On February 14, the Missouri House Elections Committee passed HB 1236, with no opposition. It now goes to the House Rules Committee. It removes the drafting error in the law on how minor parties get on the ballot.
The existing law does not require petitions to qualify a new party to list that party’s nominees, except due to an error when the law was passed in 1993, it accidentally Read more »
According to this story, Jon Green, organizer for the Connecticut Green Party for the last decade, will be leaving Connecticut and will work on getting Working Families Parties on the ballot in states that don’t now have such a party. The Working Families Party has been on the ballot in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, and Vermont, at one time or another. However, its Delaware Read more »
Two new election law bills in Arizona are: (1) SB 1429, which would abolish the presidential primary, but wouldn’t take effect until 2016; and (2) SB 1449, which would change the recall process to the system used in Wisconsin. The effect of filing a valid recall petition would be to force a special election for that particular office, and the incumbent being recalled would be a candidate in the special election if he or she Read more »
Dr. Jill Stein responded this morning to the current controversy over contraceptive services with the following statement:
“The framing of the recent contaceptives controversy is deliberately divisive and misleading. The Republican presidential candidates who are pushing this issue should be ashamed of themselves for seeking votes in this way. It’s time to stop the overblown Read more »
As Governor Gregoire signed a new equal marriage law into effect in Washington state today, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein hailed the act by pressing for uniform recognition of equal marriage rights for all couples across the nation.
“Now that seven states will have stopped discrimination against same-sex couples, it’s clear that equal marriage rights are here to stay. But it’s simply not acceptable that Read more »