News12 LI excludes third party candidate from debate

Mike McDermott is on the ballot, as a Libertarian, for Congress, 3rd District, Long Island, NY. Even though he is ballot-qualified, News12 is excluding him from their debates. The e-mail excerpted below is from a Libertarian-minded, occupy friend. Please help if you believe in ballot access. Letters-to-the-editor might be useful. And, an e-mail for News12 […]

Occupy the Debates! Demand fair presidential debates!

Debates must include every candidate who is on enough ballots to win the White House

Contest to Change the Name of Democracy Now!

Democracy Now does enough good-sounding reporting to keep some credibility, but when you come down to it they don’t support democracy.

What’s happening in politics? (For those of us ready, or at least curious, about politics now that Christmas is over…)

Three places with interesting updates on grassroots, third party, and independent politics: Ballot Access News is always valuable to check out. Richard Winger is a ballot access expert who constantly studies and comments on electoral justice, ballot access law, third party building, independent and third party candidates, and petition drives. Independent Political Report strives to […]

Libertarian Party of NY State Convention: Report and photos | Independent Political Report

Flickr Photos: here A quick report from Kimberly Wilder, contributor at Independent Political Report: I attended the Libertarian Party of New York State Convention as a press person and a third party activist (enrolled “blank/independent). These are some quick observations, which I will expand later in the post and/or comments section. Hope other people will […]

A Christmas Message of Peace (from libertarian Lee Wrights)

KW writes: Thanks to my IPR community for the tip on this story… From a press release by Wrights 2012 Exploratory Committee: Christmas present to the troops – bring them home “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall […]

San Francisco Airport (and more): National Opt-Out Day Activities…help demonstrate against naked scanners, etc.

[Editor’s Note: A Detroit demo at bottom. For an interactive map with a state-by-state list of demos, go to wewontfly.com] National Opt-Out Day activities at San Francisco International Airport A Media Advisory [and call to action] Release Date: Nov. 23, 2010 Re: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 WHO: Those opposed to invasive TSA screening practices that […]

Small snapshot of third party chances: Suffolk results coming in

11/3 Update on Green Party 0f NYS and ballot line: With 56,868 votes reported at The Washington Post election site, it appears that the Green Party has surpassed the mark and received 50,000 votes for Governor. That means that the Green Party of New York State has automatic ballot status (again). The Green Party will […]

CT Green Party: Demands Every Vote Be Counted Since Audit Shows a “Broken Election System

Green Party candidates and officials stated today a recent audit of state voting system showed a “broken election system” that needs reform, upgrades to ballot security, and transparency. Greens were shocked that ballots to be audited were left unsecured, left under desks and had differences in the ballot count, according to the audit report. In […]

Third parties in Pennsylvania team up for ballot access lawsuit

from Ballot Access News Pennsylvania Minor Parties File Brief in 3rd Circuit October 20th, 2010 On October 20, the Constitution, Green and Libertarian Parties of Pennsylvania filed this 39-page brief in the Third Circuit.  The case is Constitution Party of Pennsylvania v Cortes, 10-3205.  The issues are the Pennsylvania challenge system that subjects minor parties […]

Hawkins Agrees 10/25/10 debate in Syracuse on Hydrofracking and Energy | Hot Indie News

Howie Hawkins has agreed to participate in a Monday October 25th debate on hydrofracking and energy policy at Nottingham High School, East Genesee St., Syracuse NY. So far, Libertarian candidate Warren Redlich and Freedom Party candidate Charles Barron have also agreed to debate. Sponsors have requested all the candidates to attend. CNY PBS is doing […]

Henrietta the site of third-party gubernatorial candidate debate 10/22/10 – RocNow.com

A debate featuring three third-party gubernatorial candidates will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Henrietta, and the public is welcome to attend. The two-hour debate will be moderated by long-time Henrietta residents, Dr. Robert and Cynthia Goldstein, and will include Warren Redlich of the Libertarian Party, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, and […]

Newsday’s Ellis Henican: Hawkins & Redlich have “actual issues of concern”

Who does that leave? Howie Hawkins and Warren Redich from the Green and Libertarian parties seem like bright enough fellows with actual issues of concern, but Greens and Libertarians are rarely elected governor of New York. via Tip for Cuomo in debate: Don’t say very much. by Ellis Henican  

NY State Elections 2010: Ballot info posted at NYS BOE website

Update: You can see the NYS ballot pdf at Ballot Access News: here. New York voters can see the candidates and parties who made the NY State election ballot for Tuesday, November 2, 2010: here. (link is finnicky as of 10/26)

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