Archive for the 'Green Party' Category

West Virginia CP submits 20,000+ signatures

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Ballot Access News

The West Virginia Constitution Party submitted 20,610 signatures to be on the 2008 ballot for president. Some of them had been turned in previously and have an 80% validity rate. Unfortunately the petition only counts for president. In order to count for Governor, all the signatures would have been due in May. So [...]

Glenn Beck endorses Cynthia McKinney!

Friday, August 1st, 2008

You read that right. Glenn Beck, who is on CNN Headline News and also hosts a conservative national radio talk show, says:

Well, don’t forget former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, whose Green Party candidacy I fully and unequivocally support…

Of course, those are 3 very big elipses, and you have to go here for “the rest of [...]

Greens: Remove barcodes from ballots

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Members of the local Green Party have sued San Juan County, Washington, alleging that the use of bar codes puts ballot secrecy at risk and violates state law. The Revised Code of Washington 29A.36.111 states, “No paper ballot or ballot card may be marked in any way that would permit the identification of the person [...]

Green Party candidates in Michigan

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Here is a list of 18 Green Party candidates for federal and state offices in Michigan. This list does not yet include candidates who will be nominated for seats in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties at caucuses on Saturday, August 2.

Green Party urges quick action on Ohio, Pennsylvania election crimes

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Green Party:

Greens urge quick action on Ohio, Pennsylvania election crimes, seek assurance of 2008 ballot access fairness and election integrity

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, [email protected]
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, [email protected]

Pennsylvania: 12 indicted after Statehouse Democrats [...]

Prof says Green Party hurt by green Democrats

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The Green Party has a history of supporting progressive environmental policies, says Kenneth Waltzer, a professor at Michigan State University. But because “green issues” are now gaining attention in mainstream politics, he says, green-conscious voters have no reason to vote for a Green Party candidate.

The State News reports that state Green Party spokesperson [...]

Green congressional candidate states policy on education

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The following is a media release from Rodger Jennings, Green Party candidate for Congress from Illinois:

Contact: Phone 618-593-8729
Citizens for Rodger Jennings
Press Release

School District Refuses to Register Students
Green Party supports the restructuring Educational Laws

Alton, IL, July 28, 2008 - Rodger Jennings , US Candidate for US Congress in District 12 was approached today by a concerned [...]

State of Georgia now on the political stage

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Columnist Dick Yarbrough brags tongue-in-cheek in the Athens Banner-Herald:

Are we Georgians privileged or what? Here we sit in the greatest state in the union with its majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, sweet Vidalia onions and more barbecue than we can [...]

Fundraiser for Green congressional candidate

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Rodger Jennings for Congress campaign:

On Saturday August 2 there will be a Fund Raiser for Rodger Jennings for US Congress in Alton, Illinois. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Alton, Illinois. Social gathering starts at 6 pm with dinner served at 6:30. [...]

About the Florida 5 Greens

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Green Party Watch writes:

It was reported a few weeks back about five Green Party candidates for State Legislature in Florida, each of whom filed to run at the last minute, each of whom had changed their party registration to Green very recently, each of whom is running in a close race, and each of whom [...]

Was this just a joke from the Florida GOP chair?

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Regarding the five mysterious Green Party candidates in Florida, some people have suspected that this is a plot by the Republican Party to divide the Democratic vote. I doubt it, because there are so many better ways to help achieve that goal with the nearly $10,000 in filing fees, but who knows?

On June 26, [...]

Rosa Clemente’s college days

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Rosa Clemente, the vice presidential running mate of Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, gets the “where is she now?” celebrity treatment from her college alma mater. We learn this about her days at Albany State University:

Clemente, who later worked briefly in the Legislature, was arrested twice at protests here….

Prominent rappers like Chuck D [...]

McKinney starts New York tour

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Workers World, whose slogan is “workers & oppressed peoples of the world unite!” carries this news about Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney:

Cynthia McKinney, a U.S. presidential candidate, spoke of her goal of establishing a Department of Peace to oppose war at a July 18 news conference at the offices of Manhattan Neighborhood Network, a [...]

Cynthia McKinney scores 20 on Paul-O-Meter

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate for President, scores 20 out of a possible 99 on Liberty Maven’s Ron Paul Paul-O-Meter. See Wednesday’s posting on this topic for a full explanation.

The “Paul-O-Meter” figures show just how much each candidate is in agreement with Ron Paul on the issues. Of the presidential candidates measured [...]

Nader blasts Obama on Israel

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

“Why is it important to have Ralph Nader on the ballot in November?” asked the Nader campaign as Barack Obama prepared to visit Israel. Because “without him, the plight of the Palestinian people will not be an issue in this year’s election.”

The Nader campaign asserts that “Obama/McCain stand with the militaristic right wing AIPAC [...]

A first in U.S. presidential campaigns

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Democracy Now! notes with approval that the Green Party team of Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente constitutes the first all-women-of-color presidential ticket in U.S. history.

McKinney kicks off NC campaign today

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney kicks off her North Carolina campaign today in Durham. According to The Independent Weekly:

Although Green Party candidates won’t appear on the North Carolina ballot this November, they can still qualify as write-in candidates. Tuesday is also the deadline for turning in 500 verified signatures to qualify for statewide [...]

‘Newsweek’ interviews Cynthia McKinney

Monday, July 21st, 2008

In a lengthy interview, Newsweek asks the Green Party’s presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, about the goals and strategies for her campaign, the “spoiler” issue, and some past controversies. This exchange took place regarding Bob Barr:

There are quite a few prominent third-party candidates running this year, including your former fellow Congressman from Georgia, Bob Barr, [...]

Prospects rise for Green candidate in Arkansas

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Richard Carroll is the Green Party candidate for the Arkansas House seat from North Little Rock. His victory prospects jumped Saturday when the state Democratic Party changed its rules and refused to certify former state Rep. Dwayne Dobbins as its candidate for the seat.

The Arkansas News Bureau reports on the reasons for that decision. [...]

Mystery Green candidates in Florida

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Five candidates have filed for state legislative posts in Florida as Green Party candidates. Problem is, according to the Palm Beach Post,

The Green Party doesn’t know five candidates who filed at the last minute in five legislative races. All changed their affiliations, and some their addresses, before or shortly after qualifying in June.

“I’m shocked [...]

Nader congratulates Greens on McKinney candidacy

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Ralph Nader has congratulated the Green Party on its nomination of Cynthia McKinney for President. The former Green Party candidate had this to say:

Although the Nader/Gonzalez and Green Party platforms have many similarities, we are not competing for votes, but instead we are allies joined in a common struggle to tap the huge and [...]

Greens hope to pair states to get ballot access

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

According to Ballot Access News, the Green Party is now on the ballot in 21 states plus the District of Columbia. They hope to increase this to at least 40 states with their paired-states strategy. First,

Six Green Parties can handle their own ballot access; they are Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, [...]

Green Party dinner for Rodger Jennings

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Rodger Jennings congressional campaign:

For Immediate Release

Green Party Dinner for Rodger Jennings, Candidate for US Congress

Alton, Illinois - July 14, 2007 -The Citizens for Rodger Jennings are proud to announce that there will be a Fund raiser for Rodger Jennings on Saturday, August 2, 2007 which will be [...]

‘Growing the Green Party is an imperative’

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Kevin Gosztola is a student activist and wannabe documentary filmmaker who covered the Green Party convention in Chicago this past weekend. Though he is supporting Ralph Nader, he also sees an important role for the Greens:

Run, Cynthia, run and go, Greens, go. Make this election a referendum on the Democratic Party that failed horribly [...]

Who is Rosa Clemente?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Who is Rosa Clemente? We know she is Cynthia McKinney’s vice presidential running mate on the Green Party ticket, but who was she before that? This Chicago Sun-Times blog says “this is a ground-breaking pick” and provides links to her biography and website.