IL GP congratulates congressional primary winner Matt Reichel

The Illinois Green Party congratulates Matt Reichel, who earned 34% of the vote to win yesterday’s Special Primary in the 5th Congressional District.  Runners up include Deb Gordils (32%), Mark Fredrickson (14%), Alan Auguston (13%) and Simon Ribeiro (1%). The outcome of the primary had been uncertain until this afternoon, when the Chicago Board of […]

Results from 3/3/09 Illinois Congressional primary

Election results from primary for Congress in Illinois: Democrat. Republican. Green Party.

In Illinois Congressional race today: 23 candidates vie for Rep. Emmanuel’s seat (Dem, Rep, Green)

KW: An interesting primary. It is unusual for a third party to have 5 candidates in their primary, as the Green Party does in this race. The winner of the three primaries will run against each other in a special election on April 7th 2009. Check back here this evening for results and analysis. The […]

NY Governor hits historic low rating (Good news for third parties!)

Thoughts on the Governor’s race in New York for 2010 in light of Governor Paterson’s low approval rating. List of third parties who may be interested in running a candidate for NY Governor.

Did the FBI wrongly target a Green Party elected official?

Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party: FBI Case Against Turner Unravels; Renewed call for Investigation of FBI Targeting Chuck Turner is a elected official in Massachusetts. He is a member of the Green Rainbow Party. The FBI’s “cooperating witness” who is the foundation of the FBI attempt to convict Chuck Turner and Dianne Wilkerson of extortion has […]

Interesting cultural reference to the Babylon Green Party

(excerpt from) Stony Brook Independent Pilgrim State: In an Abandoned Building, Traces of Life By Michelle Trauring / Thu, 02/12/2009 They pace – distress eating away at their faces. Their brown eyes lock on one another and they look away. “I’m not going in there,” Nick Panebianco says. The uneasiness in his voice contradicts his […]

Encountering my hero at the DMV

A story from Kimberly: My husband Ian and I had a car die this week. So, we had to buy an even older used car. That put me at the Department of Motor Vehicles in our lovely, suburban, Long Island, New York. On the way out, I noticed that, in the back of the room, […]

Illinois Green Party Congressional Candidate Forum: Good news, slight change…

Found this news and the letter at Green Party Watch: On Wednesday, February 18th in Chicago, Illinois, Green Party candidates will be part of a multi-partisan debate.  (Changed from older plans to have a greens-only debate.) Letter from an Illinois Green: Its with mixed emotions I have to cancel the Greens-only 5th Congressional District Candidate […]

New York Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow is a Hypocrite

Ballot Access News: New York Bill to Double Vote Requirement for “Party” Status New York Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow (D-Mt. Vernon) has introduced A2681, to change the definition of “political party” from a group that polled 50,000 votes for Governor, to a group that polled 100,000 votes for Governor. Assemblymember Pretlow has been in the […]

This is Kimberly Wilder’s good-bye message to the Green Party

It is with some regret, and many mixed feelings that I am announcing my resignation from the Green Party.

What is green?

On the national Green Party list, every once in awhile, we get in a cycle of self-reflection. The piece below is from a post that les evenchik made on a national Green Party list. With his permission, I edited it in hopes of crystallizing one definition of green politics. -KW – Towards a definition of […]

Who will run for Governor in New York State?

The Governor’s race for New York State is in 2010. Who will run against present, Democratic Party Governor David Paterson? (And, for that matter, is there any chance that Paterson will not run? Or, be primaried? Paterson did come by the position in an interesting manner.) In New York, the Governor’s race is the only […]

For New Paltz Greens: meeting tomorrow, Jan 29th

KW: Since I admire the New Paltz Greens, and Ian and I have worked with them before, I like to think that some of them read this blog. Just in case, I got word from an organizer there that they are having an important meeting tomorrow. If you are a green in the Ulster County/New […]

Reflections on Reverend Lowery and embracing what is right…

On inauguration day, I happened to be off work, and I decided to live blog. I created a dozen or so posts on everything from political fashion (a new interest of mine), to a tree on the white house lawn, to the speeches and prayers being said. I was shocked when one of my short […]

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