Will Arizona Green Party lose ballot access at the end of 2019?

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The article published on Sept 20, 2019 in AZCENTRAL, by Andrew Oxford iterates the challenges to maintaining Green Party ballot access for 2020 in Arizona.

"Greens in Arizona are scrambling to keep their status as a recognized political party in 2020 after state lawmakers moved up the deadline for them to submit tens of thousands of signatures.

The Greens and any other party aiming for recognized status must now file at least 31,686 signatures by Nov. 28, instead of the previous deadline that was in February — 70 days later.

The new deadline is one of the earliest of its kind in the country, according to Richard Winger, editor of the San Francisco-based newsletter Ballot Access News.

Losing 70 days to gather signatures has been a hardship, said Liana West, secretary of the Arizona Green Party.

"It makes us feel like we are being targeted," West said."

Read the full article here.

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Green Party candidates for Tucson mayor, council make November ballot

Congratulations to Green Party Candidates!

 

"With 102 write-in votes in this week's primary, Tucson's Green Party was able to successfully field candidates for mayor and three city council seats.

Four Green Party candidates each got enough party members to write-in their names to qualify for the ballot, city officials confirmed Thursday.

Green mayoral candidate Mike Cease and Ward 2 candidate William Peterson each had well over the minimum number of write-in votes to make the ballot.

Bissell had 11 write in votes, nine more than the 2 needed from Greens living in the ward. Smith had six write-in votes, three more than the minimum."

Full article from Tucson.com

 


Green Party of Pima County Victorious in Ballot Access Lawsuit Against City of Tucson


July 1, 2019 GPPC sues the City of Tucson - update

Green Party of Pima County sues city of Tucson

posted at 7:06pm on July 1, 2019

"TUCSON- The city of Tucson is facing a lawsuit from the Pima County Green Party. The lawsuit claims the Green Party of Pima County was illegally removed from the 2019 primary ballot.

On Monday, July 1 a hearing in Superior Court was held. The judge is set to decide in the next few days if the Green Party should be allowed on the 2019 ballot."

Read the whole article and watch the video: 

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Green Party of Pima County goes to court


Presidential candidate Dario Hunter in Phoenix June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 visit to Phoenix

Dario Hunter, Green Presidential candidate and member of the Youngstown, OH Bd. of Ed., visits Phoenix, AZ to talk about his plan to build a greener and fairer America as well as the strategy to grow the Green Party through the 2020 race and beyond.

(Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Phoenix Public Library.)

Biography
Dario Hunter was elected to the Youngstown Board of Education (Youngstown, OH) in 2015. In his time on the board, he has called attention to issues of financial mismanagement, curricular deficiencies, failures in special education and the democratic deficit caused by the state takeover. 

He has also been vocal and active in pushing for anti-fracking measures, speaking out against local corruption and defending the public’s right to know through his public records lawsuits and his local TV public affairs show, The Dario Hunter Show.

He currently serves as a Delegate to the Green Party National Committee and a member of the Green Party’s Peace Action Committee – both on behalf of the Lavender Caucus (the LGBTQIA caucus).

Ordained as a rabbi in 2012 by Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI), he serves as the Coordinator for Jewish Life and Intersectional Programming at the College of Wooster (Wooster, OH) and as rabbi at Ohev Tzedek - Shaarei Torah in Boardman, OH. He also serves as a volunteer rabbi at Ohio State Penitentiary. 

Hunter was raised in New Jersey by an African-American Christian mother and an Iranian Muslim father. He has previously practiced law in Canada and in Israel. His diverse background fuels his personal passion for outreach, interfaith dialogue, and increasing religious and cultural understanding.
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