Category Archives: Green Party

SC Green Faces Democrat as Republican Speaker of the House Resigns

Sue Edward SC GP nominee for House District 114

From Green Party Watch:

Sue Edward, a long time co-chair of the South Carolina Green Party, has had a golden opportunity laid at her feet. The incumbent she is running against is House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

Harrell has been under investigation for two years under pressure from Republican and libertarian groups.… Read more ...

Three More Democrats Endorse Howie Hawkins for New York Governor

Howie Hawkins

Press Release from the Hawkins campaign:

Progressive and Democratic anger at Governor Cuomo on everything from fracking to the Moreland Commission on corruption, from tax breaks for the rich to too much money in politics has pushed progressive support towards Howie Hawkins. That building groundswell of support amongst traditional grassroots base groups of the Democratic Party is awakening voters to the Green Party candidate’s campaign and progressive credentials.… Read more ...

NY Green, Libertarian Gov Candidates in Debate with D, R candidates tonight

Michael McDermott, Libertarian for Governor of NY, 2014

Howie Hawkins, Green for Governor of NY, 2014

Email from Mark Axinn:

This is it!

8:00 p.m. tonight (Eastern Daylight Time), Wednesday, Ocotober 22 (right about exactly the time I am posting this -p).

Libertarian candidate Michael McDermott debates Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, Republican challenger Rob Astorino and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins in Buffalo, New York.… Read more ...

MA Secretary of State Candidate Danny Factor Arrested at Silver Maple Forest Demonstration

Danny Factor (in orange jacket) is arrested along with other protesters at the Silver Maple Forest in Belmont

From the Green-Rainbow Party website:

The cutting of trees was part of a pre-emptive strike by O’Neill properties, a Pennsylvania-based real estate developer who wants to build 300 condominiums on the site of the forest.… Read more ...

Newsday: Want Big Ideas? Listen to Howie Hawkins and Michael McDermott

Howie Hawkins

From Lane Filler at Newsday:

If you spend much time talking to mainstream politicians, you can get bored. As they bicker over who wants to cut property taxes more without coming up with ways to limit the expenditures the taxes pay for, the eyelids droop. As they joust about the (largely nonexistent) difference between giving people here illegally a path to citizenship, a path to legal residency and a garden path to sweep at substandard wages while awaiting deportation, the mind wanders.… Read more ...

Ohio Democratic and Green Gubernatorial Nominees to Debate

Anita Rios

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Ohio is one of only three states this year with a gubernatorial election, and in which the Democratic and Republican nominees won’t be debating each other. The other such states are Nevada and Tennessee.

However, the Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Ed FitzGerald, will debate the only other gubernatorial nominee on the ballot, Anita Rios of the Green Party, on October 22.… Read more ...

Illinois Herald Endorses Two Greens for Congress

From Mark Wachtler at the Illinois Herald:

News outlets don’t typically endorse third party candidates. But then the Illinois Herald is no typical news outlet. We publish independent news for independent thinkers and independent voters. And in the races for US House of Representative in Illinois’ 5th and 12th Congressional Districts, the Illinois Herald proudly and energetically endorses two Green Party candidates – Nancy Wade in CD-5 and Paula Bradshaw in CD-12.… Read more ...

Libertarians Getting 9% Support for Congress in Poll, Support for Greens Also Up

From the Libertarian Party Staff’s Blog:

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on October 15, 2014, more voters say they will support Libertarians for Congress this year, compared to the last mid-term elections in 2010.

The Wall Street Journal reports, “The poll found that voters are more likely than four years ago to say they would vote for Libertarian and Green party candidates if given a chance, with Libertarians drawing support from 9% of likely voters.”

That’s a significant increase from 2010, when a similar Wall Street Journal poll indicated 5-6% of voters would support Libertarians.… Read more ...

Eugene Puryear Unveils Plan to Aid Small Businesses in DC

Press Release from the D.C. Statehood Green Party:

Eugene Puryear, the D.C. Statehood Green Party’s nominee for At-Large Member of City Council in Washington, D.C. (, has published a white paper outlining steps for aiding small businesses in the District.

The text of the paper, titled “Benefitting Small Businesses in a D.C.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Cuomo Can’t Be Trusted, New York Must Ban Fracking

From the candidate’s website:

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, took his campaign today to communities in the Southern Tier. Hawkins is calling for New York to invest in a transition to 100% clean energy by 2030, which would create 4.5 million new jobs whilelowerng electric rate by 50% compared to fossil fuels.… Read more ...

Luis Rodriguez Named Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Luis Rodriguez was the Justice Party’s vice presidential candidate in 2012 and in the 2014 primary ran for governor of California as a Green. From Jennifer Swann at LA Weekly:

Ex-gang member, author, publisher, organizer, activist, lifelong Angeleno and Green Party California gubernatorial candidate Luis J. Rodriguez can officially add yet another hefty title to his resume: Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, as appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti today at a ceremony at the Central Public Library.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: Why We’re Supporting the USA FREEDOM Act

From Shahid Buttar at the GSC website:

The Green Shadow Cabinet joined dozens of grassroots advocacy organizations from across the political spectrum, comprising a diverse array of organizations representing millions of Americans from every region of the country signing a letter to Congress calling for substantial reforms to surveillance authorities.… Read more ...