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Green Party endorses, joines Global Climate Convergence — Earth Day to May Day, 2014

The Green Party of the United States has endorsed the "The Global Climate Convergence -- Earth Day to May Day, 2014" (http://globalclimateconvergence.org), joining the Green Shadow Cabinet and other organizations in a series of events to take place from April 22 to May 1.

Arizona Green Party Files Lawsuit Against February 28 Petition Deadline for Newly-Qualifying Parties

 

On February 25, the Arizona Green Party filed a federal lawsuit against the February 28 petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties. The case is Arizona Green Party v Bennett, 2:14cv-375.

There are no reported precedents that have ever upheld a petition deadline for a newly-qualifying party earlier than April. The Arizona Green Party has been working very hard on its petition to get back on the ballot, but it needs another few weeks to finish. The requirement is 23,041 valid signatures.

The original Arizona ballot access law, passed in 1891 when Arizona was still a territory, had a deadline of 20 days before the general election for newly-qualifying parties. In 1909, when the territory instituted primaries, the deadline was moved to 30 days before the September primary. In 1970 the deadline was advanced to 60 days before the primary. In 1979 the deadline was advanced to 115 days before the primary. In 2000 it was advanced to 180 days before the primary. In 2009 the primary was moved from early September to late August.

Thus, over the past century, the deadline has moved from October, to August, to July, to May, to March, to February. If the current deadline had been in effect in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt’s Progressive Party could not have been on the Arizona ballot. If the current deadline had been in effect in 1854, the Republican Party, which was formed on July 6, 1854, could not have been on the ballot.

Green Party calls for a halt to drone strikes, Obama’s unconstitutional use of war powers

The Green Party called for an immediate halt to all drone warfare and for the Obama Administration to comply with the Constitution's assignment of war powers to Congress. Read more>>

Green Party urges President Obama, Sec. of State Kerry to reject the tar-sands pipeline

"President Obama is standing at a crossroads right now. He can say no to the Keystone XL pipeline and prove that his administration is serious about reducing production and consumption of fossil fuels. Or he can satisfy Big Oil and major investors by okaying the pipeline's conveyance of dirty, dangerous tar-sands crude oil from Canada across the U.S.," said Darryl! L.C. Moch, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.

Green Party to host Livestream airing of State of the Union with Green commentary, January 28

The Green Party invites the public to participate in an online chat during President Obama's 2014 State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 28, on the Green Party's Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

Michigan Greens Oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

412265299269The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) has unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty -- and an urgent position against "fast-track" authority for the United States Trade Representative (USTR), to protect the public's chance to find out about and openly debate the secretive trade treaty. Read press release.

Cuomo Talks Left but Walks Right

412265666129Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address highlighted tokens of social liberalism for his working and middle class voter base. But we cannot let that divert us from his very conservative class agenda for his rich donor base. Cuomo touts prosperity but practices austerity. Read press release.
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