Category Archives: Green Party

Ballot Access News: Minnesota Poll Suggests Green Party Will Regain its Qualified Status This Year

On July 5, Gravis Marketing released a poll for the Minnesota statewide races, including the Attorney General’s race. For that office, the results are: Democrat-Farmer-Labor Lori Swanson 49%, Republican Sharon Anderson 36%, Independence Party nominee Brendan Borgos 8%, Green Andy Dawkins 7%.

If Dawkins receives as much as 5%, the Green Party will regain its qualified status, for both 2016 and 2018.… Read more ...

The Buffalo News: Green Party Candidate for Governor Campaigns in Buffalo

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(The following was originally published in The Buffalo News.)

A group of about 15 people waited, serenaded by soft flute music and cooled by a fan. Then Howie Hawkins walked in.

A woman wearing a green hard hat belted, “Heeeere’s Howie!”

A year ago, Hawkins would not have guessed he’d be here – stopping for another visit as he campaigns for governor again.… Read more ...

Green Party: Hobby Lobby Ruling Should Spur Demand for Single-Payer Health Care

Green Party leaders and candidates strongly condemned the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores ruling, and said that the decision should motivate more people to demand single-payer national health care and abolition of corporate “personhood.”

“The Supreme Court’s ruling lays bare the need to separate health insurance from employment status and exposes the absurdity of affording corporations the same constitutional rights as natural persons,” said Isa Infante, Green candidate for Governor of Tennessee (… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: All Statewide Illinois General Election Petitions Challenged

All of the statewide Illinois petitions submitted for the general election this year have been challenged. The independent candidates for Governor and U.S. Senator will certainly be removed from the ballot, because none of them had as many signatures as the legal requirement, 25,000. The three statewide minor party petitions all have over 25,000, however, so the challenge process will be grueling.… Read more ...

Opposition News: AR State Rep Wins as Green, Loses after Flipping to Dems

For the second time in three election cycles, an Arkansas State Representative was elected to office as a Green, only to flip to the Democrats mid-term, and then lose re-election while running as a Democrat. That’s the opposite of how the dynamic usually works. But it reflects well on the Green Party and its voters in Arkansas.… Read more ...

Eugene Puryear: FY 2015 Budget for DC Is a ‘Giveaway to the Wealthy’

Eugene Puryear, the D.C. Statehood Green Party’s nominee in the race for At-Large Member of D.C. Council (, released a statement sharply criticizing the Council’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

The text of the statement is appended below. Mr. Puryear and David Schwartzman, D.C. Statehood Green candidate for “Shadow” U.S.… Read more ...

New Mexico Green Party Submits Petition to Restore Party Status

From Ballot Access News:

On June 26, the deadline, the New Mexico Green Party submitted a petition to restore its party status. New Mexico now has six ballot-qualified parties: Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Constitution, Green, and Independent American.

However, there are only a handful of minor party nominees for any office in New Mexico this year, because of the law that says even a qualified party must submit a petition signed by 1% of the last gubernatorial vote for each of its nominees, unless it is entitled to nominate by primary.… Read more ...

Northwest Herald: Harvard Attorney Files to Run on Green Party Ticket

By Kevin P. Craver:

Harvard attorney Scott Summers is one of several third-party candidates who have filed to run for Illinois governor.

Summers filed Monday to run for governor on the Green Party ticket with running mate Bobby Pritchett Jr., of downstate Roseville. The Green Party filed 30,000 signatures, or about 5,000 more than the minimum needed as protection against a challenge.… Read more ...

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MSNBC: Green Party Candidate for Governor, I can Win This

(The following was originally published on MSNBC.)

The 2014 New York governor’s race is not Howie Hawkins’ first dance. Hawkins, the Green Party’s gubernatorial nominee and a long-time UPS truck unloader, is a perennial candidate for public office, having logged six unsuccessful races in just eight years. This time, though, is different.… Read more ...

Poughkeepsie Journal: Green Party Candidate for Governor Stops in New Paltz

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(The following was originally published in the Poughkeepsie Journal.)

NEW PALTZ – Gowri Parameswaran of New Paltz isn’t certain that Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor, can win in November.

“I’m hoping,” the registered Democrat said. “I’m very optimistic.”

Parameswaran was one of about 15 people who turned out Monday evening to hear Hawkins pitch his platform during a campaign stop at New Paltz Village Hall.… Read more ...