Category Archives: Green Party

Seven Candidates Likely to be on New York November Ballot for Governor

From Ballot Access News:

August 19 is the petition deadline for New York independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for state office. Here is a link to the petitions filed for the November ballot. It seems likely that there will be seven candidates on the November ballot for Governor: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo; Republican Rob Astorino Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins; Libertarian Michael McDermott; the nominee of the Sapient Party, Steven Cohn; Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party; and Michael Carey of the Life & Justice Party..… Read more ...

Iowa Candidate Filing Closes

From Ballot Access News:

Here is a list of Iowa candidates for federal and state office. The Libertarian Party and the New Independent Party of Iowa have candidates on the ballot for most of the statewide offices, and the Libertarian Party also has six legislative candidates. The Green Party has one legislative candidate.… Read more ...

Green Party DC Council candidate Puryear cites Urban Institute study in call for $15 livable wage

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D.C. STATEHOOD GREEN PARTY
For immediate release:
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, D.C. Statehood Green Party media coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Eugene Puryear, D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate for At-Large Member of D.C. Council, 202-556-1651, info@eugenepuryear.com (web site: http://www.EugenePuryear.com)

D.C. Council At-Large candidate Eugene Puryear cites Urban Institute study in his call for a $15 livable-wage law

WASHINGTON, D.C.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Free Randy Credico, Arresting for Taping Cops Unlawful

Randy Credico

From Howie Hawkins’ campaign website:

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, called today for the immediate release of fellow candidate Randy Credico and the dismissal of all charges.

Credico was arrested and detained over night in New York City when he began to videotape two white men aggressively stopping a Black man.… Read more ...

St. Petersburg Green Party Endorses Farid Khavari for Governor

Release from floridawestcoastgreens.org:

The St. Petersburg local of the Green Party of Florida (GPFL) is proud to announce its endorsement of Farid A. Khavari, independent candidate for governor of Florida.

While Republican Governor Rick Scott and former Republican Governor Charlie Crist duke it out over how Florida is to manage its austerity budget, Khavari offers serious progressive solutions.… Read more ...

Connecticut Poll Shows Green Nominee for State Treasurer at 8%

Rolf Maurer

From Ballot Access News:

On August 8, Gravis Polls released a Connecticut poll, including State Treasurer. The results: Democrat Denise Nappier 39%, Republican Tim Herbst 28%, Green Party nominee Rolf Maurer 8%, undecided 25%. Those three candidates are the only ones on the November ballot.

Editor’s note: Maurer is also running for Comptroller.… Read more ...

DC Statehood Green Party: Eugene Puryear Endorsed by National Progressive Leaders

Eugene Puryear

Eugene Puryear has gained support from national and area progressive leaders in his campaign for At-Large Member of D.C. Council (http://www.EugenePuryear.com).

An online pitch for support and donations for the D.C. Statehood Green Party’s candidate was signed by several prominent progressive, Green, and antiwar activists, including former U.S.… Read more ...

Results of Washington’s Top-Two Primary

From Ballot Access News:

On August 5, Washington state held its fourth top-two primary. No candidate for Congress or any partisan state office, who was not a Democrat or Republican, managed to place first or second, in races that had at least two major party members running. The non-major party candidates who ran in State House races with at least two major party candidates included eight independents, four Libertarians, and one Green.… Read more ...

New York Gubernatorial Poll

Howie Hawkins

From Ballot Access News:

On August 5, an NBC 4 NY/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll was released for the New York gubernatorial race. The results: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo 54%; Republican Rob Astorino 23%; Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins 7%; other 1%; undecided 16%. See here for more detail, including a breakdown by party affiliation.… Read more ...

Bob Fitrakis: Drinking Water Is a Human Right, Ohio Must Go Green in Agriculture

Bob Fitrakis

In response to the water crisis in Toledo this weekend, Ohio Green Party Lt. Governor candidate Bob Fitrakis says that Ohio must move away from petrochemical fertilizers and adopt a new green agricultural economy.

“The harmful algae bloom has been going for more than decade and has gotten substantially worse under Kasich’s administration” Fitrakis said.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader: Obama and the “Public Sentiment”

By Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

Dear President Obama:

Abraham Lincoln once said that “With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.” Presumably, he meant Presidential action on popular issues can and should overcome influential interests.

At long last, the “public sentiment” seems to be aligning with some causes you are advancing.… Read more ...