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 ...
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.”
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
The Green Party of the United States will host a broadcast of President Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 12, on the party’s livestream YouTube channel. An online chat will take place during the speech, with Green Party candidates commenting as well.… Read more ...
The Jill Stein campaign believes it qualified for primary season matching funds on Wednesday, January 6. In 2012, when Stein also qualified for primary season matching funds, she didn’t do that until August. She received her first check from the FEC on August 28, 2012, for $100,000.