Friday, October 28, 2011

GP RELEASE Green Party campaign news, more endorsements for Green candidates in 2011 races across the US
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,

Campaign news and more endorsements for Green Party candidates running
in the Nov. 8, 2011 general election

• List of endorsements for Green Party candidates:

• Green Party elections and candidates /

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party candidates have continued to receive
endorsements in local races across the US.

59 Greens will be on ballots in the November 8, 2011 general election.
Ten Greens have been elected to public office in elections held
earlier this year, out of 34 candidates who competed.

Green candidates in St. Paul, Minnesota, received several
endorsements. For the first time, St. Paul will use Ranked Choice
Voting (also called Instant Runofff Voting) in City Council elections,
which will increase the chances of a Green election victory.

• TakeAction Minnesota, a progressive grassroots coalition, has
endorsed Jim Ivey for Ward 2 ( and Bee
Kevin Xiong ( for Ward 6 in City Council

• United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189 has also endorsed Mr.
Ivey and Mr. Xiong.

• The St. Paul Area Association of Realtors has endorsed Mr. Xiong and
Johnny Howard, candidate for Ward 1 member of City Council

Josephine Okot has been endorsed by the Maine League of Young Voters
in her campaign for At-Large member of the Portland School Board in
Maine ( "I am the candidate for
all voters concerned with improving our public schools and making the
real changes needed for our children. My time in Portland schools
prepared me for life and I want to make sure all of our students can
attend schools without fear of bullying, have caring mentors who can
prepare them for life after graduation and can get to and from school
safely and quickly using as much public transportation as possible,"
said Ms. Okot. More on the endorsement:

Update: Terry O'Neill, national president of NOW, visited Philadelphia
for a press conference announcing NOW's endorsement of Cheri Honkala
for Sheriff of Philadelphia (video: Ms. Honkala is running on an
anti-eviction platform and, as sheriff, will not cooperate with banks
attempted to foreclose on homeowners (
Video of Ms. Honkala at Occupy DC:
Video of Ms. Honkala at Occupy Wall Street:

More Green election news:

• The Illinois Green Party and congressional candidate Laurel Lambert
Schmidt ( filed a law suit on Monday,
October 24, against the State Board of Elections over the latter's
interpretation of the "established party" statute. The board
determined that the Green Party does not retain established party
status in areas of the state where Green candidates exceeded the
required 5% of the vote in 2010, claiming that since the old districts
no longer exist due to decennial redistricting, the 5% rule does not
apply in the new districts. Illinois Greens say that the board erred
in its decision and called the redistricting that led to the decision
an example of "sugarplum gerrymandering." More:

• New video clips:
Terry Baum, Green candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, at Occupy San
Francisco (campaign site:
Audrey Clement, Green candidate for Arlington, Virginia, County Board: (campaign site:

• "Howie Hawkins: Perennial power to the people" (on Mr. Hawkins'
campaign for 4th District Councilor in Syracuse, New York)
By Ken Jackson, Urban CNY, Eagle News, October 5, 2011
Campaign site:

• "Green Party candidates pick up key endorsements in 2011 state and
local races across the US"
Green Party press release, October 20, 2011

• Green Party Watch


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Press conferences, forums, and other events at the Green Party's 2011
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Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of
the United States (Summer 2011 issue now online)

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