Monday, April 28, 2008

Two Charlotte NC Greens in Democrat primary

North Carolina law does not allow third parties. The law as written was declared unconstitutional and it has not been replaced with a new law, so there is no way to get on the ballot. The Libertarians have gathered the needed signatures under the old law, but since it is unconstitutional I don't see how it can be used to certify a new political party.

There is another law suit, filed by the Libertarian Party as was the first, with the Green Party joining in on the process, which will hopefully establish some sort of reasonable signature requirement.

In the meantime, Nick Triplett and Ken Davies are running for Mecklenburg County Council in the Democratic primaries. I have heard Ken and Nick speak and they are both exceptional candidates. Nick has won the endorsement of the Black Political Caucus.

Nick, as the article points out, serves on the local and state level as an important part of the Green Party leadership. Ken is a more recent but no less crucial member of the Green Party leadership. Ken and his efforts were important in organizing one of our most well attended and received events, an impeachment rally in a large city park.

The Charlotte Observer has an article about their races over here
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

A New Menu of Candidates

One thing that differentiates we Greens from the corporate parties is that we trust our members and supporters to work on behalf of our issues without having to tow the party line. Wanna set up a website to promote Green Party candidates? Go ahead and get started!

The folks over at New Menu have taken the step of setting up a website to do just that, and one of the people listed at the site is Bryan Smith, a local member of the Green Party and a member of our state steering committee. This is Bryan's second run for office.

This time through Bryan will be running as a Green in a partisan race. The New Menu website set up for his campaign looks great. I only wish it had a method to give to candidates as well!

At any rate, take a look at Bryan's campaign and New Menu in general and I think you will see seeds of Green victories.
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Another short video

I realize that these are of no use to those of you on dial-up, but for the broadband folks, check out this video.

I hope to get back to semi-regular blogging. For now, I'll just say that the finincial crisis has abated a bit, and I plan to not get in that situation again if I can avoid it. :-)

Peace...and thanks.
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