Green Party Watch was created to provide a “daily dose of Green Party News &Views”. No website appeared to be doing what we wanted to see, so we created “…the change you want to see in the world…”.
The Green Party is an International Movement going back over 30 years. It has had a roller coaster ride in the U.S., but one thing is for sure – media coverage of the Green Party in the United States is barely noticeable at all.
Green Party Watch intends to change that. We intend to report what is happening with the Green Party in America from the Presidential Campaign to the local level.
Green Party Watch Editorial Team:
- Ronald Kane Hardy, Co-founder & Owner
- Gregg Jocoy, Co-founder & Editor
- David Schwab, Editor & Correspondent
- Walter Pituc, Editor & Correspondent
Ronald Kane Hardy – Ron Hardy was born in New York City, raised in Iowa City, Iowa, and currently lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He is a father of two young daughters, a librarian, and a political junkie focusing on Green politics, local policies, and radical thought. He voted for Nader in 2000, joined the Green Party in 2004, was co-chair of his local chapter in 2005, co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party (2006-2008), state coordinator for the Wisconsin “Power to the People” campaign (2008), and currently serves as Treasurer for the Wisconsin Green Party. He ran for an at-large city council seat in 2010, finishing with 1,600 votes but losing the election.
Gregg Jocoy – Gregg Jocoy was born in 1958 in Atlanta. Except for three years spent in Caracas as a youth, Gregg has lived his entire life in the Deep South. He graduated from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, GA and attended the University of Georgia. After flunking out twice he moved into the work force as a route driver, and ran for the Georgia State House of Representatives as the nominee of the Citizens Party in 1982. Running against the Governor’s Assistant Floor Leader and successful insurance salesman Bob Argo, Gregg pulled 18% of the vote. He was fired shortly afterward from his route position.
Since then Gregg focused most of his political energy on single issue campaigns, primarily peace and anti-nuclear work, until he heard that Ralph Nader was running for President with the Green Party in 2000. In 2002 he ran for Fort Mill Town Council, losing by a wide margin. He has served as chair of the York County (SC) Greens, as a member of the South Carolina Green Party steering committee, and currently serves as co-chair of the South Carolina Green Party.
The happy father of two daughters, and the happy grand dad of two grand daughters, Gregg has been married for 29 years. He, his wife and mother-in-law live in Simpsonville, SC, having moved there a couple of years ago to be close to the grand kids. Gregg is a micro-business owner, and began writing at Green Party Watch when it was first launched after leaving behind his personal blog site, Green News and Opinion, which is preserved for all to read at Blogger…but only if you have a lot of time on your hands!
David Schwab – Dave Schwab was born in Boston in 1985 and grew up in Bethlehem, New York. He registered Green in 2003 after pondering the contents of Ralph Nader’s campaign memoir “Crashing the Party: Taking on the Corporate Government in an Age of Surrender”. He graduated from Williams College in 2008 with a BA in Political Science and Russian.
Dave currently works for GreenChange.org, a nonprofit organization committed to growing the movement for peace, justice, democracy and the planet. He also serves as a New York delegate to the national Green Party’s Platform Committee. His political passions include peace, electoral reform, and the global Green movement. He also loves traveling, music, food, film, enjoying the great outdoors, and ping-pong.
Walter Pituc Walter Pituc joined the Green Party in 2006 inspired by Rich Whitney’s run for Illinois governor. In 2008 at the age of 21, he ran for a seat on the Champaign County Board garnering 13% of the vote for 4th place out of 5 candidates for two seats. Currently, he is the Vice-Chair of the Cook County Green Party and helps run the Whitney for Governor social media campaign. A history teacher, Walter enjoys chess, reading, activism, sustainable food systems, deep ecology, international green politics, civic engagement, and vegetarian food. He currently lives in Logan Square, Chicago, IL
Other Contributors to the site:
- Dennis Spisak, Ohio
- Jonathan Cook, New York
- Daryl Northrup
- Jay Parks, Indiana
- Richard Rhodes, DC
- Joe Truss, California
- Green in Brooklyn, New York
- Gail, Cyberspace
- Diane White, Pennsylvania
- Mato Ska, California
- Dee Taylor, Utah
- Wes Rolley, California
- David Gaines, Maryland
- Rachel Treichler, New York
- Nate Nelson, Ohio
We will be expanding this list of contributors, and are pursuing guest contributors as well