Oregon Pacific Green Party gubernatorial candidate Jason Levin got a major boost in exposure Monday when he walked into a candidate forum in Portland and insisted that he be allowed to answer questions alongside the Democratic and Republican candidates.
After Levin introduced himself as the Green Party candidate (at 8:48 in the video), the moderator unsuccessfully tried to exclude him:
Moderator: “Um, actually, we were setting it up between the Democratic and Republican candidates.”
Levin: “Yes, I know everything has been set up between the Democratic and Republican candidates.” read more »
David Coon stepped into the history books in Monday’s provincial election, winning the hotly contested Fredericton South riding and giving the Green Party its first-ever seat in the New Brunswick Legislature.
Coon won the four-way race with 31 per cent support, compared to 26 per cent for outgoing Energy Minister Craig Leonard of the Progressive Conservatives. Liberal Roy Wigginsfinished third with about 22 per cent of the vote, while high-profile Liberal defector Kelly Lamrock, running for the NDP, was in fourth in the race at 20 per cent.
Coon, 58,is only the second Green Party candidate to win a seat in a provincial legislature in Canada. Andrew Weaver won a seat for the Greens in British Columbia in 2013.
“I think that in our riding, people voted for the person and voted for the principles of the Green Party that I stand for,” Coon said. read more »
Following is a list of Green Party candidates for state wide office from around the nation. (Please send any additions or corrections.) NOTE: US Senate candidates are listed on the previous post on Congressional Candidates.
There are 46 Green Party candidates running for state wide office, including Governor (9), Lt. Governor (7), Attorney General (6), Secretary of State (5), State Treasurer (5), Comptroller (5), and other state wide offices.
Andy Dawkins, Green Party candidate for Minnesota Attorney General
Following is a list of Green Party candidates for Congressional office in 2014. This includes the US Senate and the US House of Representatives. (Please share any corrections or additions to this list.) At this count, there are 9 Green Party candidates for US Senate, and 45 Green Party candidates for the US House.
We hope you will support one of the Green Party’s most exciting and important races in 2014 – Howie Hawkins for Governor of New York.www.howiehawkins.org
People and planet before profits. New York leads the country in income disparity and segregation of schools and housing by race and class. Howie’s campaign is focused on climate action, jobs, education reform, criminal justice reform, civil rights, and an end to corruption. It has been profiled as one of the cutting edge third party campaigns combining an ecological and economic justice agenda.
Four years ago Howie surpassed the 50,000 vote threshold needed for the Greens to regain official party status. Due to his 3rd place finish out of seven candidates and recent close losses for local office in Syracuse, the media is taking him and the Green Party far more seriously this time.
Howie has been polling at 7% and has generated hundreds of news stories in his efforts to oppose the economic austerity agenda of Andrew Cuomo. Three other polls have shown that an independent progressive challenger to Cuomo would receive between 22% and 24%, equal to the Republican and only 13 to 15 percentage points behind Cuomo.
If we can get the word out to New York voters that Howie is the only progressive on the general election ballot, we can establish the Green Party in New York as the third major party and the voice of progressives who are independent of the corporate oligarchy and its representatives in the Democratic and Republican parties.
That kind of result will help Greens across the country be taken seriously as the progressive alternative to corporate politics. read more »
Nancy Wade, Green candidate for U.S. House in Illinois’ 5th District: “Congress has abdicated its Constitutional responsibilities by handing the Executive branch virtually unlimited authority to wage war on the scale and in the fashion of its choosing. This has resulted in catastrophic and costly crimes against humanity such as we have seen in Iraq and Libya, and as we see continuing in an increasing number of countries…” read more »
You may have already heard about what will be the largest climate rally the world has ever seen, The People’s Climate March, taking place in New York City September 21st. There’s a lot more happening on and around that day. I wanted to invite you to the Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit, a paradigm-shifting conference, skill-share and festival starting Friday, September 19th, that the GreenShadow Cabinet is helping to organize. If you can come to NYC, I hope you will attend and march with us in a diverse Convergence contingent, one of the 7 recognized contingents of the People’s Climate March.
The Convergence brings us together across movements and national borders to harness the transformative power we actually have once we begin to collaborate. Indeed, in this era of historic crisis – from climate meltdown to the struggles created by poverty and war – it’s more critical than ever to connect the dots across the turmoil that surrounds us and address the underlying predatory economic and political system driving all of these disasters. read more »
Howie Hawkins wants Zephyr Teachout voters — both progressives and conservatives who are frustrated with Gov. Andrew Cuomo — to consider the Green Party in November.
Hawkins, of Syracuse, says his platform to shift the tax burden to wealthy New Yorkers, fight against hydrofracking and impose a higher minimum wage should appeal to most of the 180,000 voters who supported Teachout on Tuesday.
“I’m the the anti-Cuomo vote,” Hawkins said. “If that was a progressive vote, I’m the last one on the ballot.”
Citizen advocate Ralph Nader will be in Albany and Glens Falls on Sunday, September 14th to campaign for New York Green Party candidates Howie Hawkins (Governor), Matt Funiciello (US House of Representatives District 21), and Theresa Portelli (Comptroller).
The Guardian reports on the recent UK Green Party conference:
Greens are in feisty mood, buoyed by a good showing in the recent European elections, when they received more than 1.2m votes. Leaders are seeking to reposition the party as a leftwing alternative to Labour, with far more than just their stalwart environmental policies: a higher minimum wage than Labour is advocating; a halt to the “creeping privatisation” of the NHS; and the scrapping of tuition fees, including retrospectively on fees already paid.
“We are the real opposition,” Caroline Lucas, the party’s only MP, will tell delegates on Saturday. She will barely mention the governing coalition, focusing instead on a fight against Labour. read more »
Harry Hempy, the Green Party candidate running in this year’s gubernatorial election, released a campaign ad Aug. 21 in which he talks about running for office on the platform of ending big-money politics and the two-party system.
Hempy talks about how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case that the government cannot limit campaign donations because it would be a violation of the First Amendment was what really drove him to run for governor. read more »
Andy Dawkins wants to be Minnesota’s next attorney general. But don’t expect him to follow the usual script.
He supports legalizing marijuana, wants to limit money in politics, protect private data and stop copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota. He’s been speaking out on civil rights, environmental issues and what he sees as the shortcomings of his former party.
He may also be the Green Party’s best chance in years to regain major-party status. With six candidates in the attorney general race this fall, he’s making the most noise in what is typically a quiet contest. read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders, candidates, elected officeholders, and activists will participate in the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21, (http://peoplesclimate.org) and the NYC Climate Convergence, “a weekend packed with skill-shares, teach-ins, speak-outs and protests from September 19-21 in conjunction with the People’s Climate March” (http://convergeforclimate.org).
The two events coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on September 23. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the summit in preparation for the Paris Treaty to be negotiated in December 2015 by the Conference of the Parties (COP), which is part of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Hawkins, Jones, Jimenez Call for a Green New Deal on Labor Day
$15 Minimum Wage, A Guaranteed Job, Health Care for All, Organizing Rights
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said that as Governor he would unilaterally raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour. “The raise will inject billions of dollars into the purchasing power of the state’s working class. That would be far more effective in stimulating the state’s economy than Governor Cuomo squandering public money on tax breaks for big business and the rich,” Hawkins said.
Hawkins also said that the state should guarantee every New Yorker a living wage job. He would create a public works program, as well as investing in transitioning the state’s energy system to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030. A peer-reviewed study in the journal Energy Policy projects that such an energy program would create 4.5 million jobs. Jobs and training would be guaranteed to existing current workers in the fossil fuel and nuclear industries.
“If the private sector can’t provide a decent job to everyone who needs one, the public sector will. Rather than an unemployment office, we will have an employment office that provides jobs,” added Hawkins. read more »