Category Archives: Green Party

Kailyn Nicholson: Big Business Funding Opposition to Sawant

Members of the Washington Restaurant Association meet with Republican State Representative Susan Fagan

From Kailyn Nicholson at the Socialist Alternative website:

From the spreading of the 15 Now campaign across the country to being featured in The Nation and Democracy Now as well as receiving endorsements from national figures like Chris Hedges and Jill Stein, it’s clear that Kshama Sawant’s brand of uncompromisingly pro-worker, independent leadership is inspiring to people across the country.… Read more ...

Georgia Greens Celebrate Expanding Field of Presidential Hopefuls

Kent Mesplay

Kent Mesplay

Press release posted to the Green Party US website:

With a national Annual Meeting scheduled for this week in St. Louis and Ferguson Missourri, Green Party activists acknowledged today a growing field of hopefuls seeking the Green Presidential nomination for 2016. Besides 2012 nominee Dr. Jill Stein of Massachusettes who filed with the FEC in early July, Bill Kreml of Illinois and Kent Mesplay of California have also announced 2016 campaigns in media statements.… Read more ...

Stein to address rally at Ferguson Police Department Saturday

360px-Jill_Stein_OWS_S17Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will address a rally outside the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department Saturday afternoon.

In a statement, Stein said, “We are inspired by, and are learning from, the words and deeds of the young activists leading the Black Lives Matter movement. When other presidential candidates are forced to speak about the oppression and exploitation confronting black people in our society, you will notice they want to quickly pivot away from a discussion about race to a discussion about the economy.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Selects City and Dates for Presidential Convention

Ballot Access News:

The Constitution Party’s presidential convention will be April 13-16, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Green Party still hasn’t decided on its location or its dates, but it usually nominates in June or July of the presidential election year.

The Libertarian Party national convention will be May 26-30 in Orlando, Florida.… Read more ...

Green Party 2016 ticket qualifies for Arkansas ballot

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The Green Party of Arkansas announced that the party’s 2016 national ticket has qualified for ballot access in the state. The party was required to submit petition signatures from 1,000 registered voters. The party submitted 1,625 signatures on July 13, and the secretary of state determined that 1,226 were valid and approved the petition.… Read more ...

Green Party says five may be seeking presidential nomination

greenballotIn a news release, the Green Party said “a growing field of hopefuls” may be seeking the party’s presidential nomination, with retired professor Bill Kreml, party activist Kent Mesplay, and 2012 nominee Jill Stein in the race.

In addition, the GP said, “Earth First! co-founder Darryl Cherney and California party activist KCM Curry have both been testing the waters.”… Read more ...

Jesse Ventura Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Ballot Access News:

Jesse Ventura has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President. See this story. Thanks to Jack Ross for the link.

Ventura has been reportedly mulling an independent or Libertarian run for President of his own next year, and has left the door open:

And Jesse being Jesse, he hinted he’s willing if Sanders doesn’t win the nomination.

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Economist Wolff endorses Stein for president

rickwolffEconomist Richard D. Wolff of the New School University in New York and formerly of Yale University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst endorsed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein last week, saying in a video that “if we want to break with the direction the U.S. is going, we must break with the two main parties and the monopoly they have exercised.… Read more ...

Green Party says American Federation of Teachers “has joined Clinton’s royal court”

steinIn an e-mail to supporters, the Green Party says the American Federation of Teachers “has joined Clinton’s royal court,” with its executive council voting to endorse Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Greens write, “No members were consulted. The endorsement was made based on a poll, and secret interviews that were not released to the rank and file.… Read more ...

CounterPunch’s Fantina says Stein should be “the first woman president”

stein Robert Fantina writes at CounterPunch: “There is currently much excitement in the United States about the possibility of the first woman president,” and “this writer, too, has begun to share some enthusiasm about the possibility of a woman in the White House.”

He is referring to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, not Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, about whom he writes that her “nomination and election…may appear to be a foregone conclusion,” but she is “expected to raise close to $2 billion dollars to purchase the presidency; a very tidy sum, provided by the corporations that own her.” Fantina concludes, “One hesitates to say that change is possible in the United States…but the Stein candidacy does show some potential.”… Read more ...

CCD’s Hall: “Radical politics” must challenge two-party structure

nader2000In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, Oliver B. Hall of the Center for Competitive Democracy, which works to eliminate barriers to political participation and protect open and competitive elections, criticizes left-wing journalist and scholar Todd Gitlin over an op-ed he wrote for the Times last week on Sen.… Read more ...

Greens to Rally at Ferguson Police Dept. During National Meeting

From the Green Party US website:

The Green Party of the United States will hold a rally across the street from Ferguson, Missouri Police Headquarters on Saturday, July 25, during the party’s Annual National Meeting in St. Louis from July 23 to 26 (http://2015greenpartyconvention.org).

The rally, which will take place 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., will call for an end to racial injustice, especially the killing of people of color by police and right-wing extremists, the recent burning of Black churches in southern states, deep racial disparities in the justice system, mass incarceration, and unrestrained police-prosecutorial power.… Read more ...