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Category: 1997 Spring Volume 1 Number 1

GREEN POLITICS ADVANCE IN ’96

GREEN POLITICS ADVANCE IN ’96

Nineteen ninety-six was a year that found more and more Americans dissatisfied with the political status quo. It also was the most successful year ever for the Green Party. A record sixteen Greens were elected on the local level, including the first-ever Green City Council majority in the US (in Arcata, California). On the national level, the presidential campaign of Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke accelerated the growth of the Green Party as an organization, as well as in the…

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The ASSOCIATION OF STATE GREEN PARTIES

The ASSOCIATION OF STATE GREEN PARTIES

The Association of State Green Parties (ASGP) is a national organization of Green Parties from across the United States. Currently, Green Parties in the following 15 states have affiliated with the ASGP: Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennesee, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming. Several other states are considering affiliation and are expected to join in the next several months. The initial by-laws of the ASGP were adopted on November 17, 1996, at…

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LOCAL GREENS TAKE POLITICAL ROOT

LOCAL GREENS TAKE POLITICAL ROOT

One of the great untold stories of the 1996 political season was the success of the Green Partyís local electoral strategy. While most of the mediaís attention on third parties focused on their presidential candidates and campaigns (including the Greensí own Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke), a record seventeen Greens won office nationwide, and in Arcata, CA, voters elected the first-ever Green City Council majority in the US. These victories follow a pattern where Greens have organized around local issues,…

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Green Party 1996 Electoral Results Around the US

Green Party 1996 Electoral Results Around the US

Alabama Greens (1 candidate) Larry Wayne Grantham ran for Mayor of Foley, finishing 3rd out of 3 with 1.6%. It was his third run for Mayor, after finishing with 28% in 1992 and 17% in 1988. Arizona Green Party (3) Arizona Greens won all 3 local races they contested. In Flagstaff, Norm Wallen won for City Council, finishing 3rd/6 (19.3%) for 3 seats. Responding to local development pressures, Wallen advocated affordable housing, open/green space, locally-owned business, and public votes on…

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NADER/LADUKE 1996 Presidential Campaign Report

NADER/LADUKE 1996 Presidential Campaign Report

Before 1996, the Greens had never run for the presidency. If they were to enter the race, most Greens felt it should not be to wage a traditional candidate-centered, personality-driven campaign. Rather, it should be to build the Green movement and advance a bottom-up politics. As it turned out, the candidacy of Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke did just that. In November, 1995 Nader officially announced that heíd enter the Green Party of Californiaís 1996 presidential primary the following March….

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Nader Presidential Vote Tally

Nader Presidential Vote Tally

Alabama ?? Alaska 7,597 Arizona 2,062 Arkansas 3,649 California 237,016 Colorado 25,070 Connecticut 24,321 Delaware ?? Florida 4,096 Georgia 00 Hawaii 10,386 Idaho 00 Illinois 1,447 Indiana 895 Iowa 6,550 Kansas 914 Kentucky 701 Louisiana 4,719 Maine 15,279 Maryland 2,606 Mass. 4,558 Michigan 2,332 Minnesota 24,908 Mississippi ?? Missouri 534 Montana 00 Nebraska — Nevada 4,730 New Hamp. ?? New Jersey 32,465 New Mexico 13,218 New York 75,956 N. Carolina 2,108 N. Dakota 00 Ohio 2,962 Oklahoma — Oregon 49,415…

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State Reports

State Reports

ARIZONA Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke appeared within a few days of each other in Flagstaff in February. LaDuke filled the 900-seat auditorium; and for Nader they had to add 300 sat next door with a TV screen. During these events, the Pima County Greens registered large numbers as Greens. In 1992, the Arizona Green Party and the Pima County Greens achieved both ballot status, but failed to maintain it in 1994 when more stringent requirements were required. In AZ,…

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