The California Primary is today, which will determine the proportion of Delegates that will go to the Green Party Presidential candidates Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein. California, with 65 Delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention, is the largest Delegation, making the primary very important for all three candidates.
On top of the Presidential Primary, California also has on the ballot the open “top two” primary, in which the top two candidates in each race today for Congressional and state legislative seats will advance to the General Election. Consequently, this is an important election for the Green Party candidates on the ballot in those races. According to the Green Party of California, these candidates are on the ballot today:
Congressional candidate Carol Brouillet was arrested Saturday, June 2, after failing to show up for a court appearance, which stemmed from a civil-disobedience action outside Lockheed Martin, according to Palo Alto police.
Brouillet, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 14th District, was taken into custody outside her Palo Alto home on June 2 at about 8:47 p.m., she confirmed.
The Green Party candidate, who has run on a freedom-of-speech and corporate-accountability platform, said City of Sunnyvale police first arrested her and four other people on April 6. The group was arrested for blocking the street in front of defense-systems corporation Lockheed Martin, located at 1111 Lockheed Martin Way in Sunnyvale. They were protesting nuclear weapons production, she said. Continue Reading →
Green Party Congressional Candidate Carol Brouillet is holding a campaign kick-off party on Saturday, April 28 from 3 – 10pm at the Willow Park Condo clubhouse at 500 W. Middlefield Road in Mountain View. Confirmed guests include luminaries from the activist community including Cindy Sheehan, Peter Phillips, Richard Gage, Paul Rea, and Mary Ann Thomas. Music will be provided by Rebecca Cross, Vic Sadot, Jeremy Goodfeather, and Brian Wallace.
From the Brouillet Campaign:
Ms. Brouillet is running in the June primary for Congress in the 18th district which includes most municipalities between Redwood City and Scotts Valley. The new primary rules create an open congressional primary (voters can cross party lines and vote for whomever they choose) however, only the top two vote getters advance to the November ballot. Brouillet is aiming at the number 2 slot so she can face the Democratic incumbent head-on in the fall. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party candidates and leaders said today that the US must avoid a military confrontation with Iran by diplomacy based on the goal of ridding the Middle East and Asia of nuclear weapons, including Israel, Pakistan, and India.
The Green Party strongly opposes a military attack on Iran, a country that poses no threat to the US. Greens compared the deceptive rhetoric now being used to vilify Iran with the Bush Administration’s fraudulent justifications for a war on Iraq nearly ten years ago, with unconfirmed allegations about Iran’s plans for nuclear arms taking the place of Iraqi WMDs.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Green Party’s presidential contenders will discuss foreign policy and other topics in a live online chat with viewer participation during President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address, to be aired on the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=471).
Jill Stein, candidate for the Green Party’s 2012 presidential nomination (http://www.jillstein.org): “The threats of an assault on Iran by Israel or the U.S., or both, are igniting tensions that could erupt into a larger conflict. If we object to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the first step in resolving these tensions is to recognize that no nation has a ‘right’ to possess nuclear weapons. The possession of such weapons by any country in the region is a motivation for other countries to obtain them as well, and Iran has unfriendly nuclear nations on either side, being Israel and Pakistan. The United States should press Iran’s neighbors to divest themselves of their nuclear arsenals and to use such pressure as the basis for good-faith negotiation with Iran.” Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders said today that antiwar voters will not get an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by voting for presumed Democratic nominee Barack Obama on Election Day.
Green leaders urged Americans who oppose the wars started by the Bush Administration with bipartisan support in Congress to vote instead for Green nominee Cynthia McKinney, running mate Rosa Clemente, and Green congressional candidates.
“Millions of voters plan to vote for Barack Obama in the hope that he’ll bring peace to Iraq and other nations in the region,” said Omar N. López, Green candidate for the US House in Illinois (4th District). “But his positions are really ‘McCain-Lite’ — he’ll continue many of the same belligerent foreign policies as the Bush-Cheney Administration that John McCain would. Mr. Obama supports a larger military in terms of both spending and personnel. We want to stop the US from being the world’s bully, and instead fund a peace dividend to deal with the economic, energy, and global warming crises.”
“We appeal to voters to take a look at the Green Party’s ‘Peace Slate’ of candidates, with Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente on the Green presidential ticket. A vote for a candidate who doesn’t represent your own ideals is a vote wasted,” said Mr. López. Continue Reading →