Feb 04 2013

Check out the Reform Party Forums

Source: Reform Party

The Reform Party is beginning to push its forums. It’s a one of our tools that isn’t being used as well as it should. It can be used to discuss the party, issues, running for office, party building and every other organization issue that you come accross. Many members of leadership use it and freely partake in discussion and answer questions. In fact members of leadership regulary use forums to discuss party business and coordinate projects. Read more »

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Feb 04 2013

Oil Millionaire’s Speech Shows Why Democratic Party Needs Left Opposition

Source: Peace and Freedom Party

Statement by Kevin Akin, State Chair, Peace and Freedom Party

Posted on January 25, 2013 by the Communications Committee

With some admirable rhetorical flourishes, Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State speech on January 24th celebrated the opportunities ahead for California – that is, corporate opportunities, and opportunities for the owners of those corporations. Except for some talk about education and jobs, the Read more »

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Feb 04 2013

Jill Stein: Why a big win in Madison is a big win for us all

Source: JillStein.org

When Cheri and I ran for office last year, one of our main goals was to build the Green Party and to inspire new leaders to run for office as Greens. Great news! We are succeeding.

With at least eight candidates for office, Greens can gain a significant hold in Wisconsin’s capital city in elections these next two months. Two Greens are running for the Madison school board, at least six are competing for seats on the Madison city council, and the ranks of these endorsed Green Party Read more »

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Feb 04 2013

Connecticut Ballot Access Bill Introduced

Source: Ballot Access News

Connecticut Representative Timothy Bowles (D-Preston) has introduced HB 6098, to lower the statewide minor party and independent candidate petition from 7,500 signatures to 5,000 signatures. The Green Party is responsible for the existence of this bill.

The Green Party tried and failed to get its presidential nominees on the Connecticut ballot in both 2008 and 2012; also the Libertarians failed to get on for President in 2008. Connecticut petitioning, like Read more »

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Feb 04 2013

Three Parties Will Nominate Someone for Special South Carolina U.S. House Race

Source: Ballot Access News

South Carolina holds a special election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat, First district, on May 7. Three parties are nominating someone for that election. The Green Party will use a nominating convention on March 9 to choose either Eugene Platt or Larry Carter Center. The Democrats and the Republicans will choose their nominees by primary on March 19. With 16 Republicans running, it is likely the Republicans will also need a run-off primary, on April 2. Overseas and military absentee voters will use Read more »

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Feb 04 2013

Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in California Case on Discriminatory Ballot Labels

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 13, the Ninth Circuit will hear Chamness v Maldonado, 11-56303, in Pasadena, California. This is the lawsuit that challenges California’s ban on the ballot label “independent” in elections for Congress and partisan state office. California does not ban “independent” for presidential independent candidates, but the implementing language for the top-two system oddly does ban that word for other office. Read more »

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