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Greens take the country, one mayor at a time

Greens take the country, one mayor at a time

A history of Green mayors in the United States By Mike Feinstein Green Party of California With Gayle McLaughlin’s election as Mayor of Richmond, CA, there are now three new Green mayors in the United States. The other two are Larry Bragman (Fairfax, CA) and Sam Pierce (Sebast­opol, CA). They join Matthew Ash (Boswell, PA) and Jason West (New Paltz, NY) to make five current Green Mayors across the country. Resident voters all directly elected McLaughlin (article on page 3),…

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Support local candidates

Support local candidates

Below are but a few of the Greens running for office this year. Information about other candidates can be found here, or on the web sites for each Green Party, a list of which can be found here. Javier Del Sol Mayoral Candidate, Lake Worth, Florida Campaign Site Alfred Molison City Council Candidate, Houston, Texas Campaign Site Additional Information Josh Ruebner Candidate for 47th District, House of Delegates, Virginia Campaign Site Additional Information Anitra Brockman Candidate for City Council, Cincinnati,…

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Why they keep on winning

Why they keep on winning

Ingredients for the success of Green incumbents: Cam Gordon and Alan Brison by David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware and Elections Editor As Green Parties have grown and begun to mature as political organizations, some Green candidates are finding themselves in the happy situation of running as incumbents, having already been elected to office and now having to run as standing officeholders. Helpful for future Green candidates would be examining the similarities of incumbent candidates Cam Gordon and Allan Brison,…

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Green Party of Arkansas Sues to Keep Ballot Status

Green Party of Arkansas Sues to Keep Ballot Status

Claims state rules hurt third parties and voters alike On August 27 the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Green Party of Arkansas (GPA) and Arkansas voters challenging the decertification of the Green Party by the Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels (D). The suit charges the state is denying First and Fourteenth Amendment Rights to not only minor parties to compete in the political arena, but the rights of voters to support candidates…

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Greens run for several offices simultaneously in Stamford, Connecticut

Greens run for several offices simultaneously in Stamford, Connecticut

Hoping to enable political viability with multi-pronged approach by Rolf Maurer, Connecticut Green Party and Stamford Mayoral and Constable candidate While the Green Party is quite prominent in New Haven and elsewhere in Connecticut, Stamford, located in Fairfield County, because of its status as a corporate center and its intimate ties to Manhattan’s financial community, produces voters who tend to go with what is tried (if not true) when considering their options. This learned helplessness succeeds only in the perpetuation…

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Reversing the illusion of change

Reversing the illusion of change

Green Party of Connecticut wins lawsuit against Clean Elections Law by Mike DeRosa, co-chair of the Green Party of Connecticut Greens applaud Federal Judge Underhillís decision because it supports the political opportunity of minor parties to enter the political stadium and supports the idea of a level playing field. In a thought out and farsighted decision, Second District Federal Court Justice Underhill, recently overturned Connecticutís campaign finance law and declared it unconstitutional because it violated the First and Fourteenth (equal…

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