Category Archives: Green Party

Uncovered Politics: Will 2014 Be Remembered as a Breakout Year?

Greg Orman

By Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

October 29, 2014 5:54 pm

As recently as a few weeks ago it looked like we were heading for a record year for third party and independent candidates in the modern era. Independents in South Dakota, Kansas, Maine and Alaska all seemed like they had victory within their grasp.… Read more ...

Green Party to Host Election Night Livestream Show with Guest Jill Stein

Jill Stein

From Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Green Party of the United States will air an “Election Night Livestream Show” on Tuesday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

The show will be broadcast on GP-TV, the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus) and will feature live election reports and interviews with Green candidates, officeholders, and party leaders from across the U.S.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

One of the reasons the November 4 election is suspenseful is because there are so many states in which it is difficult to predict whether various minor parties will poll enough votes to obtain, or keep, recognized party status.

Alabama: although no minor party candidate has any candidates on the ballot for statewide office, parties can also obtain recognized party status, for county office only, if they poll 20% of the vote for a countywide county office.… Read more ...

Green Candidates Featured on Democracy Now

Two stories via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

From Democracy Now’s story “How to Buy a City: Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local California Election to Oust Refinery Critics”:

The oil giant Chevron is being accused of attempting to buy the city government of Richmond, California. The company has spent more than $3 million to back a slate of pro-Chevron candidates for mayor and city council ahead of Tuesday’s election.… Read more ...

Lou Allstadt Endorses Howie Hawkins for New York Governor

Lou Allstadt

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 30, Lou Allstadt, a prominent opponent of fracking, endorsed Howie Hawkins, the Green Party nominee for Governor of New York. See this story about the endorsement, and this article about Allstadt. Allstadt is a former executive vice-president of Mobil Oil and a resident of Cooperstown, New York.… Read more ...

Hawkins and Cuomo (Impersonator) Together at Village Halloween Parade

Press Release from the Howie Hawkins for New York Governor campaign:

Media Availability
Howie the Vampire Capitalism Slayer Together With Andrew Cuomo*

Who:
Howie Hawkins, Governor candidate – Green Party
Masked Governor Cuomo*, Governor Candidate – D, WEP, WFP, IND and a partridge in a pear tree
Brian Jones, Green Party Lt.… Read more ...

David Schwartzman Challenges Rivals to a Foot Race Across DC

Press Release from the DC Statehood Green Party:

David Schwartzman, candidate for “Shadow” U.S. Senator (http://www.davidschwartzman.com), is challenging his competitors to a foot race across Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 31.

“I challenge my opponents to a running race from Adams Morgan, 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, starting at 10 a.m.… Read more ...

Green Party: Time to Revive Peace Movement, Stop Bipartisan Policy of Endless War

Green Party press release:

The Green Party of the United States is calling for a new antiwar movement in response to the renewal of U.S. military involvement in Iraq.

Greens said that dropping bombs in Iraq and Syria is unlikely to bring peace and stability to the region. The open-ended campaign includes more than a thousand U.S.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Makes Appeal for Teachout Voters, Criticizes Working Families Party

Howie Hawkins

Howie Hawkins is the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York. Press Release from the Hawkins campaign:

In a Monday morning media conference call Green Party Governor candidate Howie Hawkins made a direct appeal to Zephyr Teachout’s supporters. He then blasted the Working Families Party (WFP) for its cynical, sad and impotent strategy to convince its members and supporters that somehow voting Cuomo on the WFP line makes him a progressive.… Read more ...

Alameda County Greens Ask CA Voters to Cast Blank Ballots for Statewide Races

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Alameda County Green Party here suggests that California voters vote next month, but that they cast blank ballots for all the seven partisan statewide races. California is the only state this year in which voters cannot vote for any statewide partisan office unless they vote for a Democrat or a Republican.… Read more ...

TX Green Files Emergency Complaint Against Univision over Debate Lockout

Emily Sanchez

From KGNS TV via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez, the Green Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, filed an Emergency Complaint with the Federal Communication Commission’s Media Bureau seeking inclusion in a Univision Dallas debate scheduled to take place Friday, October 24, 2014.… Read more ...