News from Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Here is the January 2021 news from the Green Party of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.
AREAS OF FOCUS, 2021
Please choose and rank items you would like to see GPAMA direct its efforts in 2021. We plan to focus on the top-three items from the vote results. Thank you for your input. www.opavote.com/en/vote/4734327020584960
REGULAR MEETING DAY
We anticipate our monthly meeting to move from the second Thursday to the third Wednesday. It is not clear when this will take effect. Please check the web site gpabqmetro.org for the latest news on this.
'Stop voting from a place of fear' – the other candidates deserve a hearing
"Which candidates are actually talking about measures that will change the system that enables police to continually murder Black people and other people of colour with impunity? The system, this system, is inherently flawed. And we are the only party talking about that."
That's Angela Walker, Green Party candidate for vice-president. She's on the ticket in thirty states, yet most voters have never heard her name.Read more
Dems Are Pulling Their Punches On Extremist Barrett’s SCOTUS Nomination, Say Green Party’s Federal Candidates
WASHINGTON — Green Party candidates for federal office said today that Judge Amy Coney Barrett is out of step with the facts and most Americans’ values on the climate crisis, race, healthcare, abortion, immigration and LGBTQ rights, and so her confirmation must be blocked. Greens also said Democrats have failed to use what powers they have to fight Barrett’s nomination, preferring instead to exploit her appointment for electoral gain.
Green Party presidential nominee Howie Hawkins said the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice should wait until after Election Day, criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats for not using the minority’s parliamentary powers to delay the nomination.Read more
On the issues: U.S. Senatorial Candidate Lisa Savage
Penobscot Bay Pilot has posed questions to each candidate running for U.S. Congressional seats, providing the opportunity for the public to better understand their position on issues important to the state and nation.
Candidates responding with their individual written answers will have their responses stored in the Pilot’s 2020 Election Resource Guide.
Lisa Savage, Independent, is seeking election to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate.Read more
Lisa Savage participates in first of four debates
Lively U.S. Senate debate puts front-runners Collins and Gideon on the hot seat
In one of the nation's most closely watched races, the candidates challenge one another on health care, racial inequality, judicial nominations and dark money in politics. You can watch it here.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sara Gideon traded shots over health care, money in politics, judicial nominees and President Trump's reelection campaign during a fast-paced first debate of Maine's closely watched Senate race.Read more
We're looking for the right person
Help Wanted: Candidate to Run for U.S. Senate!
The Illinois Green Party is looking for a well-qualified candidate to run for U.S. Senate in 2020.
Instead of waiting for someone to come to us and then seeing if that person is a good fit, we have decided to set out our qualifications first, and then see if you, or anyone you know, would like to apply for the role.Read more
#WarOnWomen gets bipartisan support
Recently, Dee Taylor wrote to you about the saddening blow to women’s health rights in Alabama, where Governor Kay Ivey signed into law one of the most restrictive bills ever against a woman’s right to choose.
Strong Green women everywhere were shocked and outraged by this oppressive move to quash women’s health rights... but that’s not the worst of it.Read more
Abortion Rights are Human Rights!
Mobile Bay, Alabama – A woman's right to bodily autonomy is not to be trifled with. These regressive laws being passed by our out of touch state government to restrict women's rights will not go by without hearing our voices!
Sexism and women's oppression are blights on our society that go deep. We are seeing them institutionalized in front of our very eyes. We show that SOLIDARITY is stronger than their repressive attacks on women! Women are not second class citizens!Read more
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.Read more
Green Party Candidates Speak Out Against SCOTUS Rulings
Michigan Green Party gubernatorial candidate, Jennifer V. Kurland (Redford, MI), expressed dismay Wednesday over several key rulings handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States. Kurland said the decisions are among the worst ever made by the Court and reflect the opinions of the conservative ideologues who make up the majority.
"By ruling that anti-abortion health clinics have no obligation to fully inform women of their legal healthcare options, the majority on the Court have placed so-called free speech of the clinics over a woman's right to know," Kurland said. "Healthcare for women, most notably women of color, in our country is woefully insufficient and the maternal death rate in our country is already one of the highest among first world countries."Read more