On July 14, Green Team 2016 filed designating petitions for 8 Green Party candidates running in NYC. Their petitions received no objections or challenges, so all will be on the Election Day ballot. Along with the two candidates for Congress who we filed back in April, plus two other candidates whom we’re supporting, we will have 12 candidates running in NYC, Nassau and Westchester Counties.
Here is the Green Team 2016 candidate roster:
- U.S. Congress
- Frank Francois, CD5 – Queens / Nassau County
- Henry Bardel, CD 11 – Staten Island / Brooklyn
- Daniel Vila, CD13 – Manhattan / Bronx
- NY State Senate
- Laurence Hirsh, SD9 – Nassau County
- Julia Willebrand, SD31 – Manhattan
- Carl Lundgren, SD34 – Bronx / Westchester County
- NY State Assembly
- Jeffery Peress, AD13 – Nassau County
- Patrick Dwyer, AD46 – Brooklyn
- Manny Cavaco, AD65 – Manhattan
- Donal Butterfield, AD73 – Manhattan
- Scott Hutchins, AD74 – Manhattan
- Daniel Zuger, AD85 – Bronx
For more information on each of the candidates, visit their pages on this site.
VOTE GREEN IN ’16
The Green Team Committee filed designating petitions for Congressional candidates Daniel Vila Rivera (CD13, Manhattan / Bronx) and Henry J. Bardel (CD11, Staten Island / Brooklyn) this past Thursday, April 14th, with the Board of Elections in NYC. We set up shop at the Stir Cafe next door to the BOE to collect, clean and bind the petition volumes and then submitted them to the BOE.
The cafe has a large dining room in the rear that is not utilized very often in the evenings, so it’s a great place to use as a central location to meet with the candidates and petitioning volunteers. As long as we make a purchase, the staff has no problem with us.
If all goes well with the petitions (so far, so good), Danny and Hank will appear on the November ballot.
In addition to Danny and Hank, petitions were filed in Albany for Green candidates Matt Funicello (CD21, Adirondack Region) and Frank Francois (CD5, Queens / Nassau).
Next up is the petitioning period for State Senate and State Assembly, beginning on June 7th.
Green Team 2016 (Green Team Committee) filed forms with the NY State Board of Elections today notifying them of the candidates we’ll be supporting this year. The next step will be to gather petition signatures in order to be placed on the ballot. Petitioning is set to begin on Tuesday, June 7th and filed from July 11—14.
The 2016 Green Team candidates are:
- Julia Willebrand, NY State Senate District 31 (Manhattan)
- Carl Lundgren, NY State Senate District 34 (Bronx/Westchester)
- Ann Eagan, NY State Assembly District 69 (Manhattan)
- Don Butterfield, NY State Assembly District 73 (Manhattan)
Green Team 2016 will also be assisting with the campaigns of Hank Bardel, US House District 11 (Staten Island/ Brooklyn), and Daniel Vila Rivera, US House District 13 (Manhattan/ Bronx). The petitioning period for Federal candidates begins on Tuesday, March 8th, and filed from April 11—14.
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.
Today’s featured article:
Hot off the press! Green Team 2014 Daily for 9/6/14 is out! http://paper.li/f-1398804968
Green Team 2014 congratulates the statewide slate that was nominated at the GPNYS Convention in Troy this afternoon. The entire slate consisting of candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General was nominated by acclimation.
Here is the slate:
Governor: Howie Hawkins
Howie was the GP candidate for Governor in 2010. With the nearly 60,000 votes he received in that election, GPNYS gained ballot status. Howie was the main organizer of a meeting in Massachusetts in the 1980s that led to the formation of the Green Party in the U.S. He’s a lifelong activist, Teamster, and driver for UPS.
Lt. Governor: Brian Jones
Brian is an educator who lives in Washington Heights. He’s been active in fighting for public education, getting rid of Common Core, and ending the privatization of education through charter schools.
Comptroller: Theresa Portelli
Theresa worked in civil service for 35 years in the South Bronx and in Albany. In 2013, she was the GP candidate for Mayor of Albany, receiving 5% of the vote. She served on the Albany school board and has counseled troubled, at risk youth in her long career.
Attorney General: Ramon Jimenez
A long time Bronx resident, Ramon is a successful lawyer with an office in the South Bronx. He’s also an ardent activist who has fought for,and is still fighting for the rights of the people, particularly those in disadvantaged neighborhoods. He was the Freedom Party candidate for Attorney General in 2010.
We believe this slate, along with our other local candidates for Congress, State Senate and State Assembly, has the potential to galvanize voters and build a truly independent and progressive coalition.
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:
PUBLIC ADVOCATE AND COMPTROLLER FORUM ON PUBLIC LIBRARIES!
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
Monday June 10th: “Meet the Candidates Forum” on Staten Island
Green Party candidates Tony Gronowicz (NYC Mayor) and Julia Willebrand (NYC Comptroller) will be on Staten Island Monday evening, June 10th, to participate in a “Meet the Candidates Forum” presented by The Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association. The forum will be held at the CYO (MIV) Community Center at Mount Lorreto, 6450 Hylan Blvd., starting at 7:30pm.