Green Party candidates join Dennis Kucinich for Health Care Speakout this Sunday

n the U.S., 22,000 people die every year due to lack of health care. Congressman Dennis Kucinich supports HR 676, the United States National Health Insurance Bill because it will control costs, create jobs and boost the economy, and provide more choice for every American. Joining Kucinich will be several health care experts and advocates. Recently added to the lineup are two Green Party candidates outspoken on the health care issue: candidate for governor Rich Whitney (www.whitneyforgov.org) and 5th congressional district candidate Matt Reichel (www.mattreichel.us). The DuPage County Green Party is one of the co-sponsors of the event.


* Congressman Dennis Kucinich
* Dan Kenney
* John Laesch
* Matt Reichel
* Dr. Anne Scheetz
* Rich Whitney
* John Wojcik


Sunday, August 2, 4 p.m.
Prisco Community Center
150 W. Illinois Ave, Aurora

More information: http://www.dupagegreens.org/healthcare.shtml

Flyer: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhdb4qp6_13d63kvftx

Ronald Hardy


  1. Enjoyed and appreciated this story.

    As a candidate for House of Delegates in Virginia, I’m encouraged to see others running also.

    I bought and read Theresa Amato’s new book “Grand Illusion” today.

    It’s 350 plus pages, but a very easy, and fun read.

    As someone who helped gather petition signatures it sure was interesting to learn what was going on back at headquarters 9 years after that 2000 petition drive.

    I had forgotten that Texas required 32,000 some petition signatures in 2000. That’s the year David Cobb led the Green Party Presidential petition drive in Texas, and Nader was on the ballot for President in Texas.

    In 2005, as Theresa writes, the signatures requirement was 67,000 petition signatures. After spending $100,000 plus, Nader missed the ballot as an Indy.

    When I look back, it gives me courage going forward.

    Greens have climbed amazing mountains, and keep going.

    2009 is turning into a Great Year of success for the Green Party!

  2. Future of a Nation that can not trust the Government & Propaganda Media?

    How many times has the Government & Propaganda Media lied to you?
    Chronic lying as career path or intellectual prostitution for paycheck?
    Gravel Kucinich Paul Nader McKinney Ventura Sheehan Kaptur.
    Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
    Poodles, Puppets, Sham debates, Scam elections.
    9/11 liars, AIPAC liars, Federal Reserve liars.
    Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil?
    Greed & corruption or conscience?
    Leaks from Whistleblowers.


  3. This is Aaron N. Tweedie, the real candidate for 29th district of VA house of delegates. The above post is from an imposter. I was not in Texas gathering petition signatures in 2000. I was in VA building houses. I have never read “Grand Illusion” and am not familiar with the author Teresa Amato. I do not get my courage from the Green Party, but from knowing that I speak truth, and what I am doing is honorable, regardless of the outcome. I do not lie, and want all to know the above posts are falsehoods. I am not a Green Party member, and will remember this deception if I ever do pick a party.

  4. Aaron,

    I will be sending you an email about this.

    I will also check the IP addresses of the comment above claiming to be you. If I can verify that someone from the “Indy Greens” (which are NOT GREEN PARTY PEOPLE) falsely posted here claiming to be you I will block EVERY IP address they use from commenting on this site.

    As one of the Editors of Green Party Watch I do take this very seriously. There may be legal precedence regarding falsifying ones identity online.

    Good luck with your campaign, and please do not mistake the “Indy Greens” as an affiliate of the Green Party of the United States.

    Ronald Kane Hardy
    Editor, Green Party Watch

  5. Once again Indy Greens (fake greens – Independence party of America folks) leaders disregarding the truth. These type of deceptions have become the parties trademark.

  6. “Independent Greens of Virginia” Impersonating Political Candidates; Banned From Green Party Watch!!!!!!

    Yeah, It great to see Carey Campbell, and the rest of the attention seeking Independent Greens of Virginia banned from the site. It can only be hoped that Aaron N. Tweedie (the real one not the fraudulent Indy Green) will file a lawsuit which will bring the about the public awareness necessary to end the madness that is the “Indy Greens.” (who are not Greens but rather the Virginia affiliate of the Independence Party of America)
    In case your not familiar with the shenanigans of Virginia’s “Indy Greens” here are a few of the highlights.
    1)In July 2005 the party filed paperwork with the Virginia State Board of Elections claiming 15 candidates as their nominees. According to the Lynchburg News & Advance, only six were in fact candidates of the party; the other nine were independents or candidates of other third parties. Those nine disavowed the Independent Green designation to the State Board of Elections.

    2) In 2008 state party chair Carey Campbell while a contributor to the website thirdpartywatch.com
    claimed in news posts to the site that Jesse Ventura, Kinky Friedman, and others were invited to and were attending the GP national convention in Chicago. later Campbell claimed that technically they were invited because he invited them of course this was not said till much later and only when Campbell’s lies had painted him in the corner – (note Campbell is not a member of the party but did attend the convention) (Speaking for a party of which he is not a member)

    3)The Independent Greens of Virginia were formed in 2003 from a faction of the Arlington local of the Green Party of Virginia. When the state meeting of the Green Party of Virginia refused to recognize Carey Campbell’s installation as chair of the Arlington local of the GPVA and over turned Campbell’s election to chair of the chapter and the election of the other officers because he and others participating in the vote were not members of the local and at least two people who voted were not party members – (Fraudulent elections)

    4)During the 2008 presidential election the Indy Greens claimed at various points that the parties candidates were Michael Bloomberg (prez) and Ron Paul (VP) , T. Boone Pickens (prez) . The party finally placed the ultra-conservative Constitution Party ticket of Chuck Baldwin/Darrell Castle)on its ballot line. Despite Baldwin being on the ballot as the parties candidate the party on it’s website displayed and continued to display through election day an image of the National Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney(there were no other candidate photo’s on the page and was not a comparison of positions) a similar deception was done with a photo of Malik Rahim.

    5) “Indy Green” leaders have routinely referred to GP candidates from all over the country as “Indy Greens” despite the fact there is no such thing outside of Virginia as an “Indy Green”

    6) The “Indy Greens” have engaged in pay to play politics charging the Constitution Party $25,000 dollars for there 2008 ballot line
    This is the first time the party had ever filed a campaign finance report (never before had the party raised any significant cash – requiring it to file) so it can be inferred that the party spent only a limited amount of cash on it’s ballot access drive and in turn made a large profit.

    7) The Indy Greens like to tout there petitioning success (which is commendable) having petitioned the party onto the Virginia ballot in the last several elections, but the Indy Greens also like to tell stories (lies) about how the Indy Greens help Ross Perot (1992, and ’96) , Nader (2000) and others petition to get on the ballot. One problem the party did not exist until 2003 so it could not help with petitioning.

    I could go on for hours about the little and big fabrications the party has spread, or how members and the party try to take credit for other peoples hard work but unlike the Indy Greens I don’t have endless hours to bullsh*t. I hope the above facts shed some light onto these vultures who hurt the credibility of all third party candidates.

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