Janet Murphy on the Ballot!!
Janet Murphy "Thank you!
Thank you! Thank you! Thanks to everyone who came to their door in freezing weather to sign our petition! We are
on the ballot now to run a positive, constructive, pro-Columbia pike rail campaign for Arlington County!"
Janet Murphy, Independent Green Party Arlington County Chair, has made the ballot!!! Janet Murphy and the
Indy Green Party petition gatherers braved 6 days of freezing temperatures and often blizzard like conditions to get Janet
Murphy on the ballot.
"We are thrilled and delighted to have Janet Murphy represent
the "More Trains, Less Traffic!" Independent Green Party on the ballot!" said Indy Green Virginia State Chairman
Joseph P. Oddo.
Janet Murphy is a renter, and biker. 39% of Washington D.C. area
households have no auto. Janet Murphy is among them, and by choice. So, when the Indy Green Party's Janet Murphy
speaks for affordable housing, growing bikeshare, and "More Trains, Less Traffic" her advocacy is personal, as well
as political. Janet Murphy walks it, and on her bike, rides it, like she talks it. Her political commitment to
a better environment is personal as well.
The Arlington County Board of Supervisors special
election will be on April 8, 2014.
"Janet Murphy is a wonderful, kind person, with an enormous
heart. Janet Murphy is a dedicated Green Party liberal. Janet Murphy wants to make Arlington, and the world, an ever
better place." Gail for Rail Parker, Independent Green Party state vice chairman.
During this weeks artic like storm Janet Murphy was going door to door to gather the required petition
signatures by the Tuesday noon deadline. Janet Murphy and the Independent Green Party had only 6 days.
"It was a test of the Independent Green Party's political will, warm shoes and parkas!", joked Independent
Green Party 8th congressional district Chairman Ron Fisher, a retired U.S. Navy captain. "We in the Independent
Green Party love Janet Murphy for her dedication to the community. And we are sure Arlington county voters will love
Janet Murphy too, when they get to know Janet." Captain Fisher continued.
a well known liberal, and progressive Independent Green Party leader recruited Janet Murphy as an Indy Green Party candidate.
Fisher has himself been on the ballot three times as an Independent Green Party candidate.
"Janet Murphy is on the ballot to take a strong stand for Columbia Pike rail. Janet Murphy knows rail
saves lives. Janet Murphy understands rail creates jobs, and grows the economy, increasing the values of our homes, businesses,
and communities." Gerry Blais, Independent Green Party, and possible candidate for the 8th congressional district
that includes Arlington.
Janet Murphy has a Masters of Science degree in counseling Psychology
from University of District of Columbia (UDC). Janet Murphy as a Bachelors of Arts in English from McGill University, and,
a Diploma from the Computer Learning Center in Springfield, Virginia. Janet is
the daughter of a U.S. Navy Captain. Janet has a diverse, and rich professional background. Janet Murphy worked in information
technology, as a realtor. Janet Murphy works now as a hospitality professional in Arlington. Janet Murphy has an adult married
Dianne Blais is another Indy Green Party leader, likely Indy Green
Party candidate in the 10th congressional district. "Seeing Janet Murphy succeed is inspiring for all of us. Janet
Murphy is a delightful, down to earth, and very caring person. Janet Murphy would indeed make a superb member of the
Arlington County Board of Supervisors."
Janet Murphy, Ron Fisher, Gerry Blais, and
Dianne Blais come from the growing liberal, progressive faction of the Independent Green Party.
Janet Murphy and Indy Green Party fight weather to gather signatures by Tuesday deadline
Janet Murphy and the "More Trains, Less Traffic", Indy Green Party are known as Virginia's best petition
gatherers. These Greens have earned that reputation across three decades of putting "More Trains, Less Traffic"
candidates for local, state, and federal office on the ballot. Indy Greens have done it in every season, and every
kind of weather. From subzero temperatures, to blazing summer days with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees the Independent
Green Party has been across Virginia petitioning.
The Indy Greens famed petitioning gathering
success, is now being challenged. And that challenger is a great heavy weight, who has taken out more than a few mere
mortals. Mother nature is bad momma, a tough cookie, and not to be toyed with. Winter, wild and wooly, wet, wet,
wet, and cold, cold, cold packs a punch.
With the Arlington County Board of Supervisors election
declared on Wednesday - and brutal cold, and now near blizzard white out conditions rolling into Arlington, Virginia...The
popularity of the Indy Green Party "More Trains, Less Traffic" message, and discipline of the Independent Green
Party petitioners has been sorley tested.
Gail for Rail Parker is the state vice chair of the
Independent Green Party. "If the cold don't get you, the soggy petition paper will!"
icy rain, and drifts of snow were no picnic for the Independent Green Party. Indy Green Party hopeful for Arlington County
Board of Supervisors Janet Murphy endured. Janet Murphy was out climbing the snow banks to knock on doors, and ask for signatures.
This artic like winter weather was soaking Independent Green Party shoes, and deep freezing Greens feet in a matter
of minutes. Hypothermia quickly becomes a danger for Indy Green Party petitioners.
valient battle rages still for the Independent Green Party and Janet Murphy. Winds howl. Snows swirl. The result uncertain.
So if you see Janet Murphy or another Independent Green at your door asking for a signature for the "More Trains,
Less Traffic" candidate, please sign! It's freezing and wet out there!!!