DN!: Green Party Mayor Gayle McLaughlin on Chevron fire in Richmond, California

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, a member of the Green Party, is seeking a full investigation into the Chevron fire.

NYS had Same-Sex Marriage since 2002

We have not had same-sex weddings because of the cowardice of Spitzer, Paterson and Cuomo. The New York State constitution was changed to be gender neutral in 2002.  At that point, marriage was no longer dependent on the gender of the participants. No State law, including domestic relations law required the parties to be married to be […]

Same sex marriage passes in NY!

After-the-news-update: At the Gotham Gazette, there is an interesting story of things that happened behind the scenes during the same-sex marriage vote, which those of us watching and celebrating were not privy to. It seems that even when our government is doing some things fairly, they employ games and locked doors to make sure things […]

Recalling SSM in NY: West, NYT & Maddow

But in 2003, when Mr. West became the first Green Party mayor elected in the state, he began to research whether he could marry same-sex couples. (Mr. West, who lost his first bid for re-election after the same-sex marriage fight, was recently restored to the mayor’s office at the ripe old age of 34.) via […]

Jason West: The once and future Mayor of New Paltz

Green Party Watch The once and future Mayor May 3, 2011 Jason West was Mayor of New Paltz New York from 2003 to 2007. An active member of the Green Party at that time, West was the first official in the United States to marry same-sex couples. He was arrested and charged with “solemnizing marriages […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Decries NYS Senate Defeat of Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

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 […]

Rev. Billy gets awesome media coverage: NY Press

Update: Also, an awesome story with several photos (including Joan Baez) at Time Out New York: here. KW writes: NY Press has an excellent and detailed post-event story about the July 27th Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor fundraiser. The article includes political commentary and musical reviews. Interestingly, NY Press tagged the story as “theater” and […]

Who will be the Green Party Vice Presidential candidate in ’08?

Green Party VP Poll here. KW: This whole post is thanks to Green Party Watch. They put up a post speculating on who the Green Party Vice Presidential candidate might be, and received over 30 comments. I collected every mention and put them on this list. In a couple of days, I will turn this […]

Jason West returns to the NY Times

Though the New York Times article is slanted negative, you can’t miss the parts of Jason’s impressive resume that they let slip through including: “at 26 he became the first member of the Green Party to be elected mayor in New York State. But it was the next year when he created a furor for […]