Mar 18 2013

Jill Stein: Announcing: Green Campaign Schools

Source: JillStein.org

Throughout the course of the campaign, our focus has been on expanding and deepening the Green movement and the Green Party itself. Moving forward, one of the most important things we can do is to get our candidates elected in local and state elections. For this reason, Jill Stein for President is organizing campaign schools in several regions of the United States. Read more »

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Mar 18 2013

Green Party LogGreen Party calls for deep cuts to the bloated US military budget

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party today said the solution to the current impasse over sequestration and federal budget cuts is deep cuts in the military budget.

Green Party leaders said that cutting at least $300 billion per year from military spending would resolve the budget stalemate and would free up funds to reinvest in providing jobs and rebuilding the U.S. economy, including a rapid transition to Read more »

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Mar 18 2013

Libertarian Party of Indiana Supports ACLU Lawsuit!

Source: Libertarian Party of Indiana (via Independent Political Report)

The Libertarian Party of Indiana would like to extend its support of the ACLU lawsuit against two Indiana municipalities that passed ordinances regulating the activities of door-to-door canvassers. As defenders of the Constitution, the LPIN has informed the ACLU that they intend to assist them in the fight for liberty.

“These laws are in clear violation of our First Amendment rights,” states Gavin Rose, Read more »

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Mar 18 2013

Ben Swann Interviews Christina Tobin, Top Two: The Biggest Danger to the Electoral System

Source: Free & Equal

President and Founder of the Free & Equal Elections Foundation Christina Tobin sits down for an interview with Ben Swann, the award-winning produced of Reality Check, a tough, independent-minded fact-checking series.

Background: Top Two means that only the top two vote-receiving candidates in the primary make it onto the ballot. This means that a general election would only feature Read more »

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Mar 18 2013

New Mexico Legislature Adjourns without Having Passed Bill to Restore Straight-Ticket Voting

Source: Ballot Access News

The New Mexico legislature adjourned for the year, early on Saturday afternoon, March 16. SB 276, the bill to restore the straight-ticket device, failed to become law, even though it had passed the State Senate and a House Committee. It never received a vote on the House floor. Thanks to Alan Woodruff for this news.

The bill to ease ballot access also failed to pass, but that was no surprise, because Read more »

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Mar 18 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Whether Jurisdictions Must Count Write-in Votes for Declared Write-in Presidential Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 18, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Libertarian Party v District of Columbia Board of Elections, 12-836. The party had complained in 2008 that even though its presidential nominee, Bob Barr, held completed the paperwork to become a declared write-in presidential candidate in D.C. (he was the only presidential candidate who did so), the Board of Elections refused to count his write-ins. Both the U.S. District Read more »

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