Voters who hoped to participate in the Illinois' first ever statewide Green Party primary are receiving a very rude reception at many polling places, especially in Chicago. In the early hours of voting, Green Party officials began receiving reports from frustrated voters across the state who, in many cases, had been told by pollworkers that there are no Green Party ballots available at their polling places, or that they had to vote on suspect electronic voting machines, even while other parties use paper ballots. Continue reading
Green presidential candidates gather in Washington, DC for a forum on Saturday, February 2 at Busboys & Poets
Ralph Nader, who recently announced his 2008 Exploratory Committee, will speak after the candidates' forum Time: Saturday, February 2, at 10 am Location: Busboys & Poets, 14th and V Streets, NW in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC -- Candidates for the Green Party's nomination will participate in a public forum in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 2. Candidates Jesse Johnson, Kent Mesplay, and Kat Swift will speak at the forum. Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowaisfza-Curry, who is seeking the Green Party's vice presidential nomination, will also speak. Continue reading
Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney confirm 'A Presidential Debate That Matters' in SF This Sunday; Cindy Sheehan will moderate
SAN FRANCISCO - Progressives will hold their own Presidential debate here Sunday when former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, Democrat-turned-Green Rep. Cynthia McKinney and others on the Green Party Presidential ballot Feb. 5 will participate in what is being billed as "A Presidential Debate That Matters." The debate will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Herbst Theater/Veterans Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Continue reading
The 2008 Green presidential candidate may come in second in DC, ahead of the Republican, say Statehood Greens The candidates: Jared Ball, Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay, Ralph Nader (represented by Howie Hawkins), Kat Swift WASHINGTON, DC -- The DC Statehood Green Party will have six presidential candidates on the ballot when DC voters go to the polls on February 12 for the primary election. The six candidates are seeking the nomination of the Green Party in the 2008 race for the White House. The nomination will be decided by about 800 delegates from state parties who will gather at the Green Party's national convention in Chicago, Illinois, July 10-13. The DC Statehood Green Party has qualified for 28 delegates to participate in the nominating process. Continue reading
The Benning Library Lawsuit: A Victory for Ward 7 ANC Commissioners - But How Will the City Respond?
On December 20, 2007, Superior Court ordered defendants of the Benning Library lawsuit, Tingling-Clemmons et al v. Fenty et al, to comply with the Advisory Commission Act, D.C. Code Â§Â§ 1-207.38, 1-309.10 and the Real Property Disposition Economic Analysis Amendment Act, D.C. Code Â§ 10-801 with respect to the process of planning a new library for the Benning community. Defendants include, among others, Mayor Adrian Fenty, DCPL Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper, and President of the DC Public Library Board of Trustees, John Hill. Continue reading
GPMN Winter Membership Meeting Start: Jan 5 2008 - 9:00am End: Jan 5 2008 - 4:00pm Please join together with Greens to talk, find out what is happening across the state and learn more at green workshops. Location: Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104, 651-523-2800; http://www.hamline. edu/ Continue reading
Greens announce Presidential Debate Jan. 13 in San Francisco; Racially diverse ballot includes ex-congressperson, consumer icon, professor, engineer
SAN FRANCISCO - The first, and only, live debate between candidates on the Green Party's California ballot for President of the United States - featuring a former Democratic Party member of Congress, consumer protection icon, professor and environmental engineer - is scheduled here January 13, said John Morton of the Green Party Presidential Debate Committee. The debate will be held Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Herbst Theater/Veterans Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Continue reading
Duncan Gives Spitzer Failing Grade On 25 Green Party Challenges For His First Year In Office, Saying He Failed To "Work Well With Others"
NEW YORK, NY - Alison Duncan, the Green Party of New York State's 2006 candidate for Lieutenant Governor, gave Governor Eliot Spitzer a failing grade of "F" today on 25 Green Party challenges issued last January for his first year in office. Duncan added an additional challenge for Spitzer: to "work well with others." The challenges will be reissued for 2008. Continue reading
In the spirit of the season: Amnesty should be given to military who refused to fight the 'unjust' war in Iraq, urges Green Party of California
SACRAMENTO (Dec. 21, 2007) - Military personnel who have refused to fight in an "unjust" war in Iraq should be given an immediate grant of amnesty - because it would be right, and in keeping with spirit of the season, said the Green Party of California today. In a resolution approved by the GPCA's General Assembly, the Greens noted that the war was "created from lies and deception. Our (troops) should not be punished for refusing to fight an unjust war and speaking the truth about the injustice inflicted on our soldiers, the citizens of the United States, and the citizens of Iraq." Continue reading
Former DC School Board and Council member, activist for DC statehood and social justice, public school teacher and principal, founding member of the DC Statehood Party, "Grandmother of the World" WASHINGTON, DC -- The DC Statehood Green Party noted the passing of Hilda Howland Minnis Mason at the age of 91 on Sunday with sadness and remembrance. Continue reading