Green Party: The Race Is On

The Race Is On

The Green Party presidential race is on, according to the Green Party of the United States

The candidates listed at the Green Party’s national website are:
Roland G. Aranjo
Sedinam Moyowasiza-Curry
Howie Hawkins
Dario Hunter
Dennis Lambert
David Rolde
Ian Schlakman

At the Green Party national website the party policy towards the various campaigns is

The national Green Party is committed to maintaining a neutral stance towards those seeking our nomination.

Ballotpedia reports there are 15 candidates seeking the Green Party presidential nod. One noteworthy “candidate” listed at Ballotpedia is “Kanye Deez Nutz West”, so information there may be questionable.

The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Green_Party_presidential_primaries#CandidatesWikipedia article</a about the Green Party presidential candidates lists the same seven candidates as the official list at the Green Party website, but includes two withdrawn candidates and two who have declined to be nominated.

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Baltimore City Paper: Green mayoral candidate could “offer up a challenge”

harrisBaltimore City Paper writes that Green Party mayoral candidate Joshua Harris “could possibly offer up a challenge” to Democratic nominee Catherine Pugh. City Paper calls Harris “a strong, thoughtful candidate and much-loved by the city’s grassroots activists, and organizers and his passion and good ideas are likely to adjust the conversation.” The newspaper also says there are “plenty of positive murmurs” about city council candidate Ian Schlakman, and adds, “If any city is ripe for a Dems vs. Green election, it’s post-uprising Baltimore — a shift away from Baltimore’s one-party rule would be exciting.”

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Green Party: Grant protected legal status for immigrants

p Green Party US new logoIn October, Green Party US put out the following statement on immigration:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party candidates and activists expressed alarm at President Obama’s dismissal of immigrants’ rights and apparent capitulation to the rhetoric of xenophobic Republican extremists.

Greens called for humane policies that recognize the basic rights of documented and undocumented immigrants and support an executive order to grant the latter protected legal status, amnesty, and an offer of citizenship.

The Obama Administration has deported more immigrants than any previous administration, with a record 438,421 deportations in 2013, 44% of which took place under “expedited removal orders” that denied court hearings. 96% of deportees are from Latino countries.

President Obama is now seeking $3.7 billion to fund “a sustained border security surge through enhanced domestic enforcement,” $40 million for air surveillance, and increased funding for drones for use against undocumented immigrants. Continue Reading

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Greens to Obama: War is not the way

NancyWadeFrom the Green Party US:

Earlier this week, President Obama announced his plans to increase airstrikes and arm Syrian rebels in an attempt to control Iraq. The Green Party has called on the President to resist this next step and on Congress to revoke its ‘blank check’ for war. Green candidates for Congress added to the chorus of voices calling to resist this escalation.

Nancy Wade, Green candidate for U.S. House in Illinois’ 5th District: “Congress has abdicated its Constitutional responsibilities by handing the Executive branch virtually unlimited authority to wage war on the scale and in the fashion of its choosing. This has resulted in catastrophic and costly crimes against humanity such as we have seen in Iraq and Libya, and as we see continuing in an increasing number of countries…” Continue Reading