Dave Kraft says residents and lawmakers should be concerned because Illinois has four reactors the same type and vintage as the ones in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Root: The Strike – As Ayn Rand Predicted

As Ayn Rand Predicted, the Wealthy are Going on Strike Against Obama.

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and creator of ROOTforAmerica.com

The U.S. economy is crumbling. Businesses are collapsing in record numbers. Jobs have disappeared. Tax revenues are down dramatically. Coincidence?

Everything happening today under Obama resembles the storyline of Ayn Rand’s famous book, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular books of all time, selling over 7 million copies.… Read more ...

Free & Equal: Illinois legislators face two paths regarding independent voters

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two bills before the Illinois legislature offer a stark contrast for reform. One would open up the ballot to more competition, while the other would restrict the right to run for office, for people who vote in a party primary.

HB 2009 is a bill which would make it illegal to run for office as an independent candidate, if a person votes in a party primary.… Read more ...

Greens Win Six Non-Partisan Elections in Wisconsin and Illinois

From Ballot Access News:

Both Wisconsin and Illinois held local non-partisan elections on April 5. Green Party members won six elections:

1. Steve Alesch was elected to the Warrenville Park District Commission in DuPage County, Illinois, in a contested election.
2. Toni Williams was elected to the Thornton Township High School District 205 board, Cook County, Illinois, in a contested election.

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LeAlan Jones, 2010 Ill. Green US Senate candidate, plans to run for state house

In 2010, LeAlan Jones ran a notable US Senate campaign for Barack Obama’s former seat.  He started his radio journalism career at age 13 with his piece “Ghetto Life 101,” so he already had considerable name recognition going into it.  At one point he polled 14 percent overall and well over 20 percent among his fellow African Americans. … Read more ...