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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Janet Murphy Independent Green Party launching petition drive for House of Delegates

Independent Green Party (IG) leader, Janet Murphy to launch petition drive for House of Delegates (48th District)

Murphy "Green energy makes Green money!" 

Janet Murphy (IG), "We need More Trains, Less Traffic."

Janet Murphy (IG) will launch her 2013 House of Delegates petition drive on January 1st. Janet Murphy, and Independent Green Party calls for expanded rail. Build the Potomac Yard Metrorail stop. Build the Cameron Station Virginia Rail Express stop. Build a new rail tunnel under the Potomac.  Build Columbia Pike rail. Janet Murphy (IG) will petition to be on the ballot in the 48th House of Delegates district.

Terry Modglin, Independent Green Party candidate in the 49th District, welcomes Janet Murphy's Indy Green campaign.  "We need more green candidates advocating for rail, and less apathy. I look forward to running with Janet Murphy and other Independent Greens in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, and across Virginia"

Janet Murphy is the 8th Congressional District Chairman of the Independent Green Party of Virginia.  The Indy Greens have been an officially recognized state party in Virginia for 12 years. The Independent Green Party of Virginia puts candidates on the ballot every year for local, state, or federal office.

This will be the third year  in a row for Janet Murphy to appear on the ballot as an Independent Green Party candidate.  Murphy ran for House of Delegates in 2011.  Last year year Murphy was the Indy Green nominee for U.S. House of Representatives in the 8th district. Janet Murphy is an advocate of the Green New Deal.  Create jobs. Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Weatherization jobs. Smarter growth jobs in green energy.  

Independent Green Party State Chairman Joseph P. Oddo, "We are thrilled our 8th district chair Janet Murphy will be an Independent Green Party candidate in 2013. Janet Murphy knows. Green jobs mean Green profits. Green revenue means green money, green revenue for Arlington and Virginia." 

 

Janet Murphy and the Independent Green Party advocate for build high speed rail across Virginia in the existing right of way.  Build rail in the interstate corridor.   Rail saves lives. Rail creates jobs. Rail makes us safer and more secure. Rail increases the value of our homes and business. Every dollar invested in rail creates $26 dollars of economic growth.  Trains, rail make money. Metrorail makes a profit.  Freight rail makes a profit. Janet Murphy and the Independent Green Party are for the Green New Deal. Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Weatherization jobs. Green jobs make green profits. Green energy makes green money. 

The Independent Green Party is searching for candidates in each of the 100 House of Delegates districts, the Vienna local Spring elections, and Board of Supervisors, School Board, and Soil and Water Conservation District Directors across Virginia.  
Contact the Independent Greens today!  
Be a Green candidate now!  
703-338-0200, or 703-351-1235.

 

29 dec 12 @ 12:21 pm est          Comments

Independent Green Party for building more Rail than China
Indy Greens call for U.S. Rail to compete with China 
 
Janet Murphy Independent Green Party candidate. We need More Trains, Less Traffic. Build the Cameron Station Virginia Rail Express(VRE) stop.  The Independent Greens and Janet Murphy advocate for building the Columbia Pike Rail line. Build the Potomac Yard Metro-rail stop.  Build a new rail tunnel under the Potomac river. Build new dedicated passenger track for Virginia Rail Express.  Janet Murphy and the Independent Green Party advocate for build high speed rail across Virginia in the existing right of way.  Build rail in the interstate corridor.   Rail saves lives. Rail creates jobs. Rail makes us safer and more secure. Rail increases the value of our homes and business. Every dollar invested in rail creates $26 dollars of economic growth.  Trains, rail make money. Metrorail makes a profit.  Freight rail makes a profit. Janet Murphy and the Independent Green Party are for the Green New Deal. Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Weatherization jobs.  Green jobs make green profits. Green energy makes green money. 
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Rail and Trains are making record profits world wide. The Independent Green Party wants  America to lead in building rail, and Virginia to lead in America in building rail. 

The Independent Green Party says if China Launches World's Longest High-Speed Train Line - It's time for the United States to compete with modern rail. 

Rail spending has helped jump-start the Chinese economy twice: in 2009, during the global financial crisis, and again this autumn, after a brief but sharp economic slowdown over the summer.

The hiring of as many as 100,000 rail workers for each line has kept a lid on unemployment as private-sector construction has slowed because of limits on real estate speculation. The national network has helped to reduce air pollution in Chinese cities and helped to curb demand for imported diesel fuel by freeing capacity on older rail lines for goods to be carried by freight trains instead of heavily polluting, costlier trucks.

The new rail line is the longest high-speed train in the world. The new route, which runs from Beijing to Guangzhou, is nearly 1430 miles in length and features a train that can hit average speeds of 186 mph, shaving hours of travel time.

The new train isn't the fastest in the world, as several top out above 200 mph, but none travel such long distances at these high speeds. The Beijing-Guangzhou route once took 22 hours to complete with standard trains, but with the new high-speed version that time has been shaved to just eight hours. That includes stops in Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Changsha along the way as well.

With the launch of this new line, China has now managed to build more than 5780 miles of high-speed rail in just five years. But the country has ambitious plans for the future, as eight similar long distance routes are expected to open by the end of the decade. Those new routes, along with continued expansion elsewhere, will increase the mileage to more than 30,000, easily making it the most extensive high-speed train system in the world.

These new high-speed trains are a boon for local commuters of course, but they can benefit travelers to China as well. These rail lines will allow visitors to quickly and comfortably explore distant parts of the country with ease, making travel throughout the vast Chinese countryside a breeze. Considering the unique and distinct cultures that exist in the various corners of China, that is an exciting prospect for tourism there.
 
China has 9,349 kilometers, or 5,809 miles, of high-speed rail lines. It is time for Virginia and the United States to compete with chinese rail. 
29 dec 12 @ 10:37 am est          Comments

Saturday, December 22, 2012

NDAA Indefinite Detention Bill Passes Senate After Rand Paul Calls It An 'Abomination'

The Senate passed a version of the National Defense Authorization Act that was stripped of a prohibition of the indefinite military detention of US citizens on American soil by an 81-14 vote on Friday, but only after a furious dissent on the chamber's floor by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who called it an "abomination."

 Senator Rand Paul>

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"We had protection in this bill. We passed an amendment that specifically said if you were an American citizen or here legally in the country, you would get a trial by jury," Paul said. "It's been removed because they want the ability to hold American citizens without trial in our country. This is so fundamentally wrong and goes against everything we stand for as a country that it can't go unnoticed."

"When you're accused of a crime in our country you get a trial, you get a trial by a jury of your peers, no matter how heinous your crime is, no matter how awful you are, we give you a trial," he said. "This bill takes away that right and says that if someone thinks you're dangerous, we will hold you without a trial. It's an abomination."

 Read this directly from the Bill of Rights

Amendment V. 

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation. 
 

 

 Read HuffPo article by Matt Sledge 

Read more challenges to our Civil Liberties

22 dec 12 @ 8:31 pm est          Comments

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Terry Modglin, Candidate for House of Delegates
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His career as an Army officer, a Capitol Hill staffer in international affairs, a developer of and advocate for programs to engage and benefit children and youth, a pioneer in broadly based urban crime prevention planning, civic volunteer, and policy developer and advocate have prepared him to meet the challenges facing our nation today.
 
20 dec 12 @ 1:11 pm est          Comments

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Independent Green Party of Virginia applauds Lt. Governor Bill Bolling

Independent Green Party of Virginia applauds Lt. Governor Bill Bolling.

Bolling opposes the lifting ban on uranium mining in Va.

RICHMOND — Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling traveled to Danville on Friday to announce his opposition to lifting a ban on uranium mining in Virginia, a surprise move by the state’s chief jobs-creation officer that put him uncharacteristically out in front of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell.

 

Bolling (R), who was raised in coal country and spent much of the past three years trying to bring new jobs to Virginia, said he considered the potential economic benefits of mining. But he ultimately decided that the environmental risks were too great and that the operation could scare away other investments in economically depressed south central Virginia. He also noted local opposition.

 

“If the political leaders and business leaders and community leaders in the part of the state that stands to gain the most don’t want the ban lifted, that’s a pretty persuasive argument to me,” he said in an interview.

The timing of the announcement had political Virginia abuzz about what it meant for Bolling’s prospects as much as mining’s. 

"Independent Greens applaud Bill Bolling's political courage on this important issue"  Joseph P. Oddo, State Chairman Independent Green Party of Virginia.   Indy Greens advocate for growing Green sustainable renewable energy jobs in Virginia.  Rail jobs. Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs.

Renewable Green energy grows green profits, and sustainable prosperity. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/bolling-to-announce-position-on-uranium-mining-in-va/2012/12/14/053c842a-4609-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_story.html 

16 dec 12 @ 10:04 am est          Comments

Greens Offer Condolences on the Passing of Green Party leader Bob Auerbach (92)
Maryland Green Party
http://www.marylandgreenparty.org
http://www.marylandgreenparty.org/2012/12/greens-offer-condolences-on-passin
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For Immediate Release:
Friday, December 14, 2012

Contact: info@marylandgreenparty.org or 443-449-4159


Greens  Offer Condolences on the Passing of Green Party leader Bob Auerbach (92)


The Maryland Green Party offers condolences on the passing of Robert Shipley
"Bob" Auerbach, a lifetime advocate for Green causes. Bob was struck
by a vehicle while walking in Greenbelt, Maryland Wednesday and died
overnight. He was 92 years old.  

Bob Auerbach was the first chairman of the Maryland Green Party and was the
Green Party's nominee for United States House of Representatives for
Maryland's 5th District three times, most recently in 2012. His campaign for
Greenbelt City Council in 1999 predated the formation of the Green Party,
and he played a key role in the party earning legal recognition in 2000.   

"Bob was an activist for our cause right up until the very end, having just
completed a run for the 5th Congressional district," said current Maryland
Green Party co-chair Tim Willard. "He will be greatly missed."

Bob was born in New York City in 1919 and had been active in civil rights,
anti-war and ecological activism since the 1930s. He had been active with
the War Resister's League and the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), and
had participated in peace demonstrations since World War II.  

After earning a Master's degree in library science Bob moved to Maryland and
worked as a librarian. He lived in Greenbelt, Prince George's County, for
the past fifty years.

Bob Auerbach's death in a traffic accident follows the death
of Natasha Pettigrew, the Maryland Green Party's 2010 nominee for United
States Senate. In September of 2010, 30-year-old Pettigrew was killed in a
hit-and-run accident while cycling, also in Prince George's County. The
driver in that incident was sentenced to a 364-day jail term in 2012. 

We need More Trains, Less Traffic.  Rail saves lives. 
16 dec 12 @ 9:51 am est          Comments

Friday, December 14, 2012

Greens mourn death of Green Party leader Bob Auerbach

Green Party's Bob Auerbach (92) killed by auto accident.

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for reporting the story.

Independent Green Party and Greens across America mourn passing of a great advocate for nonviolence, and the Green Party Bob Auerbach. 

Md. Green Party leader Bob Auerbach Killed in Hit-and-Run

92-year-old ran for U.S. House seat this year

 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Md-Green-Party-Activist-Killed-in-Hit-and-Run-183433791.html

A prominent member of Maryland's Green Party died Wednesday after being hit by a car.

Robert Shipley Auerbach was struck about 6:30 p.m. while walking across Hanover Parkway near Ora Glen Drive in Greenbelt, Md.

The car that hit him did not stop. Witnesses identified it as a silver Mercedes.

Investigators later tracked down the car and the driver. They have not said if any charges have been filed.

Auerbach, 92, died about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at a local hospital.

The Maryland Green Party released a statement Thursday about Auerbach saying he was a “lifetime advocate for progressive causes.” He had been active in civil rights, anti-war and environmental activism since the 1930s.

Auerbach was the first chairman of the Maryland Green Party. He was the Green Party's nominee for Congress for Maryland's 5th District several times, most recently in the 2012 election.

Auerbach is the second prominent Green party member to be struck and killed by a car in recent years. Natasha Pettigrew, a Green Party Senate candidate, died in 2010.  

In honor of both Natasha Pettigrew, and Bob Auerbach - Green Party leaders - we truly need "More Trains, Less Traffic".  Rail saves lives. 

More on Bob Auerbach, Green Party in this story and link 

http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2012/09/03/bob-auerbach-on-ballot-for-congressional-5th-district/

Bob S. Auerbach, age 92, a retired librarian and lifelong peace activist, has been nominated as the 2012 Green Party candidate for Congress from Maryland’s Fifth District and will appear on the general election ballot.

A resident of Greenbelt since 1960, Auerbach aims to promote the Key Values of the Green Party, which include Nonviolence, Environmental Wisdom, Social Justice, and Grassroots Democracy. Green Party candidates avoid the conflict of interest infecting the big party “campaign finance” system, which is driven by huge sums of money from wealthy corporate interests that undermine democracy and compromise elected officials’ ability to serve the people.

After lengthy litigation and petitioning, Maryland election officials announced this week that the Maryland Green Party is once again certified as a ballot-qualified political party for the 2012 election. Certification of ballot status ensures that Bob Auerbach will be on the Tuesday, November 6, 2012, general election ballot. Maryland Greens in 2012 are also running George Gluck for U.S. House in the Eighth District. Also appearing on the Maryland ballot in November will be the national Green Party presidential nominee, Jill Stein of Massachusetts, and her vice-presidential running mate, Cheri Honkala of Pennsylvania. 

 

14 dec 12 @ 11:03 pm est          Comments

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sun Gazette covers Independent Green Party's Terry Modglin

Independent Greens Prep Candidate for 49th House District Terry Modglin

http://www.sungazette.net/arlington/news/independent-greens-prep-candidate-for-th-house-district/article_7b64aec8-3959-11e2-9256-0019bb2963f4.html

The Independent Green Party, which hopes to field candidates in all 100 House of Delegates races next year, may have found a contender in the 49th District.

Terry Modglin has announced plans to seek 49th District seat...

See Terry Modglin's latest video at this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAXgybGmV5U

  


11 dec 12 @ 8:37 pm est          Comments

Monday, December 10, 2012

Green Party sues state over ballot shortage

Green Party sues state over ballot shortage

 

 HONOLULU (AP) — The Green Party of Hawaii is suing the state and its chief elections officer over the handling of last month's election.

Two dozen Oahu polling places ran out of paper ballots during the Nov. 6 general election. In a lawsuit filed Friday, the Green Party is asking a judge to strike down the methodology used to determine the number of ballots that are to be printed in federal and state elections.

 

photo - Lance Collins, an attorney for the Green Party of Hawaii, talks to a reporter on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Honolulu. The Green Party of Hawaii has sued the state and its chief elections officer after some precincts in Oahu ran out of paper ballots during the November general election. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Lance Collins, an attorney for the Green Party of Hawaii, talks to a reporter on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Honolulu. The Green Party of Hawaii has sued the state and its chief elections officer after some precincts in Oahu ran out of paper ballots during the November general election. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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The lawsuit also seeks to have the process by which precincts ask for and receive additional ballots invalidated, along with the procedure to address situations where voters vote incorrect ballots. The lawsuit claims the methodology and rules that were adopted and used did not comply with proper rulemaking.

Attorney Lance Collins told The Associated Press on Monday that the intent is to improve elections going forward. "The ultimate goal is to make elections transparent and have integrity," he said.

Plaintiffs in the case include seven registered voters. Hawaii's chief elections officer, Scott Nago, and the state are listed as defendants.

Nago said his office doesn't comment on pending litigation. But he said his office is looking at the formula used to order ballots and how it distributes reserve ballots. Those are ballots kept at a central location, available in case anything happens to Election Day ballots.

A report from Nago to the state elections commission last month blamed the ballot shortage on a "deficient model" for ordering ballots, failure to follow safeguards to change the order or reallocate ballots before Election Day, and failure to get additional ballots out on Election Day in a timely fashion.

The model was based on 125 percent of turnout during the 2012 primary, due to an inability to compare current precincts with those that existed during general elections in 2008 and 2010, according to the report. Political boundaries were redrawn earlier this year, based on results from the 2010 Census. Nago, in the report, said the inability to make a direct comparison between comparable elections should have resulted in consideration of a higher percentage than what was used.

He said Monday that everyone in line to vote on Election Day was allowed to vote. He said he doesn't know how many people who had been in line might have left before voting.

 http://newsok.com/green-party-sues-state-over-ballot-shortage/article/feed/473823

10 dec 12 @ 8:59 pm est          Comments

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Independent Green Party of Virginia state meeting Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

Independent Green Party of Virginia third state meeting since election

Wednesday December 12th  

Richmond, Virginia

 Virginia's Independent Green Party will hold it's third state meeting, just since the November election, on Wednesday December 12th.   Central locations for the Indy Greens other two meetings were in Charlottesville, and Alexandria.   The objective of so many state party meetings in so short a time is to involve as many Indy Greens as quickly as possible to prepare for the 2013 elections.    

 

Independent Greens have already launched one House of Delegates candidate for 2013.  That IG candidate is Terry Modglin.  Terry Modglin will run for House of Delegates in the 49th district.  

Indy Greens are traveling the state looking for other candidates.  Additional candidate announcements are expected shortly.   Everyone is invited to the IG state meeting in Richmond on Wednesday.  For more details contact Independent Green Party Chairman, Joseph P. Oddo at 703-338-0200.    See you there!

 

8 dec 12 @ 11:26 am est          Comments

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Green Party candidate gets apology

Green Party candidate Helen Chang gets apology

 

Former Burnaby Green Party candidate Helen Chang finally has her apology, albeit a year later.

 

 

And after she filed a defamation lawsuit.

 

 

Chang was upset with an ad prepared by the Burnaby Teachers' Association (BTA) and published in local newspapers in November 2011 before the last civic election. The ad indicated which school trustee candidates the BTA endorsed and criticized those it did not.

 

 

Chang was cited for having run for office "under every banner except BCA (Burnaby Citizens Association) including the Liberals."

 

 

That's simply not true, Chang said in an interview. In 2005, she was elected school trustee as a member of Team Burnaby. The next time around, in 2008, she ran as an independent. In 2009, she ran in the provincial election for the Green Party of B.C. And in 2011, she carried the Burnaby Green banner.

 

 

Chang said that in 2010, she was approached by the federal Liberal party to run as a candidate in the 2011 federal election. But she withdrew her application for candidacy two months after she submitted it because she no longer felt comfortable  representing the party.

 

 

When she saw the BTA ad in the 2011 civic election, "it was quite a shock," Chang said, especially since the BTA had endorsed her as an independent candidate in 2008.

http://www.burnabynewsleader.com/news/182265521.html 

 

5 dec 12 @ 11:43 pm est          Comments

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg - 2008 Independent Green Party of Virginia Presidential Nominee

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

and Carey Campbell

Mayor Bloomberg took time to say hello during recent visit.

 

The Committee to Draft Michael Bloomberg looks ahead to 2016.  

 

Carey Campbell is the National Chairman of the Committee to Draft Michael Bloomberg.   The Committee urges Michael Bloomberg to run for President in 2016.  The Draft Bloomberg Committee believes Michael Bloomberg is the single individual who could lead Independents and Green Party together to form the United States third major party.  

The Bloomberg led Independent Green Party could put candidates on the ballot in every local, state, and federal election nationwide.   Advance the Bloomberg Green New Deal of solar jobs, wind jobs, geothermal jobs, weatherization jobs, rail jobs, train jobs.  Eco jobs for the economy.  

A Bloomberg led Independent Green Party could put a full slate of candidates on the ballot in 2013 in Virginia.  For Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and for 100 House of Delegates seats.  

 

Indy Greens in Virginia had researched if Michael Bloomberg could move to Virginia and run for Governor in 2013.  Under Virginia law, a person must be a resident of the Commonwealth one year before the election.    Michael Bloomberg's term New York City Mayor runs until January 2014. 

3 dec 12 @ 10:40 pm est          Comments


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