Category Archives: Green Party

Eugene Puryear: A Revolutionary Perspective on Why the Left Should Engage in Electoral Politics

Eugene Puryear

From Marsha Coleman at Black Agenda Report, reposted to Green Papers:

Eugene Puryear, a 29 year-old African-American activist, was the vice presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) in the 2008 election. He recently ran for an At-Large seat in the DC Council with the D.C.… Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Parties Each Entitled to Presidential Primaries in 2016 in At Least Six States

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Libertarian Party and the Green Party, at this point, are each entitled to presidential primaries in six jurisdictions for 2016. That number could conceivably increase if the parties complete various ballot access petitions between now and 2016 deadlines.

Libertarians have the right to their own presidential primaries in Arizona, California, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, and North Carolina.… Read more ...

Tentative Minutes of 2015 COFOE Board Meeting Available Online

Ballot Access News:

The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) is a very loose coalition of most of the nation’s active nationally-organized minor parties, along with other organizations that care about their election law problems. It was founded in 1985 in New York city. The Board meets in person once per year.

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Arizona Senate Tentatively Passes Bill to Make Primary Ballot Access More Difficult for Libertarians

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Ballot Access News:

On March 24, the Arizona Senate tentatively passed HB 2608, which makes it more difficult for Libertarian candidates to get on the Libertarian Party primary ballot. Current law says a member of a small qualified party that is not a new party needs signatures from one-half of 1% of the party’s members.… Read more ...

Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV hired as Jill Stein for President communications director

Dennis Trainor, Jr. interviewing Dr. Jill Stein on Acronym TV, which aired on Free Speech TV and online

Yesterday Dennis Trainor, Jr. sent out the following email to subscribers of Acronym TV:

Friends:

Acronym TV, which had been on hiatus, is officially shutting down production.

I have been offered, and have proudly accepted, the job of Communications Director for Jill Stein for President.… Read more ...

Michigan Greens Renew Call to Decommission Line 5

pipelineFrom the Green Party website:

In recognition of World Water Day on March 22, the Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) renewed its opposition to Enbridge’s Line 5 fossil-fuel pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac.

At the urging of Chris Wahmhoff, the party’s 2014 US Senate candidate, Greens approved a call to decommission the 60-year-old pipeline at a state membership meeting March 14-15 in East Lansing.… Read more ...

Updates on Election Law Cases in Illinois and Pennsylvania

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On the afternoon of March 23, U.S. District Court Judge Andrea Wood said her decision in Libertarian Party of Illinois v Illinois State Board of Elections will be issued “within the week.” The issue is the unique Illinois law that says newly-qualifying parties must run a full slate of candidates, whereas already qualified parties have no such obligation.… Read more ...

Asher Platts: The Sacred Purposelessness of ‘Art for Arts Sake’

By Maine Green Party activist Asher Platts at Punk Patriot.

I recently attended a lecture by economist Dr Richard Wolff at the University of Southern Maine (USM). He was there to talk about marxist economics, the rejection of the false narrative of austerity, which played directly into the present crisis that university systems such as USM, are experiencing around the United States of America– budget cuts, slashing of funding, consolidation of departments, layoffs of teachers, retrenchments of faculty with tenure, the breaking of teacher’s unions– all in the name of Austerity.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Arkansas Launches 2016 Petition

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Arkansas Libertarian Party has just begun its 2016 petition for party status. The requirement is 10,000 valid signatures, which must be gathered in a 3-month window that the party chooses.

The Arkansas Green Party has not yet decided whether to attempt that petition, or just do the presidential petition, which only needs 1,000 valid signatures.… Read more ...

Statewide Meeting to Revitalize the Kansas Green Party in Emporia, Kansas May 30, 2015

Posted at GP.org:

If there is to be a future, it will be Green! The Kansas Green Party!

Our planet is in a profound crisis, facing global problems of a scale never before witnessed in the evolution of humans. The problems are all interrelated and part of one profound crisis: Economic – Political – Environmental & Spiritual.Read more ...

Michigan Greens Look to Future, Elect New Officers

From the Green Party website:

With spring approaching, the Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) looked to the future at its state membership meeting last weekend in East Lansing. The party elected new officers and adopted a plan to reach out to voters and groups across the state.

New party chair Chris Silva of East Lansing comments, “I look forward to helping guide the Green Party of Michigan through an exciting period of growth and new activity.… Read more ...