Tuesday, February 14, 2012

GP RELEASE Green pres. campaign news: state party conventions & caucuses begin; questionnaire responses from Barr & Stein‏


For Immediate Release:
Monday, February 13, 2012

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Statewide Green conventions and caucus begin in Ohio, Minnesota,
Maine, Illinois; more Green presidential campaign and ballot access

• First counts place Jill Stein in the lead; Green presidential
questionnaires are now online: responses from Roseanne Barr, Stein on
top issues and campaign plans

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Parties in several states across the US have
begun to choose Green presidential candidates and apportion delegates
for the Green National Convention in Baltimore, Md., July 12 to 15

Two candidates, Jill Stein and Roseanne Barr, have fulfilled Green
Party requirements to compete for the nomination, although other
candidates are on the ballot in some states.

Green presidential candidate Jill Stein was the winner at the state
convention of the Ohio Green Party on Saturday, Feb. 4
(http://www.ohiogreens.org/node/72). Dr. Stein drew 90% of the vote in
a four-way race in which Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay, and Harley
Mikkelson were also on the ballot. The convention met in Columbus to
select delegates to be sent to the Green National Convention.

The Ohio Green Party’s presidential preference vote was the nation’s
first. The second was Minnesota, where the Green Party held caucuses
on Tuesday, Feb. 7 (http://www.mngreens.org). The results are still
being counted, but Dr. Stein won a straw poll in Minnesota with 92 out
of 165 votes (http://www.mngreens.org/news/02122012-1115am/stein-wins-gpmn-caucus-straw-poll).

Green-Independent Party of Maine is holding a series of caucuses
throughout the state, with caucuses already taking place Jan. 14 and
25 and Feb. 4 and 11 (http://www.mainegreens.org /

The Illinois Green Party is using an online primary ballot. Voting
began on Saturday, Feb. 11 and continues through Feb 19

The Green Party's state affiliates will continue participating in
primary elections or holding statewide conventions and caucuses during
the next few months in preparation for the Baltimore convention.

Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein will be on the California primary ballot
California will hold its primary election on June 5.


The Green Party of Tennessee now has major party ballot status, after
US District Court Judge William J. Haynes invalidated Tennessee’s new
ballot access law for minor parties
and http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120207/NEWS02/302070040/Judge-TN-must-lower-hurdles-for-third-parties).

The Green Party of Arkansas qualified for the ballot on January 19
(http://arkgreens.kk5.org /

The Green Party is already on the ballot in the four largest states:
California, Florida, New York, and Texas, and aims to have the Green
presidential and vice-presidential nominees on the ballot in at least
46 states on Election Day, Nov. 6.


The Green presidential candidates' questionnaires, submitted for
recognition of the candidates by the national party, are now online
and can be read by the public. The questions cover the candidates'
positions on major issues and their campaign plans.

• Roseanne Barr
Campaign site: http://www.roseanneforpresident.com

• Jill Stein http://www.gp.org/committees/pcsc/2012/candidate-questionnaire/stein.shtml
Campaign site: http://www.jillstein.org


Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
• Green candidate database and campaign information:
• News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
• Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers
• Ballot Access Page http://www.gp.org/ballotstatus
• Video Page http://www.gp.org/video/index.php
• Green Papers http://www.greenpapers.net
• Google+ http://www.gp.org/google
• Twitter http://twitter.com/gpus
• Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
• GP-TV Twitter page http://www.gp.org/twitter
• Facebook page http://www.gp.org/facebook

2012 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention
July 12-15, 2012 in Baltimore, Md.

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