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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

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Jill Stein to keynote Wisconsin Green Party Summer Gathering Sat. 6/29

From the Wisconsin Green Party:

p Jill SteinThe Wisconsin Green Party is delighted to welcome 2012 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein to our 2013 Summer Gathering in Oshkosh on Saturday, June 29th.

Click here to read a special message for Wisconsin from Jill Stein.

Our Summer Gathering will feature talks from Jill Stein and Wisconsin Green elected officials, candidates and organizers, as well as workshops on party-building, running campaigns, being an officer, creating a long-term vision, and more.

No previous experience with the Green Party? No problem – the gathering will be aimed at helping everyone get involved, from veteran Greens to newcomers.

We will also be electing officers to guide the Wisconsin Green Party as we take our newly gained experience and resources into the 2014 election cycle. Continue Reading

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Jill Stein to keynote Wisconsin Green Party Summer Gathering in Oshkosh June 29

p jill steinFrom the Wisconsin Green Party – click here for more information and to RSVP:

The Wisconsin Green Party is delighted to welcome 2012 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein to our 2013 Summer Gathering in Oshkosh on Saturday, June 29th.

Our Summer Gathering will feature talks from Jill Stein and Wisconsin Green elected officials, candidates and organizers, as well as workshops on party-building, running campaigns, being an officer, creating a long-term vision, and more.

No previous experience with the Green Party? No problem – the gathering will be aimed at helping everyone get involved, from veteran Greens to newcomers.

We will also be electing officers to guide the Wisconsin Green Party as we take our newly gained experience and resources into the 2014 election cycle. Continue Reading

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Three Greens on Ballot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Three Greens are running for local office in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this Spring. There is no primary for these races, the general election is April 5, 2011.

Tony Palmeri, who has served for four years on the Oshkosh City Council, is running for Mayor. Tony Palmeri is a Professor of Communication Studies at UW Oshkosh. He was elected to the Oshkosh Common Council in April of 2007 and reelected in 2009. He’s served on the Housing Authority, Board of Health, and Sustainability Advisory Board, and currently sits on the Oshkosh Plan Commission. From April of 2009 to April of 2010 he served as Deputy Mayor. Palmeri also ran for Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004 on the Green Party ticket, finishing 3rd of four candidates with 8.87% of the vote.

Bob Poeschl is running for re-election to the Oshkosh City Council. Poeschl was elected to the City Council in 2009 with 4,717 votes, finishing 3rd of 6 candidates. Poeschl, age 35, is a life long Oshkosh resident, husband and father of three children, a graduate from UW Oshkosh, co-founder of the Winnebago Peace & Justice Center, winner of the Peacemaker of the Year in 2004 from the Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice, and former co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party. In his two years on the City Council Poeschl has demonstrated a strong desire to be an advocate for the people.

Ron Hardy is running for a seat on the Oshkosh City Council. Hardy is a Librarian at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, a husband and father of two daughters. He is the co-chair of the Lake Winnebago Green Party, former co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party, Delegate to the Green Party National Committee, and former chair of the City of Oshkosh Sustainability Advisory Board. He is co-editor of the website Main Street Oshkosh, and runs this website Green Party Watch. He previously ran for Oshkosh City Council in April 2010 finishing 6th of 6 candidates with 1,600 votes.

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Wisconsin: Make sure to vote April 6th

In Wisconsin, non-partisan elections for local office are held in the spring. This Tuesday, April 6th, 7 Green Party members are up for election in Wisconsin. Don’t forget to vote!

Dane County:

Barbara Vedder, Dane County Board of Supervisors District 2

John Hendrick, Dane County Board of Supervisors District 6

Douglas County:

David Conley, Douglas County Board of Supervisors District 25

Jefferson County:

Greg David, Jefferson County Board of Supervisors District 3

Oshkosh:

Ron Hardy, Oshkosh Common Council

Polk County:

Jeff Peterson, Polk County Board of Supervisors District 5

Kathy Kienholz, Polk County Board of Supervisors District 6

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Sustainability at the core of Ron Hardy’s campaign for Oshkosh Common Council

Jeff Bollier of the Oshkosh Northwestern recently wrote an article about Ron Hardy’s campaign for Oshkosh Common Council, emphasizing Hardy’s focus on sustainability and quality of life issues:

Hardy has been involved in Oshkosh’s Sustainability Advisory Board since its inception and presently serves as chairman, but for Hardy, it’s more than just a green buzzword to remind people to turn off their lights or drive less. Hardy sees an opportunity for the city to save money, but he also sees bike lanes, community gardens, more parks, resolving storm water management problems and central city revitalization inherent in a drive toward a better and more sustainable community.

Read the full article at the Oshkosh Northwestern.

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Ronald Kane Hardy wins AFSCME endorsement

Ronald Kane Hardy has received the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. In a posting at his Facebook campaign website, Hardy reports on his endorsement. Hardy, founder of Green Party Watch, lives in Oshkosh, WI and is running for a seat on that city’s Common Council.

Donations to Hardy’s campaign can be made here via PayPal, or by mailing a contribution to:

“Friends of Ron Hardy”
c/o Barbara Fahey, Treasurer
1715 Evans St.
Oshkosh, WI 54901