Archive for the 'Cynthia McKinney' Category

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 [...]

‘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.

McKinney wins presidential nomination of Green Party

Monday, July 14th, 2008

The U.S. Green Party, at its convention in Chicago this past weekend, picked former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney as its 2008 presidential candidate. Rosa Clemente, a hip-hop artist and activist, is her running mate seeking the vice presidential post.

McKinney won the nomination with 313 out of 532 votes cast.

McKinney was the first black woman [...]

McKinney picks Clemente for Green Party running mate

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The Green Party will select its presidential and vice presidential nominees at its convention this Saturday in Chicago. Cynthia McKinney, one of the candidates for the presidential nomination, has selected Rosa Clemente as her vice presidential running mate.

Clemente’s website is On it she says:

I hope that my Vice Presidential run will inspire [...]

Green Party’s convention is this coming weekend

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The U.S. Green Party’s national nominating convention will be held July 10-13 in Chicago. Thursday and Friday will be devoted to workshops, Saturday to drafting the platform and selecting the party’s presidential candidate.

The presidential candidates are Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay, and Kat Swift.

Malik Rahim and Kathy Kelly will both speak at the [...]

Why isn’t Nader running as a Green candidate?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Chuck Giese, in his Dissident Voice blog, attacks the Green Party for not having “anything close to a one-person, one-vote process.” He posts a table of Green voters and delegates in the first 21 states for which that data is available. Only California, Illinois, and Massachusetts have had more than 500 Green voters, [...]

Oregon’s Pacific Green Party nominates congressional candidates, awarding 27 of 28 delegates to McKinney

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Pacific Green Party of Oregon

Contact: James J. Nicita
Pacific Green Party Co-Chair
[email protected]


Portland - (June 7, 2008) - At its first summer nominating convention in Portland on June 7, 2008, the Pacific Green Party voted to apportion 23 of its 24 alloted delegates to this year’s national Green Party presidential nominating convention to former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. McKinney left the Democratic Party because if its numerous failures on peace and justice issues, most prominently its failure to end the war in Iraq. She is the odds-on favorite to win the nomination at the convention to be held July 10-13 in Chicago.

The PGP also nominated Congressional candidates for its Peace Slate:

In the 2nd district, the PGP nominated Dr. Tristin Mock to challenge incumbent Greg Walden, a staunch supporter of the Bush war policy. Mock is a naturopathic physician who grew up in The Dalles. She has already been active campaigning through the vast 2nd Congressional District, which covers all of Oregon east of the Cascades, as well as southern counties such as Jackson.

In the 3rd District, the PGP nominated Michael Meo to challenge incumbent Democrat Earl Blumenauer, who has angered progressives in his east-side Portland district by supporting funding for the Irag war, as well as free-trade deals such as CAFTA. In fact, Joe Walsh, Blumenauer’s challenger in the Democratic primary, has endorsed Meo in the general election. Meo has tremendous credibility as an anti-war candidate, having served to years in prison as a Vietnam War draft resister. He is the chair of the mathematics department at Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland.

In the 4th District, the PGP nominated Mike Beilstein to challenge incumbent Peter DeFazio, whose inconsistent record on Iraq includes votes to fund the war. Beilstein is a sitting member of the Corvallis City Council, and is the architect of the PGP’s Peace Slate strategy. He devotes a month of every summer to travel to Cuba with Pastors for Peace to defy the US trade and travel embargo. He is an active member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and Citizens for Global Solutions.

In the 5th District, the PGP nominated Alex Polikoff for the seat being vacated by Democratic Congresswoman Darlene Hooley. Like McKinney, Polikoff recently left the Democratic Party after it took over Congress in 2006 and yet failed totally to end the war in Iraq. Polikoff is an electrical engineer in Corvallis. He decries the fact that both major parties seem more concerned with getting elected and appeasing their corporate donors than dealing with the threat of our ballooning public debt, job and health insecurity, world instability, the energy crisis and global warming.

In addition to the Peace Slate candidates, the PGP also nominated Seth Woolley for Oregon Secretary of State. A software engineer, Woolley will focus on the concerns generated by electronic voting machines, and is an advocate for electoral reforms such as preference voting also known as instant runoff voting. Although preference voting is authorized by Oregon Constitution Article 2, Section 16, Democratic Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and his Elections Division head John Linback have aggressively worked to undermine attempts in Eugene, Ashland, and the Oregon Legislature to implement this constitutional provision.

The PGP nominated Chris Extine for the 42nd district in the Oregon House of Representive, which covers inner southeast Portland. Chris is a math teacher in the Portland Public Schools.

The PGP will hold a follow-up nominating convention on August 16 in Oregon City. In addition to filling out the Peace Slate with 1st Congressional District and U.S. Senate candidates, the PGP anticipates nominating candidates to other statewide offices, seats in the Oregon Legislature, and other local partisan offices.

Oregon’s Pacific Green Party nominates congressional candidates, awarding 27 of 28 delegates to McKinney

Cynthia McKinney, Green Party leading a Peace Slate to Reclaim our Nation

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Cynthia McKinney has new campaign theme/slogan and pamphlet

Hardball w/Chris Matthews & Green Party Women

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Hardball w/Chris Matthews & Green Party Women

Mountain Party of West Virginia’s has new state Chairman and multiple candidates

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Mountain Party of West Virginia’s has new state Chairman and multiple candidates

Rosanne Barr move to the Green Party

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Rosanne Barr move to the Green Party

Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney winning Hillary supporters

Friday, June 13th, 2008

University of Iowa Students for Hillary Clinton members Cody Eliff and Nikki Dziuban told disappointed Clinton supporters, “... we suggest you look into Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate. ”

Indiana votes McKinney. Mesplay

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Indiana Green Party votes McKinney. Mesplay Posted by Gregg Jocoy at 9:49 AM

Green Party petition gathering from sea to shinning sea

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Green Party people across America in a race against the clock to get their candidates on the ballot

The Green Party & Jack Nicholson

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

The Green Party & Jack Nicholson, join us in Chicago - You can handle the truth.

New York Green Party Primary Results - McKinney Wins 75% of Delegates

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

New York State Green Primary Results - McKinney Wins 75% of Delegates

Libertarian Green Party Candidate Steve Lee Childes

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Libertarian Green Party candidate for Congress Steve Lee Childs

A chance to make the government help a third party

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Kimberly Wilder says any of the Green Party presidential candidates could do this, but she’s rooting for Cynthia McKinney:

Here’s the goal: If a candidate for U.S. President receives $5,000.00 (five thousand dollars) in donations in 20 states before the primary, they may be eligible for federal matching funds.

Cynthia McKinney, a Green Party candidate for President, [...]

Bob Barr, Ralph Nader dominate online coverage of alternative candidates

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Research by Austin Cassidy in his Independent Political Report shows that Bob Barr and Ralph Nader dominate online coverage of alternative presidentialcandidates.

Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr and independent candidate Ralph Nader have really outdone their competitors. Combined, Barr and Nader have a 92% share of the Google News hits out of the top 13 third-party [...]

Green Party Convention - Kinky Friedman invited

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Kinky Friedman invited to Green Party Convention

Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney endorsed by Black Agenda Report editor, Green Party Roundup

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Cynthia McKinney endorsed by Black Report editor, and Green Party round up

Green Party solutions for Pain at the Pump

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Green Party offers positive solutions for $4.00 a gallon gas and pain at the pump

Green Party’s Katherine “Kat” Swift birthday, and new “Seriously Green” documentary

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Green Party’s Katherine “Kat” Swift birthday, in “Seriously Green” documentary

Rosanne Barr voting for Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Comedian, actress, talk show host Rosanne Barr endorses Cynthia McKinney