Tag Archives: Mike Feinstein

Mike Feinstein Offers His Take On HR 1

Mike Feinstein, former mayor of Santa Monica and co-founder of the Green Party of California, offers his take on anti-third party provisions of HR 1. He notes that the voting rights provisions are great as a stand-alone bill. But, there’s plenty of sausage making behind that.

Many of us already know about the rise in requirements for presidential campaign funding for third party primary candidates.… Read more ...

Three Green Party Co-chairs resign from national Steering Committee

As posted at Green Party Watch:

Three Green Party Co-chairs Resign from Steering Committee

Last week three members of the Green Party (US) Steering Committee resigned their positions as co-chairs of the Party days before two of them were to face votes to “Recall” them from office. Craig Thorsen (CA) and Mike Feinstein (CA) were both facing votes to remove them as Steering Committee members based on allegedly removing proposals from the Green Party National Committee’s online voting application without authorization.

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California Green Mike Feinstein: CA Prop 14 would weaken democracy, voter choice

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Mike Feinstein, the former mayor of Santa Monica and well-known Green activist, has an opinion piece in the San Jose Mercury-News opposing Proposition 14, the “Top Two Primaries Act”.

Proposition 14 would stifle diversity and competition within the major parties, limit the choices of independent voters and drive minor parties off the ballot…

The threat to California’s smaller parties is a canary in the coal mine about what’s wrong with Proposition 14.

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Green Party National co-chair Feinstein debates “Top Two” primary in California


Video posted by Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

H/T to Richard Winger

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Van Jones a possible Green presidential candidate?

The Washington “insiders” publication The Hill reports on its website that the Green Party has invited Van Jones, who resigned this week as White House Council on Environmental Quality Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, “to join their ranks, possibly as a future presidential candidate.” Green Party activist and former Santa Monica, California, mayor Mike Feinstein said, “Like the Greens, Van Jones sees green jobs and a healthy environment as interconnected pillars of a sustainable and just economy.… Read more ...

Internal fighting and the International Committee at GP-US

At the Green Party of the United States (GP-US) website,  a document is posted that is a draft proposal to the GP-US National Committee. The proposal is in a discussion phase, and may be refined by the consensus process before being voted on.  The proposal was submitted by the state of California, where Mike Feinstein, a character in the background story of the proposal, is a delegate.… Read more ...