Cook County Green Party Stands With Peaceful Protests

The Cook County Green Party stands in solidarity with peaceful protesters and joins with them in condemning the horrific murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. We acknowledge the festering pain and rage that this killing brought to the surface and the vital need to vent and voice the unbearable frustration that little has changed.

We recognize civil disobedience as a powerful tool to gain attention and awareness, as well as to demand change in a criminal justice system that displays such remarkable injustice.

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Meet the 2020 Illinois Green Party Candidates

The two corporate parties never make it easy for Greens to get on the ballot, and Illinois has some of the worst ballot access laws in the nation. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it was extremely difficult for third-party candidates to satisfy the high petition-signature requirements that the duopoly parties had established to qualify for the November ballot. After the pandemic, it went from extremely difficult to impossible -- until the Green and Libertarian parties successfully sued state officials to lower those requirements and allow electronic petitioning in this election cycle.

Even after our legal victory, it was still quite a challenge to meet the lower requirements. But thanks to a lot of hard work by our candidates and volunteers, voters in Illinois will be able to cast a ballot on November 3rd for candidates who stand for real social progress -- not just for President and U.S. Senate, but, in many parts of the state, Congress, State Rep and local candidates as well.

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Green Party US Nominates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker as 2020 Presidential Ticket!

Today the Green Party US nominated Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker as our presidential and vice presidential candidates!
 
Howie, a Green Party co-founder, retired teamster, and the first candidate to run on a Green New Deal in the US, in 2010, carried the Illinois primary in March with 73% of the vote, receiving 20 of the 27 IL Nominating Delegates at today's Green Party US Presidential Nominating Convention. Angela Walker is a long time organizer and activist, mother and grandmother, and truck driver from South Carolina. She was the 2016 Socialist Party USA Vice Presidential Candidate. The campaign is pushing for a #LeftUnity ticket, having already received the endorsement of Socialist Party USA and Solidarity: a socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization.
 
We are excited for this brilliant and dynamic campaign to bring real solutions to the life and death issues of the climate crisis, spiraling econmic and racial inequality, and a new nuclear arms race accelerating towards destruction!
 
Donate, volunteer, and learn about the campaign's Ecosocialist Green New Deal, their plans for community control of the police, a National Health Service, or their call for an Economic Bill of Rights at howiehawkins.us/

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