Posts Tagged ‘ Green Party ’

Hackett on Politics: Choices, and a test, on the ballot

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

In the 2012 presidential election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein did not qualify for Connecticut’s ballot and was forced to run as a write-in candidate. According to the secretary of the state’s office, the Stein/Cheri Honkala ticket received 863 votes. But according to the Mike DeRosa, one of the leaders of Connecticut’s Green Party, that’s

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Green Party candidate challenges Frantz

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

Green Party challenger Ed Heflin, from Greenwich, is contesting L. Scott Frantz’s re-election as he seeks a fourth term representing the state Senate’s 36th District. For more on this story, visit: Green Party candidate challenges Frantz – GreenwichTime.

Collins gets Green Party slot in run for 38th District seat

Jul 31st, 2014 | By

Waterford resident Bill Collins has won ballot access as the Green Party candidate for 38th District state representative seat, according to a Waterford Green Party press release. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Collins gets Green Party slot in run for 38th District seat | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Green Party seeks alliance against proposed expansion of Algonquin gas pipeline

May 4th, 2014 | By

The Green Party of Rhode Island is seeking to create a five-state alliance of Green parties (MA-RI-CT-NY-NJ) to STOP the proposed Algonquin Pipeline expansion.

This $971 million project has moved into high gear, with a final application now on file at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. There’s been little public comment so far and the opposition, while growing, has been fragmented. Only the Green parties are positioned to quickly ramp up a coordinated, multi-state resistance.

See other posts under the energy section for more about this pipeline proposal.

Green Party gets footing in Waterford

Dec 7th, 2013 | By

Unsatisfied with the political candidates they could choose from, two 2013 Waterford High School graduates decided to take it upon themselves to make sure they would have candidates who they truly agree with. “We don’t politically align with the Democrats or the Republicans, we tend to be a little more liberal leaning than either party,”

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Chris Hedges: Why I’m Voting Green

Oct 29th, 2012 | By

The November election is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It is not a battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is a battle between the corporate state and us. And if we do not immediately engage in this battle we are finished, as climate scientists have made clear. I will defy corporate

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Going Green in 33rd Senate District

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

… In [Melissa] Schlag we find a candidate brimming with ideas and raising issues that major party candidates often avoid. The common thread in her political philosophy is a desire to “reinvest in the middle class.” A small business owner and resident of Higganum, Ms. Schlag points to property tax reform as a major component

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Our View: Schlag offering fresh, unique perspective | The Norwich Bulletin

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

In the open 33rd state Senatorial District race, we endorse the candidacy of Melissa Schlag, the Green Party candidate in the three-way contest. Schlag operates two small businesses — property management and general contractor. She understands the value of hard work, and has clearly demonstrated that through her campaigning. As co-founder of the Citizens for

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Green Party Candidates Arrested Outside Presidential Debate

Oct 18th, 2012 | By

Presidential candidate Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala barred from attending then arrested Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her vice presidential running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested Tuesday outside the venue at Hofstra Unviersity where President Obama and Republican challeger Mitt Romney later met for their nationally televised debate. According to

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Payne Running for 67th District Seat in General Assembly

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

Nicholas Payne is challenging Republican candidate Cecilia Buck-Taylor and Democratic nominee Andrew Grossman for the 67th District seat in the General Assembly , running again on the Green Party ticket. The seat is currently held by Rep. Clark Chapin R-New Milford, who is seeking the 30th District senatorial seat held by Andrew Roraback, who is

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Green Party Nominates Fairfield County Candidates

Aug 29th, 2012 | By

STAMFORD–Members of the Fairfield County Green Party met here Monday night and nominated candidates for state and local office. The Green Party is a minor political party recognized by the state of Connecticut. It is based on principles of environmentalism, grassroots democracy, and economic and social justice. Remy Chevalier will appear on the ballot for

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Earn $1 per signature — Petition help needed to get Jill Stein on the ballot in CT

Jul 31st, 2012 | By

CT Green Party is offering $1 per signature to qualified petitioners to help gather the several thousand signatures needed to get Jill Stein on the ballot in Connecticut. Click on this environmental headline for more information on how to help balance the political scales in Connecticut and possibly earn a few bucks while you’re at it!

Green Party Senate Hopeful Collects Signatures

May 14th, 2012 | By

Melissa Schlag of Haddam joined government officials in getting to know residents of the 33rd district on Saturday. Schlag, the Green Party challenger to Democrat Eileen Daily for Connecticut State Senate District 33, collected signatures on a petition from residents of the district. Schlag is the former executive director of Citizens for Protection of Public

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CT Greens vote Dr. Jill Stein at State Convention

Apr 29th, 2012 | By

Portland, CT — The Green Party of Connecticut  voted for Dr. Jill Stein to be their Presidential Candidate at their State Party Convention on Saturday, April 28, in Portland, CT. Running against comedienne-actress Rosanne Barr for the nomination,  the CT Green Party announced that Stein, the Harvard educated medical doctor, received 80% of the vote

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Melissa Schlag Running for CT State Senate Seat | Green Party Watch

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

Melissa Schlag, the former executive director of Citizens for Protection of Public Lands (CPPL) in Connecticut, is challenging Democrat Eileen Daily for Connecticut State Senate District 33, along the Connecticut River. Schlag was active in leading the opposition to the Haddam Land Swap, a scheme to trade public conservation land to developers in exchange for

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Green Party members address New Haven constituents

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

Saturday marked a significant effort by the Green Party to expand its influence in New Haven. On Saturday morning, members of the Green Party of Connecticut sat down in the children’s activity room of the New Haven Free Public Library to discuss the future of their party’s platform. The meeting, the first of its kind

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Jill Stein Brings Exploratory Committee to Connecticut

Jul 5th, 2011 | By

Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party Member Jill Stein ran for Governor in 2010, and garnered 3% of the vote. She and her campaign team are considering a run for the presidency in 2012. The New Haven Green Party has invited Jill to come to the New Haven area to meet with our members and other interested voters. Click on this environmental headline for more information.

Four vie for District 148 seat in Stamford

Mar 13th, 2011 | By

STAMFORD — A handful of candidates are running for Stamford’s District 148 state representative seat left vacant by former state Rep. Carlo Leone, who won a Feb. 22 special election to fill a vacancy in state Senate District 27. Read more here: Four vie for District 148 seat in Stamford – Stamford News – The

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A Q&A with Green Party candidate Rolf Maurer | The Advocate

Feb 26th, 2011 | By

STAMFORD — On Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Rolf Maurer’s election headquarters was Curly’s Diner. He had spent the day visiting polling stations to raise awareness for his write-in candidacy for the open state senate seat representing District 27. After the polls closed, Maurer went to Curley’s and waited for the results of the special

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Pillsbury Seeks 1% Against DeLauro

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

The Green Party message is still anti-war. Cutting military spending by 70 percent is number one on the “Green New Deal.” That’s the 10-point policy platform that Greens are adopting nationwide. Such deep military spending cuts would save $500 billion, Pillsbury said. “You could buy a bank with that,” quipped Hamden Green Jeffry Larson.