Category Archives: Green Party

Luis Rodriguez Named Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Luis Rodriguez was the Justice Party’s vice presidential candidate in 2012 and in the 2014 primary ran for governor of California as a Green. From Jennifer Swann at LA Weekly:

Ex-gang member, author, publisher, organizer, activist, lifelong Angeleno and Green Party California gubernatorial candidate Luis J. Rodriguez can officially add yet another hefty title to his resume: Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, as appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti today at a ceremony at the Central Public Library.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: Why We’re Supporting the USA FREEDOM Act

From Shahid Buttar at the GSC website:

The Green Shadow Cabinet joined dozens of grassroots advocacy organizations from across the political spectrum, comprising a diverse array of organizations representing millions of Americans from every region of the country signing a letter to Congress calling for substantial reforms to surveillance authorities.… Read more ...

Village Independent Democrats Endorse Howie Hawkins

From the candidate’s website.

The progressive Village Independent Democrats endorsed Green Party Governor candidate Howie Hawkins at their Friday endorsement meeting.

It is the first time in the venerable club’s history that it has endorsed a third party candidate for any office.

“I know it is a bold move for any Democratic club to endorse outside the party.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Stats Reveal Major Flaw in 3rd Party Election Strategies

By Mark Wachtler

Your author has been volunteering, helping and reporting on independent and opposition parties and their candidates for over 25 years. We know a thing or two about what we’re talking about here at Opposition News. So take it from the opposition’s equivalent of Karl Rove and David Axelrod – stop running for national offices with no experience.… Read more ...

Independent Eliot Cutler Endorsed by Former State Green Party Chair

As reported by Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics, former Maine Green Independent Party chair Lynn Williams, in an op-ed in Bangor Daily News, has endorsed Independent Eliot Cutler for governor of Maine. An excerpt:

Thinking about environmental issues, Eliot has a number of pluses in his column. As a D.C.… Read more ...

Green Party to Obama: Stop Vilifying Immigrants, Grant Protected Legal Status

Green Party press release:

Green Party candidates and activists expressed alarm at President Obama’s dismissal of immigrants’ rights and apparent capitulation to the rhetoric of xenophobic Republican extremists.

Greens called for humane policies that recognize the basic rights of documented and undocumented immigrants and support an executive order to grant the latter protected legal status, amnesty, and an offer of citizenship.… Read more ...

New Ballot Access Law in California Keeps 4 Alternative Parties on the Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2351, which makes it easier for a group to qualify as a party in California, and also makes it easier for an already-existing party to remain ballot-qualified. The old law required an already-existing party to either poll 2% for any statewide in a general election, or to have 103,004 registrants (1% of the November 2010 turnout).… Read more ...

Candidates Puryear and Schwartzman Urge Calls to Congress in Support of D.C. Statehood

Press Release from the Green Party. Thanks to Green Party Watch for this news.

On Monday, October 6, D.C. Statehood Green Party candidates Eugene Puryear and David Schwartzman will lead the party in a “D.C. Statehood Call-in Day” on which Green Party members, friends, and all supporters of democracy and equal rights across the U.S.… Read more ...

West Virginia U.S. Senate Debate Will Include All Five Candidates

Phil Hudok, Constitution Party candidate for Senate

From Ballot Access News:

West Virginia Public Television will hold a second televised U.S. Senate debate. The second one will include all five candidates who are on the ballot. The first one was limited to just the Democratic and Republican nominees. See this press release.Read more ...

Opposition News: Green Candidates Stand Out In New York, Texas

By Mark Wachtler

Green Party election candidates are making waves and garnering headlines this election cycle. And in two states, they’re doing it in completely opposite ways. In New York, the Greens’ Gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is generating excitement with his experience, media style and assists from Ralph Nader and Jill Stein.… Read more ...

Five Candidates Remain on New York Gubernatorial Ballot, Two Removed

Jimmy McMillan

From Ballot Access News:

On September 26, the Rent is 2 Damn High Party petition for New York Governor was held invalid. See this story. The story does not mention another ticket, the candidacy of Michael J. Carey under the label “Life & Justice”; but according to the New York State Board of Elections web page, that petition was also invalidated.… Read more ...

Free & Equal to Host Colorado Gubernatorial Debate, Will Announce Moderator 9/30

Official release from Free & Equal Elections Foundation:

Greetings Free and Equal Supporters!

A press conference will be held on September 30th, 2014 at 10AM MT in Infinity Park Plaza in Glendale, CO, by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, a non-partisan electoral reform organization, to announce the moderator for their Gubernatorial Debate on October 8th.… Read more ...