Green Party presidential primary calendar

primaryThis is a partial list of Green Party state-level presidential nominating events. This list will be updated when possible, and all available results will be posted on Green Party Watch.



  • Arizona: Primary (March 22)
  • California: Primary (June 7)
  • Colorado: State party meeting (April 3)
  • Delaware: Convention (May)
  • District of Columbia: Primary (June 14)
  • Illinois: Online voting (Jan. 25-Feb. 14), Primary (March 15)
  • Maine: Primary (June 14)
  • Massachusetts: Primary (March 1)
  • Minnesota: Caucus (March 1)
  • Nebraska: Convention (TBD)
  • New York: Convention (June 11)
  • Ohio: Primary (March 15), Convention (April 3)
  • Texas: Convention (April 9-10)

The Green Party of the United States has recognized five presidential candidates: Darryl Cherney, Bill Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, and Jill Stein. States have different standards for listing candidates in their primaries, so not all candidates will be on all primary ballots.The nominees for president and vice president will be selected at the Green National Convention in Houston, August 4-7.


Green Party makes progress on ballot access in 2014

From Ballot Access News:

p Green Party US new logoThe Green Party is now on the ballot for president in 2016 in nineteen states. By contrast, four years ago it was on in fourteen states. For purposes of this sentence, the District of Columbia is treated as a state.

The Arizona Green Party submitted 30,000 signatures on November 14, so in all likelihood it will soon be on in Arizona. It has almost finished its Maryland petition drive and expects to submit those signatures in December, so it will probably soon be on in 21 states, the most it has ever had following a midterm election.

Relative to four years ago, the Green Party has gained Delaware, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin.


Tune in TONIGHT to the hottest campaign in America right now

From Ben Manski, campaign manager for Jill Stein for President 2012:

Sometimes there is an election in one state that progressives all over the United States get excited about. I’m sure you can think of examples. Paul Wellstone and Russ Feingold’s first campaigns come to mind, for me. So do those of Matt Gonzalez and Kshama Sawant.

Tonight, Wednesday, you can tune in to the hottest progressive campaign in America. Howie Hawkins is polling nearly 10% in New York’s gubernatorial election, and he’s climbing fast. 

On Thursday, the Buffalo Federation of Teachers became the latest union to endorse him and his teacher running mate, Brian Jones. 

This past week, Hawkins and Jones received the endorsement of not one, not two, but three New York City Democratic Party clubs. 

And tonight, you can tune in to watch Howie Hawkins debate Andrew Cuomo. Tens of thousands of progressives across the country will be watching. Click here to find out how you can be one of them.

And please join me right now in supporting the Hawkins campaign. Howie reminds me of a North American Lula, the first Workers Party president of Brazil. Howie’s been at the front lines of the labor and green movements in United States for 40 years. He’s known and trusted and brilliant and speaks complicated truths in plain language that moves people. You can donate to this exciting campaign right now.

The Hawkins campaign is the most exciting in a series of fresh, promising campaigns in states ranging from Maine to Minnesota in which the Green Party is attracting labor, farm, community and professional endorsements. 

A couple weeks ago I emailed you about Eugene Puryear’s campaign for the D.C. City Council; the latest poll there puts him within 10% of victory, with 27% undecided.  Continue Reading


Green candidate joins Delaware Attorney General race

p catherine damavandiThe Delaware News-Journal reports:

A former prosecutor is the latest to join the race for attorney general in November’s general election.

Catherine Damavandi officially launched her campaign last week for the top law enforcement job in the state and is the only candidate with experience at the Department of Justice, something she said is missing among the other candidates. Continue Reading


Jill Stein Campaigns This Week in Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, DC

Dr. Jill Stein, a Green Party Candidate for President in 2012, makes her first campaign swing to the Mid-Atlantic region this week with visits to Occupy Wall Street protests in three cities, and fundraisers in three states plus the District of Columbia.

A full listing of events is located here: http://www.jillstein.org/events

A summary of Dr. Stein’s published schedule is as follows:

WEDNESDAY: Arlington, VA Reception for Jill Stein

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 07:30 PM
1812 N. Huntington Street, Arlington, VA 22205 in Arlington, VA

THURSDAY: Occupy Delaware – Dover

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Legislative Mall in Dover, DE

THURSDAY: Occupy Delaware – Wilmington

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Spencer Plaza in Wilmington, DE

THURSDAY: Baltimore, MD Reception for Jill Stein

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 07:00 PM
2813 Maisel Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 in Baltimore, MD

FRIDAY: Occupy the Courts

Friday, January 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM
U.S. Supreme Court (meet at Area 9) in Washington, DC
Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012. Please join Dr. Jill Stein, and her campaign manager, Ben Manski, as well as 2004 Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb and former Green Party Senate candidate Media Benjamin at the Occupy the Courts rally in our nation’s capital.

FRIDAY: D.C. Reception for Jill Stein

Friday, January 20, 2012 at 07:00 PM
La Orilla ~ The Home of Dave and Olivia Bosserman in Washington, DC
Meet and greet Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, in her first campaign visit to the nation’s capital. This “Green Soup Party,” a La Orilla tradition, will be a great opportunity to connect with this year’s most exciting and important election campaign.


Delaware Green: We have way to maintain education funding

Desmond M. Kahn of the Delaware Green Party has a letter on DelawareOnline.com offering a Green solution to proposed cuts in education funding:

Democratic Gov. Jack Markell is proposing to cut Delaware’s education budget by $55 million, which would require widespread teacher layoffs and larger class sizes, and have many negative effects on the education of our children. Concerned parents and citizens should actively oppose this plan and let our legislators know our opposition.

Instead, the Green Party of Delaware calls on the Legislature to spend part of the budget surplus, known as the Rainy Day Fund, which currently has about $200 million. Continue Reading


Delaware Green Party must register new voters to stay on ballot

According to a Delaware News-Journal article on new ballot access rules, the Green Party of Delaware needs to increase its registration from 561 to at least 612 by August 24th to remain ballot-qualified. Delaware residents who would like to register Green can find places to register and other relevant information at the Delaware Department of Elections site.


Green Party electing national campaign committees

The Green Party National Committee (GNC) is voting on two proposals. If adopted, Proposal 378 will elect members to the Green House Campaign Committee (GHCC). This committee was created by the GNC by adopting Proposal 346. The committee rules, as adopted by the GNC, would seem to imply that a vacancy must be declared at once, and another election held to fill these posts within sixty days since only three candidates have sought the nine seats on the GHCC. Neither the proposal which established the rules for the GHCC, nor proposal 223, which established both the GHCC and the GSCC (Green Senatorial Campaign Committee), says whether write-in candidates will be elected to the committees in the event not enough candidates offer in the first place. The three candidates are: David McCorquodale (Delaware), Ann Link (New York), and Matthew Lavery (New York). Voting at this point shows that write-in candidate choices are being recorded.

Proposal 379 elects members of the GSCC. Unlike the GHCC race, all the slots on the GSCC will be filled as a result of the voting. Seven candidates have run for the seven seats available. These candidates are Anita Wessling (Arkansas), Paul McFarland (Arkansas), Gloria Mattera (New York), Chris Lugo (Tennessee), Ron Hardy (Wisconsin), Deb McFarland (Arkansas), and Josh Krekeler (Ohio). As of this writing there are no write-in votes.