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A step-by-step guide to achieving ballot status

A step-by-step guide to achieving ballot status

Arizona tells how they got it done by Claudia Ellquist, Co-chair of the Arizona Green Party Citizens concerned about the state of the country and the world have long used blogs, 501c3s, and lobbying groups, to reach politicians from the over-represented parties. But those politicians have under funded good works, ignored good ideas, dismissed citizen demands, and cloned their successors. In the end, when one has done oneís best good deeds, had a say on the Internet, written, called and…

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ARIZONA The Arizona Green Party is in the Alice-in-Won≠der≠land position of both having and seeking ballot status. It is still technically a ballot status party, which has a pay-off in that folks can check on their state tax returns to have money given to the party, and AGP can still get information from the state/counties, on an equal basis with the other political parties. But the ballot status will expire later this year, on the day when registrations are tallied….

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A plan for improving education

A plan for improving education

Bringing it home with tax cuts for test scores by Lewis Pollis and Terrence Banks, Green Party of Ohio For years our country has struggled with education. Once the envy of the world, the United Statesí public education system now leaves its graduates unprepared to enter institutions of higher education or the work force. Many college students waste their first years taking basic English and math courses they should have completed in high school. Politicians have promised to solve this…

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Historic Green win to Lower House of Western Australia State Parliament

Historic Green win to Lower House of Western Australia State Parliament

by Stephen Luntz, Australian Greens Victoria Elections Analyst and †Mike Feinstein, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States For only the second time ever, an Austra≠lian Green has been elected in a single member parliamentary electorate, and the first time ever by finishing with more primary votes than the Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate. The victory came in a May 16th by-election (special election), in the Western Australian (WA) lower house electorate of Fremantle, where the ALP…

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First African Green University held in Morocco

First African Green University held in Morocco

by Mike Feinstein, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States “Can ecology save Africa?” and “What role will African Green Parties play?” These themes brought to≠gether more than 50 regional Green representatives from Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Burundi, Niger, Mali and Guinea-Conarky to Rabat, Morocco for the First African Green University, March 27th-29th. †Foreign Embassies in Morocco from Gunea Bissao and Democratic Republic of Congo were also represented. Organized by the Moroccan Greens and the Maghreb Forum for…

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The Rabat Declaration

The Rabat Declaration

Approved by Consensus by the regional Green representatives from seven countries at the African Green University, March 27th, 2009 Demand that the government of Morocco: Authorizes the Moroccan Green Party for Development for the whole country including provinces and prefectures Recognizes the party and allows the members of the party to participate in electoral campaigns Allows the party to publicize its electoral campaign over state radio and television as other parties do Allows it to be brought to national attention…

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German Greens gear up for September vote

German Greens gear up for September vote

Report from the Berlin Congress by Phil Hill, German Greens The second Party congress of the Ger≠man Greens this year was the result of the crowded electoral calendar. After the first party congress in Dortmund in January, at which candidates for the June 4thís European Parliamentary election were nominated, the Greens gathered again in Berlin from May 8 through 10 to pass the program for this Septemberís federal elections. After four years out of power, the party that brought Germanyís…

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Meeting the Hidden People

Meeting the Hidden People

My trip to the United States by Liaquat Ali, co-spokesperson, Pakistan Green Party In April I visited the United States of Amer≠ica. My trip occurred at a very precipitous time as conflict was escalating in the Swat Valley of my country Pakistan, creating close to a million refugees and raising international fears about the stability of the government and the safety of its nuclear arsenal. The main purpose of my trip was to tell people in the U.S. about the…

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Longest-serving Green leader in Canada to step down

Longest-serving Green leader in Canada to step down

by Mike Feinstein, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States After 16 years as Party Leader of the Green Party of Ontario (GPO), Frank de Jong will be stepping down to clear a path for new leadership. De Jong presided over a period where the Greens grew from an electorally marginal presence of 0.4 percent in the 1995 provincial elections to gathering more than 8 percent in 2007, and rising from media obscurity to a credible voice…

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“Think Big, Vote Green”

“Think Big, Vote Green”

Greens Elected in Record Numbers to European Parliament by Mike Feinstein, member International Committee of the Green Party of the United States Since 1979, Greens in Europe have won seats in national parliaments with growing frequency starting with Switzer≠land (1979), Belgium (1981) and West Germany (1983). Today there are over 250 European Greens holding seats in 17 national parliaments. What has marked almost all of their elections over the last 30 years is that Greens are trusted on issues of…

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