Jan 30 2013

Green Party of the US opposes military intervention in Mali, urges withdrawal of AFRICOM

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

The Mali rebellion is blowback from the U.S./NATO ouster of Gaddafi from Libya; efforts to gain control of African resources (oil, uranium, etc.) and competition with China are driving miltiary policies disguised as ‘War on Terrorism’, say Greens

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on foreign policy: http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-foreign-policy.php

WASHINGTON, DC — The Obama Administration is pursuing policies in Africa that threaten regional Read more »

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Jan 30 2013

LeAlan Jones running for Congress in IL-2 special election

Source: Green Party Watch

LeAlan Jones, the Illinois Green Party’s 2010 US Senate candidate, has announced his candidacy for the special election to fill the IL-2 congressional seat vacated by outgoing Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. From his Wikipedia profile:

LeAlan Marvin Jones is an American journalist who lives in Chicago’s South Shore. His radio documentaries have received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Jones was the Green Party’s Read more »

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Jan 30 2013

New Mexico Ballot Access Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

New Mexico State Senator Howie Morales (D-Silver City) has introduced SB 218. It provides that candidates for federal and state office may pay a filing fee instead of filing a petition. The bill applies equally to candidates seeking the nomination of a party that nominates by primary, and also to candidates who have been nominated by a minor party convention, and also to independent candidates. The bill is fairly short but says it applies to all nominating petitions dealt with in Chapter Read more »

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Jan 30 2013

Connecticut Ballot Access Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

Connecticut Representative Tim Bowles (D-Preston) has introduced a bill to lower the statewide independent candidate petition, and the statewide petition for newly-qualifying parties, from 7,500 signatures, to 5,000 signatures. The bill doesn’t have a bill number yet.

In 2012, the only statewide minor party or independent petitions that succeeded were the Libertarian Party’s petition for President and U.S. Senate, and the Independent Party’s U.S. Senate petition. Read more »

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