photo by Bruce France
From NOLA DEFENDER:
Local pols aren’t the only ones strategizing this week. Dr. Jill Stein came to New Orleans on Friday, and the Green Party leader discussed a shift from the two-party system. Stein, the 2012 presidential nominee, spoke before a packed room at the Healing Center for the Green Party of Louisiana’s 2014 statewide convention…
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Saturday, January 25, 2014
2372 St Claude Ave (Room #250), New Orleans, LA 70117 (Map)
Sixty percent of Americans now say that a third party is needed to represent them. For progressives, the Green Party is the clear choice for environmental justice, social equity, peace, and true democracy. Greens from across Louisiana are holding a statewide convention on January 25th in New Orleans. The keynote speaker is 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein. The event is open to all registered Greens in Louisiana and will include issue-based discussions, workshops on running for office, and election of statewide officers.
This event has concluded
Special election Oct 19, 2013
Eliot S. Barron, Candidate for the 5th Louisiana district of the United States House of Representatives, is a political outsider running with a fresh alternative to the Democratic and Republican status quo, the Green Party.
Mr. Barron is a native son of Louisiana, an ARMY veteran, and more. As a man of the people, he’s been a soldier medic, a fisherman, a spiritual leader, a server, tutor, streetcar and bicycle mechanic, and a realtor.
Find out more at:
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Video: Speaking at Sept. 3 forum »
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Date & Time:
Jan. 25, 2014
9:00am – 5:00 pm
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807
Dr. Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate
We know that interest in Green politics is stronger than ever: Since 2006, the number of registered Green voters in Louisiana has increased 70%. Thanks to an infusion of eager new Greens, we are rebuilding a state organization that will advance progressive values at the state and local level, by running candidates for office and being the electoral arm of the movements for social and ecological justice in Louisiana.
Tell Mayor Landrieu to rebuild and reopen Charity Hospital now.
This petition was created to pressure Mayor Landrieu to reopen Charity Hospital in honor of the 100th anniversary of Reverend Avery C. Alexander’s birth and the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans needs healthcare now!
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Sunday, May 30, 2010
Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans
1700+ attendees and growing!
Join the grassroots effort to demand that the Federal Government and BP devote all possible available resources to stopping the continued outpouring of crude oil into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico NOW!
For information on the group and the event organizers, visit:
This Saturday and Sunday, October 24th & 25th, join thousands around the world to call for strong climate action!
There are two events in New Orleans:
Saturday, October 24, noon, on the horseshoe in front of Tulane University on St. Charles Avenue
Details here: http://www.350.org/node/10290
Sunday, October 25, noon, at Congo Square in Armstrong Park on Rampart Street near Dumaine
Details here: http://www.350.org/node/7622
Today the House and Government Affairs Committee stopped passage of HB776 which would have stripped the rights of Green Party voters from conducting a Congressional Primary. The bill would have only allowed Republicans and Democrats to conduct a congressional primary.
Secretary of the Green Party of Louisiana, Sean Clark, spoke before the committee.
Click here for Real Media Video (Skip 34 min. Into Video)
Open Letter to House & Govt. Affairs Committee
HB776 was presented as a pro-active and theoretical cost saving measure on behalf of the Secretary of State’s office, however it not only disenfranchises voters of the Green, Libertarian, and Reform parties but it also disenfranchises the “unaffiliated” voters as well.
Statewide Voter Registration Count for Reference:
Other Parties Total: 645,771
HB776 effects more than a theoretical “Mickey Mouse Party” (as it was referred to) banding together to topple the budget of the Secretary of State. This bill will disenfranchise 645,771 registered voters. Please regard this issue for its face value.
The following glaring issues of HB776:
1. The Green Party, Reform Party and Libertarian parties will be DENIED congressional primaries with no alternative by law to choosing a nominee.
2. “Unaffiliated” voters will be DENIED the option to vote for another party other than the Democratic party when they go to vote in a Congressional Primary.
3. MORE confusion will be created for smaller “recognized party” voters. For example, a Green Party voter goes to vote in a primary and there are 2 candidates running. What will the poll worker be required to say when those voters are turned away?
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Green Party candidate Malik Rahim’s campaign website is live at http://www.votemalik.com, and we’ll be continuously updating it as the campaign continues.
If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please fill out the contact form on votemalik.com.
Set your sights on December 6th!