Category Archives: Green Party

Green Party of Ohio ballot issue reccomendations: Yes on 1 & 2, No on 3

Press Release:

Columbus OH – The Green Party of Ohio today issued our recommendations of the 3 statewide ballot issues that will be voted upon this November.

Issue 1 is the Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Amendment. While this proposal is not perfect, it is a step in the right direction. It changes the process by which state legislative districts are redrawn.Read more ...

Green Davis removed from Philadelphia ballot despite court ruling

10436665_1441864652746979_7297081253872166852_nGreen Party of Philadelphia chair Glenn C. Davis has been removed from that city’s November ballot for city commissioner, Ballot Access News reports, “on the grounds that he didn’t have enough signatures.” Davis plans to appeal the ruling.

BAN says the judge “was not moved by the fact that last month, the procedure for checking signatures had been held unconstitutional as applied to Green Party nominees.… Read more ...

Columnist: Greens “after Sanders to run as their party’s nominee”

In his New York Daily News column, Denis Hamill recounts a conversation with his 16-year-old son about the 2016 presidential race.

When his son mentions that an 18-year-old friend, registered as a Green Party voter, is intrigued by the presidential candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, Hamill writes, “The Green Party has been after Sanders to run as their party’s nominee.… Read more ...

Stein: Greens offer “only political alternative”, sees “fighting chance” to open CPD debates

Earlier this month, Occupy.com interviewed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein “to discuss her 2016 campaign, the policies she’s labeling her Green New Deal, her take on the Black Lives Matter movement, and what’s changed for the Green Party since 2012.”

Stein discussed her strategy for getting into the general election debates if she wins the Green nomination, saying, “We’ve filed a court case against the Commission on Presidential Debates and there is actually a fighting chance that we can open up the debates because they’re breaking the law.… Read more ...

Philadelphia Green Party candidate faces petition challenge despite court ruling

Ballot Access News reports that Glenn C. Davis, Green Party candidate for Philadelphia city commissioner, is facing a petition challenge “even though on July 24, 2015, a U.S. District Court struck down Pennsylvania’s challenge procedures as applied to the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian parties.”

Davis is the chair of the Green Party of Philadelphia.… Read more ...

Webber secures funding for Honkala film “Flesh and Blood”

Actor/director Mark Webber announced Friday that he has passed the $50,000 Kickstarter funding mark for a film about his mother Cheri Honkala, who was the 2012 Green Party vice presidential nominee.

In a video message, Webber says the film will be called Flesh and Blood and will feature Honkala as well as Webber and his brother.… Read more ...

Now Age Press interviews Stein

Craig Gordon of Now Age Press interviewed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein in a segment running 24 minutes.

Stein discusses the similarities and differences between her campaign and that of independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination. Stein also discusses healthcare, the environment, economic inequality, and other issues.… Read more ...

Stein to keynote Rhode Island Green Gathering on August 22

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be the keynote speaker at the Green Gathering 2015 at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick on August 22.

Other speakers at the event, hosted by the Rhode Island Green Party, will include Sherrie Anne Andre of Fighting Against Natural Gas (FANG), John Barry of the Green Party of Northern Ireland, Jean of the Green Party of Québec, and Providence radio host and former Woonsocket mayoral candidate Dave Fisher.… Read more ...

Professor says “anti-democratic” system blocks candidates like Stein

In a piece at The Root on the Black Lives Matter movement and the presidential race, Wayne State University Associate Professor of African-American Studies Ollie Johnson praised Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Johnson said Stein “is the most progressive of all the candidates but would never win because the entire system is flawed.… Read more ...

Ohio Green Party endorses Columbus Civilian Review Board Initiative

GP.org:

The Franklin County Green Party local of the Ohio Green Party is working with Black Lives Matter activists in circulating an initiative petition that will establish a community review board of the Columbus Police Department to investigate all citizen complaints involving excessive use of force.

The Civilian Review Board (CRB) will have subpoena power and make recommendations to city officials and police regarding policy, training, recruitment and discipline.… Read more ...

South Dakota Legislature in 2012 Appears to Have Accidentally Deleted the Independent Presidential Candidate Petition Deadline

Ballot Access News:


This is old news, but it has just come to my attention. In 2000 Ralph Nader won a federal lawsuit against South Dakota’s June petition deadline for independent presidential candidates. Nader v Hazeltine, 110 F Supp 2d 1201. The court said June is too early for presidential independents.
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Clayton Hunt vs. Paul Frankel: Should Libertarians Secretly Root for Donald Trump?

Houston TX LP activist and voluntaryist Clayton Hunt at Libertarian Gaming:

I think Donald Trump is amazing.

I know what you’re thinking, “But he’s racist and hateful, ignorant and damn proud of it, can pretend to run a business, but doesn’t know anything about economics.”
You’d be right, but I think he’s amazing because of that, and one other thing…

He’s topping the polls of prospective GOP voters, with every incidence of him saying something stupid driving his numbers higher.

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