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GPUS suggests $100 for the first 100 days

In a tweet sent to GPUS supporters it is suggested that one way to “celebrate” the first 100 days of the Obama administration would be with a donation to the Green Party.

On a more personal note, I used to donate to my local NPR station, but since they virtually never cover the Green Party and accept baskets full of corporate donations, I have decided to divert those dollars to the Green Party. For me it’s a matter of supporting those who support me.

If you are inclined to give you can use this link.

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Green Party – Torture is criminal: investigate, prosecute

In a press release issued April 29th, the Green Party of the United States called for a full investigation of Bush era officials who provided justification for torture. The press release calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor, and says that any attempt by the Obama Whitehouse to limit the investigation will be an obstruction of justice. The full content of the press release can be found by clicking the “Read more” link or this article’s headline. Continue Reading

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Green Watch TV

The Harris County Green Party (TX) is sponsor of a local cable TV program titled GreenWatchTV. Harris County is home to Houston, and the program, shown Wednesday nights from 9 to 10 PM, recently featured Liaquat Ali Shaikh, co-chair of the Pakistani Green Party, in their show titled South Asia Geopolitics.

Many of their programs are available here. The online videos are low resolution webcasts.

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Pat LaMarche publishes columns in Maine paper

Former Maine Green Independent Party candidate for Governor and Vice Presidential nominee in 2004 Pat LaMarche has been publishing columns in the Bangor Daily News for some time. The link takes you to a listing of 36 of her columns. The latest is Support a happy ending for women. In the column she discusses wage disparity between men and women.

Last year’s female earners would have had to work until April 28, 2009, to make as much as the average man did in 2008. A woman has to work 118 days longer than a man to receive “equal” compensation.

Other topics she has written about recently include Earth Day, taxes, veterans, marriage equity and organ donation.

Know another Green Party author? Let us know so we can let our readers learn from what they have written.

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Richard Carroll jumps ship, joins Democrats

Richard Carroll, the only Green currently in a state legislature, has announced that he plans to leave the Green Party to become a member of the Democratic Party. The Associated Press has an article here and IPR has one one here. In addition there are articles at WXVT, Arkansas News, and The Arkansas Project.

GPW will attempt to reach Arkansas Green Party leaders and report more as more comes in.

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Registration open for annual national meeting

In an email sent to Independent Political Report, the Green Party’s national office announced that registration is now open for the 2009 Annual National Meeting. According to the email, the first 70 registrants will be able to take advantage of an “early bird” discount. The $130 registration fee can be paid here. A variety of panel discussions and workshops are still in the planning stages, and ideas are being actively sought.

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ELECT-ALUJAH! It’s Up to US, New York!

In a message from his campaign, the Rev. Billy Talen explains why “It’s up to US New York.”

After reading the text, watch the video. The personal statements of these people, who so clearly know Billy well, is very moving, and speaks to how the Green Party is being seem as a political party concerned about every day people.

Dear Wonderful People,

It’s happening now, isn’t it? Can’t you feel it? The heat coming off the pavement, people mingling, bumping into each other in those deliriously unexpected ways that IS New York City in the Springtime. It’s getting HOT out there, and thanks to your support our campaign is heating up too!

This Sunday come out to campaign HQ to watch the premier of our new “singing endorsement” video. Sunday May 3rd, come to 250 Lafayette at 5:00pm. If you can’t get to NYC, don’t worry, we’ll be posting it online by 9:00pm Sunday night.

This video is to be our calling card, our testament and testimony to the resilience and ingenuity of local economies, our shout out to the fabulous 500 neighborhoods!

We need your help to spread the message. $10 adds up and pays the rent on our headquarters. $100 will allow us to advertise the singing endorsement video online. $1000 will pay for a print run of our latest palm card.

The Wall Street Journal and Village Voice published great articles about our campaign. The new HQ is a buzzing little hive. We had people dancing in the street at our opening party, people! It’s about time for that kind of presence in public space, isn’t it? It’s about time for us to come together again, drop our guard, open ourselves to new possibilities.

Give $10, $100, $1,000 or whatever you can afford. Donate here. Sign up here to volunteer. We’re out there, people, we’re heating it up.

–Rev. Billy Talen, Green Party Candidate for Mayor of New York City

P.S. The list of friends made along the way just gets longer. These are some of the organizations and individuals that we’ve met on the campaign trail. Than you for your work Water Under Attack, Granny Peace Brigade, Picture the Homeless, Pratt Area Community Council, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink, Times Up!, and Take Back NYU!

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Arizona Greens looking for ballot access signatures

One of the harsh realities for smaller political parties in the United States is difficult ballot access. The Arizona Green Party is undertaking that task again. In a brief article at ABC15.com reporter Joe Balian says that the Green Party of Maricopa County has kicked off their part of the statewide effort, with a goal of bringing in 40,000 signatures over the next year.

The article also reports that the Arizona Green Party has secured ballot status three times in the past twenty years. The Green Party of Pima County and the Green Party of Yavapai County are joining the effort, with the Green Party of Maricopa County already reporting 1323 gathered. Close to 4000 signatures have been gathered so far, and the state party is looking to double their current volunteer base to 40.