UPDATE: Thank you WIU Campus Greens for hosting a successful convention! See news coverage The Illinois Green Party 2012 State Convention will convene at Western Illinois University in Macomb, March 2-4, hosted by the WIU Campus Greens. This year’s convention will involve selection of delegates to the Green National Convention (Baltimore, July 12-15), panels, and [...]
Environmental activists with Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization (PERRO) scored a HUGE victory this week with the announcement by Midwest Generation that two notorious coal-fired power plants will be shut down. The Fisk and Crawford power plants, both located on the Southwest Side, are two of the biggest air polluters in the City of [...]
The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2012 Presidential Nominating Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, from July 12-15, 2012. During the convention, delegates from across the country will officially choose a Green Party nominee for President of the United States. Visit gpconvention2012.com for meeting and travel information.
Results are in from the Illinois Green Party’s first ever online primary. With a total of 153 ballots cast, Harvard-educated physician Jill Stein of Massachusetts has won the primary with 71% of the vote. Legendary sitcom actress Roseanne Barr, whose name was not on the official ballot but became an officially recognized candidate by the [...]
In conjunction with our online Presidential Primary, Greens will be hosting presidential caucuses around the state in February. These caucuses will be opportunities for people to learn more about the presidential candidates and to confer with other Greens. This list of caucuses will continue to be updated as more dates and sites are announced: Saturday, [...]
Jill Stein, who recently announced her candidacy for the Green Party nomination for President, will be in the Chicago area this Saturday, November 5, meeting with local Green Party organizers and raising some of the $5000 she will need to raise in Illinois to help qualify for federal matching funds. Here is her itinerary for [...]
Press release: The Illinois Green Party, and congressional candidate Laurel Lambert Schmidt, on Monday filed suit against the State Board of Elections over the Board’s interpretation of the “established party” statute. A victory for the plaintiffs would substantially lower ballot access bars for Green candidates in numerous congressional and legislative districts across the state, which [...]
Jill Stein, a physician and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, announced today she is running for President of the United States to provide an alternative to the “Wall Street parties” on issues such as jobs, universal health care, peace and climate change. She is seeking the nomination of the Green Party of the United States.
This Sunday, Rich Whitney, former Green Party candidate for governor, will speak “In Defense of the Public Sector” in Chicago. Laurel Lambert Schmitt is a former Green Party congressional candidate. Here are all the details…
On Saturdays, 10 a.m., Occupy Naperville will march and rally in support of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City. Steve Alesch, chairman of the DuPage Greens and one of the key organizers of the group, told the Daily Herald that “Our government isn’t listening to the 99 percent. They’re only representing the corporations and wealthiest 1 percent…”