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Missouri Progressive Party petitioning for ballot status in 2010

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Missouri Green Party, which is not ballot-qualified, is petitioning for party status this year. That petition needs 10,000 signatures and is due in late July. If the petition drive succeeds, the Green Party will be able to nominate by convention for any partisan race. In Missouri, the name of the Green Party is “Progressive Party.”

To date at least 2 candidates are planning to run for office with the Missouri Progressive Party, Midge Potts for US Senate and Nicholas Ivan Lavendorf for US House of Representatives (MO-7).

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Missouri Green Party candidate to walk for US Senate

From the Southeast Missourian:

Green Candidate Says She Will Walk for US Senate

Progressive Party Co-Chair Intends to Walk Throughout Missouri During Campaign

Springfield, MO – Tuesday was the first day for Missouri political hopefuls to register to run for office in the August primary election. While the recognized parties will hold primaries, the Progressive Party of Missouri [a GPUS affiliate] will circulate petitions to gather 10,000 verified signatures in order to gain ballot access. Midge Potts, the Co-Chair of the Progressive Party of Missouri, as well as a delegate to the Green Party of the United States Coordinating Committee, announced in June 2009 that she would seek the the US Senate Seat being vacated by Kit Bond. Tuesday she released a statement proclaiming that she intends to run a non-traditional campaign by walking the state in order to discuss issues of concern to Missourians in their own communities. Continue Reading

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Green Party Activists Getting Arrested At Single Payer Health Care Protests

Midge Potts, 2010 US Senate candidate in Missouri, is arrested at a single payer health care protest at Joe Lieberman’s office. (FYI: Midge Potts is wearing pink, black hair, the first one pulled out of the office by police)

Midge Potts explains her protest here.

Green Party activist and candidate Howie Hawkins is arrested in Syracuse New York at another single-payer health care protest (thanks to Green Change for posting this video):

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Midge Potts, Missouri Progressives Endorse Nuclear Disarmament Initiative

The Progressive Party of Missouri, which is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States, is running Midge Potts for U.S. Senate. The PPM met this weekend where they endorsed the “Proposition One Nuclear Disarmament Tour” and held a press conference yesterday at the Honeywell Bomb Plant in Kansas City with the Physicians for Social Responsibility.

The Press Release below was distributed following:

Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Transformation Endorsed by Progressive Party of Missouri

US Senate Candidate Speaks in Support of Proposition One at Honeywell Nuclear Bomb Plant Press Conference in Kansas City

On Saturday, October 3, at their annual state meeting in Columbia, the Progressive Party of Missouri voted unanimously to endorse the efforts of the Proposition One Nuclear Disarmament Tour that is traveling the country to put nuclear disarmament on the ballot in 2010.

US Senate Candidate Midge Potts and members of Kansas City Greens joined Physicians for Social Responsibility-KC and Proposition One in a press conference at the Honeywell Bomb Plant in Kansas City at 3pm Tuesday, October 6. “The Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Conversion Act needs to be passed into law,” said Midge Potts, Co-Chair of the Progressive Party of Missouri, “HR 1653 would transform the jobs at Honeywell’s Kansas City factory into more sustainable occupations fueling a new economy producing green technologies.”

Progressive Party of Missouri