DC’s ‘Second Party’ to hold its pre-primary convention on Saturday, March 31, featuring DC Statehood Green candidates and Green Party presidential candidates

From the DC Statehood Green Party:

WASHINGTON, DC — Local DC Statehood Green Party candidates and Green Party presidential candidates will be featured at the Statehood Green Party’s 2012 convention on Saturday, March 31 in Washington, DC. The convention will begin at 10:30 am and conclude at 3 pm and will take place at Earth Things 4 U, 1324 Florida Avenue NE.

The candidates will participate in the April 3 primary election in the District of Columbia. The two Green presidential contenders are Jill Stein, who will be on the primary ballot, and Roseanne Barr, who announced her campaign after the deadline to get on the ballot and will be a write-in candidate. Dr. Stein and Ms. Barr are competing for the Green Party’s nomination, which will be decided at the 2012 Green National Convention in Baltimore, Md., July 12-15 (http://www.gpconvention2012.com).

The presidential candidates will address the DC Statehood Green convention remotely via Skype. The convention will be broadcast online on the Green Party’s Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus). Continue Reading


NBC: Is DC Statehood Green Party DC’s “Second Party”?

NBC Washington has an article about the DC Statehood Green Party entitled “DC’s ‘Second Party’?”:

The D.C. Statehood Green Party styles itself the District’s “Second Party” — a barb directed not just at the city’s Republicans, but also at the notion that D.C. is a one-party town.

This year, the Statehood Greens have five candidates running for citywide office.

The party nominated perennial candidate, noted trumpet player, and former Marlon Brando paramour Faith for mayor, though with some reluctance — Faith actually received only 40 percent of the votes in the September primary, despite running unopposed…

Other contenders are making more serious efforts. Rick Tingling-Clemmons is challenging Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, while Joyce Robinson-Paul is on the ballot for shadow representative. Two veteran Statehood Green activists, Ann C. Wilcox and David Schwartzman, are running for citywide D.C. Council seats. (The party also has a candidate in Ward 1, Nancy Shia, who was nominated after winning the primary there as a write-in candidate.)

Read the full article at NBC Washington.


DC Statehood Green candidates shift into high gear after primary

• New candidate, nominated through write-ins, on the ballot for DC Council Ward One
• Many party members report being given Democratic ballots at the polls

WASHINGTON, DC — The DC Statehood Green Party candidates have begun aggressive campaigns after the September 14 primary elections in Washington, DC.

The DC Statehood Green Party gained a new candidate, when Nancy Shia won the primary election as a write-in for Ward One member of Council.  Ms. Shia’s September 19 campaign announcement can be read here: http://wardonerunnings.blogspot.com

The following Statehood Green candidates will be on the November 2 general election ballot: Continue Reading


DC Statehood Greens primary results

Posted by Daniel Surman at Independent Political Report:

Results are up from the DC Board of Elections!

Note that percentages do not add up to 100% because the ballot does provide for write-in candidacies. I have omitted write-ins where they do not seem to be a significant factor in the race. Onwards to the relevant results: Continue Reading