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

With Yellow Vests and an 'ICE-Sniffing Dog,' Activists Watch for Immigration Agents

Clad in fluorescent yellow vests, armed with pamphlets listing immigrants' rights and accompanied by a Golden Retriever named Emma, a small group of activists are patrolling the outside of a municipal court in Central New Jersey looking out for immigration agents. A new Trump Administration directive allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to enter courthouses to arrest immigrants who are there for unrelated reasons. As these operations have ramped up, lawyers and local officials have expressed outrage. The chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court even wrote a letter of complaint to the Justice Department, to no avail. Continue reading

North Carolina Green Party becomes latest official party

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina added the Green Party to its official political parties Tuesday, potentially giving voters more options this fall. The state elections board voted unanimously to certify the North Carolina Green Party, whose candidates can now automatically be on state ballots through at least 2020. It joins North Carolina's other official parties — Democratic, Republican and Libertarian — for federal, state and local offices. Continue reading

Activist Rosa Clemente speaks at UMass on International Women's Day

AMHERST — Throughout much of the world, International Women's Day garners widespread attention and demonstrations. But the holiday has not yet gained the same level of notoriety here in the United States. Members of several campus organizations at the University of Massachusetts hoped to do their part in raising the day's profile by organizing an event titled "Press for Progress" Thursday evening in the Student Union. Continue reading

Up North Green Party to host viewing, discussion of sexual assault documentary

PETOSKEY — The Up North Green Party invites the public and interested Green voters for a viewing and discussion of the documentary film "The Hunting Ground" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, at the Red Sky Stage, 445 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey. "The Hunting Ground," which premiered in 2015, documents the survivors of rape and sexual assault on the nation's college campuses through first-person testimonies and expert insights. The film follows two college activists who network with other survivors at colleges and universities around the country and use a Title IX legal strategy to fight the educational institutions that have tried to silence them. Continue reading

Meet the Indigenous Woman Running for Arizona Senate

It's not every day a woman runs for Senate—and definitely not in Arizona. Eve Reyes-Aguirre won't let that deter her, though. The 42 year old is trying to become first woman senator in the state and the first indigenous woman senator, at that. Reyes-Aguirre, an Izkaloteka Mexican Native who lives in Phoenix, is running as a third-party candidate with the Green Party and still needs to secure 1,000 signatures before she can appear on the ballot come November, but she's not worried. She's got until May and already has about 400. Continue reading