Mico Lucide grew up in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey and has lived in Atlantic County his entire life. His passion for serving people developed significantly from the compassion he received from others when difficult times hit his family. His passion for New Jersey government and specifically state legislature developed from his service as a community activist and organizer. Throughout his entire adult life, he has advocated for oppressed groups in society through direct activism, protests, working with elected officials, and community organizing and education.
His political philosophy stems from a three-pronged approach; true change can only be made through education, action, and elections. Without education, action is misguided; without action, education is wasted; without elections, education and action cannot improve upon the broader systems that exist in society to create that change.
Mico is running as a Green Party candidate. After years as a member of a major party, he realized that corporate and big donor money influences their practices far more than passion for people, especially here in New Jersey. His refusal to accept that people's livelihood is negotiable with the right price tag and political convenience is what caused him to join the Green Party. Despite being a member of the party for less than a year, he has already demonstrated his leadership and competency in the party to the extent of holding both local and state positions, serving as a member of the Executive Board of the Green Party of Atlantic County (GPAC) and as the National Delegate Alternate for the Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ).
Mico is running a campaign focused on two major themes: Government Efficiency and making People the Priority.
Our state is wasteful with our tax dollars, our energy, and our time. Mico plans to focus on putting in place legislation that enhances government efficiency, from ending wasteful contract extensions to reducing energy usage in public buildings. In addition, he plans to focus on reducing property taxes through a comprehensive public education funding reform that will focus on bringing higher quality education to the children who have been most negatively impacted by the current location-based funding system. The current system is biased toward wealthier neighborhoods, leaving children in poorer neigborhoods-- significantly neighborhoods of color-- behind from the start, requiring more effort from them as they age and enter the working world. Through a funding formula that disperses money fairly, those who are paying the most in taxes will be able to see a reduced tax burden.
The livelihood of people must be the priority of our state. Too often, legislation gets wrapped up in political tugs-of-war and contract favors, leaving people behind. People must feel that their state supports them, and our government needs to work hard to earn the trust of the people. Through sensible legislation, Mico hopes to begin fostering that trust. The livelihood of the people must be supported through raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, supporting a sustainable environment with clean air, land, and energy, and putting more substantive efforts into reemployment for the chronically unemployed and those trying hard to enter the workforce for the first time.
If you support progressive reform, putting people first, and a government with compassion, vote Mico Lucide for General Assembly in Legislative District 2 on November 7th, 2017.
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Montigue Magruder is a Virginian native that was born in Charlottesville and has lived in Richmond since he was 10 years old. He graduated from Armstrong High School in 2006, moved to Charlottesville for a year, and returned to Richmond after living in Morganfield, KY for Job Corps. Montigue has worked as a general labourer and caretaker for 6 years. He currently works part-time as a scooter mechanic and fry cook.
His political inspiration came to him in 2010 when he spoke in opposition to fare increases on Richmond’s public transit system. That event lead to him joining the Richmond Transit Riders Union, VA Organizing, RePHRAME, and the Industrial Workers of the World. Working with those organizations cultivated Montigue’s philosophy of everyone living a life of dignity and love from birth until death. As such, his political advocacy continues to centralize around the issues concerning “the least of these” in society.
In 2012, Montigue was appointed to the GRTC & Transit Study Task Force and wrote 5 of the 11 recommendations submitted to Richmond City Council. He ran for Richmond City Council in the 2016 Election and came in third place with 13% of the vote. He then realized that the issues he wanted to address required action by the General Assembly. Compelled by the appalling actions of the General Assembly, Montigue decided to run once more for the House of Delegates.
Montigue’s struggles with poverty, homelessness, incarceration, and surviving domestic violence led him to realize that the world shouldn’t be the way it is today. Those struggles compel him to do his part to ensure no one else lives the life he has endured. With your help, Montigue will be able to Build the Greater Good for fellow Virginians. If you recognize that the salvation of our state (and perhaps the world) is bound with his, let us go together and help Montigue (and candidates like him) begin the advancement of true justice and liberation!
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I am Julie Bañuelos, a former Denver Public Schools teacher, an activist and a candidate for the at-large seat on the DPS Board of Education this November.
I come from a family of immigrants who originally were migrant workers but because of education, were able to lift up out of poverty and set us kids on a path to success. Just like many Denver families, we lived in humble surroundings while my father studied for his engineering degree. I grew up in the East Village, which is the housing project across from what was then Ebert Elementary, on 23rd and Tremont, in Denver's Curtis Park.
I loved my teachers, and school was a place where I found acceptance, was challenged to speak up and take responsibility for my actions and even advocate for my community. It was the relationships I built with those experienced, passionate teachers that helped me build self-esteem and resilience to face life's challenges.
It was because of that grounding that I got a degree in Economics and Latin American Studies from Grinnell College in Iowa, and even though my career in compliance and portfolio management kept me busy, I was still drawn back to my community, and I spent my lunch hours back at Ebert volunteering as a reading tutor.
But as you know, teachers are born, not made. My heart was drawn back to Denver, and I entered teaching through an alternative licensure program and went right back to DPS.
During my 15+ years with DPS, I've worked mostly with communities of color with large constituents of immigrants, students and families of English Language Learners – groups to whom I am still tied and who are most impacted by passionate teachers that invest not just their time, but also their souls to these academic and personal relationships.
If you've been in Denver even for a little while, you begin to notice that school closures and privatization follow the pattern of high rents and sprawling development. It happened in my own school at Ebert, where the flimsiest of justifications were used to shut us down but reopen it as Polaris, a school mostly filled with affluent families with gifted students. Lately, we see a similar pattern with the closure of Gilpin Montessori, and fighting these closures has become the reality.
It's time to create a different reality, one of school communities full of energetic kids whose teachers love to come to work, where students think critically about the world around them, and where parents and taxpayers feel respected and heard.
That's why I'm running. I want to build that vision of vibrant, engaged school communities into a new normal.
Won't you join this movement? Please volunteer or donate.
Together we can do it.
For public education in our strong communities,
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Green Party Candidate for Minneapolis Council, Ward 3
Samantha and her husband and have been married for 13 years and the couple has 3 boys in Minneapolis schools ages 17, 10, and 6.
Samantha and her family have lived in NE Minneapolis for the last 7 years and they are contributors to their community and beyond.
Samantha has served in the US Army as a Combat Medic SGT and has dedicated her professional career in healthcare to providing equity in the workplace for affinity groups so that they can obtain mentorship, development, and engagement opportunities to advance within their careers and chosen fields.
Samantha attended Minneapolis Business College and went on to earn a BS in Organizational Psychology and a Project Management Professional Certification from Frankling University and UC Irvine Extention respectively. She has served her community in public education by chairing the 2020 Committee, coaching NE/SE soccer league, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of KMOJ Radio Station and serves as the 2nd Vice Chair.
“The best investment you can ever make is in yourself and your communities." –Sam Pree-Stinson
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Green Party Candidate for New York City Council, District 35
Jabari Brisport is a 3rd generation resident of Prospect Heights. He’s the proud Caribbean son of an immigrant father and a tireless mother. Both raised him with a strong sense of justice and dignity in all circumstances. He’s also an artist, educator, and activist who’s spent the past ten years making political theater and marching in the streets.
At NYU, he was a founding member of The Glass Theater Company, an anti-gentrification theater group that railed against the NYU takeover of real estate in the Village. At the Yale School of Drama, he devised the piece Derivatives, which tackled growing income inequality. Through that piece, he was able to sign up over 100 people to the micro-loan website Kiva. After Yale, he joined the anti-racist artist collective Artists for Change, which held marches, protests, and online petitions to address the crisis of police violence. And for the past 7 years, he’s performed with the political comedy theater group Political Subversities.
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The Green Party of Santa Clara County is kicking it into high gear campaigning for our THREE Green congressional candidates that have passed the Top Two hurdle and are on the November ballot. THIS IS HISTORICAL FOLKS!
It's a rare opportunity for us to get a Green into congress to bring our values and demand to light. Imagine what a corporate-free congress could do for "We The People"!
Congratulations to all THREE of our Green California candidates, Laura Wells, Kenneth Mejia and Rodolfo Cortes Barragan for breaking through the Top Two stranglehold on our democracy! They are all moving on to the November 6th General Elections!
The Green Party of California is working hard to mount a statewide campaign and organize volunteers behind our fine candidates and YOU CAN HELP!
Please DONATE to our candidates, volunteer to phone bank or text bank and advocate for them on social media. We Greens have to be our own media because main stream corporate media has locked us out of the conversation for decades. Help us turn our government GREEN! #WeAreGreen
Congratulations to Kenneth Mejia and Rodolfo Cortes Barragan for earning the votes of so many in their districts and getting through the top two primary and moving on to the November 6th General Elections!
This is very exciting news for California Greens and we are proud to support these congressional candidate. THIS is the time for us all to donate and volunteer and help these Green representatives take the Green Wave all the way to Congress!
Your Signature is Needed!
Watch how easy it is to do your part to restore fair democracy in Indiana. This short instructional video explains how to sign a petition to get our candidate for Secretary of State, George Wolfe, on the ballot for the November Election.
The Green Party of Santa Clara County reminds you to VOTE GREEN in tomorrow's primary.
Not registered to vote? You can still go to your County Elections Office to register and vote conditionally until June 5th! You ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process. Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San José. Learn more HERE.
We don't usually send out links to articles from corporate entities, but this one is pretty telling. Jon Campbell reports on how nothing is getting done in the NYS Senate because those in power put party over people. It's chaos and gridlock in Albany as you and I try to deal with crisis after crisis with climate change, health care, systemic racism, and more. You can read the article here.
That is why we are so proud and excited about our candidates for statewide office as well as the Brian White for State Senate campaign in the 55th district to replace Rich Funke. Take a look at what Brian is trying to do with his campaign, then see how you can support him. This is a perfect example of why Greens run for office. The two-party system is not working and if those in power don't want to do anything, we will.
The June 5th primary Election is jsut around the corner and voting by mail has already begun. We have been campaigning and phone banking for our amazing Green and corporate-free candidates and they need your vote! We invite you to change the heart of politics!
We need YOU to Get Out The Green Vote and spread the word about our Green and Corporate-free candidates who will fight for ‘We the People’. #WeAreGreen
If you find that you share these ideals and want to work toward a future where people and planet are valued and our government represents all of us, come and join the movement.
Everything we do is based on our Four Pillars and Ten Key Values.
The first quarter of 2018 brought us many new opportunities to serve our community and to campaign for our endorsed Green candidates. There is never a shortage of issues and actions for Green Party activists but even if you don't think of yourself as an activist, by just registering Green, you are taking a strong stand against the establishment political system that is set on dismantling our democracy. Here we bring you more oppotiunities to engage with issues and campaigns.
Volunteer with us and together, we can make a better world possible. #WeAreGreen
Welcome to the April 2018 issue of the DC Statehood Green Party monthly newsletter!
Follow along to learn more about a HUGE victory for democracy right here in Washington, DC, hear from our newest declared candidate for the 2018 election, and get the latest updates about how you get can get involved in the "DC Divest" and "Put a Price on Carbon" campaigns.
There is a lot happening in the local Green Party scene in Monroe County!
First of all, if you missed the March monthly meeting on Food Justice, fear not. We have video!
News, Candidates, Information, Events Nationally, Statewide & Locally
If you find that you share these ideals and want to work toward a future where people and planet are valued and our government represents all of us, come and join the movement. Everything we do is based on our Four Pillars and Ten Key Values. Want to help? Sign the PA Green Party Petition to decriminalize below!
Wisconsin Green Party Co-chair's Report: Winter 2018, By Dave Schwab, WIGP Co-chair
The Wisconsin Green Party has been busy since our Fall Gathering in Muskego. One of the first steps we took, after electing new officers and adding more active members to our committees, was to convene a Structure Team to address some of the structural issues that have held our party back from greater growth and effectiveness. The Structure Team's first task was to propose substantial revisions to our bylaws, which are presented in this newsletter for our members to review.
Welcome to the March Newsletter of the Santa Clara County Green Party
With the arrival of Spring we can't help but be rejuvenated and hopeful for the future of our world. No doubt there is enough daily bad news to bring us down. Yet we are hopeful, because our work in the Green Party, is the actual expression of HOPE against stacked odds! We belief that TOGETHER, we will claim our democracy back and have the government we truly deserve. From February, the month of PEACE and LOVE, we are moving into March, the month of COMPASSION! Please join us in serving our communities, in any way available and possible.
We can ONLY do better, if we ALL do better. People, Planet and Peace Over Profit.
We have arrived at the month of LOVE and our government is sharing no love with the seven countries we continue wage war and occupation in. We are dedicating February to PEACE, one of the four pillars of the Green Party, and we are gearing up for our Divestment Community Forum and many anti-war street rallies for peace. What we need in our world is more peacemongers, so we are getting our community engaged in the PEACE MOVEMENT. Please join us at our events and help put People, Planet and Peace Over Profit.
January was an active month for the Green Party of Texas. We filed with TX SOS to seek 2018 ballot access. Many Greens across Texas participated in the national Women's March activities including the Harris County Green Party with the Houston Women’s March. Many Greens across the country spoke to our Green vision and platform at Greens speak out on the State of the Union. This series offers good insight into what it means to be Green. The Green Party nationally offered it's response to Trump’s State of the Union.
15 Elected Greens in PA Office!
We had great results for election year 2017. We're gearing up for 2018, including several special elections. If you want to get involved and work with us directly on these efforts, consider volunteering or joining a committee.
Happy 2018 to all Greens and Greens-at-heart. We begin this year with a renewed commitment to bring the message of People, Planet and Peace Over Profit to our communities. Our work will be guided by the Green Party's four pillars of Social Justice, Democracy, Ecology, and Peace.
We truly believe that if everyone in our country could make a free and informed choice about their political party, they too would be Green! Because fundamentally, we all share the Green's HUMAN values! Please begin this year with us by renewing your support and commitment to our mission and shared values. If you are not already a registered Green, take the leap and register to join the original people's party.
If you missed the December monthly meeting, fear not. We taped our guest speaker, Dave Attridge from Recovery Now, NY – including the Q&A section – and you can watch it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/1pToHVfZ1Ak. Folks who were at that meeting were interested in creating a local platform plank for the Green Party of Monroe County and that process is in progress. We hope to have something for registered Greens to vote on at the next monthly meeting. That meeting happens to be…
Join us on Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 pm at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street in Rochester.
It’s going to be a meeting full to the brim as our guest speakers will be Alice Carli and Rohith Palli from the local chapter of the Campaign for New York Health. We will be discussing ways to get Single Payer Health Care in New York State. There will be action to take at this meeting, so it won’t be just talk. Just like last month, we hope to have a group of people (of any and all political persuasions) who would be interested in creating a Green Party local platform plank on health care.
Fellow Indiana Greens, Phil Sanders here, a member of the Circle City Green Party of Indianapolis and the Indiana Ballot Access Liaison.
It is time for us to gather signatures on Indiana's (CAN-19) Indiana Petition of Nomination for Federal, State, State Legislature or Local Office IN 2018. Some of our Indiana Green Party groups have begun this procedure already, and I am appreciative of that initiative!
The Arizona Green Party (AZGP) is nearing the end of our Fall 2017 on-line fundraiser (ending Wednesday, November 29, 2017). We are asking all of our members to make a donation of $20.00 to support our important work. So far, 7 of our members have made donations. We would like to double that number before our fundraising deadline. For your donation, you will receive one of our new AZGP t-shirts! The t-shirts are a Green Grass color, made in the USA (by American Apparel), and are printed by Custom Ink (see photo below). Please support our on-line fundraiser.
Circle City Greens
The Circle City Greens is the local group for Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Monthly meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month near downtown Indianapolis. The Circle City Greens are in the process of nominating officers for the following positions: Chair, Assistant Chair, Treasurer, Documentarian, and two Media Czars. The deadline to submit nominations is December 1st.
It's the time of year to offer our gratitude to loved ones, friends and family, our communities, and ofcourse mother nature for sustaining us for another year. We'd also like to thank all you Greens for sharing far and wide, our message of People, Planet and Peace Over Profit! Let's keep striving together for a society based on human values.
October Was All About Healthcare!
Our mission is to bring the Green Party’s message and platform to our neighbors and communities, defend our shared values, and implement people–focused policies. So we are committed to reach out to all Santa Clara registered Greens, like you, and invite you to join us and help put People, Planet and Peace Over Profit!
JOIN US AT OUR MEET & GREET SOCIAL
Happy Independence Day to you all. We Greens are big fans of our government being independent from corporate influence, so by principle we do not accept donations from Lobbyists, superPACS and corporations. The Green Party of US is the only party on the ballot in 48 States that can make that claim. If you believe we will not have our democracy back until we eliminate the influence of money on our politicians and policies, then join us in standing for PEOPLE, PLANET, PEACE, OVER PROFIT.
This year our Green Party of Santa Clara Chapter was honored to be marching in the San Jose Rose, White and Blue Parade on July 4th. We celebrated this day by declaring our continued independence from corporate-run politics, while sharing our message of peace, love and justice with our community. Photos can be seen here.
Knox Greens March in Pride Parade
The Knox Greens show solidarity while having a great time at the Pride Parade. We have been participating in Knoxville Pride since its beginnings. Our first local Green Party candidate we met at Pride Norris Dryer. He was an inspiration to us all. He was the first openly gay candidate for Knoxville City Council.
The DC Statehood Green Party (DCSGP) is a progressive, grassroots organization dedicated to representing the interests of the citizens of the District of Columbia. We are the District’s second largest political party by vote total and we’ve had enough of corporate-dominated politics. The longer we wait for change, the harder it gets. Join us! Vote Green!
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Mayor Bowser's Budget:
Green Party of Tennessee Annual Meeting
Please join the Green Party of Tennessee at its Annual meeting this Saturday June 17, 2017 at McCabe Park Community Center 101 46th Avenue Nashville, TN. 37209. We will be discussing upcoming plans, electing officers, sharing ideas and resources. This is a great opportunity to meet up with Greens from all across Tennessee.
The Green Party stands in solidarity with indigenous nations fighting the Direct Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock. We will consider a resolution to honor Greens from Colorado who have resisted DAPL and worked on-site at Standing Rock.
Saturday May 13th @ 3-5 p.m in the Flagstaff room, Main Branch Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302
The Maryland Green Party continues to grow and work for a society that is sustainable and just. Please help us by making a donation to support our work. We take no corporate or PAC money; we rely on individual donors such as you. Please consider making a one time donation or a monthly pledge.
On March 30, Green Party member Reverend Annie Chambers won an election to the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) of the Baltimore Department of Housing The RAB was created in 1968 and designed so residents of public housing could participate in decision making for the management of housing projects. It became a model that is now used in hundreds of cities where thousands of residents of public housing participate.
April Newsletter - #txlege, Annual State Meeting & more
April is here and the #txLege session has just over a month to go (Sine Die May 26). A couple weeks later will be our Annual State Meeting in Corpus (June 10-11).
Green Party of New York Newsletter
With news of Trump's airstrikes in Syria continuing the destructive US policy of permanent war around the world, it is even more important for Greens to gather, learn from each other and get stronger. We have many opportunities to do just that in the coming months.
In This E-blast:
Meet Your Local Candidates!
It's looking like we will have an exciting slate of local candidates this year in Brooklyn! This Thursday there will be chances to meet a couple of them – stay tuned for more to come.
February 2017 Special Elections Newsletter
Fellow Greens, as this year of 2017 gets underway, I want to say how thankful I am to be entering such a time of opportunity to do good work for our communities, our families, and our common public benefit. Times of challenge galvanize us to be better, and to show Oregon and the nation what "better" really looks like when it goes to work, and with the Pacific Green Party I welcome and thank you for stepping into this vital moment alongside me.
Minneapolis, MN – Welcome to the January 2017 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find all of the announced 2017 Green endorsement seeking candidates, meet new staff, and see how Green officeholders around the world are resisting Trump! Enjoy!
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We need your help to maintain our office administrator through the year and beyond! If just 40 people on this email donated $10 a month we would meet our goal!
Why We March
On January 21, 2017, just one day after the polemic spewing Donald Trump was inaugurated President, millions of women across the globe came together to send a message. For the past year and a half, the world has watched horrified while he pushed the boundaries of what a person hoping to gain public trust can say aloud. As his racist, sexist, xenophobic, islamophobic hateful rhetoric stepped up, we were appalled. Worse yet was the fact that he seemed to be gaining support. It was this fact that scared us the most. His supporters, emboldened by their numbers, who felt it appropriate to brought us to doubt humanity.
Post-Inauguration Events, First Administration Actions
As January comes to a close, we have now seen the first actions of the Trump administration. Millions have sustained consistent waves of protest since the Inauguration to say they do not consent to Trump's inheritance of the imperial presidency, which immediately continued the policy of drone strikes and banned entrants from all the Muslim countries that have been targeted since 9/11. Subservience of energy policy to industry concerns is assured. Clearly, the wheels of empire grind on.
The January 2017 issue of Green Focus, the official newsletter of the North Carolina Green Party is now available.
You can download it as a PDF here.
Welcome to the December 2016 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find several exciting updates on issues Greens have lobbied on, information on a new Green local, and hear about Greens in the national spotlight. Enjoy! We need YOU to become a sustaining donor!
It's never too late to become a monthly sustaining donor. Giving as little as $5 monthly, or as much as you can, will help us hire staff to coordinate the new influx of volunteer requests! Anything helps! Sign up here: Become a Sustaining Donor
On this shortest day and longest night of the year, the Green Party of Texas brings you Green Tidings.
Two weeks ago, after a new election was held in Austria following a challenge to the vote results in May, the first Green President in the world, Alexander Van der Bellen, was (re)elected. His win of both elections demonstrates Greens' ability to successfully impede the efforts of “far-right" forces re-emerging across the First World. But what about the integrity of the electoral process in our country?
As we approach this traditional Harvest Holiday, we contemplate the gratitude and love for our community that motivates us to work toward a world in which considerations for people, peace, and planet are placed above profit in our social priorities.
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