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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