Green Party bashes the courts
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, July 15, 2007
READING - Forcefully gesturing and speaking with obvious frustration, Carl Romanelli arguably stole the press conference on ballot access away from an understated, though far more renowned, Ralph Nader on Saturday during the Green Party's national convention.
Perhaps it was because Romanelli's political wounds, stemming from a failed fight to remain on the 2006 ballot for U.S. senator, which Bob Casey ultimately won, are two years fresher than those of Nader, who lost a similar fight during the 2004 presidential campaign.
Whatever the reason, Romanelli was hot, adamantly defending the validity of the signatures he filed and accusing state courts of corruption. He announced plans to report two Democrat-affiliated Commonwealth Court judges, Judge James R. Kelley and President Judge James Gardner Colins, to the Judicial Conduct Review Board of Pennsylvania...
Nader Mulls New Presidential Bid
Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2007 8:20 a.m.
Democrats want Nader to pay 2004 legal fees
Detroit Free Press, July 15, 2007
Consider Joining the Green Party
Are you disgusted with the two major parties? Do you wonder why House Speaker Pelosi continues to keep impeachment of Bush and Cheney off the table, despite their obvious high crimes and misdemeanors? Do you wonder if the Democratic party is protecting these criminals? Are you with the 75% of Americans who don't approve of the current Democratic Congress? Do you wish there was an alternative to the two party system?...
2008 Green Party nomination hopefuls
Reading Eagle, July 14, 2007
Reading, PA - Candidates seeking the 2008 Green Party nomination for president were introduced Friday night during the party's national convention in The Abraham Lincoln hotel.
Election reform his latest crusade
Consumer advocate and two-time presidential hopeful Ralph Nader says the rights of candidates in Pennsylvania are in need of an overhaul.
By Mary E. Young
Reading Eagle, July 14, 2007
..."This is of national significance because all the bad guys in the Democratic Party are watching and learning from Pennsylvania," [Nader] said. "They are the King Kong of the ballot busters.
"They're going to pick it up in other states. It's an attack on competitive democracy," Nader said.
Nader said his personal experience - being thrown off the Pennsylvania ballot in the 2004 presidential election - and concerns about ballot access for third-party candidates in the state have drawn him to Reading today for the Green Party National Convention...
Nader accuses Democrats of trying to shut out smaller parties
The Associated Press
The Philadelphia Daily News, July 14, 2007
READING, Pa. - Ralph Nader, appearing Saturday at the Green Party's national convention, said he is considering a 2008 presidential run but accused Democrats of trying to shut smaller parties out of the political process...
...Nader said he is mulling a 2008 presidential run, but before jumping in he would have to put together an organization of thousands of volunteers and pro bono lawyers to defend him against the "Democratic quadrennial assault."
...The issue of ballot access is a focus of this week's Green Party convention. Party officials said their top priority is to get their 2008 nominees for president and vice president on the ballot in all 50 states...
Nader to address Green Party in Reading
Associated Press - July 14, 2007 8:35 AM ET
Minneapolis Bids For '08 Green Party Convention City hopes to add second major party convention in 2008
MyFox Twin Cities, Fox News July 12, 2007
Minneapolis will pitch to host the 2008 Green Party National Convention after finalizing plans Thursday night. On Sunday, city officials will attend a Green Party meeting in Pennsylvania to bid for the convention.
The city will compete with Chicago and Detroit to host the 2008 Green Party National Convention in the summer of 2008. Mayor R.T. Rybak and local Green Party members have been working with other city officials in hopes of bringing the convention to Minneapolis.
The convention would draw an estimated 1,500 people to the city.
City Council Member Cam Gordon and Parks and Recreation Board Member Annie Young will promote Minneapolis as an attractive convention destination and a city that has embraced many of the principles of the Green Party, when they visit Pennsylvania. Thursday night, local Green Party members will finalize the bid presentation.
The host location will be selected by Aug. 15, 2007. If Minneapolis earns the bid, the convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Twin Cities has already been named host of the 2008 Republican National Convention in September.
It's Not Easy Being Green
WFMZ-TV, July 12, 2007
http://wfmz.com/view/?id=123203 (with video clip)
Nearly a dozen presidential hopefuls are in Reading, hoping to get their party's support next year. They're in town as part of the Green Party's National Meeting to discuss the group's future and platform. But as WFMZ's Joel D. Smith shows us, in Pennsylvania, it's not easy being Green. Scott McLarty If you are a 3rd party candidate or independent you have to collect 67 thousand signatures. If you are a Democrat or Republican it's 2 thousand, and that's grossly unfair...