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Unions endorse four New London, Connecticut Green candidates

nlgreensConnecticut’s New London Day reports that the Southeastern Connecticut Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has endorsed New London Green Party City Council candidates Tim Hanser and Ronna Stuller and Board of Education candidates Mirna Martinez and Jason Morris in next month’s local elections. Morris was also endorsed by the Network for Public Education.

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Greens kick off campaigns in New London, CT

From The Day Connecticut:

The New London Green Party has nominated two candidates for the November municipal election and will kick off its campaign on Saturday.

Last week, the Greens nominated Ronna Stuller for City Council and Mirna Martinez for Board of Education. Martinez has also been endorsed by the Republican Town Committee.  Continue Reading

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5 Green candidates profiled in New London, CT

Dirk Langeveld at the New London Patch has published 5 Green candidates’ responses to a questionnaire sent to all local candidates. Jessica Cartagena, Kenric Hanson, and Joan Sullivan Cooper are running for City Council. Ronna Stuller and Mirna Martinez are running for the Board of Education. With 5 local candidates, the New London Greens are one of the most electorally active Green Party chapters in the country this year.

Read the article at the New London Patch.

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New London Greens nominate 5 local candidates

Christy Wood reports at the New London Patch about the Green Party’s nomination of candidates for local office in New London, Connecticut:

For City Council, the Greens are fielding three candidates: Joan Sullivan, Jessica Cartagena and Ken Hansen.  Sullivan and Cartagena spoke to the Greens about their positions.  Sullivan noted her opposition to the proposed sale of Riverside Park.  “Different socioeconomic groups use it,” she said.  “Not everyone can afford to go to the beach.”  Cartagena said that it was important that New Londoners see young people in the community who care about change.

For the Board of Education, the Greens nominated two candidates: Ronna Stuller and Myrna Martinez.  Stuller is the first Green to actually hold a seat on the New London Board of Education, and she will run for that seat again this year.  Martinez, a former teacher now raising young children, wants to see school children integrated more into the city.  She hopes to use New London’s art galleries and cultural activities as an “alternative classroom.”

The New London Green Party currently has two officeholders, City Councillor John Russell and Board of Education member Ronna Stuller.

Read the full article at the New London Patch.