Myth-Busting: Facts about The Affordable Care Act / Obamacare

Facts about The Affordable Care Act (Re: Obamacare and the Supreme Court health care decision) Two interesting responses: ___________ Some pundits (especially right-wing folks) are claiming that the Obama health care plan is socialism. Ha! What a bizarre lie and smokescreen. The plan is just more support for corporations, and more oppression for the 99%. […]

King Won’t Give Up His Government Health Care, but Applauds Those Who Do “for Standing on Principle”

As ThinkProgress has noted, despite spending the past year and a half railing against government healthcare, just five Republican members of the 112th Congress have been willing to forgo their own government healthcare coverage, which is provided to them as federal employee via King Won’t Give Up His Government Health Care, but Applauds Those Who […]

Introduction from Tom Tresser, Green Party candidate, Cook County Board President

Dear Wilders – I’m the Green Party candidate for Cook County Board President. I was one of the leaders of No Games Chicago. My work in helping to keep the Olympics out of Chicago saved every tax payer in Cook County at least $1,000! Let me tell you – we REALLY needed a progressive alliance […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Trumps Competitors in Tribune Debate and Proves Why He Should Be Included in Future Debates

Rich Whitney, the Illinois Green Party governor candidate, participated in a debate with all four of the other ballot-qualified competitors for governor today before the Chicago Tribune editorial board. The spirited and at time rancorous debate pointed out significant differences between all five candidates. Before an audience of 42 people, topics such as the budget […]

AP Poll: Repeal? 66% Wish Health Law Went Further – CBS News

AP Poll: Those Who Want Government Out Of Health Care Are Outnumbered 2-to-1 “I was disappointed that it didn’t provide universal coverage,” said Bronwyn Bleakley, 35, a biology professor from Easton, Mass. IW: Notice that the original headline only says “Many” want Healthcare reform to go further.  2 to 1 or 66% is not just […]

Poverty Gains in US, Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Calls on Illinois Programs to Stay in Force

Illinois Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney called on Illinois anti-poverty programs to stay in place to provide essential assistance to low-income people in the state. Whitney explained that “fighting poverty and assisting people without access to health care, food or even basic subsistence income is an essential function of state government.” Whitney’s statement comes just as […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Expected Increased Bond Debt

Illinois Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney reacted with very little surprise to The Civic Federation’s latest financial analysis of the state of Illinois.  The study concluded that due to its declining bond rating, Illinois will have to pay as much as $551 million extra to pay off the bonds it issued between September 2009 […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Blasts Brady’s Tax Proposal

Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney blasted the latest proposal by his Republican challenger State Senator Bill Brady. In one of the few times that he has given any insight into his budget plan, Brady suggested that if elected governor, he would press for greater tax cuts for businesses. Whitney commented: Brady is now trying […]

Please write letters to the Editor for Hawkins and Greens

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Guv cand Whitney Criticizes Quinn’s Education Funding Proposal

Illinois Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney blasted both his Republican and Democratic opponents after Governor Pat Quinn outlined his latest proposal to increase education funding. Quinn’s suggestion is to raise the income tax with the caveat that schools would then have to lower their property tax levies in order to receive the funds. Whitney […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY): No Cuts to Social Security, End Bush Tax Cut

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Guv cand Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) on Quinn’s Firings and Ethics

Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney (IL) reacted with suspicion to the recent staff changes in Governor Pat Quinn’s administration. On August 13,  Quinn terminated the employment of Executive Inspector General James Wright. On Sunday, August 22, Quinn’s Chief of Staff Jerry Stermer resigned after using his state email address for campaign correspondence. Whitney remarked: […]

Guv cand Rich Whitney (G-IL) on the Blagojevich Verdict

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney reacted to the outcome of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s trial by calling for reform of the Illinois political system. For Whitney, the actions of Blagojevich are a result of a corrupt political system that fosters such behavior. He explained that Rod Blagojevich’s conduct is a symptom of a […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) with Move to Amend 8/23/10

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will hold two events this Monday, August 23rd, with representatives from the organization Move to Amend in Springfield. Move to Amend is a consortium of over fifty organizations that are rallying against the creation of the classification of corporate personhood. The day will begin with a meet and greet […]

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