While the Green Party won't be selecting our presidential nominee until July of 2020, the race for the 2020 Green Party presidential nomination has already begun. The Presidential Campaign Support Committee has published the documentation for those seeking our nomination. The PCSC also maintains a document listing those seeking our nomination.

They are Roland G. Aranjo, Sedinam Moyowasiza-Curry, Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter, Dennis Lambert, David Rolde, Ian Schlakman and Chad Wilson. Submitted questionnaires by the candidates are available here.

The national Green Party is committed to maintaining a neutral stance towards those seeking our nomination. The individual campaigns are responsible for supplying the material that appears below and a posting does not imply endorsement or approval of the content by any Green Party entity.

Unequal Protection Under Law, Dennis Lambert for President 2020

Democrats were holding their collective breaths for the Mueller Report to be completed and submitted since the appointment of the Special Council anticipating that President Trump would be charged with anything (No collusion!) and everything their wildest dreams permitted. Despite the obvious evidence of obstruction of justice by the President and those he has appointed, there is still no accountability for those crimes.It is likely nothing will come of the recent press conference by Robert Mueller who explained he was following tradition: that he could not charge a sitting president with a crime. Now that a long-time criminal toady has been appointed as Attorney General, there is no crime the Trump Administration can’t get away with. Continue reading

Sanders' "Socialism" is old-fashioned liberalism

Give Bernie Sanders props for popularizing the term “socialism.” It used to be a conversation stopper. Now it is a conversation starter. But Sanders isn’t helping the socialist cause by confusing it with the old New Deal liberalism of FDR. As Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party’s 1936 presidential candidate, famously quipped in a radio address, “Roosevelt did not carry out the Socialist platform, unless he carried it out on a stretcher.” Continue reading

Juneteenth 2019 Green Party Presidential Joint Statement on Reparations

A joint statement from Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, Dennis Lambert and Ian Schlakman Red-lining, Jim Crow, Stop and Frisk, Broken Windows Policing, Tax Seizures, Share-cropping, Military Draft, Lynching, Restrictive Covenants, Tipped Wages, Segregation, Wage TheftA nation that makes laws that are unjust must make amends for those injustices. Our nation, for better or worse, was built on a system of oppression, and despite legislation to reverse the institutional racism; we still have not done a full penance for the original sin of the foundation of the United States of America- slavery. Continue reading

Howie Hawkins campaign applauds Green Party achieving ballot status in Texas

The Howie Hawkins Campaign, which is seeking the Green Party nomination for president, applauded the Green Party of Texas for achieving ballot status. Governor Greg Abbott signed HB-2504 which gave the Green Party ballot access because Martina Salinas achieved more than 2% of the statewide vote total in her 2016 race for Railroad Commissioner. Continue reading

"Pride Month"

When I joined the Army over 27 years ago, I was asked three times if I had sex with a partner of the same sex. I was asked twice if I used illegal drugs. This was the first evidence I saw of structural prejudice towards the LGBTQ+ community. When Bill Clinton became president, in a half-hearted attempt to allow equal rights of LGBTQ+, he instituted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” program that said if you are willing to stay in the closet, you can serve your country. Don’t forget under President Clinton, the Defense of Marriage Act passed, preventing the marriage of same sex couples. Continue reading

Campaign Report: Major Progress In Texas

The Texas bill that will retroactively and automatically give the Green Party of Texas ballot access was signed into law earlier this week!This is a cool win for a couple of reasons. First, we’re on the ballot because of the new law and because of Martina Salinas’ 2016 Railroad Commissioner race. Martina garnered 3.25% of the vote in 2016, enough to get us on the ballot under the new law. Continue reading

Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands need the Green New Deal Now

The US territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands remain devastated from hurricane Maria in 2017. People still lack adequate food, water, housing, power, transportation, communications, schools, and health care while Trump seeks to cutoff disaster relief funds. 45% of Puerto Ricans and 22% of Virgin Islanders live below the poverty line Continue reading

A Woman's Place is in the House

"A Woman's Place is in the House" is a phrase used by misogynist men to tell women that their only value is what they can do for the man who has them in their home. Women were treated as less than domestic servants, often with fewer rights than the male child they bore and were raising.The hope of the 19th Amendment for many women of the time was to balance the rights of the women in the country with those of the men. Enfranchisement of women for many only meant they were going to double their husband's vote. Other women, like personal hero Shirley Chisholm, tried to take the next step to be the representative of all of America. Continue reading

Demilitarization is the Key to a Green New Deal

A funny thing happened to us as Green Party candidates in 2018. Howie Hawkins ran for New York Governor and Madelyn Hoffman for U.S. Senator from New Jersey. We were scolded by many progressives to drop out and unite behind the Democrats against Trump. Then immediately after the election some Democrats in Congress took the central theme of our campaigns — the Green New Deal — and grabbed the national spotlight. Continue reading

Not even CLOSE to giving up

Due to financial and health concerns, I am unable to maintain a viable Presidential candidacy. However, I remain committed to the Green Party. Its success is humanity’s survival. I will remain available, to all remaining candidates and to the Green Party, as a strategist, advisor and analyst, in my specialty fields of emergency management, disaster response, and national security/military affairs. Continue reading