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DC’s ‘Second Party’ to hold its pre-primary convention on Saturday, March 31, featuring DC Statehood Green candidates and Green Party presidential candidates

From the DC Statehood Green Party:

WASHINGTON, DC — Local DC Statehood Green Party candidates and Green Party presidential candidates will be featured at the Statehood Green Party’s 2012 convention on Saturday, March 31 in Washington, DC. The convention will begin at 10:30 am and conclude at 3 pm and will take place at Earth Things 4 U, 1324 Florida Avenue NE.

The candidates will participate in the April 3 primary election in the District of Columbia. The two Green presidential contenders are Jill Stein, who will be on the primary ballot, and Roseanne Barr, who announced her campaign after the deadline to get on the ballot and will be a write-in candidate. Dr. Stein and Ms. Barr are competing for the Green Party’s nomination, which will be decided at the 2012 Green National Convention in Baltimore, Md., July 12-15 (http://www.gpconvention2012.com).

The presidential candidates will address the DC Statehood Green convention remotely via Skype. The convention will be broadcast online on the Green Party’s Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus). Continue Reading

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Green Party to President Obama: Hands off Iran; work for nuclear-free Mideast and restore goodwill with people of Iran

From the Green Party of the United States:

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

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DC Statehood Green candidates shift into high gear after primary

• New candidate, nominated through write-ins, on the ballot for DC Council Ward One
• Many party members report being given Democratic ballots at the polls

WASHINGTON, DC — The DC Statehood Green Party candidates have begun aggressive campaigns after the September 14 primary elections in Washington, DC.

The DC Statehood Green Party gained a new candidate, when Nancy Shia won the primary election as a write-in for Ward One member of Council.  Ms. Shia’s September 19 campaign announcement can be read here: http://wardonerunnings.blogspot.com

The following Statehood Green candidates will be on the November 2 general election ballot: Continue Reading

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DC Statehood Greens primary results

Posted by Daniel Surman at Independent Political Report:

Results are up from the DC Board of Elections!

Note that percentages do not add up to 100% because the ballot does provide for write-in candidacies. I have omitted write-ins where they do not seem to be a significant factor in the race. Onwards to the relevant results: Continue Reading