Tag Archives: Richmond

Marc Montoni: ‘The Power of One Libertarian’

By Marc Montoni


Roy Scherer is only one man, but he accomplished some rather incredible things.  Medical marijuana was just one of Roy’s signature accomplishments: Virginia was the first state with it!

Roy convinced enough members of the Virginia General Assembly to liberalize the law in the late seventies — long before the California initiative that addressed the issue there in the nineties.… 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 ...

Green Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and progressive city council coalition defeat casino proposal

An email from Gayle McLaughlin, the Green mayor with the largest constituency in the US, from Richmond, California:

Dear Friends,

At 12:30 a.m. this morning (after a long City Council meeting that started at 6:30 pm last night), we approved a resolution to discontinue consideration of a casino use for Point Molate.Read more ...

Update from Richmond, CA: Green mayor helps uphold ban on chain restaurants, encourages constitutional amendment, and more

Richmond, CA is the largest city in the United States with a Green mayor.  Her name is Gayle McLaughlin, she was reelected recently, and Richmond Confidential has an update on a few recent votes that she was involved in (read the full story here):

After voting last month to approve a moratorium on chain restaurants in Point Richmond, city council members voted 5-0 last night to deny a permit to open a Subway restaurant in Point Richmond, saying that it was not compatible with the quaint and historic nature of the neighborhood, which is protected in the city’s General Plan…

Later in the evening, the council turned its focus from the issues facing one neighborhood to the national stage, and adopted a resolution “to free democracy from corporate control.”

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Gayle McLaughlin, Green Party Mayor of Richmond, California: 2011 State of the City

From Gayle McLaughlin, Green Party Mayor of Richmond, California.
Forwarded to IPR by Carey Campbell:

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy January so far. Thank you all for your participation in the many events that have started off the year.

We had an exciting Swearing-In Ceremony on January 11, and we have held the first Richmond City Council meeting with our newly sworn-in City Council.… Read more ...

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, CA will be sworn in on Jan. 11

The following was sent to supporters of Mayor McLaughlin of Richmond, the largest city in the country with a Green mayor, with over 100,000 citizens:

Dear Friends,
The culmination of our hard work is at hand.  Please join us as the new Richmond City Council is sworn-in!

Details below.  All are welcome!

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Huffington Post: ‘Richmond California’s Green Party Victory’

From the Huffington Post:

The 422 acres of spectacular bay-facing green space, wildlife habitat and submerged eel grass meadows known as Point Molate is the site of an historic wine port and village that later became part of a Navy fuel oil depot before the Navy sold it to the city in 2003 for one dollar.

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Constitution, Green and Libertarian Party National Offices Release More Names of Party Members Elected to Office Last Week

Ballot Access News:

The Green Party national office has released a list of party members who were elected or re-elected last week. As noted at this site earlier, Ben Chipman was elected to the Maine legislature [p: as an independent], and the party won three important elections in California: in Richmond; Mendocino County; and Hollister.… Read more ...

Green mayor Gayle McLaughlin thanks supporters for her re-election, and more

Gayle McLaughlin – the mayor of Richmond, California, which is, at over 100,000 people, the largest city in the nation with a Green mayor – sent the following email to supporters of her successful bid for re-election:

Dear Friends,

Let me begin by saying it is because of your decency, your dignity, and your determination that we have so very much to celebrate this week! … Read more ...

Green Party Wins on Election Day 2010

Compiled by Brent McMillan and posted at Green Party Watch by Ronald Hardy:

Wins (including ballot access) on Nov. 2, 2010 – Unofficial Results

Joy Ballard won her race for Saline County Collector, AR. She finished first of seven candidates for one seat with 19,131 votes, 69.28%. Partisan.

Bruce Delgado won his re-election to Mayor of Marina City, Monterey County, CA.… Read more ...

Green Party of California analyzes 2010 election results

News Advisory

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
Contact: Laura Wells 510-504-4254 lwlaura@yahoo.com
Derek Iverson 323.481.8984 diversen@cagreens.org
Cres Vellucci 916.996.9170 cvellucci@cagreens.org

GREEN PARTY POSTS KEY MAYORAL, LOCAL WINS; State and Congressional candidates also garner high vote totals, including more than 20% in South State race

SACRAMENTO – The Green Party of California claimed key mayoral and supervisorial victories in local election results, and its state and congressional candidates garnered significant votes totals Tuesday far above party registration, according to party officials.… Read more ...

Green Mayor of Richmond, CA faces “vicious” smear campaign

Reposted from Green Party Watch (McLaughlin has since responded in a campaign newsletter):

California Green Party Mayor of Richmond Gayle McLaughlin, who is up for reelection in 2010, has been targeted by political opponents with a smear campaign to undermine her reputation in the weeks before Election Day. Richmond, with over 100,000 residents, is the largest city in the US with a Green mayor.… Read more ...