No War with Iran!
Recently the US Congress approved a $30 billion military aid package
to Israel which, combined with the approved Lieberman-Kyl amendment to
the Congressional military appropriations bill, has moved the US closer
to war with Iran.
Join the effort to prevent war with Iran. You can send an automated
letter to your Congressperson by clicking on the following link: http://www.gp.org/action/index.shtml
After failing to find WMD's in Iraq, President Bush seems poised to
repeat history and lead us into another illegal war. He has yet to
produce hard evidence to the world community to support his claims that
Iran is assisting Shiite militias in Iraq and plans to produce nuclear
weapons for an attack on western nations.
The Green Party remains the only major national party committed to
peace at home and abroad. Please join us by sending an automated letter
to your Congresspersons here.
. ARKANSAS On October 17, the Arkansas Green Party was notified that
its petition has been certified. It is the only Arkansas party, other
than the Democratic and Republican Parties, that is on the ballot for
all offices. http://www.ballot-access.org/2007/10/17/arkansas-says-green-party-is-on-ballot/
. NEW JERSEY On October 17, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Neil H.
Shuster ordered that the state grant equal treatment to alternative
political parties. The ruling eliminates some of the structural
advantages long enjoyed by the
Democratic and Republican Parties, and concedes that New Jersey
election law must treat alternative parties as official "political
parties" for the purposes of campaign finance, lobbying, and voter
registration. The lawsuit in the case was filed by the Green Party of
New Jersey, the New Jersey Constitution Party, and
the New Jersey Libertarian Party. http://www.gpnj.org
2007 Green candidates to watch on Election Day
The Green Party is getting ready for Election Day next Tuesday and
need your help to make it a success. Please consider spending a few
hours this weekend or on Election Day to help make calls, distribute
yard signs, or canvass on Election Day. To find a campaign near you,
The Green Party is running over 120 races in 2007. So far this year,
we've won 40% of our campaigns. We are looking forward to more
victories on Tuesday!
Greens to Watch on Tuesday:
In Massachusetts, Chuck Turner is seeking reelection for his seat on the Boston City Council of
Boston. Turner is the highest ranking African American Green
Officeholder in the US. He easily won his primary election with 75% of
In Worcester, Grace Ross is running for Worcester Councilor at large. There are 12 candidates
running for six seats. Ross finished sixth in the primary. The
Coordinated Campaign Committee assisted the campaign, awarding a $400
grant from GPUS. Grace Ross was the Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party's
candidate for Governor last year.
Luc Schuster is also running for reelection to the Cambridge School Committee.
In Syracuse, NY, Howie Hawkins , candidate for Councilor At-Large was endorsed by the Syracuse Post-Standard on October 30. Hawkins ran for US Senate in New York against Hillary Clinton in the 2006 election.
In California, Larry Bragman is running for re-election to the
Fairfax City Council. Bragman is currently the Mayor of Fairfax, CA.
Lew Tremaine is also running for re-election to the Fairfax City
Council. Janice Brittain is running for Hermosa Beach City Council. Brittain also received a GPUS campaign grant from the CCC.
Green Party of Virginia Candidate Josh Ruebner is seeking a seat on
Arlington County Board for a second year in a row, has garnered
favorable press coverage for his stance on affordable housing.
In Ohio, Justin Jeffre ,
former member of the band 98 Degrees, is running for City Council in
Cincinnati, OH. Since returning to his hometown, Jeffre has become
involved in media reform issues, campaign finance reform, light-rail
campaigns, and an initiative to allow the public to vote on a proposed
The Connecticut Green Party will run the most candidates on Tuesday-
14 in all, including Hector Lopez who is up for reelection as Constable
in New Caanan.
Nader Sues Democratic National Committee for 2004 Dirty Tricks
On October 30, Ralph Nader, Peter Camejo, and six voters who wanted
to vote for Nader in 2004, filed a lawsuit against the Democratic
National Committee. The lawsuit, Nader v Democratic National Committee,
was filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court. The complaint is
70 pages long. It details the national Democratic Party's extensive
support for challenges to Nader's ballot positions, in states in which
elections officials had accepted Nader's petitions and placed him on
The complaint goes into great detail, including a coordinated effort
to sabotage individual petition sheets in Oregon (anti-Nader activists
were instructed to sign a petition sheet in the space reserved for the
circulator, and then to line it out, which had the effect of ruining
all the signatures already on that sheet). The complaint also talks
about harassment of Nader circulators in Ohio and Oregon.
The complaint also deals with incidents in Pennsylvania, Arizona,
Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Michigan,
Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Washington, West Virginia and
Wisconsin. The lawsuit asks for a jury trial, in a claim for monetary
From Ballot Access News edited by Richard Winger: http://www.ballot-access.org/2007/10/30/nader-sues-democratic-national-committee-for-2004-dirty-tricks/
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brand new union made baseball caps and our new Sunflower shirts with
the four pillars on the back, en espanol. Get ready for fall campaigns
with our brand new campaign kits and tabling kits. Available at Green Online Store.
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