The nominations for statewide candidates in 2006 (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, and US Senate) will be done this spring by New York State Green Party (NYSGP) State Committee (SC) members. Since the Green Party's candidate for Governor failed to receive 50,000 votes in the 2002 election the Green Party can not hold a primary to decide who will be on the ballot, Thus, the NYSGPSC will choose all of these candidates.
Greens wishing to be on the SC to have a vote in the selection of candidates have only until December 21, 2005 to collect signatures.
The SC seats are filled by collecting signatures of registered Greens. People have until December 21, 30 days before the next SC meeting on January 21, 2006 in Binghamton to collect signatures. You need 5% of the registered Greens in your assembly district to sign a petition for your. For most districts this is 10-20 signatures. You can get the current list from me or any of the other GPOMC officers.
I urge people to collect signatures to fill these seats. The state
committee will be deciding whom to run for governor and US Senate at the May state committee meeting. Join the state committee and help guide our state party forward at this important time. There are three state committee meetings each year. SC meetings can be held either in Albany, New Paltz or Binghamton. We are getting ready to implement web-based voting so that decisions can be made between face-to-face meetings.
All of the Assembly Districts in Monroe County have at least one opening on the SC, we have been under represented on this body for a long time. The Assembly districts in Monroe County are: (130/139, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135)
Please contact GPNYS co-chair Ian Wilder at email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-422-4702 to obtain a petition and signature requirements for your district.