Category Archives: Green Party

Greens Begin Petition for Party Status in Missouri

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The national Green Party has issued this press release, which says the party has started its petition to obtain party status in Missouri. The name of the party in Missouri is the Progressive Party. The Green presidential candidate has not been on the ballot in Missouri since 2000.… Read more ...

Our America Initiative: Important Google Hangout Wednesday (May 13) on Presidential Debate Lawsuit

Release from OAI, distributed by the Libertarian Party:

In 2012, four candidates for U.S. President qualified for enough states’ ballots to potentially achieve a majority in the Electoral College. Only four.

One of those candidates was Gov. Gary Johnson, nominee of the Libertarian Party. The others were Dr. Jill Stein, nominee of the Green Party, and of course, President Obama and Gov.… Read more ...

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Ralph Nader: ‘Suddenly, Baltimore – Wonder Why?’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

Suddenly, the mass media is writing about or televising the conditions in West Baltimore. Conditions that Washington Post columnist, Eugene Robinson, summarized as decades long “suffocating poverty, dysfunction and despair.”

Suddenly, reporters and camera teams are discovering Baltimore’s inner city—crumbling or abandoned housing; mass unemployment; too many merchants gouging the locals (the poor pay more); too many drug dealers; schools, roads and sidewalks in serious disrepair; debris everywhere; lack of municipal services (which are provided to the wealthier areas of the city); and, as always, grinding poverty and its many vicious circle consequences.… Read more ...

Arizona Libertarian and Green Parties Ask Ninth Circuit for Reconsideration in Voter Registration Case

azminorpartiesFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On May 7, the Libertarian Party and the Green Party of Arizona asked the Ninth Circuit to reconsider the April 2015 decision in Arizona Libertarian Party v Bennett, 13-16254. The issue is the voter registration form, which gives the two largest parties a checkbox but requires voters who wish to register into any other qualified party to write-in the name of that party in the “other” line.… Read more ...

Arizona Green Party to hold annual meeting, 25th Anniversary Celebration

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The Arizona Green Party (AZGP) invites all registered Greens & guests to attend our next General Membership meeting & 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, May 30, 2015—9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Raul H. Castro SBS Building, Room 110
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 86001
(Intersection of McConnell & Knoles Drive; Building 65 on campus map)
http://nau.edu/parking/parkingmap/

Tentative Agenda
County chapter, Green Party-US & working committee reports
Call to Action (Green Party voter registration & recruiting Green Party candidates for the 2016 Election)
Keynote Speaker—Dr.… Read more ...

Extreme disparities between vote percentages and seats won in UK election


via Richard Winger at Ballot Access News: 

The British election returns for the May 7 House of Commons election show these results:

Conservatives won 50.8% of the seats with 37% of the popular vote.
Labour won 35.6% of the seats with 31% of the popular vote.
Scottish National Party won 8.6% of the seats with 5% of the popular vote.

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Green Independent Party: Which Marijuana Legalization Effort Should We Back in 2016?

mainegreensEmail blast from the Green Independent Party (Maine Green Party US affiliate):

There are going to be two different questions on the ballot regarding the legalization of Marijuana.

The Maine Green Independent Party’s steering committee was deliberating whether or not we should put our efforts behind one of them as an organization or not.… Read more ...

Registration for Massachusetts Green Rainbow party Convention is now open

GP.org:

“Healing Our Communities”

Join us Saturday, May 30 in Worcester at the Unitarian Church, located at 80 Main Street. The convention will commence at 9:00 am and close at 5:00 pm.

Our theme, Healing Our Communities, is intended to set the tone of positive engagement and particularly encouraging and empowering people to run for elected office.… Read more ...

Green Party Will Hold 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23-26

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From the Green Party US website:

The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2014 Annual National Meeting, in St. Louis, Missouri, from Thursday, July 23 to Sunday, July 26.

Greens will convene at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (http://umsl.edu). The 2015 meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events.… Read more ...

Green Party Wins its First Seat in Prince Edward Island Parliament

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GP.org:

Peter Bevan-Baker has made P.E.I. political history by winning the Green Party of Canada’s first seat in the P.E.I. legislature.

Bevan-Baker was winning his district with an 900-vote lead over incumbent Liberal Valerie Docherty, who was at 1,001 votes with 11 of 12 polls reporting. Bevan-Baker dominated the district, taking 54 per cent of the votes.… Read more ...