Tag Archives: Women’s Equality Party

New York State Legislature To Vote On Fusion Voting Ban

The New York State Legislature, which is primarily controlled by Democrats, will be introducing legislation on Monday to ban its longstanding Electoral Fusion Law. This move has been criticized by Third Party activists for being a punishment of the Working Families Party for backing Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic Primary.Read more ... “New York State Legislature To Vote On Fusion Voting Ban”

Albany Times Union Carries Discussion of Why the Women’s Equality Party is in Legal Trouble

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Casey Seiler has this interesting analysis of the legal problems of the Women’s Equality Party, in the Albany, New York Times Union. Seiler suggests that the Attorney General and the Comptroller both have motives for their refusal to sign any documents that would give the Women’s Equality Party a legitimate set of state party officers.… Read more ... “Albany Times Union Carries Discussion of Why the Women’s Equality Party is in Legal Trouble”

Three Individuals Now Claim to be Legitimate State Chair of the Women’s Equality Party

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Mary Jo Tamberlin has filed paperwork, listing herself as the State Chair of the Women’s Equality Party. She is the clerk to the Niagara County Legislature, and in the recent past has been a leader of the local Republican Party. It is not known if she has changed her registration to list herself as a member of the Women’s Equality Party.… Read more ... “Three Individuals Now Claim to be Legitimate State Chair of the Women’s Equality Party”

New York Conservative Party is Unhappy that Rob Astorino is Going Ahead with “Reform Party”

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This article says that Rob Astorino, the Republican nominee for Governor of New York last year, is going ahead with plans to change the name of his puppet party, “Stop Common Core Party”, to “Reform Party.” The story also says the Conservative Party of New York asked him not do this, but to no effect.… Read more ... “New York Conservative Party is Unhappy that Rob Astorino is Going Ahead with “Reform Party””

Several Single-State Parties Score High Vote Totals, Minnesota IP Loses Party Status

This report outlines some strong (and not-so-strong) performances turned in by political parties that are currently active in only one state:

In Hawaii, Hawaii Independent Party candidate Mufi Hannemann won more than 11% of the vote in his race for Governor.

In Massachusetts, United Independent Party candidate Evan Falchuk appears to have come in third in his race for Governor with more than 3% of the vote.… Read more ... “Several Single-State Parties Score High Vote Totals, Minnesota IP Loses Party Status”

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

One of the reasons the November 4 election is suspenseful is because there are so many states in which it is difficult to predict whether various minor parties will poll enough votes to obtain, or keep, recognized party status.

Alabama: although no minor party candidate has any candidates on the ballot for statewide office, parties can also obtain recognized party status, for county office only, if they poll 20% of the vote for a countywide county office.… Read more ... “Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4”

Howie Hawkins Makes Appeal for Teachout Voters, Criticizes Working Families Party

Howie Hawkins is the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York. Press Release from the Hawkins campaign:

In a Monday morning media conference call Green Party Governor candidate Howie Hawkins made a direct appeal to Zephyr Teachout’s supporters. He then blasted the Working Families Party (WFP) for its cynical, sad and impotent strategy to convince its members and supporters that somehow voting Cuomo on the WFP line makes him a progressive.… Read more ... “Howie Hawkins Makes Appeal for Teachout Voters, Criticizes Working Families Party”

Five Candidates Remain on New York Gubernatorial Ballot, Two Removed

From Ballot Access News:

On September 26, the Rent is 2 Damn High Party petition for New York Governor was held invalid. See this story. The story does not mention another ticket, the candidacy of Michael J. Carey under the label “Life & Justice”; but according to the New York State Board of Elections web page, that petition was also invalidated.… Read more ... “Five Candidates Remain on New York Gubernatorial Ballot, Two Removed”

Local Green Party in New York seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate

From a Green Party of Suffolk press release:

Green Party seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate to support women and fight corruption

Democratic Party insiders have petitioned to open a write-in primary  for the Green Party line  in the New York Third (3rd) State Senate race.  Green Party members interested in running as a candidate in the primary can contact 631-925-6104 or info@gpsuffolk.org.  … Read more ... “Local Green Party in New York seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate”

Howie Hawkins: Cuomo Misleads on Women’s Equality

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that Governor Cuomo’s effort to create a Women’s Equality Party (WEP) ballot line is a slap in the face to the many poor women he has neglected as Governor, especially women on welfare and minimum wage workers.

WEP ironically is also the NYC title of the forced work program for poor women on welfare – Work Experience Program.… Read more ... “Howie Hawkins: Cuomo Misleads on Women’s Equality”