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Running a Ballot Access Campaign

Running a Ballot Access Campaign

I laughed out loud when a Bernie or Buster called me to ask how to get THE petition to put Jill Stein and the Green Party on the ballot. Like so many people, this caller had no idea that there are 51 different procedures to put a Presidential candidate on the ballot in 51 states. As of this writing, August 2, we are on the ballot in 23 states, have filed to be on the ballot in another 11, and…

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2011 Summer Issue

2011 Summer Issue

The 2011 Summer  issue of Green Pages celebrates a return of our print edition, just in time for our 2011 Annual National Meeting. The ANM coincides with the biannual NY Greenfest which will take place on the campus of Alfred University August 5 to August 7. Featured topics in this issue fighting anti-immigrant xenophobia in Arizona; campaigns by Greens in Pennsylvania and New York to protect water supplies by banning hydrofracking; the historic electoral victory of Elizabeth May in Canada;…

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Presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney detained by Israel

Presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney detained by Israel

Humanitarian aid envoy to Gaza seized by Lewis Pollis, Green Party of Ohio, with contributions from Wendy Kenin, Green Party of California Green Party 2008 presidential candidate and former congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney was part of a number of naval expeditions to bring humanitarian aid to victims in the Gaza Strip. After their boat was rammed and fired upon by the Israeli military in previous trips, McKinney and others from the Free Gaza Movement ended up detained for over a full…

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State Reports

State Reports

ARIZONA The state meeting of the Arizona Green Party (AZGP) was Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Prescott.†The major focus of the meeting was to give an update on our ballot status petition drive for the 2010 elections. AZGP is still recruiting volunteers to assist in this effort. They need to collect at least 30,000 signatures by the March 2010 deadline, but hope to finish this effort by the end of 2009. In order to…

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The all-year pursuit of Ballot Access

The all-year pursuit of Ballot Access

States efforts to gain ballot access across the country from the National Office of the Green Party of the United States Ballot access season never ends and this year you can play a key role! You can help take the next step to getting Green Party candidates on the ballot in all 50 states in 2012 today. A number of state parties are working through legislation, litigation, and petitioning to win or keep ballot access for the Green Party in…

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Illinois Greens criticize a bill to eliminate ìslatingî

Illinois Greens criticize a bill to eliminate ìslatingî

The Illinois Green Party (ILGP) has been critical of the attempt by the Illinois legislature to pass House Bill 723, which would make it more difficult to ìslateî candidates on the general election ballot. Dubbed by Greens the ìProtect Incumbents Actî the proposed law would require a party to petition for signatures, equal to the amount required to appear on a primary ballot, within 45 days of the general election in order for the candidate to be on the ballot….

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Wanted!

Wanted!

Did you know that Tom Cleland, Green Party of Minnesota, is a singer/songwriter? Check out ìTomís Songsî at http://tomstream.blogspot.com/. Are you a Green musician, artist, performer, or writer? Let Green Pages and the rest of the Green community know and show us your stuff!

A belief in hope, but a commitment to vigilance

A belief in hope, but a commitment to vigilance

Looking harder than skin-deep at Obama by Anita Rios, Co-convener of the Green Party of Ohio As a person of color who has been called a “nigger,” and not in that post eighties way that seeks to emulate “gangsta” culture and implies that “we are tough,” but in that vicious way that is indescribably and deliberately hurtful, I cannot look at Barack Obama and not feel uplifted. I really did not think America was capable of putting race aside and…

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Why Keynesian stimulus packages will not work

Why Keynesian stimulus packages will not work

by Titus North, Pennsylvania Green Party In 1971 Richard Nixon famously proclaimed “we are all Keynesians now.” That statement was made in the context of a slowing economy, and Nixon, believing a recession was responsible for his razor-thin loss to John Kennedy in the 1960 election, was ready to give up his traditional fiscal conservatism and engage in deficit spending in order to boost the economy and improve his re-election chances the following year. Ironically, by 1971 true Keynesianism was…

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A new path for the Green Party

A new path for the Green Party

by Carl Archambeau, Sr., Michigan Green Party I have a confession to make. I am guilty of financially supporting Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney in the recent presidential election. My redemption? I did, of course vote for the Green Party (GP) ticket. I supported Nader because everything he says needs saying and I wanted to encourage him. The same thing goes for McKinney, and I voted for her because she was the GP candidate. In the process of doing the…

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