2012 Libertarian and Green Party Candidates Join to Demand Greater inclusiveness in General Election Debates
The reason for this thread is simple – Make a list of candidates you would like to see on the Green Party ticket in 2012. This would include the Presidential, Congressional, and Senate races. At the state and local level, also make a list of who you would like to see run.
Now, what is the point? The point is that we can all see who we would like to see nominated, perhaps names we had never before considered, and see what the consensus is.
Just throw any name out there, from environmentalists, radicals, independents, non-Greens, celebrities, politicians, etc. Try to make your list concise by organizing it around the Presidential, Senate, Congressional, and state/local races.
Here’s a quick example(I live in Los Angeles):
President: Laura Wells, Howie Hawkins, Cynthia Mckinney, Cindy Sheehan, Bernie Sanders, Cornell West, Kent Mesplay, Ralph Nader
Senate: Jesse Ventura, Laura Wells, Jello Biafra, Matt Gonzalez, Ian Murphy, Howie Hawkins, Kent Mesplay, Mike Feinstein
Congress: Laura Wells, Cornell West, Deacon Alexander, Mike Feinstein
Los Angeles mayor: Ed Begley Jr., Deacon Alexander, Derek Iverson, Julia Butterfly Hill, Tom Morello
For local races, perhaps it would be best to consult your state Green Party and see what they think.
This is an example. The key in to throw out as many names out there as possible. The goal is to present this list to the national Green Party and state Green Party and ask them if we would consider nominating them on the Green Party ticket.
This was sent out by Congresswoman McKinney to her supporters today.
Hello! I’m scheduled to appear on thirdpartyticket.com at 7:00 pm this evening! Tune in! I’m also including my remarks from yesterday. Enjoy! And don’t forget, please visit www.runcynthiarun.org and donate what you can!
It’s About Time
Auburn Avenue Research Library
October 18, 2008
I am extremely pleased to participate in this reunion of some of the boldest, most idealistic, patriotic, inspiring young people that this country has ever seen. I celebrate who you are and what you have done to cause the United States Government and all of its instruments of power to write one of the most ignominious chapters in this country’s history. I consistently use you as a gauge: if they would do it to the Black Panther Party, then all of America must know that they will, without hesitation, also do it to the rest of us. And so, it is incumbent upon those of us who know and want to know, to share the information about your experiences, because there were efforts as you well know, to denigrate your name and neutralize your mission of self-determination for Black people in this country, and to instill fear into the population—both black and white—at the very mention of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Continue Reading