Youngstown school board member sets sights on White House

Youngstown, Ohio – Dario Hunter revealed on his Facebook page Tuesday that he is launching an exploratory committee for the Green Party Presidential nomination in 2020. In a video where he calls himself unapologetically Black, proudly Gay, and proudly progressive, Hunter shared a platform that includes bringing an end to poverty, universal single-payer health care, full employment, and civil rights. Continue reading

Martinez expected to run for Soto’s state rep seat

New London, CT – School board member Mirna Martinez has emerged as the Green Party's likely candidate in the race to fill the soon-to-be vacated 39th District state representative seat. Martinez's candidacy received overwhelming support from fellow Greens and she is not expected to be challenged for the formal nomination at an upcoming convention, said New London Green Party Chairwoman Ronna Stuller. Continue reading

Outgoing delegate switches to Green Party

The Maryland Green Party will have its first lawmaker in Annapolis as outgoing Democratic Del. Shane Robinson declared he is switching party affiliations. "I think the Green Party allows for broader and more radical thinking on some of these issues that are so critical to humans on the planet today," Robinson said Monday in a phone interview an hour after officially changing his party registration. "Now that I'm leaving elected office … I'm looking to be in a party that more accurately matches what I would like to see the world become for my children and every generation that comes after them." Continue reading

Kahn talks to Glens Falls businesses in home stretch of campaign

GLENS FALLS, NY — With Election Day approaching, Green Party candidate for the 21st Congressional District Lynn Kahn made a last push Sunday in Glens Falls to get people out to vote. "It was a great day," Kahn said in the parking lot of Spektor Coffee Roasters, just before driving off to Westport in Essex County for a meeting with parents and local business owners. Continue reading

Measure TL – TL Stands for ‘To Lose’ Voter Choice

Cutting off your nose to spite your face isn’t good public policy.  Yet that is exactly what Measure TL would do to Santa Monica. Ostensibly a response to calls for fuller representation, Measure TL would reduce voter choice by limiting whom we can vote for.  But less choice does not equal more democracy. Then why is it happening? Continue reading

The Local Role Of Third Parties In The 2018 Midterms

Election Day is just two weeks way, and Washingtonians across the region are preparing to cast ballots. Not all of them, though, are voting for Democrats or Republicans. We check in with representatives from the Libertarian and Green Party, and find out why the D.C. Metro branch of the Democratic Socialists of America is running candidates for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

A “Green” Breakthrough?

In overwhelmingly Democratic Baltimore, the June primary winners are generally treated like the de facto winners of the whole thing. But remember there are Republicans, Independents and Green Party candidates in many races who have been campaigning to woo voters in the general election. Continue reading

The rise of a multi-party system in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - As the election approaches a 3rd party outside of the Republican and Democratic parties is emerging in Washington County. The Green Party is known for its focus on environmental and green initiatives. Although it has been around for a while, they are starting to make some noise in Washington County, almost completely covering the ballot. Continue reading

Samson LeBeau Kpadenou challenges David Silvers for Florida State House District 87

Two candidates are competing in the Nov. 6 election for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives to represent District 87, which includes Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, Palm Springs and Westgate. It is the first time in a long time that the seat is being contested in a general election, with recent challenges ending after primary elections saw the winner unopposed in the general. Samson LeBeau Kpadenou, a waiter and progressive labor activist representing the Green Party, will challenge incumbent David Silvers, an attorney and publisher in the Democratic Party who has held the seat since 2016. Continue reading

The Green in a Runoff for Congress Against Barbara Lee: Q&A with Laura Wells

For the first time in the history of California's 13th Congressional District, a General Election will feature a runoff between a Green, Laura Wells, and a Democrat, Incumbent Barbara Lee. Voters in the district, which includes the cities of Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda, which may be the most politically left-wing in the country, will have two progressive women candidates to choose from. Despite its historic nature, the election has drawn scant attention from the corporate media. Continue reading