Six Powerhouse Greens Poised for Breakthrough!

Six Powerhouse Green Candidates Poised For Breakthrough!

The time has never been better for a Green breakthrough! And The Green Party of the United States Coordinated Campaign Committee has singled out 6 candidates that deserve your immediate support.

Please take a quick look at these 6 high powered, inspirational Green campaigns across the country. You can give all of them the boost they need with a single click of your mouse by making a contribution today to the Green Party campaign fund.

We are sending this request to every Green we know in the United States. Your donation, wherever you are from, can help these candidates in the home stretch. No donation is too small.

As you know, America is at the breaking point. A recent poll showed 50% of Americans consider themselves political independents! And the percent of Americans who identify as Democrats or Republicans have dropped to new all-time lows of 29% and 21% respectively.

That makes our platform more timely than ever. Greens are pioneering critical policies like strong local schools, municipal utilities, public banks, support for small businesses and worker cooperatives. We call for millions of jobs to achieve 100% clean renewable energy by 2030, Medicare for All, and requiring the wealthy few to pay their share of taxes.

By offering the solutions we need in our communities, these trailblazers are standing up for Americans being thrown under the bus everywhere by politics as usual. Your donation will help get the word out to the voters clamoring for what these candidates represent.

And most of these candidates are YOUNG! These are the fresh new faces that are bringing the Green Party to future voters in communities all across the country. Even if they are not running in your town or district, these are people who can continue to change the color of politics in America to Red, White, and Green! We all have a stake in their races.

The CCC will take the donations from this email and distribute them among the candidates.

But time is short. Election day for all 6 is November 3. Please Donate Now to support all of these candidates at the most critical final leg of their fight - which is our fight.

Together we're unstoppable.

Many thanks,

Cheri Honkala

2012 Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate

P.S. Because this is not a presidential election year, it's harder for these candidates to raise money. But these are the very races that have a huge impact on local quality of life. And these are the people who can move up into higher office over time. Please, be generous. Donate today. Every amount will help!

Election day is next week!                                                                                                           

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Frank Cetera, Common Council, 2nd District, Syracuse

The major issues in this race and in the city are poverty and crime. Frank's campaign is centered on the solutions, immediate and long term, to these crises, framing them through a values lens. Frank believes that the goal of city government should be to end poverty and guarantee a dignified life for all residents, with living wage jobs, fully funded schools and services and safe and healthy neighborhoods. The campaign has received media coverage from two of the local public radio stations, as well as published articles in local newspapers including the Syracuse New Times and CNY Latino. Frank has a long track record of community work and recognition.

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Kristin Combs, City Council, Philadelphia

Kristin Combs is fiercely committed to ensuring that every child has access to a meaningful public education. Kristin has seen firsthand the struggles that face our schools and communities. She was teaching at Vaux High School in North Philadelphia when it was closed in 2013 by the School Reform Commission, one of twenty-three Philadelphia schools that were closed. Kristin's experiences have led her to activism and politics. She believes that it's time to truly put the people first, above corporate interests and personal political gain. As a member of City Council who is not beholden to any political machine, Kristin will welcome the people’s movement for change into City Hall, where it belongs.

PlinioDeGoes_(3).jpgPlinio DeGoes, City Council, Cambridge, MA

Plinio’s campaign is focused on gentrification. Plinio is the only candidate calling for a moratorium on all new construction unless it is low income housing.  He is also calling for prioritizing locally-owned businesses over franchises and fighting sexual assault, in a community that is home to many colleges and universities, including Harvard and MIT.

med-rez_marnie_profile.pngMarnie Glickman, Dixie School Board, San Rafael, California

Long-time Green Party activist Marnie is a mother of three and civic leader committed to making a difference in the Dixie School District.  For more than twenty years, she has worked in the field of organizational development, building coalitions to solve community problems. Marnie has garnered an impressive list of prominent endorsements including the Marin Independent Journal, the Mayor of San Rafael, and several former school board members.


Screenshot-2015-05-19-at-10.23.51-PM-300x300.pngMolly O'Brien, State Representative 17th District, NJ General Assembly 

Molly has been working as a Paralegal since graduating from Rutgers in 2014. She has seen a great number of nonviolent offenders mistreated by the Courts and law enforcement officers, including those with serious addictions, behavioral health problems, or other disabilities. They are given jail time instead of the treatment they need. Molly has worked hard watching police video of motor vehicle stops and interrogations and listened to police radio transmissions transcribing what was said. This experience has led her to include improving community policing and ending racial profiling among her top issues.

Jeff_Staples.jpgJeff Staples, State Representative, 81st District, Virginia House of Delegates

A strong supporter of the Green Party for many years, Jeff has received the endorsement of the Chesapeake Bay Group Sierra Club.  A mechanic by day and environmental activist by night, Jeff is results driven and seeks to be a voice for working people and those who want a clean environment in which to live, work and play. He is also fighting to drive the corporate money out of Virginia Politics.


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