Independent Greens urge Bill Bolling, Virginia's Lt. Gov. to run for
Governor as an Independent Green
Independent Green Party leader
Dennis McKell says Virginia's Lt. Governor should run for Governor as Indy Green.
Bill Bolling is in his final four year term as the commonwealth's second
highest elected official. Before being twice elected as
Lt. Gov. Bolling served as a state senator, and local county board of supervisors Chairman. Bolling
brings a proven record of success to statewide Virginia politics.
The same is true of the Independent Green Party. According
to ballot access news, the Indy Greens are the most successful on ballot third party in one
hundred years in Virgina. Indy Greens advocate for more green candidates, less apathy.
More Trains, Less Traffic. Statewide high speed rail. Fiscally conservative, and socially responsible
government. Indy Green leader Dennis McKell, like many
Independent Green Party members, is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. McKell served America
over 46 years in countries around the globe.
"The Indy Green Party's
success as a group of conservative greens has been spectacular. The Indy Greens are a perfect
alliance for Bill Bolling." Independent Greens like McKell advocate for growing the economy,
creating jobs with green jobs.
"Green energy makes green money."
Bill Bolling is the perfect candidate to carry that pro-green business,
and pro jobs message, says Independent Green Party leader Denny Mckell.
February 5, 2013
Charlottesville, Va., has become
the first city in the United States to formally pass an anti-drone resolution.
The resolution, passed Monday, "calls
on the United States Congress and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt legislation prohibiting
information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into a Federal or State court," and "pledges
to abstain from similar uses with city-owned, leased, or borrowed drones."
Smith, who voted in favor of the bill, says that drones are "pretty clearly a threat to our constitutional right to
"If we don't get out ahead of it to establish some guidelines for how drones are used, they will
be used in a very invasive way and we'll be left to try and pick up the pieces," she says.
Dave Norris says the city has a "long tradition of promoting civil liberties."
"It's just part of our
culture here," he says.
Charlottesville is located 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and has a population
of about 43,000. The city is home to the University of Virginia.
The move earned praise from the Electronic
Privacy Information Center. Amie Stepanovich, a lawyer with the group, says that the "Charlottesville resolution demonstrates
that people care about protecting their civil liberties and Fourth Amendment rights and are willing to devote the time necessary
to closely examine this issue."
"Lawmakers should be looking at [drone privacy] issues now in order to ensure
that there are safeguards in place to protect individual privacy from these invasive technologies," she says.
admits that the final legislation won't do anything to prevent federal- or state-operated drones from operating over Charlottesville's
skies, but that the symbolic move could push other cities to follow suit.
"With a lot of these resolutions,
although they don't have a lot of teeth to them, they can inspire other governments to pass similar measures," she
says. "You can get a critical mass and then it does have influence. One doesn't do much, but a thousand of them might.
We want this on [federal and state lawmakers'] radars."
Jason Koebler is a science and technology
reporter for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow him on Twitter or reach him at email@example.com.