Category Archives: Green Party

Patrick Ayers: Seattle Politics at a Crossroads – The 2015 City Council Elections

From Patrick Ayers at the Socialist Alternative website:

With a new district voting system and 47 candidates running for nine seats, the next Seattle City Council will be full of new faces. But the question is: will we have a council in 2016 with the same old big business policies, or a genuine change in course with a bold working-class agenda?Read more ...

Mayor of Kingston, New York, May Depend on Green Party to Get on November 3, 2015 Ballot

Shayne Gallo

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Mayor Shayne Gallo of Kingston, New York, is running for re-election in a partisan election on November 3, 2015. He is a Democrat, but he has a powerful opponent in the Democratic primary in September. In case he loses the Democratic primary, he hoped to be nominated by either or both the Independence Party and the Conservative Party.… Read more ...

Richard Winger: 2 Ways California Could Expand Voter Choice in Elections

From Richard Winger at Independent Voter Network, reprinted here with permission from the author:

California’s existing election system for Congress and state office could be improved with the following ideas.

The problem with the status quo is that ever since it went into effect in 2011, there has been very limited choice on the November ballot.… Read more ...

Opposition News Article on Cooperative Ballot Access Efforts in Oklahoma and South Dakota

Ballot access laws by state. The darker the color, the more difficult for opposition parties to run for office. Image courtesy of Mother Jones.

Mark Wachtler has this article at Opposition News detailing two instances of the Libertarian Party teaming up with one of its fellow minor parties for the purposes of ballot access:

Libertarians, Greens, Constitutionals join forces in SD, OK

By Mark Wachtler

July 31, 2015.… Read more ...

Stein appears on Larry King’s RT America program

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein appeared on RT America’s Politicking with Larry King Wednesday evening.

During the 14-minute interview, Stein discussed Donald Trump’s surge in Republican primary polls, her own prospects in her second presidential run, climate change, her Green New Deal proposal, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Democratic campaign, and other issues.… Read more ...

Green Party elects two new national co-chairs, new national secretary

kremlThe Green Party announced Thursday that its new national co-chairs were elected at the party’s Annual National Meeting last weekend. The party Steering Committee consists of seven co-chairs, one secretary, and one treasurer elected to staggered two-year terms through Instant Runoff Voting.

Sanda Everette of California and Bahram Zandi of Maryland were elected, and Andrea Mérida of Colorado and Tamar Yager of Virginia re-elected.… Read more ...

Green Party presidential candidate Kreml to do Livestream interview

kremlGreen Party presidential candidate Bill Kreml will be interviewed tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT on the Green Party Livestream channel about his campaign.

Kreml, professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, ran protest campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984, 1992, and 2000. In 1980, he received 8.2% of the vote in the South Carolina Democratic U.S.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party Recommendations for the August 4, 2015 Washington State Primary Election

Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant

From the Freedom Socialist Party website:

This year Seattle City Council candidates will be voted on by district with two at-large members. While there are an unprecedented number of candidates, only one Seattle City Council candidate, Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative, has a platform and track record that is worthy of working-class voters.… Read more ...

Ohio Green Party Congratulates Local Activists for Efforts Regarding Marijuana Decriminalization

Press release from the Ohio Green Party:

The Ohio Green Party wishes to acknowledge and congratulate the local activists working with SE Ohio NORML for their successful efforts in the city of Logan, OH. Logan residents will have the chance to vote on an issue this fall, that if passed, would lower the penalties prescribed by law for marijuana possession and cultivation.… Read more ...

Stein “honored to speak” at Ferguson rally

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said Tuesday, “I was honored to speak in ‪Ferguson‬ Saturday alongside locals active in the ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ movement. I’m committed to lifting up the voices of these courageous activists calling for an immediate end to police brutality, mass incarceration, and all forms of institutional racism.”… Read more ...

Green Party Hails Federal Court Ruling Concerning Pennsylvania’s Restrictive Ballot Access

The Green Party of Pennsylvania applauds Friday’s Federal Court ruling which has declared Pennsylvania’s restrictive ballot access procedures as unconstitutional. The July 24, Order by US District Judge, Lawrence Stengel takes aim at the restrictive, two-tiered scheme of forcing a disproportionate number of voter signatures, compared to the requirement for major parties; and the threat or imposition of litigation costs and fees on candidates whose nominating petitions are challenged successfully.… Read more ...