We're not going to sugar-coat it. We have less than three weeks to save the Green Party in New York State. Gov. Cuomo and the Democrats changed the law this year so that if we don’t get at least 150,000 votes, the Green Party will disappear from the ballot.
That means your vote for Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker is necessary to save your Green Party’s ballot line!Read more
BROOKLYN, NY – Early voting starts October 24, and Election Day is only 30 days away, on November 3! Your help is needed to save the Green Party ballot line in New York State by getting out the vote for the Hawkins/Walker campaign! Months ago, Gov. Cuomo hatched a scheme to kill off the Green Party and other alternative parties in NY.
Although the Green Party is working with other alternative parties to legally challenge Cuomo's extreme voter disenfranchisement, we may not prevail in the courts. If not, we're required to get 130,000 votes in the presidential race or 2% of votes cast, just to maintain our ballot line!Read more
Last night's "debate" was a travesty.
It exposed how rotten American politics is: a lying, blustering Donald Trump next to a doddering Joe Biden.
While Trump raised the bogeyman of socialism, Biden ran away from Improved/Expanded Medicare-For-All, away from the Green New Deal, and away from defunding the police.Read more
ALBANY, NY – A source tells us Andrew Cuomo has SUCCEEDED in inserting the same language into the 2020 New York State Budget to kill the Green Party that was struck down by a judge in March.
Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the State Legislature are attempting to use the current COVID-19 crisis to destroy the Green Party in New York by changing our state's ballot access requirements to be among the worst in the nation.Read more
ALBANY, NY 03/29/20 — The Green Party of New York today blasted the reported plan of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put higher ballot access thresholds for third parties into the state budget.
"Cuomo wants to rule without challenge from his left by the Green Party. He wants to sneak higher ballot access requirements designed to kill third parties in New York while the public is preoccupied with the coronavirus crisis," said Howie Hawkins, who received 4.8% of the vote as the Green candidate for governor in 2014.Read more
Justice Ralph Boniello Thursday tossed out the law establishing a commission purportedly set up to create a system of publicly financed campaigns, but instead deviated into attacks on third party and independent candidates. The Judge ruled that the measure creating the panel was "an improper and unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority."Read more
NEW YORK, NY (WCBS 880) — There's an unlikely alliance between the Libertarian and the Green Parties in New York State, both fighting new rules they think might box them out of future elections.Read more
ALBANY. NY – The Green Party of New York and Libertarian Party of New York will hold a joint press conference to discuss their next steps in challenging the unjust ballot access thresholds implemented by the Public Campaign Finance Commission. Green speakers will include Mark Dunlea, former Comptroller candidate, and Peter LaVenia, state party co-chair. Libertarian speakers will include James Rosenbeck, party chair.Read more
To the Editor: The "Democrats' Secret Plan to Kill Third Parties in New York," as the headline on an Oct. 29 New York Times report put it, is no longer secret.
On Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, the Public Campaign Financing Commission voted to raise the vote threshold to secure a party ballot line from 50,000 to the higher of 130,000 or 2% every two years in gubernatorial and presidential years, instead of every four years in gubernatorial elections. They also tripled the petition signatures required to put an independent candidate for statewide office to 45,000.Read more