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The Most, “Occupy”, Candidate Announced So Far: Tony Gronowicz for Mayor of NY City

8:23 am in Uncategorized by green_socialist_candidates

Spread the word. Tony Gronowicz (G) is running for mayor of NY city 2013.  New York City of course being the birth-place of Occupy.

When he ran for U.S. House earlier this year, he condensed his platform into four points:
1.   A New Deal, WPA -like program that offers a living wage and full employment through public works.

2.   Affordable Housing for NY City residents.

3.   Health care for all

4.   Free College (similar to the CityUniversity from 1847 to 1975)

Tony has a PHD in political science and is an award winning college professor. He agrees with the platform of the New Progressive Alliance. http://newprogs.org/unified-progressive-platform-ratified

To help: http://www.facebook.com/GronowiczForCongress?ref=ts&fref=ts

Now is the Time to Encourage More, “Occupy”, Campaigns: Michael Fulks (OK-2) & Joseph Diaferia (NY-16)

10:14 am in Uncategorized by green_socialist_candidates

There are a couple campaigns that are not yet official, but could be if some amount of public enthusiasm arrives.
Both potential candidates have platforms nearly identical to the New Progressive Alliance’s Unified Progressive Platform: http://newprogs.org/unified-progressive-platform-ratified

Michael Fulks (OK-2) (I) championed a 4.3% as an Independent running for U.S House this year.  This in one of the most restrictive ballot access states.  As this one of the highest percentages for an alternative U.S. House candidate, he is considering another more organized run for U.S. House, 2014. Voice your enthusiasm here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-G-Fulks-for-US-Congress/264576840226955?ref=ts&fref=ts

Joseph Diaferia (NY-16) (G) similarly ran for U.S. House this year.  He will be running for public office again for 2014. He has not made up his mind yet for which one.  You can contribute to the discussion here:
http://www.facebook.com/VoteDiaferia?fref=ts

The Bradshaw Family, Progressive Champions of Carbondale IL, Jessica-City Council & Paula-U.S. House (CD-12)

10:39 am in Uncategorized by green_socialist_candidates

Jessica Bradshaw (G) is running for a Spring City Council Election in Carbondale, IL. Jessica is a local activist who has been involved in the Compassionate Cities movement and the Non-Violent Carbondale organization. She has been a board member of her Northwest Carbondale Neighborhood Association and is currently the chair of the City Human Relations Commission.

Making Carbondale more accessible is one of her top priorities. She wants to direct effort to make the city more more pedestrian-, bicyclist-, and handicapped-friendly. She wants use her love of the city and her knowledge of Land Use Planning to create a more sustainable and liveable city. She would achieve this through:
-Repairing sidewalks and installing more traffic signals and crosswalks.
-Analyzing the City’s greenhouse gas emissions, in order to meet the “Cool Cities Initiative” targets.
- and much more

To help: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Bradshaw-for-Carbondale-City-Council/126452204088134
An older site: http://bradshaw4council.wordpress.com/


Paula Bradshaw
(IL-12) (G) ran one of the most successful alternative campaigns for U.S. House this year.  Up against both major parties, she managed to get into the debates and pull off 5.6%.  She is running for again for U.S. House.  From her blog, “THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT! Can’t wait for 2014!”

Paula strongly distinguished herself from her district opponents, she calls for:
-Reversing the attacks on the Bill of Rights, starting with repealing the PATRIOT Act, and then taking on the Military Commissions Act, the Homegrown Terrorism Act, the Protect America Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act.

-Creating a carbon-free AND nuclear-free energy and transportation system. Not only can it be done – it MUST be done, and doing so will put millions of workers to work.

- Supporting a single-payer system like the one existing in Canada. Specifically, the Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act (HR 676), establishing a single authority responsible for paying for health care for all Americans.

- Emphasizing that the Defense Department must focus on actual defense, not domination of other nations. Then, according to Bradshaw, we could easily reduce the $700 billion-plus spent of the military by 50 percent, or more. And we would be a safer nation for it.
- These among many other stances listed on her website.

Like her campaign page and donate if you would like:
http://bradshaw4congress.org/
http://www.facebook.com/Bradshaw4Congress?ref=ts

Second Chance in Texas, Maria Selva Running for State Senate (CD-6)

12:20 pm in Uncategorized by green_socialist_candidates

Maria Selva (G) is running for a special Texas state senate election (CD-6). Democrat winner Mario Gallegos died within days of the 2012 election. The special election to fill the seat is presumed to take place Jan. 22nd-26th. Results of the election may not be known till March of next year.

Maria seeks to tackle issues surrounding the keystone XL pipeline and fracking. She also stands for a citizen’s review board with subpoena powers, single payer programs, allowing the blocked expanded Medicare funds to come through, and increased governmental regulation of GMOs and water contaminants.

To help: http://www.newmenu.org/mariaselva
Look forward to an upcoming NationBuilder website dedicated to her campaign.

Rochester NY’s Progressive Option: Drew Langdon

1:21 pm in Uncategorized by green_socialist_candidates

An announcement of a completely grass-roots campaign for Rochester, NY City Council. Drew Langdon (G) previously ran for state assembly.  His campaign is receiving some attention in Green Youth circles, but word hasn’t spread far beyond.

As this is a 2013 election, campaign preparation are in very beginning stages.   In previous campaigns, Drew has called  for an end to evictions & foreclosures of City residents and has stood for citizen-controlled participatory budgeting.  He has a passion for the environment and also stands for a change to large-scale organic, urban permaculture and agriculture.

Drew Langdon has just begun fund-raising efforts here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/1121449003
To visit his old site for state assembly (which may be updated soon): http://drewlangdon.org/
To like his Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/VoteDrewLangdon?ref=ts&fref=ts