Jan 28 2011

Arizona Green Party (AZGP) has increased registered voters since 2010 Primaries

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

The Arizona Republic recently wrote an article on January 25, 2011, “Independents now outnumber Dems in Arizona,” showing there are now 5040 registered Green Party voters in the state of Arizona. According to AZGP Co-Chair Angel Torres, “this is an increase of more than 200 voters since the November election, and an increase of almost 500 Greens since the August 2010 Primary Election; we are 25% of the way towards permanent ballot status.”

2010 marked the 20 year anniversary of the Arizona Green Party and they look forward to broadening their base by educating voters on their progressive positions on local and national issues. “Most people have this notion that a stereotypical Green Party member is this hippy tree-hugging environmentalist, and that isn’t always the case,” says Luisa Evonne Valdez, who was recently elected as AZGP Co-Chair this month. “What people don’t see enough of is the social justice and economic reform that the Green Party fights for. We focus on 10 Key Values that encompass a wide variety of issues. We believe in Single-Payer Health Care for all, we have been against SB1070 from the beginning, we believe in Marriage Equality and Equal Rights/Protections for our LGBTQ communities, we want to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes, fight for fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget that is based on fair taxation and not dependent on sales tax or through slashing funding for our most vulnerable populations. We support conservation of our land and resources, protecting our parks and wildlife, as well issues like strengthening our middle class and increasing green jobs in Arizona through clean energy. The more we can create awareness for the diverse and all-encompassing issues we strive to achieve, the more people will understand that being Green is more than just hugging trees, it is about restoring civility and humanity through compassion and common sense.”

The 10 Key Values of the Green Party are: Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice and Equal Opportunity, Ecological Wisdom, Decentralization, Non-Violence, Community Based Economics and Economic Justice, Feminism and Gender Equity, Respect for Diversity, Personal and Global Responsibility, Future Focus and Sustainability. If you would like to learn more about the Arizona Green Party, please visit www.azgp.org or find us on facebook!

(602) 417-0213 * P.O. Box 60173, Phoenix, AZ 85082

http://azgp.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: January 28, 2011

Marcus Bellamy, AZGP Media Outreach Coordinator, (602) 703-6243, trotmium@hotmail.com
Angel Torres, AZGP Co-Chair, (623) 202-3747, info@azgp.org
Luisa Evonne Valdez, AZGP Co-Chair, 602-413-3182, lehallvaldez@gmail.com
Celeste Castorena, AZGP at-large member, (602) 430-9714 (bilingual media contact)

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Jan 28 2011

That Hope Which Springs Eternal

Source: ConstitutionParty.com

by James N. Clymer
Chairman, Constitution Party National Committee

“A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest Clung to the hope which springs eternal in the human breast”

These poignant lines from Casey at the Bat Read more »

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Jan 26 2011

Response to the President’s State of the Union Address

Source: ConstitutionParty.com

by Darrell Castle
Constitution Party Vice-Chairman

Last night President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, as he is required by the Constitution to do once each year. Although he covered many different areas, he concentrated on only three: Read more »

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Jan 25 2011

Green Party leaders respond to Obama’s State of the Union speech

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party leaders offered comments on President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union speech to Congress and the nation, scheduled for Tuesday, January 25. The Green response covers major issues the President will discuss in his speech, as well as topics he won’t address. Read more »

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Jan 25 2011

Libertarian response to State of the Union and Republicans

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

WASHINGTON – This evening, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict spoke in response to the addresses from President Barack Obama and Congressman Paul Ryan. Read more »

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Jan 18 2011

Libertarian chair “sort of” commends Obama’s Cuba decision

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

WASHINGTON – Mark Hinkle, Chairman of the Libertarian Party, sort of commends President Obama for his decision to just barely ease travel restrictions and restrictions on sending private financial assistance to the people suffering under the socialist government of Cuba. Read more »

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Jan 12 2011

Greens welcome Governor’s Acknowledgement of Mass Incarceration’s Costs offers to work with administration to reverse state’s tragic course

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

“I am so encouraged to hear Governor Deal acknowledge both the stark statistics and something of the devastation which mass incarceration wreaks on Georgia communities,” said Denice Traina, past cochair of the Georgia Green Party, mother, grandmother and Augusta based physical therapist. Read more »

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Jan 05 2011

Americans Elect Party Turns in 21,000 Signatures in Nevada for 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

Last month, Americans Elect Party submitted approximately 21,000 signatures to qualify as a party in Nevada. This is three times as many signatures as are legally required. Read more »

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