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Pacific Green Party says Oregon secretary of state shows partisan bias

Oregon’s Eugene Register-Guard reports that the Pacific Green Party and three other parties “have joined together to slam the Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins, a longtime Democrat, alleging bias and lack of transparency in a recent notice Atkins’ agency… Continue Reading

Pacific Green Party says Oregon secretary of state shows partisan bias

Oregon’s Eugene Register-Guard reports that the Pacific Green Party and three other parties “have joined together to slam the Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins, a longtime Democrat, alleging bias and lack of transparency in a recent notice Atkins’ agency… Continue Reading

Washington AFRO interviews Baltimore Green Party candidates

The Washington AFRO interviews two of the three Green Party candidates for Baltimore mayor, Joshua Harris and Emanuel McCray. (David Marriott is also seeking the Green Party nomination.) Harris, a former Democrat, said, “The Green Party is very progressive — they’ve been progressive in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement [and] a real economic strategy […]

West drops Green Party affiliation to run for Baltimore council

The Baltimore Sun reports that Westley West, the Baltimore pastor “who led many of the protest marches following the death of Freddie Gray in April,” changed his party affiliation from Green to Democrat as he launched his campaign for city council this weekend. West had said in September that he would run as a Green.

Top Seven Reasons to vote NO on Proposition 14

By Bryan Blum
California Labor Federation

With less than a week left until the June 8 election day, we’re counting down the top seven reasons to vote NO on Proposition 14, the Top Two Primaries Act that will require that all candidates run in a single primary open to all registered voters regardless of party affiliation, with the top two vote-getters meeting in a runoff.
7. Third parties would be wiped out.

Prop. 14 restricts voter choice by effectively blocking third party candidates from moving to the general election ballot. If you’re a member of the Green Party, American Independent, or Peace and Freedom party, there’s virtually no chance you can vote for your party’s candidate in a general election.

6. More Democrat vs. Democrat and Republican vs. Republican general elections.

Rather than increasing voter choice as its proponents claim, Prop. 14 will mean voters have fewer options when it comes to the general election. That’s why both Democrats and Republicans agree on something — Prop. 14 is bad policy for California voters.

5. Higher costs for taxpayers.

Prop. 14 costs more. If two candidates of the same party advance to the general election, taxpayers are paying to run the same electoral contest twice.

4. It eliminates write-in candidates.
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