March 3, 2014
Next Quarterly Meeting – April 12, 2014
Filing period for candidates ends today. The Green Party of Arkansas has nominated Josh Drake for Governor, Mark Swaney for U S Senate, as well as two candidates for county office. The next quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday April 12 at noon at the downtown Little Rock library.
February 11, 2014
Nominating convention – February 15
Due to the weather last Saturday, the convention was postponed for one week. We will hold our convention this coming Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the same place and time as before, that is at the Painter’s Union Hall, 10112 Chicot Road, Little Rock at 12 Noon. See you then.
January 26, 2014
Nominating Convention February 8th
Painter’s Union Hall in Little Rock
The Green Party of Arkansas will hold its fifth nominating convention at Noon on Saturday February 8th at the Painter’s Union Hall in Little Rock. The address is 10112 Chicot Road in Southwest Little Rock. The GPA will nominate all candidates for the 2014 general election to be held in November 2014. All candidates must attend to be nominated.
December 7, 2013
Notice to all prospective Green Party Candidates
The Green Party of Arkansas will hold its 5th Nominating Convention on Saturday February 8th in Little Rock at a place to be determined. Check this website for information on the location. The Green Party of Arkansas has set new filing fees for candidates. See them below, all filing fees must be paid at the time of the convention. Notice especially that fees will increase for candidates who have not contacted the Green Party of Arkansas at least ten days before the convention.
Green Party of Arkansas filing fees, 2014 election
Former fees for all Federal offices – $500.00;
New fee for Congressional Representative – $300.00, Senate candidates, $500.00
Former fee for all state level offices, not including Governor, $100.00, Governor’s candidate – $500.00.
New fee for state offices, not including Governor, $50.00, Governor’s candidate – $500.00.
Former fee for county office – $100.00, new fee, $50.00
Green Party of Arkansas late filing fees, 2014 election
All federal offices – $600.00
All state offices – $300.00
All county offices – $200.00
November 23, 2013
The Green Party of Arkansas
Announces Candidates for Governor and U S Senate
For Josh Drake Governor Campaign – email@example.com 501-282-9356
For Mark Swaney U S Senate Campaign – firstname.lastname@example.org 501-666-0620
Mark Swaney for U S Senate
P.O. Box 569
Fayetteville, AR 72702
The Green Party of Arkansas, the only progressive political party in Arkansas, today announces candidates for Governor and U. S. Senate. Josh Drake, Hot Springs attorney will campaign for the nomination for governor and Mark Swaney of Huntsville will campaign for the nomination for U. S. Senate. Both men are long time Green Party activists and former candidates for the Green Party, and each promises a lively campaign. The Green Party of Arkansas will hold its nominating convention on February 8th in Little Rock at a place to be determined and soon to be announced. All other prospective candidates for Green Party are urged to contact the Green Party immediately.
Each candidate plans to emphasize social justice and environmental responsibility in their campaigns.
11-6-13 GREEN PARTY MAKES BALLOT FOR 2014!
Green Party of Arkansas Nominating Convention February 8, 2014
The Green Party of Arkansas will hold its nominating convention for the 2014 general election on Saturday February the 8th in Little Rock Arkansas at a location to be announced. The GPA ballot access drive is continuing and is on schedule to meet the goal of obtaining full ballot status in 2014. Therefore GPA is going ahead with plans for its convention. All those persons who are interested in being candidates for office on the Green Party ballot line in November 2014 are urged to contact Mark Swaney at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Green Party of Arkansas Begins Ballot Access Drive
GPA has started its 5th successful ballot access drive. The drive began on July 25th, 2013 and will continue until October 22nd, 2013. During the 90 day period, the Green Party must gather the names of 10,000 valid voters in order to qualify for full ballot status according to state law. However, to be sure that there are 10,00 valid signatures, GPA will have to collect more than 10,000 raw (unchecked) signatures. Without full ballot status, no Green candidates can appear on the ballot in Arkansas for voters to consider. To date GPA has collected over 2,000 signatures. GPA needs your help! If you are willing to be a volunteer petitioner, please contact Mark Swaney at firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Green Party of Arkansas has fielded candidates in each of the last four elections at all levels – federal, state, and local. The Party is being required to collect signatures constantly because of a state law that requires that to maintain ballot status, the party’s candidate for either Governor or President must receive at least 3% percent of the vote. If you are a Green voter, please be sure to vote for the Green Party candidate for governor in the election in November of 2014. Doing so increases the chances that the Green Party will not have to again use scarce resources to be back on the ballot in 2016.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GREEN PARTY OF ARKANSAS SUPPORTS ACLU LAWSUIT
April 18, 2013
For more information contact: Rebekah Kennedy 479-879-8223
The Green Party of Arkansas supports the lawsuit filed Tuesday April 16 by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which seeks to overturn the recently passed bills in the Arkansas legislature that outlaw abortions as early as the beginning of the 12th week of pregnancy. The Green Party of Arkansas (GPA)is a pro-choice political organization, as is the Green Party of the United States, with which the GPA is affiliated. GPA is confident that the ACLU lawsuit will succeed in striking down the new law in Arkansas, as it is clearly unconstitutional, violating as it does the Roe Vs Wade decision of 1973.
The Roe Vs Wade decision is based on the finding of the Supreme Court that the U S Constitution’s guarantee of liberty includes a woman’s right to privacy, and that right protects her from government interference in decisions about her family and her own health. Those who would reverse the decision would do irreparable harm to the freedom of every American by nullifying our right to be free from government interference in our most private decisions. The GPA applauds the ACLU and the plaintiffs, Dr. Louis Jerry Edwards, and Dr. Tom Tvedten for having the courage to stand up to the legislators who enacted this legislation. The GPA also expresses its disappointment and disapproval of every legislator who voted to pass the challenged bills.