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.
The 2016 annual convention for the Green Party of Louisiana will be held Saturday, July 30th, at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.
Watch this site for more details coming soon.
This is a volunteer-driven event. If you're interested in getting involved, let us know!
A recent column by Bart Everson reflects on the election cycle after Louisiana's recent Presidential Preference Primary, and includes a photo of a voter registration drive orchestrated by the Green Party of New Orleans
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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.)
A group of Greens in New Orleans has established meeting dates for the first part of 2016.
If you are planning local meetings in your area, let us know.Read more
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
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.
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.
Better late than never, here's a 2014 convention report by Jason Neville.