Although we agree that the voting prospects in Louisiana can often leave much to be desired, Crescent City Greens strongly advocates for voter participation and strong voter turnout. So, it is in that spirit that we offer up our selections. They’re not progressives and they’re not Green, but in our opinion they’re the “least-bad” choices in the runoff election, November 21st, 2015.
It ain’t pretty but here’s how some of us are voting.
Note: The preceding does not represent the consensus of the Party as a whole or indeed anyone but a small group of Greens in process of forming a local in New Orleans. Some Greens in St. Tammany support Jake Groby for the legislature because of his leadership in the local fight against fracking.
Please be aware that there may be other items on your ballot Saturday depending on where you live. Visit geauxvote.com for complete election information including sample ballots and polling locations. Thanks to the Advocate for reminding us that photo ID is not required to vote.
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, November 17 at 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center
4300 S Broad St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125
All welcome to this organizational meeting for those interested in building the Green movement in the Greater New Orleans area. We’re just getting started, and this meeting will focus on what sort of group we want to be. Questions? Just ask.
Better late than never, here’s a 2014 convention report by Jason Neville.
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…
Continue Reading at noladefender.com
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:
Eliot on Facebook »
Video: Speaking at Sept. 3 forum »
Video: Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates »
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!
Sign the Petition »
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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: