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Jim Brown is running for Congress
Campaign Finance Reform, or Third Party Poison Pill?
News story on News 12 Long Island concerning HR 4694. This bill would limit, and in some cases for all practical purposes eliminate funding for third party candidates in congressional races.
In some instances third party and independent candidates could not spend one cent on a race.
The video is here.
GPoS Press Release:
Steve Israel, member of congress from
the 2nd congressional district, has co-sponsored a bill that would
effectively bar third party candidates from
running for Congress. The bill, HR 4694, requires third party
candidates to either have gotten 25% of the vote in the last election
to collect signatures of 10 to 20% of the voters in their district
to be able to spend money in an election campaign. For a
potential third party candidate in the 2nd Congressional District,
this would mean the need to collect as many as 56,000 signatures
to receive full funding - or to even spend one penny of their
Green Party looks to offer political voice for 'working people'
Matthew Borenstein of the New York City Green Party voices his opinions during the New York State Green Party committee meeting Saturday at the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church in Binghamton.
By Brian Liberatore
"I think people feel if there are only two parties and neither one is representing me, there isn't a lot of motivation to vote," said Mary Jo Long, who ran on the Green Party line in November 2005 and won a seat on the Afton board. "In a way what has happened is the Green Party is the alternative party."
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Help the Green Party of Suffolk Reach out to Suffolk Greens
If you have been an enrolled Green in Suffolk for a while, you know that those of us helping to organize the party in Suffolk try to reach out to all Greens in Suffolk County as much as we can. We use this web site, email (sign up at right if you haven't yet) and other means to keep Greens in Suffolk informed. As a way to reach all of Suffolk's Greens, we mail to every enrolled Green in Suffolk County periodically. (If you haven't received a mailing from us, please check your voting registration address, or contact us.)
Everyone who registers to vote has a mail address so we can contact and inform them. We believe every Green in Suffolk has the right to know about and participate in their party. The Green Party believes in grassroots democracy. Unfortunately, postal mailings cost money. Just one mailing to all of Suffolk's Greens can cost over $1200.
If you look in the column at the left, you will see a chart on our fund drive to pay for the GPoS's next mailing. The mailing needs to go out in time to notify Greens of our next countywide meeting, and the March fundraising party. (See below) Hopefully everyone can contribute what they can to push us over the top so the GPoS can continue to reach out.
To contribute by credit card, just click on the "DONATE" link at the left of this column. (This is a secure transaction.) To contribute by check, please make your check payable to "Green Party of Suffolk County," and mail to 14 Robin Drive, Huntington, NY 11743-4712. Please include your name and address. We are all volunteers, and all money raised goes to Green Party expenses. Thank you. -Roger Snyder, Chair, Green Party of Suffolk
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The Babylon Green Party meets the first Wednesday of every month.The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at 11 Edmunton Dr., No. E6, North Babylon. For more information, call 631-422-4702, or email email@example.com. All are welcome.