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Green U.S. House candidate Funiciello calls for living wage

Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate for the New York 21st District U.S. House seat, co-writes a Huffington Post piece with Siena College economist Aaron Pacitti calling for the establishment of a living wage. They write, “Beginning on January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in New York rose to $9.00 per hour, a 12 percent […]

Green Party candidates discuss State of the Union

Several Green Party candidates for federal office expressed their thoughts on the State of the Union during the Green Party livecast Tuesday evening.   Joe DeMare, Ohio U.S. Senate:   Margaret Flowers, Maryland U.S. Senate:   Arn Menconi, Colorado U.S. Senate:   Shamako Noble, California U.S. Senate:   Matt Funiciello, New York 21st District U.S. […]

Tomlinson to run for U.S. House in Texas as Green

Peace activist Rusty Tomlinson announced Wednesday that he will seek the Green Party nomination for the Texas 13th District U.S. House seat. The seat is currently held by Republican William “Mac” Thornberry, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Tomlinson told The Amarillo Globe-News, “[Thornberry] is in the position of keeping the United States […]

Two to face off in Green U.S. House primary in Illinois Fifth District

The Chicago Tribune reports that two candidates, Warren Grimsley and Rob Sherman, will face off in a Green Party primary in the Illinois Fifth District U.S. House race on March 15. A third candidate, Richard Mayers, was removed from the ballot after a challenge by the Grimsley campaign. Ken Menzel, general counsel for the Illinois […]

Gray Whann registers Green in advance of Glens Falls, New York mayoral run

New York’s Glens Falls Post-Star reports that Patti Gray Whann, a former Republican candidate for local office who had recently been registered with not party, has registered with the Green Party “as she solidified her decision to run for Glens Falls mayor in 2017.” She said, “To be a registered independent, you’re not a party […]

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.

Louisiana Greens plan to run first-ever House candidate in First District

Green Party of Louisiana activist Stewart Eastman tells The New Orleans Times-Picayune, “The New Year’s resolution of the Green Party of St. Tammany is to recruit and run a candidate for Congress this year for the first time.” Eastman said, “Last year our Green candidate got about four percent of the vote in St. Tammany […]

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