Category Archives: Green Party

Scott McLarty: Hillary Won’t Save Us, Neither Will Bernie or Liz

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Scott McLarty

Article by Scott McLarty originally posted to OpEdNews:

21st-century time bombs like global warming require a drastic change in the U.S. political landscape

March 31 news item: President Obama’s Interior Department has approved leases for high-risk oil drilling in the fragile Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea north of the Bering Strait.… Read more ...

Free and Equal: Our America Initiative Will Sue Commission on Presidential Debates

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From the Free and Equal Elections Foundation:

Our America Initiative Releases Educational Video about Why They are Suing the Commission on Presidential Debates


The Our America Initiative has just released a powerful video exposing the fraud of the privately-owned Commission on Presidential Debates, the organization that unjustly took over hosting the main presidential debates after the League of Women Voters permanently dropped their support.… Read more ...

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Making Ballot Access Harder for Libertarian Party

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Last month the Arizona legislature passed HB 2608, which makes it more difficult for a member of a small qualified party to get on the primary ballot. On April 14, the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, signed the bill. It sharply increases the number of signatures for a candidate of a small qualified party to get on the primary ballot.… Read more ...

Green Party: National LGBT Anti-Bias Law Needed to Strengthen Marriage Equality

Press release from the Green Party of the United States website:

Green Party leaders called passage of national anti-discrimination legislation that covers sexual orientation and sexual identity a necessary step after recent court decisions allowing same-sex marriage, especially in the wake of laws in Indiana and Arkansas that uphold a “right” to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.… Read more ...

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Ralph Nader: ‘Letters to a President: Return to Sender’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

I am enclosing a copy of Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President 2001-2015 (Seven Stories Press), which contains over 100 letters that I sent to you and President George W.… Read more ...

James Lane Announces Support for Testing Opt-Out Movement

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From the Lane for Congress campaign website:

James Lane, the Green Party candidate for Congress in the 11th CD, today encouraged all NYC and NY State public school families to join the movement to Opt-Out their children from the state-wide, high stakes standardized tests that begin on April 14th. Lane’s own 9 year old son who attends the Brooklyn New School, P.S.… Read more ...

Petition Demanding James Lane Be Included in April 14 Televised Debate

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From the Lane campaign website:

New York 1 and the Staten Island Advance are blocking James from participating in the only televised debate for the special election to be held on May 5th.

They claim their policy is only to include the “leading candidates”, a vague and arbitrary standard that is being used here to discriminate against independent political voices.… Read more ...

California Minor Parties File Reply Brief in State Supreme Court in Lawsuit Against Top-Two System

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On April 9, the Peace & Freedom Party of California, the Libertarian Party of California, and the Green Party of Alameda County filed this reply brief in Rubin v Padilla, the case pending in the State Supreme Court on whether the California top-two system injures voting rights.… Read more ...

Texas Bill to Force Minor Party Candidates to Pay Filing Fees Passes Committee

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On April 6, the Texas House Elections Committee passed HB 464, which requires candidates nominated in convention to pay filing fees. The vote was 5-1. Traditionally, in Texas, filing fees have only been required for candidates running in partisan primaries, and the money is used to help administer the primaries.… Read more ...

Green Party: James Lane Needs Your Help

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From the Green Party US website:

On May 5th, New York is holding a special election to fill the disgraced Michael Grimm’s Congressional seat. As a nation of Greens, we are a compassionate people. New Yorkers are struggling under entrenched corruption to fight the institutional racism that killed Eric Garner, and has been slowing or preventing Sandy relief to our residents most in deed.… Read more ...

Huffington Post Live Carries Interview with Jill Stein

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On April 6, Huffington Post Live carried this interview with Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party presidential nomination.

From the article cited:

In a conversation with HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski on Monday, Stein, who ran on the Green Party ticket in the 2012 election, asserted that “people have really moved” from a two-party system and are now ready to explore alternatives.… Read more ...