Category Archives: Green Party

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Romney and Obama agree: don’t let Stein debate

Earlier today, Jill Stein, a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, released a blistering statement condemning Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama for working behind the scenes to keep the presidential debates limited to the two major parties.

In her statement Dr. Stein said “Unlike Romney, Obama, the DNC and the RNC, I believe that debates are for the people, not the parties, and that open debates are essential if we are ever to have real democracy in our country.”

The Green and the Libertarian Parties have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the Commission on Presidential Debates violates antitrust law by excluding independent candidates, essentially giving the establishment parties a monopoly on the presidential debates.… Read more ...

Politico Magazine on how socialist and left-wing minor parties, including Greens, are divided over Sanders

Excerpt from Politico Magazine:

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Sanders campaign literature from one of his Liberty Union third-party bids in Vermont in the 1970s.

Some welcome it. Philip Locker, Seattle-based spokesman for the national Socialist Alternative organization, is thrilled by Sanders phenomenon, enthusing that “the political system is starting to be shaken” as Sanders “is popularizing socialism to an audience of tens of millions.”

To others, that’s dangerous naiveté.

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The Atlantic: “Cheat Sheet” profiles presidential candidates vying for third spot in 2016 race

The Atlantic has included potential and declared third-party and independent candidates in its “cheat sheet” of 2016 presidential candidates. As they explain, “this cheat sheet on the state of the presidential field will be periodically updated throughout the campaign season. Here’s how things look right now.” Excerpt below.

Third Party and Independent


MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Who is he?

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Reformers for ballot access rally to demand change from Wisconsin state legislators who ran unopposed 

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A press release concerning a project I’m working on with a group of libertarian activists in Wisconsin, via Wisconsin for Our America Initiative. -ac 

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 29, 2016

Reformers for ballot access rally at capitol to demand change from state legislators who ran unopposed 

Outraged by a process that keeps too many legitimate candidates off the ballot in Wisconsin elections, a coalition of reformers will be meeting at the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 17, 2016 for their second annual Lobby Day, to demand state legislators who ran unopposed in 2014 act now to ease Wisconsin’s restrictive election laws.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party launches petition demanding Emanuel and Alvarez resign

180px-GreenPartyUSAOnline Petition from the Green Party of Illinois: 

The Green Party of Chicago demands that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez resign from their offices. Citizens of Chicago will no longer endure the corruption and lies emanating from the highest offices of the city. We deserve honest elected officials who protect and serve the public.… Read more ...

Green Party: Jill Stein interviewed on CNN

Jill_Stein_2012From the Green Party website:

Jill Stein interviewed on CNN

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein appeared on CNN at 8:35 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 16, for an interview with anchor Christi Paul that lasted five minutes. The transcript is below.

CHRISTI PAUL: Let’s talk to Jill Stein. You’re part of the lawsuit you’ve brought against the Commission on Presidential Debates.

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Left-wing parties to contest first all-female presidential primary in California for Peace & Freedom Party nomination

Richard Winger’s Ballot Access News reports:


The Peace & Freedom Party has asked the California Secretary of State to list these four names on its presidential primary ballot:
Lynn Kahn, Gloria LaRiva, Monica Moorehead, and Jill Stein.

Assuming the Secretary of State accepts this list, this will be the first presidential primary in any state in U.S.

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Obama, Romney ask for dismissal of Johnson et al v. Commission on Presidential Debates

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From this article in the National Law Journal:

The Libertarian Party and the Green Party are suing Romney—along with the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, President Barack Obama and the Commission on Presidential Debates—over the exclusion of third-party candidates from general-election debates.

In a lawsuit filed in September in federal district court in Washington, the plaintiffs claimed that the politicians, the DNC, the RNC and the debate commission violated antitrust laws.

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Maine Greens Call for Impeachment of Gov. LePage

maine-300x298From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:

The Maine Green Independent Party has called for the impeachment of Republican Gov. Paul LePage, with the MGIP state committee voting unanimously to urge the state House of Representatives to do so.

MGIP co-chair Gilbert Harris said, “Since taking office in 2011, Le Page’s tenure has been marked by slurs and morally questionable statements about individuals in office and about whole groups of people and he has taken actions that are unconstitutional, arguably criminal, and reflect badly on the people of Maine, the state as a whole, and the governor’s office itself.”

The MGIP cites LePage’s alleged intimidation of the board of directors of a school for at-risk youth into voiding the employment contract of a leading Maine Democratic legislator, as well as his withholding of land conservation funds approved at referendum, his alleged use of political pressure to achieve the resignations of the president of the World Acadian Congress and the president of the Maine Community College System, and a history of what the MGIP called “racist, sexist, and homophobic comments.”

Harris said, “The State of Maine has been subject to his governance-by-bullying for far too long.… Read more ...

ATPR: List of nationally organized third party state legislators, past to present

Krzysztof Lesiak at ATPR compiled a list of past and present state legislators affiliated with the current nationally organized third parties:

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January 8, 2016: Today, Nevada state assemblyman John Moore joined the Libertarian Party. In doing so, he became the 12th Libertarian Party state legislator in the party’s 44 year history.… Read more ...