Category Archives: Green Party

Libertarians, Greens, & Level the Playing Field (formerly Americans Elect) file lawsuit against Comm. on Pres. Debates

Press Release via the Libertarian Party:

The Libertarian Party joined Level the Playing Field, the successor group to Americans Elect, and the Green Party to file a lawsuit aimed at the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a Democratic- and Republican-run agency that sets rules designed to exclude third parties and independents from presidential debates.… Read more ...

Green Party says S.C. killings show persistence of racism in U.S.

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The Green Party of the United States expressed condolences for members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina Friday, and said the killing of nine people at the church Wednesday evening was an indicator of the persistence of racism in the U.S.

In a statement, Green Party leaders said “abuses in the criminal justice system, including record-high incarceration rates, have escalated to the point of national crisis,” and said governmental and law enforcement responses “to the ongoing justice-system violations of the basic human and legal rights of People of Color have been superficial, inadequate, or nonexistent.”

Green Party Black Caucus Co-Chair Thomas Muhammad said, “The Green Party calls mass incarceration, excessive police and prosecutorial power, and extreme racial disparities in arrests, prosecution, and conviction a national emergency that requires emergency measures.… Read more ...

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Jill Stein to declare Green Party presidential candidacy Tuesday

Massachusetts physician Jill Stein will announce her candidacy for the Green Party presidential nomination Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 at the National Press Club in Washington.

Stein was the Green nominee in 2012 and received 469,501 votes, the highest popular vote total for a female candidate in U.S. history. She and running mate Cheri Honkala received three times as many votes as 2008 Green nominee Cynthia McKinney, and four times the total of 2004 Green nominee David Cobb.… Read more ...

Scott McLarty: What’ll Happen to Bernie’s Political Revolution After Hillary Wins the Nomination?

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From Scott McLarty in CounterPunch, forwarded to me by the DC Statehood Green Party:

The question needs to be asked. What will Bernie Sanders’ supporters do when “We need a political revolution” inevitably turns into “We must vote for the lesser evil”?

It seems like bad manners to bring up the likelihood that Mr.… Read more ...

Greens, PSL to Participate in U.S. Social Forum in Philadelphia

From the Green Party US website:

Want to join the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) at the U.S. Social Forum? This is a “convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity.… Read more ...

Robert David Steele Seeking Libertarian Presidential Nomination, Wants to Create Coalition to End “Two Party Tyranny”

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From Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Robert David Steele in a letter to fellow IPR contributor Paulie Frankel:

I am running as a candidate for the LP nomination at the same time that Cynthia McKinney may be running for the Green nomination, with the intent of showing all small parties and the Independents how they can come together now, in 2015, to demand passage of the Electoral Reform Act of 2015 in time to elect a coalition cabinet that opens the floodgates for small party and independent candidates at all levels and especially into Congress.… Read more ...

Libertarians and Greens announce joint petition drive in Oklahoma

Press Release from Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform:

NEW PARTIES TO LAUNCH HISTORIC INITIATIVE, EYE 2016 BALLOT OKLAHOMA CITY

– On Monday, June 15, the Oklahoma Libertarian and Greens parties will launch an unprecedented, joint petitioning campaign for the 2016 election ballot. Party leaders will hold a brief news conference with the media at 4 p.m.… Read more ...

Green Party of Philadelphia: Ideas for the Next Mayor of Philadelphia

From the Green Party US website:

“The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) recognizes that around thirty percent of the members of the Democratic and Republican Parties have now chosen two candidates for mayor,” said GPOP Chair Glenn Davis following the Green’s Membership Meeting on May 27 at Dream House Asian Bistro in Roxborough.… Read more ...

Ohio Green Party: Join the Franklin County Green Party in the Columbus Gay Pride Parade

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From the Ohio Green Party website:

Walk with Pride!

The Franklin County Green Party and Columbus Community Bill of Rights supporters are marching in the Columbus Gay Pride parade (one of the largest in the country!) and want you to join us!

Every year, the Franklin County Greens (and other Greens from around the state) have a presence in solidarity with the Pride parade to support LGBTQ rights.… Read more ...