Just to the north of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest, Carbondale is the site for the ILGP's Fall Membership Meeting this weekend.  The General Election in Southern Illinois features four local Green Party candidates, in addition to the Green Party's statewide candidates.

PAULA BRADSHAW for Congress, 12th District
CHARLIE HOWE for Jackson County Board, District 2
RICH WHITNEY for Jackson County Board, District 3
RANDY AUXIER for Jackson County Board, District 4

FRIDAY NIGHT: socializing
SATURDAY: a business meeting, with two speaker panels and a presentation:

Panel: Police Violence, Criminal Justice Reform and Environmental Justice
Panel: Human-caused Climate Change, Dimensions of the Crisis and Solutions
“The inconvenient truth about U.S. foreign policy”, an original presentation by Rich Whitney

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SATURDAY NIGHT: a fundraiser dinner, with an impersonation contest and a silent auction
SUNDAY: canvassing, for those who are able to stick around


Chicago Campaign Offices Open!


Jill Stein for President Campaign Office - North Lawndale

1554 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL

9am - 9pm, Monday through Friday - Phonebanking and Flyering

Zerlina Smith - - 312-487-9274


Illinois Green Party Chicago Office - Wicker Park/Bucktown

2201 W North Ave, Chicago, IL

10am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday - Weekend Canvassing

Geoffrey Cubbage - - 773-492-6604

Phonebank for Jill Stein from Anywhere!

Illinois Greens -- 

Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka are taking their message to the people!

The Jill2016 campaign has a CallHub phone banking system that any volunteer can access, any time during call hours, to begin making calls immediately. This is one of the most important ways that the Green Party can reach individual voters!

To get involved as a phonebanker, go to The webpage will help you register with the CallHub software system and run you through a simple tutorial. Once your account is active, you can go to the Illinois campaign (currently labeled "IL - Phonebanker Sign-Ups") and click "Join Campaign" to start making calls. 

This is campaign support that anyone can do, from literally anywhere with a phone and an internet connection! It's a powerful tool and we want to recruit as many people as possible to use it in the coming weeks.

Can you help us reach the millions of voters who deserve a Green change in America? Sign up at the Jill2016 Phonebanking website to get involved today!

It's Official We WILL be Able to Vote for the Greater Good in Illinois

As of 5 pm CDT today, July 5, it's official. We WILL be able to vote for the Greater Good in Illinois.Jill2016_400x400

On the ballot in Illinois for the November 8th election:

  • Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party U.S. presidential candidate
  • Ajamu Baraka, Illinois Green Party U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate
  • Scott Summers, Illinois Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Tim Curtin, Illinois Green Party candidate for Illinois Comptroller

As you know, on June 27th we submitted more than 50,000 signatures of registered Illinois voters who want Green Democracy in Illinois. There were five business days, until 5:00 pm today, for challenges and there were none.

Let's take this success and roll with it right into campaign 2016 in Illinois for Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President,ilgp200gray and our Illinois candidates!  We can't let the momentum slow down. Please donate to help us get the word out: there is another choice in Illinois!

Nancy Wade
Illinois Ballot Access Coordinator Jill2016

Ballot Challenges to the Socialist and Constitution Parties in Illinois

Statement by Illinois Green Party Executive Committee on Ballot Challenges to the Socialist and Constitution Parties in Illinois

The Illinois Green Party has been made aware that an individual member of our party has filed an objection to the candidacyilgp200gray of Socialist Party presidential candidate Emidio Soltysik, Constitution Party presidential candidate Frank Fluckiger and Constitution Party U.S. Senate candidate Chad Koppie, seeking to block these candidates from appearing on the November 8th general election ballot in Illinois. The Executive Committee of the Illinois Green Party wishes to make it clear in no uncertain terms that we did not solicit, suggest, or approve of any such action. This action was taken on the sole initiative of the individual. Under Illinois law, any Illinois voter may file such an objection.

We recognize that, in light of the heroic and extraordinary sacrifices made by Illinois Greens to collect approximately 50,000 petition signatures from Illinois voters on behalf of our own presumptive presidential candidate, Jill Stein, some members of our party may feel that it is unfair for other minority parties, that did not make a comparable effort, to appear on the ballot. This is understandable. We support fair, reasonable and very low threshold ballot access requirements in our state. We do not support the proposition that there should be no requirements at all. However, the Illinois Green Party states that it is not the role of our party to police the ballot when all minority parties face a fundamentally unfair electoral system that is heavily stacked against them, all to the benefit of the two corporate parties. We recognize the Socialist Party and the Constitution Party as allies in the broader struggle for fair and reasonable ballot access laws. We reject the fiction that exists under Illinois law that these parties, and our party, are "new" parties that must repeatedly meet ridiculously high petition signature requirements, election after election, just to have our candidates on the ballot. We also recognize that the Socialist Party, the party of Eugene V. Debs, an historic agent of social progress in America, is a potential ally of the Green Party in the struggle for further social progress.


This afternoon, we turned in over 50,000 signatures to the Illinois Board of Elections in Springfield get Jill Stein, Scott Summers, and Tim Curtin on the ballot and offer Illinois voters a progressive choice in this election. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

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Illinois Green Party Turns in Over 50,000 Signatues

On June 27 this afternoon, we turned in over 50,000 signatures to get Jill Stein, Scott Summers, and Tim Curtin on the ballot to Illnois State Board of Elections. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!


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Last Day to Help Get Dr. Jill Stein on the Nov. Illinois Ballot

It's the last day to sign the petition to get Dr. Jill Stein and the other Green Party candidates on the November Illinois ballot.

These are the two signature collection locations on this last day.

Chicago Northside
Second Unitarian Church - 656 W. Barry Ave. Chicago, IL (Red Line Belmont stop)
10am to MidnightJill2016_400x400
*Notary will be present
Contact: Walter Pituc, 773-609-5087 and Nancy Wade, 872-216-2938

Carbondale Area
Tres Hombres Mexican Restaurant
119 N Washington St, Carbondale, IL 62901
*Notary will be present
Contact: Rich Whitney, 618-967-0840 (please contact if you cannot make it, but have sheets)

If you can't drop by these locations today you can still help by donating at

#ItsInOurHands #Jill2016

How to Sign the Petition these Last Few Days

The last day to sign the petition to get Dr. Jill Stein for President and our other Green Party candidates on the ballot in Illinois is Sunday June 26th.  Here are the options for registered Illinois voters who have not already signed the petition. 

1) Drop by your regional petition notarizing and turn-in party and sign the petition.

2) Contact your regional petitioning team leader and make arrangements to sign the petition. There is a list of regional team leaders on the petitioning page.

3) If you want to go the extra mile, the last resort is to print the petition, sign it, have your family, friends and co-workers sign it, get it notarized (local banks will usually notarize for free) and overnight mail your notarized petition(s) to

Illinois Green Party
Attn: Nancy Wade
2216 W Giddings
Chicago, IL 60625

Note that your notarized petitions must arrive absolutely no later than Saturday June 25th!

See the Petitioning Page for a link to use to print the petitioning sheet.

You will also need to fill in the bottom section of the petition because you are the "circulator" of the petition.

Please DO NOT NUMBER YOUR PETITION SHEETS! They get numbered by the coordinators later.

Also, when notarizing, the name of the person who circulated the petition should be entered in the blank after "Signed and sworn to (or affirmed by)", not the name of the notary.

Sorry this option is so complicated and annoying but this is what we have to do to comply with the Illinois election law.

Thanks so much for your support!  It's In Our Hands!

Only a Few Days Left! Help Jill Stein Get on the Ballot in Illinois

We need 45,000 signatures of registered voters in Illinois to get Jill Stein for President and our other Green Party candidates on the ballot in Illinois. As of Tuesday we have collected 37,000 of them and we are pulling out all the stops to get the remaining 8,000 by Sunday June 26th. Jill2016_400x400

Donate to support this effort.

Monday the 27th we have to take the petitions from the whole state to file with the Board of Elections in Springfield. 

Donate to provide paper, ink, pens and other supplies for our dedicated volunteer petitioners.

We have volunteers and paid petitioners out every day from dawn to past dark asking registered voters to help by signing our petition.

Donate to fund the post-filing Challenge Survival Project -- if challenged we will have to go to Springfield again and defend every signature.ilgp200gray

Please help with any amount you can. $5, $15, $25 or more.  Help us bring this home for Jill and our Illinois Green Party candidates!

Jill2016 Illinois Ballot Access
Nancy Wade
Illinois Ballot Access Coordinator Jill2016