January 17, 2011 in Editorials
Ross Levin offers a diary of goings on in the Green Party in the Philadelphia area. Titled “Keepin busy with the Philly Greens – a march, a dinner, a meeting, and a concert”, Levin details upcoming events in the area, including a concert by Tom Neilson, a march to end foreclosures and an upcoming membership meeting.
In another article at OpEdNews, writer Joe Giambrone writes about his frustrations at what he sees as the failure of the Green Party to make itself available to those who are interested in getting involved. The article, titled “An open letter to a broken Green Party”, details his frustrations at websites that are not updated, emails left unanswered, and party registration that did not result in his being contacted by the state party.
September 28, 2010 in Grassroots Democracy
Phil Huckelberry, the state chair of the Illinois Green Party – which has a handful of local elected officials to its name and has received over 10 percent of the gubernatorial vote – was interviewed by Ross Levin on Independent Political Report’s blogtalkradio show on Monday September 27th. Huckelberry discussed his ideas on how to practically succeed with a third party. Listen in at IPR blogtalkradio.
April 19, 2010 in Local Elections
Hugh Giordano is running for a seat in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives with the Green Party. The district includes Roxborough, Manayunk, Overbrook, East Falls, Wynnefield, Parkside, Bala Cynwyd,Merion, and Belmont Hills, as well as parts of other neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
Giordano maintains a Facebook page for his campaign. More about Giordano is below the fold.
H/T to Ross Levin.
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April 14, 2010 in General
Ross Levin posted the following discussion starter on GreenChange.org:
I know that the Green “ideology” isn’t too much of an ideology or an -ism, but I do think that because of that here in America we have too much trouble separating ourselves from progressives…
Anyway, what separates Greens and progressives?
Read the full discussion “Separating progressivism and Green-ism” at GreenChange.org.
April 7, 2010 in State Party News
Ross Levin posted the following note at GreenChange.org:
There’s no Democratic candidate for Senate in South Dakota…
A perfect race for the Greens. It’s a small state, meaning that more votes can come from less money, and one of the major parties has failed to put a candidate in.
The filing deadline for Dems and Reps has passed, but for independents (not sure what the Green Party is in South Dakota or how this applies to them – anyone know?) the deadline is June. There’s already one independent, a former Libertarian candidate, trying to get on the ballot, but that’s no reason why the Greens couldn’t run a candidate or nominate an independent.
Thoughts? Anyone in South Dakota out there, or know of anyone worth running in South Dakota?
Read the entire discussion at GreenChange.org.
March 25, 2010 in Local Elections
Thanks to Ross Levin at Independent Political Report for this story:
Hugh Giordano, a Green state representative candidate in Pennsylvania’s 194th district, was featured today in a story that ran in a group of newspapers published in Philadelphia and nearby Montgomery County. Read the full story here.
Also, check out this video of Hugh Giordano from Montgomery News.
Giordano works as an organizer for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 142. According to his campaign, in his first year with the local he won an award for organizing in his region. Read the rest of this entry →