photo of the campaign team turning in 4,500 signatures on 9 August Press Release: The Benton County Elections Department has notified the Benton County Ranked Choice Voting campaign that its charter amendment initiative will be on the November ballot. In a letter dated August 12, Benton County Clerk James Morales confirmed that the Better Ballots campaign submitted far more than the required number of valid signatures to put its measure before county voters on Election Day. Now identified as Benton County Measure 2-100, the initiative calls for electing county officials in the general election by Ranked Choice Voting. Party primaries will not be affected by the measure. Full text of the release is available here. Continue reading
We're done! And not only did we exceed our goal to gather 2000+ signatures for our four petitions, we gathered an additional 300+ signatures for Mike Beilstein running in Congressional District 4! Status of signature gathering for our petitions as of 15 Aug 2016: Candidate Goal Gathered % Total Jill Stein * 500 752 150% Pacific Green Party 500 685 137% Alan Zundel 500 617 123% Eric Navickas 500 644 129% Mike Beilstein 300 429 143% Totals 2300 3127 136% Continue reading
Tune in from 11:30am to 2pm PST today to livestream as Jill's campaign broadcasts through Facebook and website. Use the hashtag #GNCinHOU when you share on social media.
All three Benton County Commissioners have now individually endorsed a Ranked Choice Voting initiative expected to be on the ballot this November. The initiative, co-sponsored by State Rep. Dan Rayfield and Benton County Planning Commissioner Blair Bobier, calls for electing county officials by Ranked Choice Voting, also known as Instant Runoff Voting or preference voting. Read the full press release here.
Many people can't afford the time to circulate or canvass, so we offer the following method by which you can sign and submit a petition just with your own signature, or better yet a few signatures you've gathered from family, friends, and neighbors. We have four petitions available to sign. The good news is that it's easy: for each petition, print out the signature page on one side, and the statement on the other. All the petitions and instructions for printing can be found here. on line 1 of the signature page, sign, date (make sure you use mm/dd/yy format, i.e. 07/25/16), print your name and address. add other signatures on the remaining lines. cross out any blank remaining blank lines at the bottom, in the Circulator Certification section, enter the same information as in #2 To view an example of a single signature petition, click here. Mail the completed petitions to: Pacific Green PartyPO Box 1606Eugene OR 97440 Lastly, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know there are petitions coming in the mail. Thanks so much for your support!
Meetup this Thursday, 26 July, in Eugene outside at the Wayward Lamb Pub at 150 W Broadway. Swing by between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and add your signature to those petitions! You can find Jill's statement here. Call or text Trisha at 541-337-6786 for info on this meetup and all our 2016 Green Party Candidates.
Meetup Wedneday, 3 August at the Salem Wednesday Market starting at 10 a.m. You can find Jill's statement here. Call or text our Salem Chapter point person Byron Harmon at (503) 689-5466 for info on this meetup and our 2016 Green Party Candidates.
A Nominating Convention for the Pacific Green Party has been re-scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14, in Portland's Woodstock Public Library 6008 SE 49th Ave from noon until 4 p.m. We have a tentative agenda, click read more for details. Continue reading
Visit Salon and read some good coverage of this important endorsement.