Category Archives: Green Party

Green Party Recognizes Two Candidates for the Green Presidential Nomination: Jill Stein, William Kreml

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From the Green Party website:

The Green Party of the United States formally recognizes two candidates for the 2016 Green presidential nomination, in accordance with party rules: Jill Stein and William Kreml. Both candidates have fulfilled all the requirements for official recognition, qualifying their campaigns for access to party resources.… Read more ...

Margaret Flowers Calls for Medicare for All

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From Green Party Watch:

Maryland Green Party U.S. Senate nominee Margaret Flowers said in a statement that six years after the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, it has produced the results that Physicians for a National Health Program predicted: “tens of millions of people remain without health insurance, nearly 40 million people in the United States have insurance but still can’t afford necessary health care, and private insurers continue to raise the price of premiums while restricting access to care through narrower and narrower provider networks.”

Flowers continued, “Today, Physicians for a National Health Program released ‘Beyond the Affordable Care Act: A Physicians’ Proposal for Single Payer Health Care Reform.’ The proposal was crafted by 39 physicians and signed by more than 2,000 physicians and medical students.… Read more ...

Harris, Wallace Win Contested Green Primaries in Maryland

 

harrisJoshua Harris has won the contested Green Party primary for Baltimore mayor, and Nancy Wallace has won the contested primary for the Green nomination in Maryland’s Eighth U.S. House District.

Though the Maryland Green Party is ballot-qualified, the state of Maryland only sponsors Democratic and Republican primaries, so the state, county, and city Greens held by-mail balloting throughout April and in-person voting on April 30.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: Talk of Stein as Possible Alternative to Sanders Gets Louder

From Green Party Watch:

 

With Hillary Clinton’s emergence as the likely Democratic presidential nominee, online chatter about Green Party candidate Jill Stein as a November alternative for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders is getting louder.

Myles Hoenig, Green Party candidate for U.S. House in Maryland’s Seventh District, told PressTVthat Stein “is a true revolutionary politician in the United States, not Sanders or [Republican Donald] Trump.” Hoenig said, “Where will Sanders’ supporters go if they won’t go to Clinton?… Read more ...

Jill Stein: My May Day Message for Working People Everywhere

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From Jill 2016 email blast:

This November, I’ll be facing a Republican candidate who loves to scapegoat immigrants and a Democratic candidate funded by Walmart and Wall Street to serve the needs of the 1%.

I choose to stand with those fighting for workers’ and immigrants’ rights.

May 1st is International Workers Day, a global holiday recognizing the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, which is interconnected with the struggles being led by immigrants, climate justice activists, the Black Lives Matter movement, young people and the LGBT community.… Read more ...

Three Pennsylvania Parties Ask U.S. District Court to Put Them on 2016 Ballot with No Petition

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

 

 

On April 26, the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties asked a U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania to put them on the November 2016 ballot, on the basis that the old ballot access law was declared unconstitutional last year, and the legislature has not passed a new one.… Read more ...

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Colorado Green Party’s Arn Menconi takes on Michael Bennet from the left

from www.gp.org & Colorado Independent

Last Saturday Arn Menconi’s phone started blowing up. He’s a social justice activist from Carbondale who served two terms on the Eagle County Commission.

Last Saturday was the Democratic Party’s state convention held at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland. But Menconi wasn’t there because he’s no longer a Democrat.… Read more ...

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Stein, Green for President, invites Sanders to cooperate on political revolution & real democracy

Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said today that she had reached out to Senator Bernie Sanders following the NY primary to discuss ways they and their campaigns could work together to win a progressive political revolution in the United States.

The letter Stein  sent yesterday to Senator Sanders can be read here.… Read more ...

Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party Advocates for Medical Marijuana

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This was sent to me from the Jill Stein 2016 campaign.

As a medical doctor and public health advocate, people ask me all the time if marijuana is dangerous.

Yes, marijuana is dangerous – because it’s illegal. It’s not inherently dangerous. It’s certainly less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, which are perfectly legal.

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Dear Jill —
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