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Correction: California Greens have not yet submitted presidential primary slate

A January 16 news item on Green Party Watch stated that the California Green Party had asked the Secretary of State to list five candidates on the ballot for the June 7 presidential primary. This information was incorrect. The California Green Party will make its designation of candidates on January 31. We apologize for the […]

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. […]

Sign a Petition to Ban Hydrofracking

Join the Green Party in support a statewide ban of hydrofracking. A hydrofracking moratorium has been in place in New York for the past two years while the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) does its environmental review. The moratorium issued by Gov. Paterson by executive order expires July 1, 2011. It was a symbolic [...]

GPNY State Committee Meeting, March 12, 2011

The next meeting of the State Committee of the Green Party of New York State will be on Saturday, March 12, in Rensselaer, New York at the First United Presbyterian Church, 34 Broadway. All enrolled Green Party members are welcome to attend and will have a chance to address the State Committee members some time [...]

Outraged [Green Party] Teachers Apply for Jobs at Hearst

By Sarah Kate Kramer, WNYC


A day after Cathie Black received a waiver from the state education commissioner so she could take the top job in the New York City public school system, a small group of Green Party members responded by staging a protest at her old place of employment, Hearst Corporation headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. Five of them walked through the glass doors to apply for Black’s job as chairwoman of the publishing giant. 

Gloria Mattera, a public school parent and former Green Party candidate for lieutenant governor said that she knew she went in without the necessary prerequisites for the job.

“You will see if you review my resume that I am absolutely unqualified to run a publishing company, which is exactly what Cathie Black is to run the NYC Public School system.”

Also in the group was retired teacher Betty Davis. She said Bloomberg’s pick of Cathie Black amounted to an outrageous double standard. Davis recalled how in the nineteen sixties it was difficult for African Americans to get hired for administrative positions at the city’s public schools, because they were told they didn’t have enough qualifications. “Now here we are and it’s 2010, and they’ve changed the game again. They’re saying we waive qualifications,” Davis said.

Another retired public school teacher, Tom Siracuse, who is also the co-chair of the Manhattan Green Party, drew laughs when he told a crowd of reporters he was brushing up on the publishing business by reading a book, in preparation for doing Black’s job.

Retired public school teacher Tom Siracuse is applying for Cathie Black’s job at the Hearst Corporation.

The group of five protesters ended up getting stopped by the director of security at Hearst, with whom they left their resumes. Meanwhile, Black herself spent the morning touring a public school in the Bronx. She starts her new job as chancellor on January 3.


Hawkins, Nader, Press Conference: State Bank Needed for Job Creation

Hawkins, Green Party Candidate: State Bank Needed for Job Creation (Albany) Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that the State of New York should establish a state-owned bank to finance job creation in new and expanding enterprises. Hawkins was joined at the press conference by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who highlighted [...] Read more »

Green Party Candidate For Governor Howie Hawkins On NY1’s “Inside City Hall”

From: NY1

Howie Hawkins Video

Green Party Candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins made his pitch to run New York State in an interview on Thursday’s edition of “Inside City Hall.”

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