Reverend Billy Talen’s campaign – he is running as a Green for mayor of New York City – will be hosting a party at their headquarters for the release of a new “singing endorsement” video. Here is a preview they have put online:
The New Mexico Secretary of State rules that the following are qualified parties: Independent Party and Constitution Party. She ruled that the Green Party and Libertarian Party are not ballot-qualified in New Mexico. Ballot Access News suggests that it may be that the Green Party should have met the criteria for ballot-qualified party. [read more]
In Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Green Party elected official Tony Palmeri is elected Deputy Mayor by the Common Council. [read more]
The Chair and Vice-Chairs were re-elected, and the rest of the leadership positions were barely contested. [read more]
On Sunday, April 26, the New Jersey Libertarian Party nominated Ken Kaplan for Governor. [read more]
The Modern Whig Party has recently been covered by the News and Observer in North Carolina and online at the Instapundit, a right wing blog. At the News and Observer, it was in a Sunday Op-Ed piece by Rob Christensen:
I thought, what next — horse-drawn carriages, hoop skirts, war with Mexico?
But my curiosity was piqued, in part, because I am reading “American Lion,” Jon Meacham’s biography of Andrew Jackson, and I am immersed in the age of Whiggery.
Moore, it turns out, is on the level. He is a 26-year-old Raleigh golf pro, an N.C. State graduate originally from Carteret County. A self-described moderate, Moore was not comfortable with either the Democratic or Republican parties.
Last fall, Moore met with friends at Raleigh’s North Regional Library on Harps Mill Road.
“We were talking about the general dissatisfaction with the way the two-party system is working out overall,” he said. “Basically, the same two points of view are continuously heard. I started looking around and found the Whig Party Web site.”
The national New Whig Party, as it calls itself, was started in the most unlikely of locations — the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan by U.S. troops.
The party’s chief founder is Mike Lebowitz, who saw the need for a new party while serving as a paratrooper in Iraq.
“We saw how ideology on both sides was getting in the way of common sense,” Lebowitz, 31, a Washington attorney, told me.
H/T to Fred Ralson, who sent this into [read more]
2008 Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate Wayne Root announced tonight at the LP of California annual convention that he will be running for Chair of the LP at its 2010 national convention in St. Louis.
Root still plans to run for the 2012 LP [read more]
Saturday’s breakfast talk was by Chris Agrella, running for Congress in the May 19 special election in district 32. His theme was resistance to the incumbent political structure. He pointed out that the original American revolutionaries could resist [read more]
Former independent Congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan has blogged the following address to be read at San Francisco’s local End the Fed demonstration, part of a nationwide coordination of protests being held today outside of all Federal Reserve branches: [read more]
On April 28th, 2009, a statue of Sojourner Truth will be installed at the U.S. Capitol. Media reports credit a list of supporters, including 2008 Green Party candidate for US President, Cynthia McKinney. [read more]
A link to a chart showing Obama’s approval rating among independent voters. [read more]