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Fairfax, Californiaís Town Council: The Green Party Majority

Fairfax, Californiaís Town Council: The Green Party Majority

by Mimi Newton On November 3, 2009, the Town of Fairfax, California became the fourth city in U.S. history to have a Green majority in local government. Not surprisingly to many, two of the three cities that had earlier garnered Green Party majorities were also California cities: Arcata (1996-1998) and Sebastaol (2000-2006). The other was New Paltz, New York (2003-2004). In 2009, Pam Hartwell-Herrero became the third Green Party member on Fairfaxís five-person Town Council, joining fellow greens Lew Tremaine…

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Larry Bragman speaks on local politics

Larry Bragman speaks on local politics

“We need to rebuild our planet one community at a time and Fairfax is an excellent place to start.” ~Larry Bragman Referring to the potential impact of the Green Party on local politics, Fairfax Councilman Larry Bragman says, “The private money election system is not responding to the economic or the environmental needs of the people and, as a result, the country is facing a crisis of confidence in its political system.” Bragman looks to the Green Party as the…

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Green-Rainbow Party Sets Sights on 2010 Races

Green-Rainbow Party Sets Sights on 2010 Races

GRP Sets Sights on 2010 Races by Dave England An Electorate in Search of Alternatives This is the year of dismay for those who gave the Democratic Party their time, money, and faith, hoping for ‘CHANGE’, only to see business-as-usual continue in crisis areas such as health-care, the economy, war, and climate protection. Meanwhile, here in Massachusetts, the Democrats have engineered regressive tax hikes, hikes to public transportation fares, painful cuts to education and social programs, and worked with real…

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Dozens of candidates file for the Green Party primary in Illinois

Dozens of candidates file for the Green Party primary in Illinois

In the Illinois primary election on February 2, voters can choose a party which really represents them. That is, they can choose the Green Party instead of the two corporate parties. Due to the fact that the Green Party is an established party in Illinois, voters have the choice of Green, Democratic or Republican ballots. See the ILGP website for a complete list of recognized candidates. Heading the list of statewide Green Party candidates are LeAlan Jones, candidate for Senate,…

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