North Carolina Green Party

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North Carolina Green Party
Chairperson Tony Ndedge and Jan Martell
Senate leader None
House leader None
Founded 2005[1]
Headquarters 7300 Walterboro Road, Charlotte, NC
Ideology Green Politics,
Progressivism,
Civil libertarianism,
Eco-socialism
Anticapitalism
Electoral Reform[2][3]
National affiliation Green Party
Colors Dark Green
Seats in the Upper House
0 / 50
Seats in the Lower House
0 / 120
Website
www.ncgreenparty.org

The North Carolina Green Party is a political party in the state of North Carolina, and the NC affiliate of the Green Party of the United States.[4] It has officially qualified in ballot access as of 27 March 2018, until next statewide election.[5][2][3] Since 2006, it has worked in collaboration with other organizations seeking to reform state election laws.[2]

The state party has five chapters; these are located in the Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle metropolitan areas and the Eastern and Western areas of the state.[6]

It is listed in The A to Z of the Green Movement, which was published in 2007.[7]

The party will run candidates in November, 2018. Accoording the party chairman, this will likely include candidates in state legislative and congressional races.[8]

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

The party ran a write-in campaign for former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney for U.S. president in 2008. As only 158 votes for McKinney were reported,[9] the party questioned the counting of the votes and if all were counted.[10]

In 2016, the party came close to gaining statewide ballot access, closer than the other six new parties, but still fell short of getting the required amount of signatures.[11] The party, in collaboration with the Stein/Baraka presidential campaign, helped garner more write-in votes for Jill Stein than any presidential write-in candidate has ever received in North Carolina.[12]

Local elections[edit]

In 2010, Richard Weir ran as a Green write-in candidate for the NC Senate in Pitt County[13]

In 2013, Michael Zytkow ran for the Charlotte City Council seat representing District 4 as an independent with the Green Party's endorsement. [14] Zytkow garnered 33% of the vote. [15]

On June 22, 2017, the Western chapter of the party endorsed Dee Williams for Asheville City Council[16]

Current issues[edit]

On August 18, 2017, the Party voiced support for removing Confederate monuments and statues of Robert E. Lee.,[17][18] in response to a recent Ku Klux Klan rally and counter protest in Durham[19] resulting in a General Lee statue being torn down by vandals.[20]

Personnel[edit]

The former chair of the party was Doug Stuber.[21][22] In 2000, Stuber ran Ralph Nader's Green Party presidential campaign.[23] As of 2017, the co-chairs for the party were Tony Ndege and Jan Martell.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporations". sosnc.gov. North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "HISTORIC BALLOT ACCESS BILL PASSES IN NORTH CAROLINA: GET THE GREEN PARTY ON THE BALLOT NOW!". North Carolina Green Party. 27 March 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Schwartz, Benji (22 August 2016). "Third parties in North Carolina fight for ballot access". Daily Tar Heel. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "State Parties". Green Party US. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Robertson, Gary (27 March 2018). "NC Green Party becomes latest official party". Burlington Times. 
  6. ^ a b "Contact and Officers". North Carolina Green Party. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  7. ^ The A to Z of the Green Movement by Miranda Schreurs, Elim Papadakis
  8. ^ NC's newest political party is Green. Here's what you need to know about it.
  9. ^ Winger, Richard (25 November 2008). "Presidential Vote Totals Chart Changes of November 25". ballot-access.org. Ballot Access News. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  10. ^ Independent Political Report - Ballot Access: North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from Green Party and Libertarian Party (press release)
  11. ^ Hesse, Dan (September 1, 2016). "Party crashers: The fight for the right to N.C. ballot access". Mountain Xpress. Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  12. ^ Winger, Richard (6 December 2016). "Jill Stein Sets New Record for a Write-in Presidential Candidate in North Carolina". ballot-access.org. Ballot Access News. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  13. ^ Interview with Green Party Candidate for NC Senate – Richard Weir
  14. ^ https://clclt.com/charlotte/famed-occupier-runs-for-city-council/Content?oid=3170738
  15. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Mecklenburg/48722/124204/Web01/en/summary.html
  16. ^ Western NC Green Party Endorses Dee Williams for Asheville City Council
  17. ^ "North Carolina Green Party Supports Durham Protesters, Removal Of Confederate Monuments and symbols". NC Green Party Website. 
  18. ^ "North Carolina Green Party Supports Durham Protesters, Removal Of Confederate Monuments". 
  19. ^ "Anti-hate protesters march in Durham, North Carolina, after KKK rally rumors". 
  20. ^ "Eight people charged for toppling Confederate statue in Durham as scores line up to confess". Washington Post. 
  21. ^ "Korea and Beyond". Lulu.com – via Google Books. 
  22. ^ Privacy Lost: How Technology Is Endangering Your Privacy, By David H. Holtzman - Page 221
  23. ^ Elliston, Jon (August 23, 2000). "Ballot Blues - Will North Carolina voters have the Nader option?". Indy Week. Retrieved May 5, 2018.