GP Acts: Thx pres cands McKinney & Clemente, congrats; etc..

GP Acts: Thx pres cands McKinney & Clemente, congrats; etc..
GP RELEASE Greens thank pres. candidates McKinney & Clemente, congratulate Obama on historic win
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org
Greens thank national candidates Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, congratulate Barack Obama on his historic White House victory
WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States thanked Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green candidates for President and Vice President, for their strong national campaign in the 2008 election.
The party also congratulated Barack Obama on his election to the White House today, and celebrated the election of America’s first African American President.
"Even though we competed with Sen. Obama for votes in the presidential race, we’re thrilled that voters have elected an African American President, something unimaginable a generation ago.  We’re just as thrilled that our own presidential ticket — Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente are two women of African descent, and Ms. Clemente is Black Puerto Rican — represented the voices of so many Americans who’ve been shut out of the system," said Clyde Shabazz, Green candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 14th District.
Greens noted that voters expressed a mandate for change in the hope that President-elect Obama would follow through on his pledge of "Change We Can Believe In" and reverse the dangerous direction that the country has taken.
"Voters who were motivated by Barack Obama’s message of change will now have to fight if they really want change to take place during the next four years," said Jill Bussiere, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.  "Rosa Clemente, our candidate for Vice President, talked about the Green Party’s ‘imperative’ throughout the campaign.  The Green Imperative will move forward during the Obama Administration, as people demand that change be more than a campaign slogan."
MORE INFORMATION
Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN
Fax 202-319-7193
• Green candidate database for 2008 and other campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml
• Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
• Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers
• Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections
• 2008 Green candidates to watch http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/candidate-news.php
Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente ‘Power to the People’ Campaign for the White House
http://www.runcynthiarun.org
http://votetruth08.com
http://www.rosaclemente.com
 
DC RELEASE Statehood Greens to Dems: Use your new power, make DC a STATE
THE DC STATEHOOD GREEN PARTY
http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org
For immediate release:
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Contact:
Scott McLarty, DC Statehood Green Party Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
DC Statehood Greens to Democrats: Use your new power in Congress and the White House to grant DC statehood
• DC statehood can be enacted by a simple majority, without an amendment to the Constitution
• No reason to seek the ‘DC Vote’ (one voting seat in the US House) when DC statehood will afford full representation (two Senators, one Rep) and increase Democrats’ power
WASHINGTON, DC — In the wake of an election giving Democrats strong control over both houses of Congress, the DC Statehood Green Party challenged the next Congress and President-elect Barack Obama to grant statehood to the District of Columbia.
"Democrats in the US House and Senate now have the power to make DC a state," said TE Smith, native Washingtonian, Vietnam veteran, and DC Statehood Green activist.  "Democrats would increase their own numbers in Congress, because the new state would have two Senators and one Representative, and these seats would be occupied by Democrats.  The new Congress can enact statehood for the District through legislation requiring a simple majority, and without changing the US Constitution."
Statehood Greens called on Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and DC Vote, who have promoted legislation giving the District a single voting seat in the House, to support the call for statehood.
"Why only seek ‘DC voting rights,’ which would give DC one vote, when Democrats in Congress can give us full statehood and three new voting seats?" asked Mr. Smith.  "Statehood would give us more than representation — it would give us freedom from control over the District’s legislation, policies, and finances by Congress and the White House.  We’d get the same rights and responsibilities that all other Americans have."
DC Statehood Green Party leaders stressed that Congress could grant statehood to the District through legislation passed by a simple majority, without having to amend the US Constitution, which requires ratification by two thirds of the states.
Congress would pass a bill altering the borders of the constitutionally mandated federal enclave, reducing it to the federal properties (land occupied by the White House, Capitol, Supreme Court building, Mall, etc., analogous to federal properties in many states).  Statehood Greens noted the precedent for redrawing the District’s border: in 1846, Congress gave Alexandria, originally part of DC, to Virginia.
The bill would be enacted with at least 51% of the vote in Congress.  DC residents would then vote on whether to ask Congress for statehood or some other option.  (Poll results have shown that DC residents strongly favor statehood.)  After this vote, Congress would vote to admit the new state to the union, by a simple majority — as it admitted all other states after the initial thirteen that founded the United States of America.
"Statehood for DC is part of the unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement.  We can fulfill the centuries-old dream of statehood, but we’ll need the voices of everyone in District, including DC Vote and Ms. Norton, to demand that Congress give us our full constitutional rights, equality, and democratic self-government," said Joyce Robinson Paul, Statehood Green candidate US Statehood Representative in the 2008 election (http://www.statehood4dc.com/jrpaul/home).  (The DC Statehood Green Party prefers to call the District’s ‘Shadow’ congressional seats ‘US Statehood Representative’ and ‘US Statehood Senator.’)
Statehood Green leaders said that statehood for DC would be permanent and irreversible, while Congress would always have the power to rescind Del. Norton’s DC vote plan.  Statehood Greens also warned that, if challenged in court, the DC vote bill may be overturned, since the US Constitution provides for voting seats in Congress solely to states (Article 1, Section 2).
A decision by the US District Court for DC in 2000 (Adams v. Clinton) held that "the Constitution does not contemplate that the District may serve as a state for purposes of the apportionment of congressional representatives."  According to this and other court opinions, only a constitutional amendment will allow the District one or more voting seats in Congress — unless DC is granted statehood.
MORE INFORMATION
DC Statehood Green Party  http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org
"Statehood Greens criticize Del. Norton and her fellow Democrats for omitting DC statehood from the 2008 Democratic platform draft"
DC Statehood Green press release, August 20, 2008
http://www.gp.org/press/pr-state.php?ID=93
"Talking Points, Quotes on DC Voting Rights Bill, DC Statehood, and Democracy"
DC Statehood Green press release, March 22, 2007
http://www.gp.org/press/states/dc/dc_2007_03_22.shtml
 
DC Statehood Green Party monthly meeting: TONIGHT at UDC
DC Statehood Green Party General Assembly Meeting
Thursday, November 6, 2007 (tonight)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly general meeting of the DC Statehood Green Party, Thursday, June 5, 7:00 pm at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), near the Van Ness Metro Stop (Red Line), Building 39, second floor, probably room 203 (but check for signs posted in the building in case the room changes).
If you enter campus from the main entrance on Connecticut Avenue, Building 39 is the wing of the main building on your left.
On the agenda: 2008 election wrap-up; nominations for election of the new DC Statehood Green Party steering committee and delegates to the Green Party’s National Committee.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend; all registered members of the party may vote in party decisions and elections.  More information about the party: http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org
CONGRATULATIONS and thanks to our DC Statehood Green candidates for partisan office and for Advisory Neighborhood Commission for representing us in the 2008 election, and to Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, our presidential ticket!
*  *  *  *  *
The D.C. Statehood Green Party  http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org
Join the DC Statehood Green discussion & news list:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dcsgp
Join the list to receive press releases and important party announcements:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dcstatehoodgreennews
Advertisements

About reality

Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
This entry was posted in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s