Hawkins (G-NY) Welcomes Rick “Wall Street” Lazio to the Guv Race

Hawkins (G-NY) Welcomes Rick "Wall Street" Lazio to the Guv RaceThe only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer candidates, more anti-fracking candidates, and more sustainable energy candidates. The last time that the Green Party of New York S … Read More

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Green Party Governor campaigns to watch in 2010

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82B6CB77-AEAE-4992-B100-77FA23F1C49C.jpgGreen Party Governor campaigns to watch in 2010: CA, IL, MA, NV, OH & NY

Several Green candidates have launched campaigns in their states’ races for governor in 2010. The Green Party of California will have a contested primary election for the gubernatorial race, with Laura Wells and Deacon Alexander competing for the nomination, to be decided on June 8.

In recent years, gubernatorial races in some states have given Green Parties high enough percentages to achieve or maintain ballot status and determine the outcome of the election. In 2006, Rich Whitney and his fellow Greens overcame an attempt by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to keep the Green Party off the Illinois ballot. Gov. Blagojevich spent about $800,000 to block the Green Party. Mr. Whitney drew over 10% of the vote on Election Day 2006 and will be on the ballot in 2010.

IW: The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer candidates, more anti-fracking candidates, and more sustainable energy candidates. The last time that the Green Party of New York State had ballot status it set the record for running the most Green candidates of any state. The May 15, 2010 State convention will choose the Green Party Governor candidate. Long Island Green Party members can meet the potential candidates at the May 5, 2010 Babylon Green party gathering at 7pmat the Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, Long Island, NY 11706.

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NY Gov. Paterson won’t run for a full term

(CNN) – Embattled New York Gov. David Paterson is expected to announce later Friday that he won’t seek a full term in office, but will remain as governor for the rest of the year, a Democratic Party source tells CNN.

Paterson is expected to go before cameras later Friday in New York City.

Full story at CNN Political Ticker.

This is important to the Green Party of NY as the only way to get and maintain ballot status in NY is for a party’s candidate for governor to get 50,000 votes or more in the quadrennial election.

The Green Party of NY is currently in its process of determining the candidate for governor and the other statewide offices. The convention will be held in May in the capital area.

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Greens Running Rev. Billy With An Eye Toward 2010

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping
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[From NY Daily News]

March 2, 2009
In case you were wondering, the mayoral candidacy of so-called “comic pastor” and community activist Reverend Billy (AKA William C. Talen) is not a joke. It is dead serious, and part of a long term strategy by the New York Green Party to win back the ballot status it lost in 2002.
“Of course he’s running to win, but my own interpretation is this may lead us to a base of people who could vote for us next year for the ballot line,” said former Green Party Secretary Craig Seeman, who remains a member of the party’s executive committee.

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