Louisiana Greens are quoted in Robert Morris’ front-page story for the Gambit, “Seeking a third: Louisiana’s Libertarian and Green parties.” Give it a look, and if you’re interested in helping to build an electoral expression of the movements for justice, ecology, democracy and peace, then please join us at our 2016 convention. If you’re in New Orleans, come out for the next Green Party of New Orleans meeting.
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Kezia Kamenetz of WTUL News and Views speaks to Bart Everson of the Green Party of New Orleans about “why he believes third party organizing to be beneficial to our democracy and a potentially powerful way to channel the energy and excitement of the Bernie Sanders campaign.” The Green Party of New Orleans will be hosting a voter registration drive this Saturday at the 10th Hike for the Lafitte Greenway event. Their next meeting will be March 22nd at the Keller Library.
(Please note that Friends of Lafitte Greenway is not affiliated with the Green Party.)
It’s great to see the St. Tammany Greens get some more press.
For some, resolutions are strictly political, and related to direct grassroots action. Comment from Abita Springs resident Stewart Eastman — who has spoken in the past about local history and other issues at events by the local chapter of Green Party of Louisiana — centers on resolutions to spread his personal political views and those of the party he’s involved with.
“The New Year’s resolution of the Green Party of St. Tammany is to recruit and run a candidate for Congress this year for the first time,” Eastman said. “Last year our Green candidate got about 4% of the vote in St. Tammany in the state elections, which is more than the 2% often used to consider a candidate serious.”
“We’ll try to do even better in 2016 with the environment,” he added, mentioning the issues of climate change and fracking as “hot topics” for the coming year.
Green Party Watch further notes:
St. Tammany is located in Louisiana’s First Congressional District, currently represented by Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
There are four dates scheduled for elections in Louisiana this year:
March 5, April 9, November 8, and December 10.
Louisiana law says you must be registered 30 days before an election to vote. This means that the last day to register to vote for each of the four elections in 2016 are as follows:
February 3, March 9, October 11, and November 9.
Keep these dates in mind as you plan voter registration drives in your community.
Note: You can find more information, such as dates for early voting and voting by mail, on the Secretary of State’s website.
Photo Credit: Comatose Voting Booth by Maitri
We are still in the early organizational/formational stages of forming a New Orleans-area “local.” If you’re interested in engaging the electoral process to give expression to the movements for justice, ecology, democracy and peace — join us. No previous experience necessary!
This meeting will take place Tuesday, December 15 at 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center
4300 S Broad St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125