Final push for signatures! Let's get our Green candidates on the ballot
Thanks to everyone who has responded, we've made big gains in collecting signatures over the past week. But we still have more ground to cover: we just passed 260 signatures out of about 400.
Here's how you can help: Registered Green voter in NYC? We need your signature if you haven't signed for us yet! Please drop us a note and we can make an appointment to meet you at your home or somewhere mutually convenient.
Have a phone? We could use your help calling more Greens from the voter rolls. (Open to anyone regardless of registration status.)
Have a car or a bike, or up for some transit riding and walking? We could use extra hands fulfilling some signature appointments. (Registered Greens only – BOE rules!)
Why is this so important?
Getting candidates on the ballot requires a lot of signatures! As a ballot status party in NY (thank you to all who supported Howie Hawkins' last campaign for Governor!) we only need signatures of 5% of registered Greens. For our citywide candidates, this adds up to 380. (Without ballot status, we could get signatures from any voter, but the number of required signatures would be dramatically higher.)
Because opposing candidates will often challenge ballot petitions, and some signatures may be deemed invalid for any of a number of reasons, it's important to get more signatures than the bare minimum.
With our Green candidates on the ballot, progressive voters will have an opportunity to vote their values. Even when we don't get elected, Green campaigns are instrumental in pushing policy debates to the left, holding politicians' feet to the fire, and winning meaningful reforms. This year our candidates are exceptionally strong standardbearers for criminal justice reform, voting integrity, strengthening communities, the right to affordable housing, ending homelessness, and ending dependence on fossil fuels.
We hope that you will consider helping us push our candidates over the finish line.
Thank you for all that you do
Josh Feintuch, Chair, Green Party of Brooklyn
Chris Archer, Chair, Green Party of New York County