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Massachusetts Pirate Party: Nine More Days to Get Joe & Noelani on the Ballot (April 20, 2014, 11:30 AM)

Joe Guertin and Noelani Kamelamela are running for State Representatives as Pirates. Joe is running for the 8th Worcester district which includes the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville, and Uxbridge. Noelani is running for the 27th Middlesex district which contains most of Somerville. Each has to get 150 voters in their districts to sign their […]

Nevada Green Party Files Lawsuit to Overturn April Petition Deadline for Newly-Qualifying Parties (April 20, 2014, 10:57 AM)

From Ballot Access News: On April 18, the Nevada Green Party filed a lawsuit against the April 11 petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties. Green Party of Nevada v Gibson, 3:14cv-210. The state requires a petition signed by 9,738 valid signatures. When a party qualifies, it nominates by convention, not by primary, so there seems to […]

Libertarians to Run Record 37 Candidates in Travis County, Texas (April 19, 2014, 01:03 PM)

The Libertarian Party has nominated 37 candidates for the November 2014 general election ballot in Travis County. Travis County Libertarian Party (TCLP) treasurer Arthur DiBianca said, “I think 37 candidates is a record for us. As far as we know, there will be more Libertarians on the Travis County ballot than any other county in […]

The Militant: Socialist Workers Governor Campaigns Aid ?Militant? Drive (April 19, 2014, 12:24 PM)

By Emma Johnson The heart of the drive is taking the Militant and Pathfinder Press books on revolutionary, working-class politics onto workers? doorsteps in cities and rural areas. The campaign is getting a boost as the Socialist Workers Party is fielding candidates for governor and other offices in the elections. The SWP in California announced […]

Green Party: Stop the Deportations, Enact Legal Protections for Undocumented Immigrants (April 19, 2014, 11:52 AM)

Candidates and leaders of the Green Party of the United States expressed support for the ongoing protests against deportations and confirmed the party’s demand for protected legal status for undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. Recent protests against deportations include hunger strikes and a peaceful sit-in by members of the Orange County DREAM Team at […]

LPMN Challenges DFL on Minimum Wage Issue (April 18, 2014, 05:45 PM)

This article was sent to me by its author, S i Malleck, for publication here. I asked him what DFL stood for, and this was his explanation: DFL stands for Democratic-Farmer-Labor. They were formed when the Democratic Party merged with the Farmer-Labor Party, which had been a third party in Minnesota, some decades ago. More […]

Wes Wagner Writes to LP State Chairs List Re: Oregon LP Activity (April 18, 2014, 01:02 PM)

Wes Wagner has sent this letter today to the Libertarian Party State Chairs list: I am writing and will make this brief — just so everyone has some updates on the status of things here in Oregon. First and foremost we have already broken our record for partisan candidates. There are over 26 libertarians registered […]

Independent American Party Candidate Invited to Salt Lake County Republican Convention, Then Asked to Leave (April 18, 2014, 12:11 PM)

From “Rolly: Cast-out candidate says convention eviction was Love?s doing” by Paul Rolly: A congressional candidate who was kicked out of Saturday?s Salt Lake County Republican Convention says he was asked to leave after paying $300 for a booth because the Mia Love campaign insisted he go. Tim Aalders is a conservative talk-radio commentator who […]

Green Party: Respect For Diversity Worldwide (April 18, 2014, 11:31 AM)

“Be Green Globally,” an international collaboration and fundraiser with the Green Parties of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, is running through April 22nd, Earth Day. We’re starting conversations on common issues that affect our countries and the world. We received over 200 thoughtfully written responses to our first thought experiment centered on the Green Economy, […]

Libertarian Party: New Convention Speakers ? Register Today (April 18, 2014, 11:21 AM)

Vera Kichanova Last November, I traveled and spoke to European Libertarian groups in Moscow and in Madrid. The latest additions to our speaker lineup come from contacts I made during his trip. Vera Kichanova is a libertarian elected official and activist who has been described as one of “Putin’s Unruly Children.” In 2012, she was […]

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