Green Party Watch, March 18th:
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s tweetsthis week regarding a collaboration with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders were covered by Boston.com, the website of The Boston Globe. Continue reading
From The North Star, February 26th (Note, Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential primary on March 1st)
Questions posed to Rachel Jackson, State Facilitator, Green Party Oklahoma Cooperative Council about their endorsement of Bernie Sanders
- Is the endorsement of Bernie a tactical move?
Our endorsement of Bernie Sanders in the Oklahoma Democratic Primary accomplishes two goals: 1.) to find a way to participate electorally given our state’s repressive ballot access laws, and b.) to build a base to strengthen our efforts to reform those ballot access laws.
- Why endorse him now?
The Oklahoma Democratic Party recently decided to allow Independent voters to participate in their primaries. Because we cannot register to vote as Green Party members, many are registered as Independents. We want to encourage them to use their electoral power in the Democratic primary to support the candidate that aligns most with Green Party values. We believe Bernie Sanders represents the best chance for Oklahoma Greens to do that, given the current lack of ballot access.
- How will this endorsement help the Green Party of Oklahoma?
We hope it will bring attention to our ballot access situation among progressive and leftist voters in Oklahoma. Because of it’s relative obscurity compared to other social justice issues, ballot access is a difficult issue around which to mobilize. We are hoping that we can sustain the support we gain from Sanders supporters in our state and fold it into our ballot access reform efforts.
Read the rest of the interview here.
(The following was originally published in ABC Tulsa.)
TULSA – Ahead of the first presidential primary in which registered Independents in Oklahoma can vote, a major Independent party has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.
The Green Party of Oklahoma’s Cooperative Council voted unanimously to endorse Sanders, the Democratic candidate, according to a press release emailed to Tulsa’s Channel 8 late Monday.
While Sanders does not align with all of the Green party platforms, GPOK officials said they believe he is the best possible option for their members casting votes on Super Tuesday in Oklahoma.
On February 10th, 11th and 12th, Austin Petersen, a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, uploaded three new videos to his YouTube channel. The first one is titled “Petersen’s NH Caucus Response: Bernie Wins! America is the New Venezuela!” and runs for 22 minutes. The second video, uploaded on February 11th, Petersen answers the question,”Is voting third party a wasted vote?” and runs for 9 minutes. The most recent video, “Gary Johnson attacks Austin Petersen and John McAfee Steps In…”, runs for 13 minutes. Petersen’s official YouTube channel can be found here.