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Two more Green Party candidates join the Green Team 2017 roster

Green Team 2017 is beginning to shape up nicely for this year’s citywide elections. Two more candidates were registered with the NYC and NYS Boards Of Election yesterday: Julia Willebrand for NYC Comptroller and Florindo Troncelliti for Council District 7 in Manhattan.

Here is the GT2017 roster as it now stands:

  • Julia Willebrand, NYC Comptroller
  • James Lane, NYC Public Advocate
  • Hank Bardel, Staten Island Borough President
  • Florindo Troncelliti, Council District 7, Manhattan
  • Carl Lundgren, Council District 18, Bronx

We’ll be announcing more candidates in the next week or two. Petitioning to get our candidates on the ballot begins Tuesday, June 6th.

Green Team 2017 is the working name for the Green Team Committee, registered with the NYS Board of Elections as a multi-candidate committee. Although there are other Green Party candidates running, the Green Team promotes and serves as an authorized or unauthorized campaign committee for those candidates who choose to work with us. Because the NYC Campaign Finance Board requires that citywide and council candidates establish individual, authorized committees, the Green Team will be offering other candidate services this year. We are independent of the Green Party of New York State. To see a list of other Green Party candidates running in NY this year, visit




Green Party nominates candidate for CD11 special election

James_LaneCongratulations to James Lane, who was nominated by the Green Party of New York State to run as the candidate in the upcoming special election for the open seat in the 11th Congressional District.

Lane was the GP candidate for NYC Public Advocate in 2013, receiving 6,072 votes, beating out all other alternative party candidates. He’s a long time Green, and has served on the State Committee of GPNYS.

The open seat in CD11 is a result of the resignation of Republican Michael Grimm who pled guilty to tax evasion. Grimm had just been re-elected this past November. He was challenged by Green Party candidate Hank Bardel.

The special election will be held on Tuesday May 5th, 2015. The Certificate of Nomination had to be filed by Monday, March 2nd.

Besides Lane, Richmond County DA Dan Donovan has been nominated by the Republican Party, and NYC Council Member Vincent Gentile has been nominated by the Democratic Party.


The most controversial issue to be addressed in this campaign will be the continuing questions surrounding the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, and the failure of the grand jury to indict him. Also at issue is the failure of Richmond County DA, Dan Donovan, to file any charges against Pantaleo. Donovan is also being petitioned to release transcripts of the grand jury decision.

In addition,  Lane will address issues surrounding the stalled clean up efforts by NYC in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and delays by FEMA in compensating victims and providing loans for small businesses.

Find us on the ballot

The BOE has done an incredibly poor job with the design of this year’s ballot and a great disservice to those voters who want to choose an alternative to the corporate parties. Gone are the row letters or numbers, and party symbols that made it easy for voters to find their candidates, and the days when you would let voters know they could “Vote Row ‘X'” if they wanted to vote the party line. To make it worse, the BOE has placed the candidates for non-ballot status parties in and among the same columns as the ballot status parties…with the exception of (surprise, surprise) the Democratic and Republican Party columns. This is going to result in many overvotes as voters fill in more than one box in the same column, thinking they’re voting for candidates of the same party. Those votes will be lost. This is a serious problem with the electronic scanners that are now used in NYC elections. Overvoting was not possible on the lever machines because only one lever at a time could be pulled down. Advantage: Duopoly.

In order to help you find the Green Party line and our candidates on the ballot, we offer the following guide. Read the rest of this entry

They Say “Shutdown”; We Say “Long Live the Green New Deal”! The Green Team 2013 Press Conference: Presenting a Fresh Alternative

Media Advisory                        For Immediate Release

October 26, 2013            Contact: Tom Siracuse at 212-874-2154 or
James Lane at 917-865 2591

They Say “Shutdown”; We Say “Long Live the Green New Deal”!
The Green Team 2013 Press Conference: Presenting a Fresh Alternative

What: Press conference introducing the Green Team 2013

Who: The Green Team 2013, a group of candidates currently running for office in New York City under the Green Party of New York State banner

When: Sunday, October 27th, 2013, 12:30 PM

Where: In front of City Hall, 260 Broadway, Manhattan

Summary: A historic occasion will occur in New York City this Sunday afternoon: a group of public servants who cannot be bought, and who have real solutions to offer the people of New York, will gather at City Hall to present their joint program.

The recent government shutdown in Washington did not surprise the Greens. Both sides are acting irresponsibly. The Greens instead offer a plan – a Green New Deal – to help working people, not the banks; the beleaguered soldier, not the Pentagon; the children of our future, not ExxonMobil.

The team’s three citywide candidates for office ‒ mayoral candidate Anthony Gronowicz, comptroller candidate Julia Willebrand and Public Advocate candidate James Lane ‒ along with several New York City Council candidates ‒ will present their ideas to the media and the public. For those bored with the hollow public spectacle of de Blasio vs. Lhota, the Greens offer something quite unusual: a dose of truth. Read the rest of this entry

Public Advocate and Comptroller Forum on Public Libraries

Green Party candidate for NYC Public Advocate, James Lane, will be a participant in the forum below presented by Citizens Defending Libraries. Hope to see you there:


Wednesday, September 4th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, seating begins 9:30 a.m., first come first serve.
The Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway, New York City 10032
A, C or 1 subway to 168th Street, half block south of subway stop, just past Dallas BBQ

Moderator: Roy Paul, Journalist, Commentator, and Analyst

Public Advocate Candidates invited:
* Cathy Guerriero (D)
* Tish James (D)
* James Lane (G)
* Reshma Saujani (D)
* Daniel Squadron (D)
* Sidique Wai (D)

Comptroller Candidates invited:
* John Burnett (R)
* Eliot Spitzer (D)
* Scott Stringer (D)

Sponsors: Citizens Defending Libraries, The Committee to Save The New York Public Library, The Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, Zead Ramadan, Chairman of the Board, Ilyasah Shabazz, The Harlem Historical Society, and Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NAACP

Green Team 2013 Candidate Information


“Like”, “Follow”, and learn more about our Green Team 2013 candidates at the links below:

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