Category Archives: Green Party

Mary McIlory: Feeling the Bern? Or Getting Burned?

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

From Mary McIlory at the Peace and Freedom Party website:

It is understandable that so many working class people are “Feeling the Bern.” Self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator from Vermont currently seeking the Democratic Party nomination for President, says a lot of things that resonate with us.… Read more ...

Jill Stein Says Democratic, GOP Debates are Reality TV

Jill Stein

Jill Stein

From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:

In a French-language piece published at Mediapart.fr, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein criticizes the U.S. political system and the presidential campaigns of the Democratic and Republican parties.

Stein said the candidates are either backed by billionaires or are billionaires themselves, and that they are beholden to banks, arms merchants, and the oil industry.… Read more ...

Young Greens Youth Caucus seeking applications for Steering Committee

PJO @ GPW:

Young GreensThe Young Greens Youth Caucus Steering Committee said via email that the Caucus “is looking for Young Greens to take on leadership responsibility and to serve” on the committee. Applications are being accepted through January 15 via the Young Greens website.

The purpose of the Youth Caucus is to

  • Educate youth about Green politics and recruit more youth to the Green Party
  • Give youth Greens a voice within the GPUS
  • Provide educational and organizational resources for Campus Greens and Young Greens groups
  • Provide resources to caucus members to allow greater youth representation at Green Party related events
  • Louisiana Greens Plan to Run First-Ever House Candidate in First District

     

     From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:

    Green Party of Louisiana activist Stewart Eastman tells The New Orleans Times-Picayune, “The New Year’s resolution of the Green Party of St. Tammany is to recruit and run a candidate for Congress this year for the first time.”

    Eastman said, “Last year our Green candidate got about four percent of the vote in St.… Read more ...

    Ohio Green Party Joins Call for Resignation of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and Changes to Prosecutors Office

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    Press release from the Ohio Green Party:

     

    The Ohio Green Party and the Cuyahoga County Green Party today have joined the call of activists for the resignation of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty.

    The recent acquittal of the officers involved in the death of 12 year old Tamir Rice, who was killed within seconds of officers arrival on scene in November of 2014, is a travesty of justice.  … Read more ...

    Maine Green Independent Party Supports Penobscot Nation Sovereignty

     

    From the Green Party website:

     

    The Maine Green Independent Party supports the Penobscot Nation’s effort to protect the Penobscot River waterways as their recognized territory, and condemns the ruling handed down by U.S. District Court Judge George Singal on Dec. 17. After hearing arguments in the Penobscot Nation v.… Read more ...

    Jill Stein Crosses Threshold for Primary Season Matching Funds in 13 of the Needed 20 States

    Jill Stein

    Jill Stein

    From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

     

    Jill Stein, the only presidential candidate other than Martin O’Malley who is actively working to qualify for primary season matching funds, has now met the legal requirement in 13 states. Candidates must raise at least $5,000 from each of 20 states.… Read more ...

    First 2016 Green Presidential Candidate Forum in the United States to take place Saturday, January 23 in San Diego

    GP.org:

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    SAN DIEGO — The First 2016 Green Presidential Candidates Forum will take place in San Diego, Saturday afternoon January 23, 2016; held from 3-6 pm at the Grassroots Oasis activist space (a ten minute walk from historic Old Town San Diego.)

    Hosted by the Green Party of California and co-sponsored by the Presidential Campaign Support Committee of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS), the Forum will feature four candidates seeking the Green Party of the United States presidential nomination – Darryl Cherney, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay and Jill Stein.… Read more ...

    Ian Wilder: What a Green should do about Bernie Sanders

    Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:

    A New Electoral Politics is Possible

    Ian Wilder and Prez Candidate Cynthia McKinney.

    Ian Wilder and Prez Candidate Cynthia McKinney.

    This article is meant to explore an alternative to what is given as a quadrennial binary choice of either attacking a progressive Democratic Presidential candidate or an imminent existential dilemma of Green Party closing shop and submitting to him.Read more ...

    St. Paul Pioneer Press praises Turner

    PJO at GPW:

    turnerIn a year-end editorial recounting some of its best editorial table interviews of 2015, Minnesota’s St. Paul Pioneer Press writes, “Among the best conversations of the campaign cycle was the one we had with Rashad Turner, the leader of the Black Lives Matter St. Paul movement. He ran with Green Party endorsement as a write-in candidate [for St.… Read more ...