Tag Archives: Long Island politics

Harkin & Hughes petitioners falsely claim Green Party backing

Posted by my co-blogger, Ian Wilder, at onthewilderside.com:

The audio file above was recorded about 8:20pm on June 30, 2015, when two petitioners came to my door looking for me. They were collecting signatures on petitions for candidates for Suffolk County Family Court Judge to run on the Green Party line.… Read more ... “Harkin & Hughes petitioners falsely claim Green Party backing”

Nader appears on local ballot

Ralph Nader’s name showed up in local news for Long Island, New York. In a disputed local election, one of the contested ballots had a message about Nader scribbled on it.

from Newsday
Ralph Nader named on disputed ballot
December 6, 2013

The name of consumer advocate Ralph Nader made a surprise appearance Friday during a court hearing on disputed Brookhaven [Suffolk County, Long Island, New York] election ballots.

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Local Green Party endorses Long Island peace march

The Green Party of Suffolk has endorsed and promoted the following march for peace and justice, happening in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York…

Peace symbolA March for Peace and Justice:
Resisting the Culture of Violence

Saturday, March 30, 2013

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Port Jefferson Village, Suffolk County,
Long Island, New York

Join us as we peacefully assemble and march:

· Calling for an immediate and true end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.… Read more ... “Local Green Party endorses Long Island peace march”

A local Green Party part of “Move To Amend” action in Long Island, New York

Excerpt from a letter by Move to Amend Brookhaven:

We are enthusiastic to share a very exciting development for Move to Amend – Brookhaven.

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6:30pm, at the Brookhaven Town Board meeting, the Board members will have the opportunity to vote to support a resolution that calls for a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution that states “corporations are not people and money is not speech”.

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Hofstra Debate Protest: Third Party Round-Up

Photo Gallery of third party images from the Hofstra 2012 Presidential Debate Protest: click to Flickr here.

Mike McDermott for Congress: Long Island

Above video and photo: Mike McDermott for Congress at the Hofstra Presidential Debate Protest. Mike McDermott is on the ballot, as a Libertarian, for Congress, 3rd District, Long Island, NY. Even though he is ballot-qualified, News12 is excluding him from their debates.… Read more ... “Hofstra Debate Protest: Third Party Round-Up”

LI, NY: Local Green Party candidate gets coverage for himself and third party members throughout Long Island

A high profile, Election Day article at Long Island Press, features Green Party candidate Cesar Malaga. The article goes on to put Malaga in a context, with a list of past and present third party candidates and elected officials in Suffolk County.

(Excerpt from) Long Island Press
Green Party Hopeful Vies for Suffolk Legislature
by Timothy Bolger on November 8th, 2011

Cesar Malaga is a 73-year-old retired engineer from West Babylon and candidate for Suffolk County Legislature vying to become the first Green Party nominee to win a seat on Long Island, where only a handful of other third party hopefuls have done the same in the past.

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Green Party and peace activists ask Babylon Town Board to pass US Mayors’ “Bring The War Dollars Home” Resolution

As posted by my co-blogger at onthewilderside.com:

Lindenhurst, NY – Seven Babylon residents attended the Town Board meeting last night to request Babylon to join the other municipalities that have already endorsed the US Conference of Mayors resolution Calling on Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities. The full text of the resolution is at the bottom of this post.… Read more ... “Green Party and peace activists ask Babylon Town Board to pass US Mayors’ “Bring The War Dollars Home” Resolution”

Green Party and US Conference of Mayors: “Bring the War Dollars Home”

Repost from my co-blogger at onthewilderside:

Green Party of Suffolk Adopts US Conference of Mayors’ “Bring the War Dollars Home” Resolution and Challenges the County, Towns, and Villages to Also Adopt It

The Green Party of Suffolk, Suffolk County’s largest peace organization, has adopted the US Conference of Mayors’ resolution “Calling on Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities.” The Green Party of Suffolk calls on our villages, towns and the county government to also pass the US Conference of Mayors’ resolution.… Read more ... “Green Party and US Conference of Mayors: “Bring the War Dollars Home””

NY: Suffolk County Independence Party ignores local choice

Full story at: The East Hampton Star
Independence Reversal
County party ignores local choice; Cohen out

by Alex De Havenon / July 21, 2011

In a move the chairwoman of its local [East Hampton] chapter, Elaine Jones, characterized as a “back room deal,” Zachary Cohen has been replaced by Bill Wilkinson [registered Republican] as the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Supervisor.

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LI, NY daily newspaper acknowledges impact and growth of third party vote

The Long Island daily newspaper, Newsday, has the following editorial published on-line, and in the Sunday print version of the paper:

(excerpt from) Newsday
Box Score
110%

That’s the increase in votes cast for non-major party candidates in this year’s New York gubernatorial election, compared with 2006. Nearly 200,000 people supported a candidate other than the Republican or Democratic nominees…

In print in the Sunday, November 7, 2010 issue, opinion section, page A33

LI’s Newsday print edition lists third party Senate choices

Newsday is a Long Island, New York, daily newspaper.

In today’s, Sunday edition of Newsday, there is an article on the US Senate race against Senator Chuck Schumer. The article focuses on the campaigns of Schumer, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Jay Townsend.

It is noteworthy that on the bottom of the page, there are small insets with the two other candidates on the ballot for the position.… Read more ... “LI’s Newsday print edition lists third party Senate choices”

In Suffolk County, NY: Local Green Party holds statewide candidate meeting

From a Green Party of Suffolk/Babylon Green Party announcement:

Statewide Candidate Meeting

On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7pm, the Green Party of Suffolk will sponsor the opportunity for Long Island Green Party members to meet potential statewide candidates at the Babylon Green Party Gathering. The event will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, Long Island, NY 11706.

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