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Green Party Update

Because I am sick of bashing Obama and the Democrats and listening to others bash Romney and the Republicans — all to no good end — I intend to provide a series of updates on how the Green Party primary is proceeding. This will give me something positive to focus on and perhaps others may share my feelings.

Presidential Primary Race

Jill Stein is winning! That’s the short of it. Here are the details: Stein has won all 11 GP primaries and caucuses, captured 62.5 of 84 possible delegates, and secured at least 2/3 of the vote in every state.

Ballot Access

The Greens have now secured ballot access in 21 states, are currently petitioning in 11 more, and presently plan to petition in all but 3 states:

We plan to petition in [e]very single state except for Georgia, Oklahoma, and North Carolina, the three states with the most anti-democratic, obstructive ballot rules. Getting on the ballot in these states requires the expenditure of as much as $100,000 apiece.

In addition, Roseane Barr has indicated that she will use her celebrity to attempt to ensure that the Greens are on all 50 state ballots for the November election:

part of why I am involved in .. running as a nominee for the Green Party candidate for the Presidency [] is for more ballot access, all across the board, in all fifty states.

Federal Matching Funds

In order to qualify for federal matching funds, the Greens must raise at least $5,000 in each of 20 states. So far, the Greens have done so in 5 states, are 3/4 of the way there in Maryland, halfway there in Virginia and New Jersey, and 1/4 of the way there in D.C., Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Texas. Further, the Green Party has raised some money in every state in the nation.

That’s it for now. Please contact the Jill Stein campaign if you would like to donate or otherwise support her candidacy, especially if you are in one the states the Greens are targeting to secure federal matching funds (Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, D.C., Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Texas.

We do have a choice in this election and we can cast a vote for something in November 2012. We are not slaves (yet).

Keep the faith.



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