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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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Greens win in Illinois

Greens win in Illinois

Five candidates take office From the Illinois Green Party website: ILGP.org While most of April’s elections were officially nonpartisan, Illinois Green Party members competed in elections across the state, with five candidates winning their races. If these wins hold, the ILGP’s number of officeholders state­wide would grow to ten. The big win belongs to Green Party member Jessica Bradshaw, who appears to have been elected to Carbondale City Council in a hard-fought nonpartisan race. In the 12-candidate race for three…

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Big wins in Madison Wisconsin

Big wins in Madison Wisconsin

By Deyva Arthur, Green Party of New York State   Wisconsin Greens had two election wins this past April both in the city of Madison. Ledell Zellers won a position as Alder for Madison Com­mon Council and Dean Loumos won a seat on the Madison School Board with five candidates running for three available seats. With issues around neighborhood development a priority Zellers has a lot of ex­perience to bring to the council. She has been active in the Madison…

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Reflections on running for office

Reflections on running for office

A great campaign despite accusations of spoiler By Ursula Rozum, Green Party of New York State One night in Syracuse New York during my campaign as a Green Party candidate for Congress, activists of the women’s movement confronted me. A local chapter of the National Organiza­tion for Women invited me to their pot­luck meeting to tell me it was “not the time or place” to challenge the two-party system for fear of re-electing the anti-choice Republican Ann Marie Buerkle to…

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Notable elections

Notable elections

Greens taking office this past election By Dave McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware Fred Smith House District Seat 50, Arkansas legislature Fred Smith is a former basketball player, who was on the Harlem Globetrotters and set the world record for the vertical slamdunk of 11 feet 11 inches in 1997. After retiring from athletics, he moved back to his hometown of Crawfordsville, AR and founded a tutoring program for children. Meanwhile he was elected to the state legislature as a…

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Hawaiian Election Officials Sued by Green Party Over Ballot Shortages

Hawaiian Election Officials Sued by Green Party Over Ballot Shortages

By Dave McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware   A month after the 2012 elections, at­torney Lance Collins, representing the Green Party of Hawaii, filed a lawsuit against the state Office of Elec­tions for failing to follow legally prescribed procedures in an important state legislative election. Several irregularities were alleged in the election in which Green member Keiko Bonk challenged long-time Speaker of the House Calvin Say. Specifically, some precincts ran out of paper ballots early, forcing people to wait in…

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The pipeline to hell

The pipeline to hell

How the Keystone XL pipeline can affect climate change An Editorial by Barbara Trypaluk, Green Party of New York State   Our country is at a major crossroads in terms of whether we will take serious action to address climate change—and the big game changer would be the Keystone XL pipeline. If completed, this pipeline would be 1700 miles long and transport 800,000 barrels of oil a day through the mid-section of our country from top to bottom. Stopping the…

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On the Stein/Honkala Campaign Trail

On the Stein/Honkala Campaign Trail

“This has been such an easy campaign. It’s like giving out candy,” said Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential candidate, who was recently nominated at the Green National Con­ven­tion in July. “There is a rebellion going on out here and we [Stein/Honkala campaign] are the political platform for that rebellion. It is absolutely breathtaking.” Stein said the troubled condition of the country and the lack of democratic politics is giving her Green agenda a rousing welcome from the public. With…

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About Jill Stein

About Jill Stein

Mother, doctor and Green presidential candidate Jill Stein sees herself as a mother and a physician. She never thought of herself as a politician. “I was not political,” she said. “It was too corrupt to be politically involved.” But there was a point when she could no longer ignore what was happening. And now Stein is running for president of the United States. “I am an activist because, as a mother and M.D., I am trying to fix the causes…

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About Cheri Honkala

About Cheri Honkala

  Activist goes political running for vice president on the Green Party line In 2011, Cheri Honkala ran for Phila­del­phia sheriff on the Green Party ticket. Her platform wasn’t about enforcing foreclosures, but rather as sheriff she planned to refuse to evict people from their homes. As Honkala has dedicated the past 25 years to protecting the poor and homeless, it became clear to her that running for sheriff seemed the thing to do to stop foreclosures, particularly as big…

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