Why I'm Green

I've dithered and dickered and dillied and dallied and skirted the issue for long enough. I think it is high time to articulate for once and for all just why I'm Green. That is: why I'm a registered member of the Green Party of Louisiana, why I've actively organized a chapter of the Green Party here in New Orleans, and why I support a broader Green movement. Continue reading

How will vacant Syracuse council seat be filled?

Former Green Party Syracuse councilor at-large candidate Frank Cetera is calling for an open process to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on the council. The issue stems from another council appointment that was made two years ago. In 2015, the council voted to appoint Democrat Joe Nicoletti to a vacant seat. Cetera said Nicoletti's appointment was made with no public notice or consideration of the candidates who ran for council that year. Continue reading

Dr. Jill Stein: Green Party not to blame for Trump's election

PROVIDENCE — There's an argument going around that last year's presidential election would have turned out differently if Dr. Jill Stein wasn't in the race. Some contend that if voters in a few Midwestern states who cast their ballots for the Green Party candidate chose Hillary Clinton instead, the Democrat would be in the White House right now, instead of Republican Donald Trump. Continue reading

The Missouri Green Party Reveals their Senate Candidate

JOPLIN, MISSOURI – The "Green Party" in Missouri has a new state senate candidate. Conon Gillis announced that he'll be running for the 32nd district state senate seat at a press conference in Joplin. The seat is currently held by senator Ron Richard. Continue reading

Green Party wins leave state, town officials scrambling to accommodate them

Waterford, CT — Nobody expected Waterford's Green Party to win this much. Members of the party — which only elected its first candidate to a town board two years ago — on Tuesday secured four seats on Waterford's Representative Town Meeting and one seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals, and Democratic candidates cross-endorsed by the Green Party won seats on the school board, the Board of Assessment Appeals and an alternate seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Continue reading

Howie Hawkins' persistent, all-encompassing platform is what will save Syracuse

With the country's highest level of poverty concentration among blacks and Hispanics, an above-average high school dropout rate and a massive load of debt, Syracuse is in a state of disarray. Among the city's mayoral candidates, only Howie Hawkins has the radical, progressive solutions to correct the unfair treatment many Syracuse residents face. The race's other candidates — Republican Laura Lavine, Democrat Juanita Perez Williams and independent Ben Walsh — have only presented mainstream solutions to these longstanding problems. But Hawkins has been an advocate for change his entire life, and has always taken the road less traveled. Continue reading

Green Party wants ban on metallic sulfide mining

MARQUETTE, MI -- The Green Party of Michigan has renewed its support for a moratorium on metallic sulfide mining in the state. At a recent membership meeting in Marquette, the party agreed the proposed Back Forty Mine in Menominee County would poison the region’s waters. In April the Department of Environmental Quality issued Aquila Resources a water discharge permit for the 83-acre, open-pit mine. Continue reading

Lawmaker's party switch gives Greens a seat in the Maine House

A Maine House of Representatives Democrat who quit the party earlier this year has announced that he has enrolled in the Maine Green Independent Party. That makes Rep. Ralph Chapman of Brooksville the second Green Independent to serve in the Legislature's history. The only other was former Rep. John Eder of Portland, who was elected in 2002 and served two terms before losing a re-election bid in 2006. Continue reading

Johnson, Stein Lose Debate Lawsuit, but the Fight Is Far From Over

The US Court of Appeals tossed an anti-trust lawsuit Tuesday brought by Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, their respective parties, and affiliated groups against the Commission on Presidential Debates. The court's opinion mostly echoed a lower court'd decision that there was no merit to the plaintiffs' claim that a) the CPD violated anti-trust laws under the Sherman Act, and b) plaintiffs didn't provide enough evidence that the debate commission was intentionally shutting out minor party and independent candidates. Continue reading

Did Philly Democrats Commit Voter Fraud in the 197th District?

U.S. Representative Bob Brady, who has been the head of Philadelphia's Democratic Party for three decades, has been besieged this summer with allegations that he bribed a political opponent in 2012 to drop a would-be primary challenge against him. But a swirl of corruption accusations around Brady is nothing new. In fact, an ongoing federal lawsuit pits Brady's party apparatus against plaintiffs asserting that there was election fraud in a special election to fill a seat in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives. Continue reading