'Scared': Montana Democrats sue to stop Green Party from spoiling Tester's re-election

Sen. Jon Tester of Montana was already facing a tough re-election battle in a state that Donald Trump won by a landslide — and then the Green Party made the Democrat’s job that much tougher by qualifying for the ballot. Now the Montana Democratic Party is scrambling to oust the Greens. It has asked a judge to decertify the left-wing party by declaring 180 petition signatures invalid for reasons such as bad handwriting, use of initials instead of full names and failure to write in cursive. Continue reading

Parting Thoughts: Minnesota historian and Green Party co-founder dies at 91

When Rhoda Gilman passed away earlier this month at the age of 91, she left her mark on Minnesota history in more than one way. A longtime activist, Gilman helped found the Green Party of Minnesota, and she ran for lieutenant governor on its ticket at age 75. She was also a historian who wrote about topics ranging from the state's first governor, Henry Sibley, to the history of protest in Minnesota. She said that work wasn't just about the past — it also reflected the present. Continue reading

Activist seeks Green Party nod for comptroller

Pledging to divest the state pension fund from fossil fuels, an environmental and anti-poverty activist announced on Thursday that he is running for state comptroller and seeking the Green Party ballot line. The activist, Mark Dunlea, is a co-founder of the Green Party and a town board member in Poestenkill. He says he will seek the Green Party nomination at the party's convention on Saturday in Rensselaer. Continue reading

Challenging Democratic Party Corruption in Pennsylvania's District 197

In 2017, Cheri Honkala was the Green Party’s candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Philadelphia’s District 197. Ann Garrison spoke to her about what happened. Ann Garrison: Cheri, tell us about the state office race that you were told you had lost. Cheri Honkala: it was a special election last year for a representative to the Pennsylvania State House. On the night of the election there were literally hundreds of calls to our campaign headquarters and the district attorney's office about election fraud. And I'm sorry to report that the same political machine that was responsible is alive and well today. Continue reading

Montana Dems' Lawsuit Against Green Party Back In Court Thursday

The court case brought by Democrats challenging the Green Party’s access to the 2018 election ballot in Montana will resume this Thursday under review of a new judge. Democrats allege Montana’s Republican Secretary of State erred in certifying the Green Party for the ballot. Continue reading

Montana Green Party fights to stay on the ballot

MISSOULA – For the first time in 10 years the Green Party qualified to run candidates in a statewide race in Montana. The state has very strict, very complicated rules about what it takes for a third party to get on the ballot. They're rules that Danielle Breck has come to know very well. She brought the Green Party back to life in Montana and has been organizing the party's effort to collect about 10,000 signatures from voters who want to see the Green Party on the ballot this fall. Continue reading

Green Party holding fundraiser

QUEENSBURY, NY — The Warren County Green Party is holding its annual fundraiser on April 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sunnyside Bar & Grille, 168 Sunnyside Road. Speakers will include recently elected South Glens Falls Village Trustee Christine Elms; as well as Lynn Kahn, congressional candidate for NY-21; and Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for governor. Continue reading

Event highlights electric cars

Richland, Washington — Electric vehicle enthusiasts and those who are curious about them are invited to a free event in Richland. As part of an Earth Month celebration, the Electric Vehicle Event will feature current information about electric vehicles, what’s ahead in the future, local charging infrastructure and the environmental benefits of electric vehicles. In addition, test drives may be available. Continue reading

Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn organizes U.S. government, psychology and solutions

SARANAC LAKE, NY — Lynn Kahn does not have enough time to tell you everything that is wrong with the federal government, but she'll certainly try her best. The congressional candidate from Schroon Lake running to represent New York's 21st District on the Green and Independent party lines has spent decades reorganizing departments in the federal government, writing books on conflict management and running for the office of president of the United States. Continue reading

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

As the votes from the 2018 primary elections are being finalized, the Illinois Green Party is complaining about the challenges third party political groups often face. The Illinois Green Party criticized the conduct of Cook County poll workers during the primary after receiving reports that voters were not given Green Party ballots when requested. Green Party voters were instead told to choose between a Democrat or Republican ballot in at least nine of suburban Cook County townships, according to a March 20 press release from the party. Continue reading