Currently the Green view is that Bernie is just a distraction from the inevitable Hillary coronation. The bigger Bernie gets, the more bitter the attacks will get. Should Bernie win the Democratic nomination, as I hope and expect, the attacks from the left will become still more bitter. A Bernie candidacy will reduce the logic of a national Green campaign. Read more about Bernie and the Green Party
Speaking of sleepy parties inexplicably active in this election, remember the Statehood Greens? Had a Council seat for a while until Catania poleaxed party warhorse Hilda Mason in 1998, been known for kooky candidates ever since?
Except -- and you knew this was coming, right? -- the Democrat is the Republican! Green Party Watch: Read more about WI Democrats challenge Green nomination papers -- even with no Republican on the ballot!
Tim Willard, of Kensington, has announced his intention to seek the Green Party's nomination for Montgomery County Council, At-Large. Tim is a retired archivist and the current co-chair of the Maryland Green Party.
Anyone from Montgomery County? Anyone know anything about him? Read more about Tim Willard seeks Green Party's nomination for Montgomery County Council
Today, John Boehner bowed to the inevitable logic of the impending political season and placed a “clean” debt ceiling increase bill on the floor of the House. At this writing, the bill passed with 28 Republican and 193 Democratic votes. Now it moves on to the Senate, where it is expected to pass in time to allow the Treasury to keep issuing debt instruments.
So, now we have had agreement on a budget partially rolling back the sequester, and the Republican leadership appears to have decided not to have another debt ceiling crisis. I wrote a post called “What Happens Now?” just after the Government shutdown ended last October. There I analyzed the political situation and made a number of predictions about the short-term future. Here's how I answered the question: “Growth and Jobs or Shutdowns and Debt Ceiling Crises?” Read more about What Now?
Dan Robinson, of Takoma Park, has announced his intention to seek the Green Party's nomination for Maryland House of Delegates, District 20. Dan is a 28-year resident of Takoma Park and has recently served two terms on the Takoma Park City Council.
Anyone from Takoma Park? Anyone know anything about him? Read more about Dan Robinson for Maryland House of Delegates
On the heels of a record number of California Greens elected in an odd-numbered year (20), the Green Party of California (GPCA) announces its official endorsements for the June 2014 primary: Luis Rodriguez, Governor; Laura Wells, Controller; Ellen Brown, Treasurer; and David Curtis, Secretary of State.
Green Party goes to Albany! Join the Green Party and thousands of other activists in Albany to tell Governor Cuomo and other state legislators to BAN FRACKING. The rally begins at 11:30 AM on the middle of the concourse at the Empire State Plaza. It will be before the Governor delivers his official State of the State address.
Readers, if any of you are able to go to this, please post about your experiences. Read more about Rally to ban fracking in New York state
danps' post got me to thinking about training for emergent parties.
More Americans than ever are open to emergent party candidates. But unless they are organized, emergent parties cannot take advantage of the current atmosphere. In defense of Jill Stein, she got more publicity than all the other 2012 emergent party candidates combined. She also ran her campaign in areas where the Green Party had candidates running, unlike Nader, she ran her campaign in such a way as to reinforce Green Party local efforts. After the campaign there were two training camps. So the Green Party has done some training. But clearly more training is needed.
So, I am offering my services to any left of center emergent party. I am an experienced activist, with years of precinct operations and GOTV work for the Democratic party until I gave up on them. I can teach your committee: Read more about Grassroots Basics: Training for local emergent party committees
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Green Party candidates running for Syracuse mayor and city council are calling for a return to the good old days when New York state shared 8 percent of its revenues with local governments, a change they say would solve the fiscal problems facing the city.