Tag Archives: Tom Cleland

New Year’s reflection from an electoral activist

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their New Year!

Tom Cleland is a third party activist and blogger from Minnesota. He was a volunteer for Green Party candidate Farheen Hakeem for Governor.

Tom posted at his blog:

Main Lesson of 2010

We forced the recount! The main lesson of 2010 is that if Democrats ignore Green Party issues, they risk losing elections.

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Green-turned Democrat-turned Green

I posted this at onthewilderside as “A peek indside a caucus, and inside party politics: Tom Cleland” Many of the characters in this story are in the Green Party or were in the Green Party. -KW

Posted at Toms Stream blog and sent as an e-mail announcement from Tom Cleland:

Subject: I hereby resign from the DFL
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:35 AM

On Sunday I participated in my SD44 DFL [Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, the “Democratic Party”  in Minnesota] convention, seeing for myself once again that the Democratic Party is where progressive politics goes to die.… Read more ... “Green-turned Democrat-turned Green”