It is official. I have been disqualified as a candidate for Clerk of Criminal Court. They pulled out the legendary Ike Spears to defeat me today. It was an open and shut case honestly since I had not changed my registration to Green at the time of qualification and the law is clear. I had incorrectly assumed that Federal law applied and I had until the election to change my party registration. It happens.Read more
I decided it best to share my experience at the Green Party US Annual National Meeting in Newark, NJ as close to getting home as possible. There are four reasons why I remain a member despite the events that took place this past weekend. 1) My Black Caucus. 2) My local New Orleans Greens. 3) the Green Party platform and the political compass test. 4) SOME of the Greens that I met online and offline across the county.Read more
The Green Party of New Orleans decries current efforts of the state legislature to impede the removal of Confederate monuments from our local streetscape.Read more
The Green Party of New Orleans enthusiastically supports the City's efforts to remove monuments to white supremacy from the streets of New Orleans, and we wholeheartedly endorse the efforts of Take Em Down NOLA in pressing the demands of this cause.Read more
On March 17, 2017, the Green Party of the United States endorsed two upcoming marches in Washington, D.C. for climate justice: the first one on April 22, 2017, the March for Science, and the People's Climate Movement March for Climate, Jobs and Justice on April 29, 2017. Citizens from all around the country will be meeting in Washington, D.C. or marching in cities across the country. Here in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Green Party of New Orleans will be marching with local activists in the People's Climate March on NOLA on April 29.Read more
The Green Party of New Orleans (NOLA Greens) has prepared voting advice for the April 29, 2017, run-off election. Our voting advice is based on how closely each candidate's perspective aligned with Green Party values, most notably the party's commitment to social justice.
A tip of the hat to the following publications for their recent coverage of Green Party people in Louisiana...Read more
The Green Party of New Orleans (NOLA Greens) has prepared voting advice for the March 25, 2017, special election. Our voting advice is based on how closely each candidate's perspective aligned with Green Party values, most notably the party's commitment to social justice. The NOLA Greens would also like to thank Judge Brown, Judge Chase and Ms. Williams for their reply to our candidate questionnaires. All of the candidates in these races were sent questionnaires; they were the only ones to respond.
Such furor over the last month! Is this what it takes for America to get roused? For those of us who have been actively resisting the previous administration, and the one before that, and the one before that, it is tempting to respond by saying, "What took you so long?" Or: "Where were you when we needed you?" Or even: "I told this would happen!"
However, it's my opinion that we can't afford such luxuries. The current widespread unrest and unprecedented levels of civic involvement surely represent an opportunity, and our challenge is to make the most of it, for the common good.Read more
This opinion column by Bart Everson was originally published on Mid-City Messenger.
Can we talk about Gretna for a moment? I rarely get over there, as crossing the Mississippi River on a bike presents challenges, but there’s clearly some cool things going on. Two musical heroes from my youth rocked Gretna Fest in recent years: Joan Jett and Blue Öyster Cult. Plus, as I recall, there’s a store that still sells unfinished furniture made from solid wood, much appreciated in these days of particle board and plastic.Read more