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Five Greens to compete in California presidential primary; Stein off P&F ballot

candidatesThe office of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has released the official list of candidates for the state’s June 7 presidential primary ballot, and, as Ballot Access News writes, “the list has some surprises.”

The Secretary of State added one name “to the Green Party’s list. The state party had not listed Sedinam Curry-Moyowasifa, but the Secretary of State added her anyway. She is a declared candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, and she is on the Massachusetts Green Party’s presidential primary ballot.” The Green Party ballot will list Darryl Cherney, Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein.

In addition, the Secretary of State “deleted one name from the Peace & Freedom list. He deleted Jill Stein, even though she wanted to be on that ballot. It may be that the Secretary of State removed her…because he decided it is improper for anyone to be listed in the presidential primary of two different ballots,” though California has no law to that effect. Gloria Estela La Riva, Lynn Sandra Kahn, and Monica Moorehead will be the only names on the Peace & Freedom Party ballot.

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Correction: California Greens have not yet submitted presidential primary slate

leafyg-website_0A January 16 news item on Green Party Watch stated that the California Green Party had asked the Secretary of State to list five candidates on the ballot for the June 7 presidential primary. This information was incorrect. The California Green Party will make its designation of candidates on January 31. We apologize for the error. (The erroneous post has been removed to avoid confusion.)

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Greens selected as mayor and vice mayor of Fairfax, California

goddardGreen Party member Renée Goddard has been selected to serve as mayor of Fairfax, California.

Goddard, a member of the Fairfax Town Council since 2013, was appointed by the other members of the council. Fellow Green councilmember John Reed, who served as mayor previously, was selected to be vice mayor.

When she became a councilmember two years ago, Goddard said, “If government is a disgrace which makes you feel ashamed before your children, then it’s time for a change. The Green Party stands for what I stand for, and is willing to look at the larger collage of people’s needs and human rights and drive the necessary steps to accomplish the job.”

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At least 10 of 12 California Greens on ballot this week elected

leafyg-website_0The Green Party of California announced that at least 10 of the 12 Greens or Green-endorsed candidates on the ballot across the state on Tuesday were elected. The winners were:

  • James Clay Carver, South Bay Union School District Governing Board Member (incumbent)
  • Jacob Coan, South Bay Union School District Governing Board Member (incumbent)
  • Nanette Corley, Whitehorn Resort Improvement District #1 Director (incumbent)
  • Sean Frame, Placerville Union School District Governing Board Member (incumbent)
  • Marnie Glickman, Dixie School District Governing Board Member
  • Renee Goddard, Fairfax Town Council (incumbent)
  • Avito Miranda, Shoreline Unified School District Governing Board Member
  • Deborah Rogers, Bennett Valley Fire Protection District Director
  • Chris Skyhawk, Albion/Little River Fire Protection District 3 Director (incumbent)
  • Carol Vander Meer, Manila Community Services District Director
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    Newspaper endorses Marin County, California Green for school board

    Marnie_GlickmanThe Marin Independent Journal has endorsed Marin County, California Green Party co-chair Marnie Glickman for the Dixie School District school board.

    The newspaper writes that Glickman is one of just two candidates “who are parents of children in Dixie schools. That day-to-day contact with district schools is helpful to any school board. … Glickman, best known around Marin for her work with the Green Party, manages a nonprofit and has two children attending Dixie schools.”

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    Opposition News website features article on California Greens approaching 30.

    Laura Wells

    In an article Opposition News, writes of the California Green Party as it approaches it’s 30th anniversary. The article goes into some detail about the founding of the Green Party as well as individual Green Party races and causes, such as opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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    Jack Lindblad, California Greens, call Democrats and Republicans out

    In a press release issued in early June, the California Green Party and State Assembly candidate Jack Lindblad called out both the Democratic and Republican parties for their positions on Proposition 8, which changed the state constitution to outlaw same sex marriage.

    The press release also goes into detail about California’s tax system, proposed early release of drug offenders, and property taxes. The full press release can be read by clicking this article’s headline.

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