Category Archives: Green Party

Green Party Calls Budget the “Shameful Result of Corporate-Money Two-Party Rule”

From the Green Party of the United States website:

Green Party leaders called the 2015 budget bill a message from the Democratic and Republican leadership to the public: “Our primary responsibility is to Wall Street and our wealthy corporate contributors, not to the American people.”

“The quest for bipartisanship and desire to hold off a confrontation with GOP extremists has empowered conservative Democrats and slightly less extreme Republicans — the politicians who are most responsive to the demands of corporate lobbies.… Read more ...

MI Green Senate Candidate to Be Sentenced for Protesting Kalamazoo Oil Spill

From Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Chris Wahmhoff, the Michigan Green Party‘s 2014 US Senate candidate, has been found guilty of trespassing and resisting police after sitting in a pipeline under construction to protest Enbridge’s 2010 oil spill, which dumped over a million gallons of tar sands sludge in the Kalamazoo River.… Read more ...

Arizona Green Party is Back on the Ballot

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On December 18, the Arizona Secretary of State notified the Green Party that its petition for qualified status has enough valid signatures. The Green Party had submitted 30,667 signatures, and 84.6% of them (25,951) are valid. Most of the signatures on this petition had been collected to get the party on the ballot in time for the 2014 election, when the requirement was 23,041.… Read more ...

Green Party Celebrates Reported NY Fracking Ban; Credits Grassroots Movement

Press release from the Green Party of New York website:

The Green Party of New York (GPNY) and its recent gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins join the chorus of New Yorkers celebrating what appears to be an imminent fracking ban, arising from today’s reports from Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens and Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker.… Read more ...

Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Invalidate Alabama’s March Petition Deadline for Newly-Qualifying Parties


Ballot Access News reports that the 11th Circuit Court has refused to invalidate Alabama’s March petition deadline for newly qualifying parties, and another article at Ballot Access News mentions that Alabama is among several Southern states with efforts underway to make primaries even earlier, which in Alabama would mean earlier party petition deadlines.… Read more ...

Matt Funiciello Set a New Record for Green Candidates for U.S. House, in Races with Both Major Parties

Matt Funiciello

Ballot Access News:

On November 4, 2014, Green Party nominee Matt Funiciello polled 11.02% for U.S. House, New York district 21. The race had a close contest between a Democrat and a Republican. This is the highest percentage of the vote any Green Party nominee for U.S. House has ever received, in a race with both a Republican and a Democrat.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: The Economic Consequences of Global Oil Deflation

From Jack Rasmus at the Green Shadow Cabinet website:

A new wild card has just been introduced into an already increasingly unstable global economy: a growing world glut of oil and consequent oil price deflation.

Since June 2014, the price of high grade (ICE Brent) crude oil has fallen more than 40 percent, declining from around USD$115 a barrel, in January 2014, to just USD$67 a barrel at the end of November.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: Rev. Edward Pinkney is Latest African-American Green Leader Targeted for Political Prosecution

From Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan is a long-time community organizer who has led resistance in this predominantly African-American community to a government subservient to the Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool corporation. Benton Harbor is among the Michigan cities, including Detroit, where democratic self-governance has been replaced by “emergency financial management”.… Read more ...

Texas Bill Would Require Minor Party Candidates Nominated in Convention to Pay Filing Fees

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On December 8, Texas Representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster) introduced HB 464, which would require candidates nominated by minor party convention to pay the same filing fees that major party candidates must pay to get on a primary ballot.

Traditionally, major political parties in Texas paid for their own primaries, and were only able to afford them by charging filing fees to candidates who filed to run in a primary.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader: Ten Reasons Why I Don’t Have a Credit Card

By Ralph Nader at

At a recent American Antitrust Institute (AAI) symposium in Washington, D.C., I asked the presenters about the ability of cash and checks to compete with the credit card industry and its strict controls on merchants. This obvious point becomes less obvious when one takes into account the expanding exclusion of cash/check payments due to the overwhelming expansion of goods and services that you cannot buy unless you have a credit card or a friend with one whom you can reimburse.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party wins most midterm votes of any alternative party in US in last 100 years

These numbers have now been slightly revised. See below.

Via Blog and Ballot Access News:

The Libertarian Party won more votes in top-of-ticket races in the November 2014 election than any alternative party in the United States in the last 100 years and the second-highest in the nation’s history.… Read more ...