Category Archives: Green Party

Ed Rabel, Independent U.S. House Candidate in West Virginia, Certified for the November Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

Ed Rabel, a prominent journalist for several decades, has been certified for a place on the November 2014 West Virginia ballot. He is running for U.S. House in an open seat. See this story.

From the article cited, written by Paul J. Nyden:

Longtime national television reporter Ed Rabel announced Monday that he had received enough signatures to get on the ballot.… Read more ...

Illinois Libertarians Likely to Survive Challenge to Statewide Petition; Constitution, Green Parties Likely to Fail


Posted July 17

For the last four days, the Illinois State Board of Elections has been adjudicating the challenge for the statewide Libertarian Party petition, and also the statewide Constitution Party petition. The state requires 25,000 signatures. Libertarians turned in more than 43,000, and with the process two-thirds done, 44% of the challenged 23,000 signatures have been ruled valid.

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Green Shadow Cabinet: How the U.S. Could Stop the Gaza Invasion Now

From the Green Party Shadow Cabinet:

What the U.S. State Department would do…

…if it believed in peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians.

The U.S. Government policy to aid and abet the terrible violence in Gaza not only kills and dehumanizes Palestinians, but it also runs counter to U.S. law, wrecks our diplomatic reputation, and further endangers Israelis.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Cuomo Misleads on Women’s Equality

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that Governor Cuomo’s effort to create a Women’s Equality Party (WEP) ballot line is a slap in the face to the many poor women he has neglected as Governor, especially women on welfare and minimum wage workers.

WEP ironically is also the NYC title of the forced work program for poor women on welfare – Work Experience Program.… Read more ...

Green Party Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Latest Gaza Assault

The Green Party of the United States is calling for an immediate ceasefire in the current exchange of missiles between Israeli and Palestinian forces, negotiation for a just and peaceful resolution to the conflict, an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian Territories and human rights violations, repeal of apartheid policies in Israel, and establishment of one democratic state for all in Israel-Palestine.… Read more ...

Green Party: Congress’s Threats Against a Marijuana Ballot Initiative Prove the Need for D.C. Statehood

Candidates of the D.C. Statehood Green Party expressed strong support for a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the District of Columbia, but said that Congress’s power to block or overturn the law proves the need for statehood for the District.

“We urge every D.C. voter to assert our rights and vote for the ballot initiative, even though members of Congress are threatening to block the initiative or void it if it passes in November,” said David Schwartzman, Statehood Green Party candidate for “Shadow” U.S.… Read more ...

Green Left Weekly: Socialist Conference Backs New Red-Green Alliances

Left to right: Jorge Mujica, socialist candidate in Chicago local elections; Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for New York governor; Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate; and Brian Jones, ISO member and Hawkins’ running mate in New York. Photo by Peter Boyle.

By Peter Boyle

New red-green electoral alliances, a turn to ecosocialism and a deepening of the US International Socialist Organization’s rethink on feminism were key features of the ISO’s well-attended Socialism 2014 conference in Chicago.… Read more ...

Courthouse News Service: Hardship for Minor Parties in PA Struck Down

By Nick Divito:

Minor political parties can challenge Pennsylvania rules that require them to shoulder the costs when major parties challenge their ballot petitions, the 3rd Circuit ruled.

“It would be a sad irony indeed if the state that prides itself on being the cradle of American liberty had unlawfully restrictive ballot access laws,” the court’s 54-page opinion published Wednesday states.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Poll Shows Green Party Nominee Howie Hawkins at 6%

On July 9, a Wall Street Journal/Channel 4 poll was released for the New York gubernatorial race. It shows Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins at 6%. See it here. If the actual results in November are even close to what the poll shows, the Green Party almost surely would then be granted the third line on the ballot in 2016 and 2018, ahead of the Conservative, Working Families, and Independence Parties.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: “Stop Common Core” Is Republican Bait and Switch

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(The following was originally published on Howie Hawkin’s campaign website.)

Green Party: “Stop Common Core” Just Another Republican Push to Privatize Education

The Green Party today said that the effort by the Republicans to create a “Stop Common Core” ballot line was largely a fraudulent bait and switch effort.

“Rob Astorino is the Jimmy McMillan of education reform.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minnesota Poll Suggests Green Party Will Regain its Qualified Status This Year

On July 5, Gravis Marketing released a poll for the Minnesota statewide races, including the Attorney General’s race. For that office, the results are: Democrat-Farmer-Labor Lori Swanson 49%, Republican Sharon Anderson 36%, Independence Party nominee Brendan Borgos 8%, Green Andy Dawkins 7%.

If Dawkins receives as much as 5%, the Green Party will regain its qualified status, for both 2016 and 2018.… Read more ...