Cynthia McKinney Running for Congress as a Green?

As posted at Green Party Watch: Cynthia McKinney Running for Congress as a Green? by Ronald Hardy/April 2, 2012 According to Atlanta Progressive News, Cynthia McKinney will be attempting to get on the ballot for the House of Representatives in her Atlanta district where she previously served 6 terms as a Democrat. Running as a […]

Article: Who are the Occupy Wall Street protesters? (including political breakdown)

There is an article in the NY Times that reveals a Fordham professor’s survey of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators. Thanks to Independent Political Report for the story. Summary of question about political party identification. Of 301 adults who responded: 39% said they did not identify with any political party 24% said they were Democrats 11% […]

Ballot Access activists create “How-To-Lobby” video, that would be useful for many causes

Found this video at Ballot Access News. It is specific to The Voter’s Choice Act, but could be applied to any grassroots lobbying. There are a few reasons why Ian and I think this video is great. It was created by a coalition of various third party activists. And, we know one of the actors […]

Nader in winter…

KW writes: Some of us take a break through the winter. I know, I haven’t done a lot of politics these last, snowy, couple of months. Though, Ralph Nader keeps on working for ballot access. While “votenader.org” is quiet for now, you can still get Nader’s opinions on items such as Egypt, voting rights, and […]

“Audit The Federal Reserve” supported by Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul

from Independent Political Report Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul come together on “audit the Fed” amendment in Senate Independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders (who is also closely associated with the Vermont Progressive Party, used to be a member of various third parties, and calls himself a democratic socialist) has been working with Republican Representative […]

Ballot Access News: Bad legislation moving forward in California

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News is very smart, and educated in election law and ballot access issues. I, personally, cannot understand all the implications of a new bill for California. Though, it seems like very bad news for independent, and possibly third party candidates, on a variety of levels. It would be worth taking […]

The if and the how: Bloomberg for NYC Mayor in Nov. 2009

Full story at “Your Nabe” Bloomberg re−election plans run into political obstacles Thanks to the head up from Ballot Access News: Bloomberg Likely to Run for Re-Election as an Independent Candidate February 6th, 2009 …It seems unlikely he [Mayor Bloomberg] can be the nominee of any of the qualified parties, because of political differences between […]

Nader: Heavy cost of running a third party candidate in Pennsylvania

[So, there is a group of us on-line who really care about third party and ballot access issues. So, this post is via Independent Political Report, who got it via Ballot Access News. And, now, it’s here…] (excerpt from) Philadelphia Inquirer Heavy costs of a run by a third party in Pennsylvania. But 2 challenges […]

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