Greens in NY, CT need your help gathering signatures

In New York, the ongoing petition drive to put a Green slate of candidates for Governor, Lt. Gov., Comptroller, and US Senate on the ballot is about to ratchet up for the “Weekend of 5000 signatures”:

With about three weeks left before filing our 2010 ballot petition, we need your help to get the signatures needed to deter a challenge from those who would deprive New York voters of real choices. So we’re calling for a statewide push to collect 5000 signatures this weekend. If 50 Greens gather 100 signatures each then we can make that goal — will you be one of those Greens?

The New York Greens’ petition drive is crucial because the NYGP can regain ballot status for the next four years only by getting at least 50,000 votes for Howie Hawkins for Governor in November. Regaining ballot access in the third most-populous state would be a big victory for Greens, in New York and nationwide. The New York Green Party is running a rock-solid slate of candidates this year, including Howie Hawkins and Gloria Mattera for Governor and Lt. Gov., Colia Clark and Cecile Lawrence for US Senate, and Julia Willebrand for Comptroller.

Meanwhile, the Connecticut Greens also need some extra hands on deck:

We need two hours of your time! Rae Johnson is very close on the petition drive but we need more signatures as a buffer. It is critical that we get one hundred more signatures by next tuesday! call Rae at 860-613-0501 if you can spare just a little time this weekend!

Dave Olszta also needs your help in Milford. In the middle of his petitioning as a Green for a state rep seat in the Devon section of Milford (Jim Amann’s old district), his mother died. He would appreciate any help anyone can give him in the next few days. His email address is: daveolszta [at] earthlink [dot] net; and his phone number is: 203-407-9124.

If you know of other places where Greens need help gathering signatures to get on the ballot (or raising money to get on the ballot, as with Jesse Johnson in WV last week) please let us know in the comments.

Dave Schwab


  1. New York has selected some fantastic candidates this year for state wide office. It would be a shame if we didn’t get them on the ballot. I hope people reading this in New York or those with friends in New York can step up and help get these petitions in.

  2. I’ve sent some email, made some calls to friends in NYC.. Hope everyone gets out to collect those Green Party signatures…

    I’m just delighted we’re done collecting here down south…

    Spectacular Green Party news today from across the Big Pond.

    The Green Party is the leading party. The Green Party candidate is ahead by 3 per centage points. It’s in Berlin, a city/state. One of Germany’s 16 states.

    Today’s poll shows the Green Party at 27 per cent. That makes the Green Party the strongest party in Berlin. Renate Kuenast is the likely Green Party candidate for mayor in the elections, still a year away. Renate is the preferred first choice of most voters at 40 per cent. The incumbent is 3 points behind..

    Greens have jumped 7 per centage points since the last poll


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