Green Party Election Results 2014 Summary

logo-of-the-gpusa_square_weblogo_0.png   The Green Party made several advances in the 2014 general election on November 4, with Green candidates winning 27 seats and ballot lines held for most state Green Parties.

The most closely watched Green races were in Richmond, California, where outgoing Mayor Gayle McLaughlin overcame a $3-million campaign by Chevron to defeat her slate, and New York, where Howie Hawkins challenged incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

"We thank and congratulate all our candidates for running this year and helping the Green Party grow," said Starlene Rankin, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. Click here to read the full Green Party 2014 election result press release.
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Wyden pushes water, logging bills

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Read the article in Eugene Register Guard about Senator Merkley's gift to the timber industry. In the 1980's it's agreed by most forest biologists not funded by the logging industry, that there was mass over-cutting of the forests in the Pacific Northwest. This O&C clear cutting bill is a gift to the timber industry at the cost of the people, clean water, air, biodiversity and long term economic health.

The good Senator also supports building the Jordan Cove LNG terminal.

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Pacific Green Party Celebrates Victories

Pacific Green Party

www.pacificgreens.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 4, 2014

CONTACT:  Blair Bobier at 503.559.6176 or blairbobier@hotmail.com

 

PACIFIC GREEN PARTY CELEBRATES VICTORIES

Measure 90 Fails while 91 Succeeds

First Green Judge Elected

          The Pacific Green Party of Oregon, long at the forefront of social change, is celebrating the beginning of the end of cannabis Prohibition, as well as the resounding rejection of the billionaire-backed top two ballot measure.  Greens are also celebrating the re-election of multi-term Corvallis City Councilor Mike Beilstein and the first election of a Green judge in the history of the state (we think).

            Referring to the defeat of Measure 90 and the passage of Measure 91, party spokesperson Blair Bobier said “more Oregonians agree with the policies and philosophy of the Green Party than any other party.  And now that top two has been rejected overwhelmingly for the second time, despite the millions of dollars behind it, we need to consider real changes to the election system, such as Instant Runoff Voting and public campaign financing.” 

Bobier added that “the Pacific Green Party will file a ballot initiative for Instant Runoff Voting for the 2016 election and I wouldn’t be surprised to see IRV legislation introduced in the upcoming session of the Oregon legislature.”

            One issue where the Greens stand out is opposition to war—in particular the undeclared, endless, illegal war being continually waged by both of the establishment parties.  U.S. Senate candidate Christina Lugo, who was, essentially, banned by organizations from debates and shunned or censored by the corporate media, took a markedly different position on the war than did either of her establishment party opponents.  Lugo said “Oregonians embrace peace and diplomacy. It is clear that we want a new direction toward peace and environmental restoration and away from violence and the politics of fear."

            In Benton County, Circuit Court Judge Matt Donohue was elected to his first full term as a Circuit Court Judge.  Judge Donohue took the bench during his previous term as an appointee of the governor.  This race, like all other judicial elections in the state, was non-partisan.  In Corvallis, multi-term Pacific Green Party city councilor Mike Beilstein was easily re-elected.

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We Need Your Help!

THIS IS THE WEEK TO WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OPPOSING MEASURE 90.

15 Days until the electionIf letters are received by publications after this week, the chance of them appearing in print diminish. For mid-valley folks, you can write to the GT at opinion@gtconnect.com.  The Eugene Weekly address is editor@eugeneweekly.com.  Write to whatever paper you can--The Oregonian, the Salem Statesman Journal, the Eugene Register Guard, etc.

Top Two is supported by billionaires.  The NO side is supported by YOU.

Resources: No On Measure 90   Save Oregon Demcoracy

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Measure 90: Dangerous and Deceptive

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Vote NO on Measure 90

Dangerous & Deceptive: Excellent guest viewpoint article in the Eugene Weekly by Pacific Green Party founder Blair Bobier.  Do add your comments to this online article.

Also, read here about the ENRON energy trader John Arnold who is spending $1.5 million on passing Measure 90. Manipulating energy markets was not enough, now the agenda is manipulating Oregon's elections!

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Vote YES on Measure 92 - GMO Right To Know!

2014_yes_on_92.jpg   As of October 11, Monsanto has donated more than $1.5 MILLION to defeate GMO labeling in Oregon! This November, Oregon could become the first state to pass a ballot initiative to require labeling for GMO foods. Show your support for labeling by adding your name on the Oregon Right To Know website.
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Vote YES on Measure 91 - Legalize Hemp and Marijuana

2014_vote_yes_on_91.png    Measure 91 will replace our failed approach of treating marijuana use as a crime with a strict system of legal regulation and taxation – and only for adults 21 and over. This will make a real, positive difference for Oregon and Oregonians.  For more information, please visit the Vote Yes On 91 website
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Vote YES on Measure 89 - Equal Rights Amendment

2014_vote_yes_on_89.JPG   Our constitution was written in 1859 at a time when women didn't have a right to vote, to own property, and often had little or no educational or vocational opportunities in life other than to be wives and mothers. Women are a majority of citizens in Oregon and 82% of all Oregonians support an Equal Rights Amendment.  It is time to bring the Oregon Constitution from the 19th century to the 21st century.  It is time to vote yes on Measure 89 to secure the rights of girls and women in Oregon for generations to come.  For more info, visit VoteERA website.
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Green Candidates interviewed on KBOO

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Click on links to hear interviews done recently on KBOO:

Alex Polikoff   Christina Lugo   Jason Levin   Mike Beilstein

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Demand OPB include ALL qualified candidates

OPB_Graphic.JPG   OPB sent a response to an inquiry regarding election debates indicating that they are considering NOT including EVERY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE for a given office.  We've sent them a letter in response, and are prepared to take legal action if they proceed scheduling a debate without including a qualified Pacific Green Party candidate.  Full text of letter below the fold.  Do take a moment to contact OPB and share your concerns.
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