State Appeals Ruling That Blocks Green Party Ballot Access

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state is appealing a judge's order to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot because they did not gather enough signatures to qualify. The notice was filed late Wednesday with the Montana Supreme Court along with a separate motion asking District Judge James Reynolds to temporarily suspend his July 9 order pending the appeal. Continue reading

Going Green: Green Party talk

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY – Behind the established political parties sit outlaying groups looking to have a voice in mainstream politics.  Each month a group called the Lackawanna County Green Party meets to discuss state and national issues and how they can help locally by voting and being active in their community.  Continue reading

Why do pollsters ignore NY Gov candidates Larry Sharpe and Howie Hawkins?

A News Growl Special Report uncovers evidence of bias against third party candidates among some of America's most respected polling organizations. On November 6th New Yorkers will choose their governor using ballots with at least four options on them. Two of those options, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Larry Sharpe, are running unusually strong third party campaigns and have been doing so for months. Continue reading

Hundreds protest immigration policy in Christiansburg

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- More than 200 people gathered Wednesday, waving signs and chanting things like, "Families belong together," all in the hopes their message would ring clear with Congressman Morgan Griffith of Virginia's 9th District. "We're here because this is our Congressman's office, who is completely unavailable," said demonstration participant Marian Mollin. "Doesn't do town halls, doesn't speak to us, so this is our way to speak to him, and therefore, the federal government." Continue reading

'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