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.
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.
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