Utah election watch: The battle over the Salt Lake County mayor's seat

Mayor Jenny Wilson fighting to ward off Republican, Green Party challengers amid chaos of COVID-19 pandemic SALT LAKE CITY — Republicans and Democrats are once again battling it out for one of the most high-profile seats in the state: the mayor of Utah's most populous county. But they're not alone. A Green Party of Utah candidate has made a rare appearance on this year's ballot. He's seeking to shake up what's typically been a two-party race by giving environmentally minded voters another option. Continue reading

Student environmental activists rally for environmental justice in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ – On Saturday September 26th, the Union County hub of the Sunrise Movement, in collaboration with the Young Ecosocialist Caucus of New Jersey and Cosecha NJ, held a demonstration for environmental justice - "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies" as defined by the US EPA - in Elizabeth. Continue reading

On the issues: U.S. Senatorial Candidate Lisa Savage

Penobscot Bay Pilot has posed questions to each candidate running for U.S. Congressional seats, providing the opportunity for the public to better understand their position on issues important to the state and nation. Candidates responding with their individual written answers will have their responses stored in the Pilot’s 2020 Election Resource Guide. Lisa Savage, Independent, is seeking election to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate. Continue reading

Green Party candidate Muller Paz challenges incumbent democrat in Baltimore’s 12th district

An unusually competitive general election race is heating up in Baltimore City’s District 12, where Green Party candidate Franca Muller Paz has outraised incumbent and establishment Democrat Robert Stokes. Muller Paz, an activist and teacher at Baltimore City College High School, has campaigned on a progressive platform that emphasizes community-centered crime reduction, combating the digital divide and investing in schools. She says the Democratic incumbent has not been fighting for the district. Continue reading

Questions for the 2020 Candidates: Ward 3 Council Craig Cayetano

TAPinto Hawthorne sent a questionnaire to the candidates to help residents get an idea of where they stand on some issues as election day draws near.  The Third Ward council seat was won by the late Garrett Sinning (R) in the 2019 election.  When Sinning passed in November, Anne Marie Sasso and Michael Sciarra sought to fill the seat as interim-councilmember, with Sciarra ultimately carrying the council's vote.  As interim-councilman, he would serve until a special election was held in November.  There are three candidates seeking the votes of Ward Three residents. Continue reading

During open debate, third party candidates say it's really the major parties who are the spoilers

The Free and Equal Elections Foundation (FEEF) hosted its second independent open presidential debate of the year on October 8, an event slated as a rebuke to the presidential debate commission's debates, which have long lacked inclusion and substance. "With the Commission on Presidential Debates reeling in from its poor stewardship of the debate process, today's cross-partisan debate is an opportunity for the nation to advance a much more meaningful political discourse, one that represents our deep yearnings for a more perfect union," said FEEF Co-Founder Christina Tobin during her opening introduction. Continue reading

Beyond the great divide

Lara Lamb stands on the porch of her home on Main Street in Freemansburg borough Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Donna Fisher | lehighvalleylive.com contributor Lara Lamb doesn’t worry about fitting into anyone’s idea of what she’s supposed to do. The 34-year-old Freemansburg resident works as a car mechanic by day and does musical theater by night. And when it comes to the election, she isn’t going to let anyone tell her that she should hold her nose and vote for a big-party candidate just because she lives in one of the most important swing counties in the country. Lamb is an unaffiliated voter and will be writing in Howie Hawkins, the Green Party presidential candidate. Continue reading

Green Party, Libertarian candidates in Illinois US Senate race discuss the issues

CHICAGO (WLS) -- In the race for U.S. Senate in Illinois, two of the candidates have wildly different views on economic stimulus during the COVID-19 pandemic. David Black is the Illinois Green Party nominee. He is a retired attorney whose platform focuses on universal health care, a $20 minimum wage, clean energy and cuts to military spending. Continue reading

Demonstrators pull body bags, carry tombstones in 2nd night of protests over Derek Chauvin's release

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds gathered in both St. Paul and Minneapolis Thursday to express outrage over the release of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. He is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. A common sentiment among the two groups of protesters was that Chauvin getting out on bond shows the injustice of the court system. In St. Paul, marchers dragged body bags and carried gravestone-shaped signs marking the dead. Continue reading

Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for president

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- On March 4, 1853, the last U.S. president who was not either a Democrat or Republic, Whig Millard Fillmore, left office after losing his party's nomination to be reelected to fellow Whig, Winfield Scott. Democrat Franklin Pierce went on to defeat Scott. Both Fillmore and Pierce are widely regarded by historians as two of the worst U.S. presidents ever. Fast forward to 2020, where Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins is trying to end that 167 year drought. Continue reading