Dear Libertarian Leader,
The Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (formerly LP State Chairs) will be holding its annual conference from February 27 to March 1, 2009, in Charleston, SC – and you don’t have to be a state chair to attend. The conference is open to anyone who has an interest in the future and direction of the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...
On January 9th, the Green Party of Southwest Ohio endorsed the idea of putting a potential investment in a streetcar system for Cincinnati, Ohio on the ballot as a referendum. The list of organizations that support this move include the NAACP, the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxing, and We Demand a Vote. As the Cincinnati City Beat reports, Green Party representative Josh Krekeler said that social services are more important than expanded mass transit and for that reason they should warrant taxpayer money first. Krekeler added that, while the Green Party is supportive of mass transit, “How can Council commit millions of dollars to a speculative new project, but claim they can’t afford to keep city pools and health clinics open, reserve 1.5 percent of the budget for social services, or fully honor their contracts with retired city employees?”
Correction: It should be noted that these groups favor putting the issue up for referendum rather than having the city council vote on it.… Read more ...
Email message to campaign supporters:
As we begin a new year in our fight to restore our American heritage of liberty and justice for all, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your past efforts in that cause in general, and your volunteer efforts in support of my recent run for the United States Senate in particular.
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Posted at On The Wilder Side
Two years ago, the incoming Spitzer/Paterson administration promised New Yorkers that on day one, everything would change. On day 737, it’s amazing to see how little about New York State government has really changed.
Gov. Paterson’s speech was sober in its tone and directly addressed the crises that have rocked this state over the last six months, but unfortunately did little to address the problems in any systemic way.… Read more ...
Posted at On The Wilder Side:
Please forward announcement of this Town Hall meeting on GAZA everywhere!
For info and to make reservations for January 13, call: 917-548-4853
(You can pick up flyers every day at the store from 12 noon to 9pm.)
* * NOTE: To help organize and publicize Tuesday’s event * *
come on Sunday, January 11, 6:00pm to
Revolution Books at 146 W.… Read more ...
The Green Party of Minnesota condemns the ongoing bombing of the Palestinian territory of Gaza by the Israeli military. Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed, and many more are seriously wounded. There can be no justification for this violence.
The situation is compounded by the ongoing humanitarian disaster caused by the 18 month long siege imposed by Israel as an illegal act of collective punishment.
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Posted at Ballot Access News:
On January 12, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Green Party again asked the State Elections Department why it has not tallied any write-in votes for Cynthia McKinney for president. The party had submitted a list of presidential elector candidates pledged to Cynthia McKinney before the election, and asked for a tally of the number of votes received by McKinney.
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Democrats blocked legislation holding police accountable for
misconduct; political solution may have prevented shooting death of
Oakland youth on New Year’s Day, charges Green Party
OAKLAND – Political remedies to hold police more accountable for
outrageous acts such as the shooting death of an African-American
youth here on New Year’s Day have been blocked by even supposedly
“sympathetic” Democratic Party politicians, charged Green Party of
California spokespeople Friday.… Read more ...
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The Freedom Socialist Party denounces Israel’s horrific military attack on the residents of Gaza. Israel’s massive use of ground troops and
U.S.-supplied tanks and helicopter gunships is nothing but indiscriminate slaughter. The invasion comes after more than a week of vicious aerial bombardments that killed more than 500 and wounded over 2000.… Read more ...
Bob Johnson | The Associated Press
MONTGOMERY — A federal lawsuit seeks to throw out an Alabama law that requires independent or third party candidates in the state to collect thousands of signatures to get their names on the ballot.
The lawsuit was filed by Andy Shugart, a Gardendale real estate investor, who said he wanted to run last year as an independent for the 6th Congressional District seat but did not because the law required him to collect 6,155 signatures — more than he figured he could get.… Read more ...
According to US News and World Report, the town of Edwardsville, AL wants a $375 million stimulus package:
At first glance, the town of Edwardsville, Ala., with a population of 194 people, might raise a few eyebrows with its bid to receive $375 million from the economic stimulus package being assembled by Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress.
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