Category Archives: Green Party

Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Jones on 2014 Green campaign in NY: ‘Building a strong, independent political movement is the hard work that lies before us’

Brian Jones was the Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor in New York in 2014.  Together with gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Jones received almost 5 percent of the vote, in one of the most well-organized and visible Green Party campaigns in 2014.  In a post on the leftist website The Jacobin, Jones reflects on running an openly socialist campaign that sought to create an independent, working class alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Green for Governor in NY Howie Hawkins nearly triples 2010 vote, places well ahead of Working Families Party

One of the Green Party’s most active and visible campaigns in 2014 was Howie Hawkins’ Green campaign for Governor of New York (with anti-school-privatization activist Brian Jones as his Lt. Governor candidate).  With the results nearly entirely in, he has received about five percent of the vote with almost 175,000 votes. … Read more ...

Green Party Gains Party Status in MA, NY, OH, and WI

As returns are being counted, it has become clear that the Green Party of the United States as gained or retained qualified ballot status in at least 4 states. This report was compiled based on Richard Winger’s reporting at Ballot Access News:

In Massachusetts, parties gain ballot access if a statewide nominee polls at least 3% of the vote.… Read more ...

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 ( 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*

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 (, 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 ...