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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Green Party celebrates first 100 days governing Vienna

Artikelbild: Gut 100 Tage ist es her, dass Maria Vassilakou (Grüne) und Michael   Häupl (SP) den Koalitionspakt unterschrieben haben. Damit haben sie sich   jede Menge Hausaufgaben eingehandelt. - Foto: Reuters/Bader

Maria Vassilakou (Greens) und Michael Häupl (SP) 

Leinwand

 Maria Vassilakou, Grüne Wien-Politikerin und Vize-Chefin

 

Maria Vassilakou, Green Party Vienna leader, and Vice Mayor

http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/kultur/2099912/innenpolitik-seebuehne-moerbisch.story 

Maria Vassilakou (Greens) und Michael Häupl (SP) 

Leinwand

 Maria Vassilakou, Grüne Wien-Politikerin und Vize-Chefin
27 feb 11 @ 12:12 pm est          Comments

Green Party calls for boycott of Gaddafi Oil

The Green Party in Germany is calling on Germans to boycott Tamoil, Gaddafi's oil company. 

There are 400 Gaddafi gas stations in Germany.
http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article12648574/Gruene-rufen-zu-Sprit-Boykott-gegen-Gaddafi-auf.html 
27 feb 11 @ 12:07 pm est          Comments

Green Party's Claudia Roth optimistic

Claudia Roth, German Green Party co-chair

In Baden-Württemberg könnte state elections in March would Greens accept coalition with Christian Democrat Union?


Roth:
In Baden-Württemberg we are playing to get elected, an election victory.  Our lead candidte Winfried Kretschmann should be the first Green Party Governor, an perhaps in a coalition with the SPD. A black Green coaltion won't work there.
 

Aren't your plans premature to have the SPD as Junior partner?

Roth:

If we get more votes, naturally we will elect the Governor.   Then the SPD must be willing to accept a new role
 
http://www.abendblatt.de/politik/deutschland/article1797991/Claudia-Roth-Schwarz-Gruen-passt-nicht-mehr.html

27 feb 11 @ 11:55 am est          Comments

Green Party at 22 per cent in Baden-Württemberg

Green Party strong at 22 per cent in Baden-Württemberg

State elections March 22, 2011

27 feb 11 @ 11:37 am est          Comments

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cameron Middle East visit 'morally obscene' says Green Party's Lucas

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas

 

Caroline Lucas Green Party leader in British parliament and Alex Phillips, at Goldsmid election count

David Cameron's recent trip to the Middle East was "morally obscene", Green MP Caroline Lucas has claimed.

The Green Party leader said Mr Cameron had travelled to the region accompanied by a "delegation of arms traders".

Nearly a third of businessmen accompanying the PM on his trip to Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman were from the defence or aerospace industry.

She said that upon first seeing Mr Cameron in Egypt she believed he was there to "express solidarity with the pro-democracy movement".

But she said her view changed when she realised that senior executives from defence companies were amongst those participating in the visit.

She talked of the "horrifying reality that [David Cameron] was there, in the Middle East, at a time of such violence and unrest with a delegation of arms traders to sell more arms".

"The blatant opportunism of this visit is morally obscene," she told party activists. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12582723 

26 feb 11 @ 4:34 pm est          Comments

Greens look to future in Ireland

Communications Minister Eamon Ryan, Senator Mary White, TD Paul Gogarty and TD Ciaran Cuffe

Communications Minister Eamon Ryan(G), Senator Mary White(G), TD Paul Gogarty(G) and TD Ciaran Cuffe(G)

CIARAN CUFFE, who is contesting the election for the Green Party in Dun Laoghaire, has insists there is a bright future for the Green Party in Ireland.

http://www.thejournal.ie/green-party-insists-it-has-a-future-in-ireland-2011-2/

26 feb 11 @ 4:30 pm est          Comments

Green Party joins calls to tackle child poverty

 

Canada Green Party leader Elizabeth May is the latest politician to back efforts by B.C.'s youth advocate to fight child poverty.

May called Friday for a federal strategy and legislation to tackle the problem.

"It's a scandal that in a wealthy country like Canada we accept the existence of poverty," she said in a press release.

May was responding to a recent report on 21 infant deaths by B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

The report concluded that B.C.'s high rate of child poverty and patchwork system of support for families put vulnerable children, particularly aboriginal children, at risk of early death.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May and deputy leader and former Habs player Georges Laraque discuss the federal political scene and the possibility of a spring election in Montreal on Feb. 19, 2011.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May and deputy leader and former Habs player Georges Laraque discuss the federal political scene and the possibility of a spring election in Montreal late Feb.  2011.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Elizabeth+Georges+Laraque+launch+Green+Party+distinct+Quebec+wing/4315755/story.html#ixzz1F6UDN4oI
Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/joins+calls+plan+tackle+child+poverty/4352203/story.html#ixzz1F6PHtDb1
26 feb 11 @ 4:23 pm est          Comments

Green Party supports changing voting system
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas
Caroline Lucas, "Green Party provides "real opposition" 
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has pledged Green Party support for a change in the voting system, saying a switch to the Alternative Vote would be "liberating". 
 

Ms Lucas, who became the party's first MP last year, said moving away from first-past-the-post would "keep MPs on their toes" and curb tactical voting.

The party has long argued for a different, proportional voting system.

Speaking later at the party's Spring conference, she said her party was the "real opposition" to the coalition.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12576979 
26 feb 11 @ 4:19 pm est          Comments

GreenParty Welsh victory and assembly seat

Green Party to win first Welsh assembly seat

Caroline Lucas and husband Richard Savage
Caroline Lucas, pictured with her husband Richard Savage, became the Greens' first MP last year

The leader of the Wales Green Party claims it is poised to make a breakthrough at May's assembly election.

Jake Griffiths also argued that he has an opportunity to become the Greens' first AM.

He was speaking as the Green Party prepares to begin its spring conference in Cardiff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-12569785

26 feb 11 @ 4:08 pm est          Comments

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ian Murphy aka David Kock to run as Green Party candidate for congress

That's Ian Murphy on the left.  (Thanks IPR for story)

Murphy is the blogger who posed as billionaire David Koch on call to Wisconsin Governor yesterday.
Tonight word that Murphy and the Green Party of NY are meeting to discuss a run in a special congressional election.  

Remember last weeks fake conservative, but very real congressman who emailed shirtless pictures to a woman who was not his wife.  Then resigned.  

Ian Murphy's ready to run for that seat.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/02/fake-koch-running-for-congress.html#ixzz1EwElPHDW 
24 feb 11 @ 11:31 pm est          Comments

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ireland election Friday - Feb 25, 2011 Green Party re-election chances grow
Darcy Lonergan, 21, Green Party candidate in Cavan-Monaghan

1. Why would any young person want to get into Irish politics at this point in time?

Its vital that the young get into politics as soon as possible as the issues and policies passed by the government has a huge effect on our lives for example education. We can’t trust others to put us first and hear our voices unless we have a voice in the Dáil. Also it is extremely important that young women get into politics. Fifty-one per cent of those who vote are women, yet the highest percentage we have ever reached in national politics is 13.9. This is unacceptable.

2. Why did you choose to run for the Green Party?

I am proud to be a Green Party candidate; the Green Party has displayed all the qualities I would want in my government: honesty, integrity, courage, tenacity and an unflinching persistence to stick to their principles no matter what the consequences. We have made hard, sometimes unpopular, decisions but we made those decisions based on the main core of our existence: to hand over to the next generation a clean environment, filled with natural resources and with respect for the people, animals and flora that inhabit it.

http://www.thejournal.ie/why-ge11s-youngest-candidates-are-running-2011-02/

http://vote.greenparty.ie/ 

24 feb 11 @ 10:58 pm est          Comments

Gormley says Green Party fighting for seats

Olwyn O'Malley, Tipperary North

GREEN PARTY: THE GREEN Party was “a good each-way bet” for voters because it could either contribute its experience to a new government or play a “constructive” role in opposition, former communications minister Eamon Ryan has said.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0224/1224290732735.html

24 feb 11 @ 7:33 pm est          Comments

New Zeland Green Party co-leader on earthquake

Would people pay earthquake levy?
Colombo Street in Christchurch after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake.   Photo / Simon Baker
Christchurch, New Zeland today.
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman suggested a temporary earthquake levy on all income earners over $48,000 similar to one imposed in Australia after their costly floods.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10708666

24 feb 11 @ 7:29 pm est          Comments

Green Party City Coucilwoman calls for spending cuts
Councillor Maya De Souza
Green Party City Councilwoman
Councillor Maya De Souza and party organiser Natalie Bennett, the journalist who stood against Labour’s Frank Dobson in last May’s general election, say that if companies like Vodafone paid more corporation tax then services such as libraries and nurseries in Camden would not be facing closures.
http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2011/feb/green-party-launch-online-petition-calling-end-%C2%A3125000-month-deals-vodafone
24 feb 11 @ 7:25 pm est          Comments

Ireland election Friday - Green Party charges forward



The Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe has said that green policies are needed in Government to protect against further oil price increases.


24 feb 11 @ 7:22 pm est          Comments

California Green Party co-founder running for Sheriff 24 feb 11 @ 7:19 pm est          Comments

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Courtney Johnson, Green Party candidate in East St. Louis

Courntney Johnson, Green Party candidate in East St. Louis.

http://www.alliance1820.com/ 

22 feb 11 @ 1:21 pm est          Comments

Jessica Bradshaw, Green Party candidate in Carbondale city council

Jessica Bradshaw, Green Party candidate.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Bradshaw-for-Carbondale-City-Council/126452204088134?v=wall&filter=1

 

22 feb 11 @ 1:18 pm est          Comments

Green Party's Matt Riechel, City Council candidate in Chicago election today

http://www.mattreichel.com/ 

22 feb 11 @ 1:13 pm est          Comments

Alberto Bocanegra, Jr., Green Party candidate, Chicago city council

Alberto Bocanegra, Jr on ballot today.

http://www.vote4bocanegra.com/Donate.html 

22 feb 11 @ 1:09 pm est          Comments

Devon Reid,18 year old Green Party city council candidate in Chicago today

Thanks for story from WBEZ in Chicago, and Ross Levin.

 

 Devon Reid. Running for alderman in the 26th ward.  18 years old,  Wright College studying to be a high school history teacher. 

Politicians around the city are making their final push for votes in Chicago's mayoral and aldermanic races. The 26th ward on the city's west side is home to something of a David and Goliath story with an 18-year-old going up against an experienced politician. 

http://www.wbez.org/story/26th-ward/18-year-old-aldermanic-candidate-gets-no-respect-incumbent# 

 

22 feb 11 @ 12:52 pm est          Comments

Central Florida Cities Join Together to Save Bullet Train

Officials in Lakeland, Tampa, Orlando form coalition to put project out to bid.

By John Chambliss, THE LEDGER, February 21, 2011

LAKELAND | High-speed rail remains alive, barely.

Supporters in Lakeland, Tampa and Orlando have come together to form a coalition that could put the $2.4 billion project out to bid and ultimately could pick an operator to run the train.

Lakeland commissioners voted, 6-0, on Monday to join the coalition by approving a proposal by City Attorney Tim McCausland.
Japan_bullet_train.jpg
Now, all they have to do is convince the governor to back it.

And he's shown little sign of giving in.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood set a Friday deadline to devise an alternative plan to create the Orlando-to-Tampa line.

"We would be the Boeing of the Southeast"

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, who was a key leader in the Florida House 10 years ago in the creation of the High Speed Rail Authority, said the rail line is still on the books in Florida statutes and can be built without taxpayer money.

"I don't understand why the governor didn't go through with requests for proposals to build the high-speed rail so he could see the strong commitment from the private sector in building it," he said. "The reason the three cities are doing this is because they know they can get it done without tax money."

He said the plan from the beginning had been to issue bonds backed by the private developers. Ridership studies, he said, have shown that it will work.

"Not only that, but we would be the first state in the country to build high-speed rail and bring thousands of jobs to the state. We would be the Boeing of the Southeast," he said referring to Boeing Aircraft company, which has brought economic stability to the state of Washington.

22 feb 11 @ 8:02 am est          Comments

Monday, February 21, 2011

Green Party's Joschka Fischer, former Vice Chancellor
Joschka Fischer, I am not convinced, Der Irak-Krieg und die rot-grünen Jahre, Buchvorstellung, USA, Irakkrieg, Rot-Grün, Gerhard Schröder, Außenminister
Joschka Fischer has published the second volume of his memories as Vice Chancellor from 1998 to 2005.

At the Munich Security conference in February 2003, duriing his speach Fischer shifted into English to Donald Rumsfeld, and U.S. Senator John McCain.  As Fischer put it, "I am not convinced..." of the need to go to war in Iraq.  The book also covers the Green Party leader Fischer's friendship with Colin Powell.

http://www.stern.de/politik/deutschland/buchvorstellung-i-am-not-convinced-eine-geschichtsstunde-bei-joschka-fischer-1655177.html
21 feb 11 @ 7:10 pm est          Comments

Green Party leader Renate Kuenast visits solar park
Geschäftsführer der GEDEA-Ingelheim Wilfried Haas (links) und Renate Künast (rechts) vor dem Solarpark in Sprendlingen.
Monday Feb 21, 2011
 
The positive results of decentralized renewable solar energy was the subject of the Green Party visit.
http://www.photovoltaik-guide.de/renate-kuenast-besichtigt-buergersolarkraftwerk-in-sprendlingen-16750

Renate Künast, André Stephan, Stefan Gelbhaar und Irma Franke Dressler
21 feb 11 @ 6:52 pm est          Comments

Green Party faces state elections March 20th in Sachsen Anhalt 21 feb 11 @ 12:37 pm est          Comments

Darcy Lonergan, Irish Green Party, election about green jobs!

The Green Party is hitting out at Fine Gael’s policies claiming they don’t stack up.

The Greens say the proposals being put forward by Enda Kenny’s party won’t work, are not thought through, not real and are lacking in detail.

Darcy Lonergan, Irish Green Party
http://www.newstalk.ie/2011/news/5greens-hit-out-at-fg-policies56/

21 feb 11 @ 12:15 pm est          Comments

Irish Green Party face national elections Friday Feb 25th


Sheila Cahill, Limerick City
http://vote.greenparty.ie/

21 feb 11 @ 12:08 pm est          Comments

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Patriot Award: Muhammed Malik

Muhammed is also co-chair of the Miami-Dade County Green Party. Inspired by the fervor of democratic demonstrations throughout the Middle East, Muhammed organized three recent rallies in support of the protesters in Egypt. His goal of putting pressure on Florida legislators to voice their support for democratic ideals. mmalik.jpg

His focus on organizing across ethnic and religious communities to secure change at the grassroots level offers a compelling example to any activist who aspires to affect national issues.  

Read more here.

20 feb 11 @ 8:56 pm est          Comments

Green Party Renate Kuenast pictures with theater group controversy
Die drei waren schmückendes Beiwerk auf dem roten Teppich des 25. Teddy Award in Berlin
 
Grünen-Fraktionschefin und Berliner Spitzenkandidatin Renate Künast umringt von drei knackigen Herren


The Green Party's Renate Kuenast attended last night's Berlin Film Week opening (Feb 19, 2011).
 
20 feb 11 @ 1:36 pm est          Comments

Green Party Hamburg results
Early estimated numbers from exit polls published.  No preliminary results yet available.


http://www.bild.de/
20 feb 11 @ 1:32 pm est          Comments

Greens consider coalition in Hamburg

After an intense and short campaign, the Green Party may still be needed to form new coalition government.

http://www.gruene.de/einzelansicht/artikel/ein-ordentliches-ergebnis.html
20 feb 11 @ 1:25 pm est          Comments

Greens increase vote totals by 20 per cent in Hamburg 20 feb 11 @ 1:21 pm est          Comments

Friday, February 18, 2011

Anja Hajduk, Green Party Hamburg on youtube

Anja Hajduk, GAL Hamburg - Die Bevölkerung soll Hamburg mitgestalten können

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVlNltujIsA&feature=player_embedded
18 feb 11 @ 9:10 pm est          Comments

Greens working through the nights


Greens don't sleep

Under the motto, "Three days awake“ Green Party campaigners are answering questions and campaign constantly until the close of the polls Sunday night. 
http://www.gruene.de/ 

18 feb 11 @ 9:05 pm est          Comments

Green Party on course for success in Hamburg

Focus Magazine writes Saturday, the Green Party is on course of victory and success in Sunday's elections.

http://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/wahlen-2011/hamburg/tid-21398/hamburg-wahl-gruene-auf-erfolgskurs-fdp-zwischen-hoffen-und-bangen_aid_601077.html

18 feb 11 @ 9:00 pm est          Comments

Showdown Sunday for Green Party in Hamburg
Grüne, Grünen, GAL, Hamburg, Wahl, Hamburg-Wahl, rot-grün, Claudia Roth, Anja Hajduk, Kritik, Moorburg, Elbvertiefung

TheTeflon-Greens flying into Party year

The Green Party seeking success on Sunday at the ballot box in state elections in Hamburg.

Sunday is the high stakes Green Party showdown.  Friday opinion polls show the Greens in a strong position.

Stern magazine, "The teflon, untouchable Green Party set for success in 2011."
 
18 feb 11 @ 8:56 pm est          Comments

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Record number of Green Party absentee early voters in Hamburg

Olga Penner, Green Party candidate in Hamburg

"The Green Party offers a positive feeling of life, and solutions."  Robert Misik 

http://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/kommunales/article1788084/Wahlrecht-zu-kompliziert-Rekordzahl-bei-den-Briefwaehlern.html 

15 feb 11 @ 10:53 pm est          Comments

Full list of Green Party candidates in Hamburg
 
Green Party candidate Lena Dittmer
 
15 feb 11 @ 10:50 pm est          Comments

Countdown to Hamburg election: 10 days for Green Party

Election day draws close for Green Party in Hamburg.  The Green Party is at 15 per cent in today's poll.  Here's an article on the stress and joy of the last two weeks of the campaign statewide.

http://www.gruene.de/einzelansicht/artikel/keine-zeit-fuers-mittagessen.html 

15 feb 11 @ 10:46 pm est          Comments

Irish Green Party climbing in polls

DonnaCooneyIrishGreenParty.jpg

Irish Green Party Donna Cooney 

15 feb 11 @ 10:41 pm est          Comments

Monday, February 14, 2011

Canada Green Party at 10 per cent
Jennifer Mooradian
Green Party Canada
 
Latest polls show the Green Party in Canada at 10 per cent.
http://greenparty.ca/
 
14 feb 11 @ 8:55 pm est          Comments

Green Party candidate murdered in Madrid

 

Green Party lawyer Vicente Marco Reyes was found murdered in his home yesterday.  Vincente was a candidate for the Greens in Valencia, Spain in 1994 and this year's Green candidate for City hall in Madrid. 

http://thereader.es/en/spain-news-stories/5892-Green-party-candidate-found-murdered-in-Valencia.html 

 

14 feb 11 @ 8:46 pm est          Comments

Irish Green Party up in latest polls

Green Party support is up as Irish elections near on Friday Feb. 25, 2011.  Other leading Irish political parties announced interest in Green Party coalition.
http://vote.greenparty.ie/candidates

14 feb 11 @ 8:29 pm est          Comments

Green Party in second TV debate
Debate - Five leaders took part
Irish Green Party in second TV debate
Topics were the economy, health care, political reform. Questions also covered issues such as emigration and job creation, mortgage payment difficulties and spending cuts.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0214/politics.html
14 feb 11 @ 8:18 pm est          Comments

53% for Green Party government in Rhineland

 

53 Procent for Green Party state Guv.

 

Green Party candidate Steffi Lemke 

http://nachrichten.rp-online.de/politik/53-prozent-fuer-rot-gruen-in-rheinland-pfalz-1.333557 

13 feb 11 @ 11:52 pm est          Comments

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Call for local candidates in Virginia

posted by Joe Oddo

 

Joe Oddo (IG) and Ron Paul 

I met several interested individuals at CPAC this past few days. We discussed the difference between running for office (a full-fledged campaign, knocking on every door in the district, maximizing media opportunities, debating the opponents, making public appearances etc.) and standing for office.

Standing for office has value even if you do not get as involved as you can due to job limitations, shortage of time etc. At least the media does ask and usually allows you to publish your positions on your key issues. And you still may have the opportunity to challenge the incumbent. But most important, you may be the only alternative on the ballot. No one should be the only name on the General Election ballot. Unfortunately 35 - 67% of the time there was only one name on the ballot - not what the framers had in mind for a vibrant republic.

So beside the 140 General Assembly seats in 2011, there are numerous others that with more effort than money can get you elected: including Board of Supervisor races in 95 counties; School Boards in 87 counties; Soil and Water Directors, and more. 

Please consider the value of being a candidate. Any questions, doubts, suggestions or ideas, contact me anytime. I've been on the ballot. I've made all the mistakes and can help you navigate through a positive experience.

Joe Oddo is the principal of Political Solutions Action Network a political campaign management firm based in Central Virginia.

13 feb 11 @ 12:15 pm est          Comments

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Greens Rebecca Harms demands free press

Green Party demands suspension on Hungarian media law

Rebecca Harms, and Dany Cohn-Bendit the Green Party Euro parliament co-chairs, lead the charge for positive change.

http://www.politics.hu/20110210/green-ep-party-demands-suspension-on-hungarian-media-law 

12 feb 11 @ 10:10 am est          Comments

Friday, February 11, 2011

Countdown to Green Party elections in Hamburg

anjahajdukGreenPartty.jpg

 

Just 8 days until election day for the Green Party in Hamburg.

Hamburg elections Sunday Feb. 20, 2011 

Keep up with Anja (picture below) and the Greens here.

http://hamburg.gruene.de/ 

11 feb 11 @ 10:20 pm est          Comments

Irish Green Party: election about Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

MaryWhiteJohnGormleyIrishGreenParty.jpg 

Mary White and John Gormley 

Green Party leaders Mary White and John Gormley (pictured above) launched their election campaign with fire and brimstone today in Ireland for Green Jobs!!!

"Ireland must free itself from oil with Green energy now!" so the Green Party's Mary White.

 And to save tax dollars, reduce the size of the Irish parliament, known as the Dáil in Irish.

 Ireland election is Friday Feb. 25, 2011

The 34-page Green Party election platform, "Renewing Ireland", also proposes using State funds to promote home insulation, develop ocean and tidal energy and to make Ireland the world’s top “green holiday” destination.  

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0212/1224289635423.html 

 

11 feb 11 @ 8:54 pm est          Comments

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Green Party Sheriff candidate to stop foreclosures

Cheri Honkala, national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, to run for Philadelphia Sheriff with the Green Party

 

Thanks to Ross Levin and IPR for story

http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2011/02/cheri-honkala-national-coordinator-of-the-poor-peoples-economic-human-rights-campaign-to-run-for-philadelphia-sheriff-with-the-green-party/ 

10 feb 11 @ 10:46 pm est          Comments

Calling all Candidates! Virginia needs you to step up NOW!

All 100 House and 40 Senate seats are up for election now. Gather the 500 signatures to get on the ballot for the November election. 

Some states have much more rigid rules for running for office - as seen by the California restrictions below. Not so here in Virginia. There is no excuse in a state of 8 million people that we cannot get 140 hearty souls to challenge the incumbents NOW!

Contact us - we can help!

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Deadline for registering Green to run for partisan office as a Green in California in 2012

• To run as a Green for Partisan Office in 2012, one must be registered Green or 'decline to state' by March 9th, 20011 EC 8001(a)(2)].

• If registered 'decline to state' by March 19h, 20011 one must be registered Green no later than December 9h, 2011 [EC 8001(a)(2)].

For more information see When To Register Green and the California Election Code.

10 feb 11 @ 10:08 pm est          Comments

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Green Party Minister donates retirement pay to church

 Green Party Leader donates pay to church

Trevor Sargent, revealed he had given his €46,000 (about $70,000) severance payment to the St Vincent de Paul and called for such payments to be "finished with". 

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/green-leaders-wont-say-if-theyll-give-up-payoffs-2531428.html 

9 feb 11 @ 10:35 pm est          Comments

Green Party Governor candidate Winfried Kretschmann

Winfried Kretschmann: "This is our greatest chance for a change in state government and real political change"

Baden Wuertenburg state elections are March 23, 2011.

Read today's extensive interview with the Greens Winfried Kretschmann here: 

http://www.rnz.de/zusammen19/00_20110209060000_Winfried_Kretschmann_quotNoch_nie_war_die_Chan.php 

9 feb 11 @ 7:17 pm est          Comments

Greens vow building Rail will grow small business 9 feb 11 @ 7:09 pm est          Comments

VA General Assembly passes 1st step toward High-speed Rail

The Intercity Passenger Rail Operating & Capital Fund (IPROCF) has passed the Virginia General Assembly and will be heading to the Governor's desk shortly. This could not have been accomplished without your assistance encouraging our legislators to support the creation of the IPROCF. While the IPROCF doesn't have a dedicated funding source, the creation of the fund is the first step towards sustaining and expanding Virginia's intercity and high speed passenger rail trains.

Reported by Danny Plaugher, Executive Director, VFHSRVFHSR_LOGO.jpg

9 feb 11 @ 10:22 am est          Comments

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Michael Bloomberg gave $279 million to charity in 2010

Indy Green Party 2008 nominee Michael Bloomberg Donated $279 Million to Charities in 2010

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/02/08/bloomberg-donated-279-million-to-charities-in-2010/ 

8 feb 11 @ 7:49 pm est          Comments

Feds plan to spend $53 billion on rail
By Ashley Halsey III, [Washington Post]

PHILADELPHIA -- The Obama administration plans to spend $53 billion on high-speed and intercity rail over the next six years.

Vice President Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Tuesday morning during an appearance at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. The money will be used to build new high-speed rail networks and to make existing rail networks faster. IGVA_logo_by_SBroy.jpg

President Obama's budget for fiscal year 2012, which is to be unveiled next week includes $8 billion for the plan.The rest of the money will be allocated over five years, officials said.

8 feb 11 @ 2:13 pm est          Comments

Monday, February 7, 2011

Green Party calls for Mubark to go now!

Green Party: Put more pressure on Mubarak to leave!

Dany Cohn-Bendit, Green Party Chairman in European Parliament, and Juergen Trittin Green Party co-chair in German Parliment call for Mubark step aside as Egypt's leader now!

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,743878,00.html

7 feb 11 @ 8:15 pm est          Comments

Election nears Green Party excitment grows

Clear majority for Green Party government

Hamburg elections in two weeks

http://www.ndr.de/regional/hamburg/buergerschaftswahl_2011/umfragen/umfragehhfeb101.html

7 feb 11 @ 8:09 pm est          Comments

Green Women on the Rise
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RENATE KÜNAST (Green Party)„Of Course, I'm for women's success. Men too. We succeed together.“
http://www.bild.de/BILD/politik/2011/02/06/renate-kuenast-interview/ich-bin-eine-quotenfrau.html

6 feb 11 @ 11:10 pm est          Comments

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Green Party Conservative Coalition possible

Renate KünastGreen Party, Conservative coalition possible in Baden-Württemberg
http://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/renate-kuenast-schwarz-gruen-in-baden-wuerttemberg-moeglich_aid_597289.html

6 feb 11 @ 10:51 pm est          Comments

Green Rail Jobs Now!

Green Jobs and Green economy to top today’s Green Party election agenda
http://www.thejournal.ie/jobs-and-economy-to-top-todays-election-agenda-2011-2/

6 feb 11 @ 10:47 pm est          Comments

Green Party pledged to victory

Greens leader in election pledge

John Gormley says Green Party will triumph on election day in February in Ireland.
http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/greens_leader_in_election_pledge_1_2378030
6 feb 11 @ 10:45 pm est          Comments

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Green Party tops poll as most trustworthy, likely to succeed in 2011

Trust in Green Party leaps

German TV ARD poll shows Green Party at the top in today's poll.  72% believe the Green Party will be the most successful party at the ballot box in 2011.

http://www.tagesschau.de/inland/deutschlandtrend1240.html 

5 feb 11 @ 8:07 pm est          Comments

Growing Greens popularity 5 feb 11 @ 6:06 pm est          Comments

Greens Release "Ground-Breaking" Education Report 5 feb 11 @ 6:03 pm est          Comments

Green Party's Renate Kuenast on strength of constitution 5 feb 11 @ 6:01 pm est          Comments

Friday, February 4, 2011

Saturday's Town Hall meeting Green Party agenda 4 feb 11 @ 9:53 pm est          Comments

Indy Greens advocate for Rail in Route 1 Saturday

Leading Independent Greens, Gail for Rail Parker, Joseph Glean, Michael Bindner, and Chairman Carey Campbell will attend a Saturday Feb 5, 2011 Mt. Vernon Annual Town Meeting.

 The Independent Green Party of Virginia is for "More Trains, Less Traffic".  Indy Greens are for Metrorail, and light Rail along Rt 1 now.  Grow green rail jobs now! 

4 feb 11 @ 9:52 pm est          Comments

Green Party launches campaign

"Trust", "honesty" and "fight!" Those were the three words that John Gormley kept using today as The Green Party officially launched their election campaign. 

 

http://www.tv3.ie/article.php?article_id=53038&locID=1.2&pagename=newsrds that John Gormley kept using today as The Green Party officially launched their election campaign."Trust", "honesty" and "fight!" Those were the three words that John Gormley kept using today as The Green Party officially launched their election campaign.

4 feb 11 @ 9:43 pm est          Comments

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Michael Bindner Independent Green considers State Senate run

Independent Green Party of Virginia's Michael Bindner is seriously considering a run for State Senate.

Bindner has launched a campaign blog, which you can find with a simple google serarch.

You'll enjoy Binder's writing.  

3 feb 11 @ 12:18 am est          Comments

Green Party electing new Governor

Latest state polls show the Green Party strong enough to elect a new Governor in Baden Wuerttenburg.

http://www.wahlrecht.de/umfragen/landtage/index.htm 

3 feb 11 @ 12:08 am est          Comments

Green Party climbs to 21 per cent in Germany

Today's poll has the Green Party at 21 per cent nationwide in Germany.  That's only 1 per cent away from being the nations 2nd most popular political party.

http://www.wahlrecht.de/umfragen/index.htm 

3 feb 11 @ 12:05 am est          Comments

Solid Green Party contribution to Irish governing

Solid contribution may stand Greens in good stead

so says the Irish Times of the Green Party's 4 years governing Ireland.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0202/1224288771266.html 

3 feb 11 @ 12:02 am est          Comments

Jenny Jones and two others vie for Green Party nomination for Mayor in London
London’s Green Party have confirmed the shortlist of hopefuls hoping to become the party’s 2012 Mayor of London candidate.
 
2 feb 11 @ 11:58 pm est          Comments

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Alex White wins Green Party nomination for Mayor

Rochester Business Journal reports, Alex White will be the Green Party candidate for mayor in the March 29 special election, party officials announced Tuesday.

http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=186504 

1 feb 11 @ 10:39 pm est          Comments


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