2018 Candidate Videos

Jamie Guerin is the Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A mother of five, she comes from a multi-generational working-class family, and is presently raising her children in the Pioneer Valley.

Jamie grew up in a small town in Western Massachusetts and now lives in Northampton. She is a lifelong activist for peace, economic, social, and environmental justice, ignited by the struggle and guided by the movement to create a healthy and more just world for her children and future generations.

Who is Howie Hawkins?

Watch to find out, and learn how we can #DemandMore from the 2018 New York Governor's Race.

I could not be happier with this morning's NY-19 Congressional Debate, hosted by the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce. Audience reaction was phenomenal -- especially considering that unlike the two major party candidates, I had no entourage. Many people came up to speak with me afterwards, and I was most pleased when staff of the major regional medical consortium told me my health insurance plan was the way to go.


Randy Auxier, the Illinois Green Party candidate for the 12th Congressional District in Illinois just posted a video describing his views on the continued reliance on fossil fuels. Auxier said "Economic development in Southern Illinois depends upon thinking about energy and energy that fuels our area and our country in new and creative ways."

He has pledged "not to take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry, and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits."

Joshua Harris for Maryland House of Delegates, District 40

Joshua Harris is a leader and visionary who advocates on behalf of the community. He is dedicated to creating attainable solutions for the challenges Baltimore faces. Joshua has passion for, and is commitment to, empowering his community. As a young child, Joshua grew up in poverty and his family struggled to make ends meet. Through access and opportunity his family was able to overcome those struggles. Harris knows there are many hard-working families in Baltimore that are struggling every day and simply need the access and opportunity.

Ryan Sullivan for Maryland House of Delegates, District 7

I'm running to represent our community as a delegate in the Maryland legislature because I look out and I see a world on fire . . . a world plagued with exploitation, predation, waste, greed, ecological instability, and a complete lack of political will to do anything. I see an unwillingness to seriously get at the root causes of the oppressions and abuses so many are expected to tolerate daily on the part of the media and our representatives. Like the late Stephen Hawking, I'm skeptical about humanity's odds of surviving this century without putting an end to capitalism and its impossible contradictions.

Paula Overby is a member of the working class. She's worked in manufacturing as a union member and she's been on strike. We are not rewarding hard work anymore. She understands the experience of working people with wages that can't keep up with the soaring cost of housing, education and health care. She knows we can do better. Paula is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in psychology and a second major in computer science. As a full time working mother of three, she had a successful career as a systems analyst with experience in quality assurance, data analysis and process design.

Paula has worked with minor parties since 2014. Her endorsement speech in 2014 focused on the corporate take over of America. She was talking about wealth inequality before Bernie Sanders was so well known. Since leaving the two-party establishment in 2014 she has focused on political process reform and building a political movement that can successfully challenge the politics of wealth and the incumbency lock of the two major parties.

Jimmy Dore in conversation with Constance Gadell-Newton, the Ohio Green Party candidate for Governor.

Constance Gadell-Newton was born in Belleville, Illinois.  Raised by a nurse (mother) and teacher (step-father), Gadell-Newton experienced poverty as a child. Through hard work, Gadell-Newton’s parents were able to enroll her in Bishop Watterson, a private high school in Columbus, Ohio, which prepared her to graduate with honors from the Ohio State University with her B.A. in Philosophy and Women's Studies in 2002.

Why am I running?

Because politicians bankroll their campaigns with money from corporate donors and wealthy individuals who don’t have the same interests as we, the people, do. It is up to us to wrestle the power away from the wealthy 1%. Both political parties have become beholden to rich donors and engage in corrupt practices like gerrymandering and voter suppression. Furthermore, we must reform this broken system so no party can do what the Democratic National Committee did to Bernie Sanders.

My name is Laura Wells and I’m running for Congress in California’s District 13 as a Green Party candidate. I am running because we need to raise our expectations and use our power to challenge a system that refuses to provide the very basics for us, in this, the richest country on earth. Barbara Lee was running unopposed on the June “Top Two” primary ballot. We ran a write-in campaign and won. Now I am one of three Green candidates for Congress, on the California November ballot, going head-to-head against incumbent Democrats.