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National convention chooses presidential slate and gains national media coverage

National convention chooses presidential slate and gains national media coverage

By Claudia Ellquist, Arizona Green Party; Hillary Aisenstein, Pennslyvania Green Party; and Ann Link, Green Party of New York State This summer, more than 600 Greens represented 38 states at the Green Partyís National Nominating Convention in Chicago.†After traveling by public transportation, bikes, and carpools,†delegations†made the most of†this political†weekend, attending workshops, sharing ideas and experiences, meeting candidates, and casting their stateís†votes especially for the presidential nominee.†Unlike the predictable, tax-payer subsidized spectacles produced for the Republicans and Democrats, Greens paid for…

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2008 Green campaigns

2008 Green campaigns

Candidates from across the country present at the convention By Dave McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware Omar Lopez, IL, candidate for the 4th Congressional District: Lopez was one of the co-conveners of the March 10th Movement in Chicago in 2006. The movement provided the impetus for nationwide demonstrations in support of legalization of all immigrants. ìI am very proud of being a Green and I am going to make the Hispanic community aware of the Green Party. One of the…

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2008 Senatorial Candidates

2008 Senatorial Candidates

Profiles on the seven campaigns across the country By Teresa Keane, Green Party Senatorial Campaign Committee Rebekah Kennedy, Arkansas: Kennedy is a lawyer who has proudly worked in the areas of civil rights and on behalf of victims of workplace discrimination.† She previously ran for the office of Arkansas Attorney General and received 4.67 percent of the vote. She is motivated by the fact that not one Democrat or Republican was willing to run against an incumbent in federal races….

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Live Green, Vote Green!

Live Green, Vote Green!

Showing how itís done at the 2008 Nominating Convention and Annual Meeting By Ruth Weill, Annual National Meeting Committee Coordinator The convention and annual meeting promise to be a great time being held in the exciting downtown theater district of Chicago, Illinois from July 10-13. In addition to Green Party presidential nominations, there are many inspiring activities and it is also a great opportunity for Greens to come together to share ideas and plans. A main part of the convention…

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Want to run for office?

Want to run for office?

Thinking of running for office but not sure how to start? Your Green Party support is right here! For information on how to run a campaign visit: www.GP.org or contact the Green Party of the United States at 866-41GREEN. Also campaign resources can be downloaded for free at: www.gp.org/committees/campaign/resources.shtml

Wisconsin continues winning tradition

Wisconsin continues winning tradition

By Ron Hardy, Wisconsin Green Party Wisconsin Greens were on the ballot in elections for County Board of Supervisors across the state April 1óten incumbents and four challengers. Ten of the 14 were elected. Wisconsin now has 17 Greens holding elected office. Among the ten Wisconsin Green victories were two first-time candidates: Wyndham Manning, who won a landslide victory with 66 percent of the vote to take the Dane County Board of Supervisors seat vacated by retiring Green Party member…

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How I won the mayor’s office

How I won the mayor’s office

By David Doonan, Mayor of the Village of Greenwich, New York Being a public elected official was never a recurring dream that haunted my sleep. While interested in politics and current affairs, in recent years the interest was more an intellectual exercise than an active pursuit. That began to change after listening to a talk in Glens Falls, New York by Ralph Nader in May 2007. I sat in the audience as. Nader spoke at length about the need for…

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Peace slate offers Oregonians a chance

Peace slate offers Oregonians a chance

by Joanne Cvar, Pacific Green Party of Oregon and Green Party Peace Network The Pacific Green Party of Oregon (PGP) is currently fielding a ìpeace slate,î with candidates for nomination in four of the five congressional districts in Oregon. All are committed to ending the war in Iraq, and all have pledged never to vote for funding the continued occupation through supplemental funding bills or for an increase in the basic military budget. ìImagine, for a moment, real leaders for…

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Reports

Reports

Platform Committee Alert to all GreensóPlease review the platform draft at www.gp.org/platform.shtml Every four years Green Party members are asked to review and update the Green Platform. Greens are invited to submit amendments to the Platform Committee (Platcom) whose job it is to integrate the amendments into the 2004 Platform and produce the draft of the 2008 Green Platform. Amendments have been received from October 2006 to April 1, 2008. During that time, editors were asked to take on the…

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State Reports

State Reports

Alaska During a painful and slow slide into somnolence, the Green Party of Alaska (GPAK) lost ballot access when the verdict went against it in the court case vs. the state of Alaska. An injunction issued by the Hon. Stephanie Joannides had allowed GPAK to remain on the ballot for fall 2007’s elections. GPAK’s website was reduced to a placeholder. Burnout was rampant throughout the party. However, GPAK has found a new Webmaster, revived its website, and with it, the…

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