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: 

https://kvoa.com/news/2019/07/01/green-party-of-pima-county-sues-city-of-tucson/

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  • Eduardo Quintana
    commented 2019-07-04 07:58:56 -0700
    I don’t like this post because it is one-sided with a focus on the arguments from the city which are misleading. There are also factual errors in the story. The comments below represent my views and do not necessarily represent the views of the Pima County Green Party.
  • Eduardo Quintana
    commented 2019-07-03 15:11:27 -0700
    The City of Tucson (COT) admitted in court that the facts as presented by Pima County Green Party are not in dispute. Pima County Green Party (GPPC) recieved their petitions from the city, collected the required number of signatures and qualified for the ballot for two election cycles according to the language on the petitions. Then after only one election cycle, the COT disqualified GPPC. COT did not notify Greens when they were disqualified. Greens found out accidentally. Now the City says they mistakenly put in the wrong language on the petitions they gave to GPPC. City claims they can’t correct their mistake because there is not enough time, not enough money or can’t remedy their error because of this or that. Clearly, justice demands that GPPC not be penalized and instead be made whole and allowed to participate in the upcoming elections. The City cannot be allowed to prevail. This is an attack on Democracy that impacts everyone in Tucson. It is understandable that the Democratic Party mayor and Democratic Party council would prefer to maintain their political monopoly and not allow competition on the ballot from a party that supports the Sanctuary City Initiative and opposes Rosemont Mine which the city does not, but these kinds of manipulations are not legal. Everyone who signed the petitions to qualify the Pima County Green Party in the upcoming elections should call the Mayor’s office and demand that their signature be honored and the GPPC be put on the ballot. mayor1@tucsonaz.gov or phone: (520) 791-4201.