Join us for the Fall Membership Meeting of the Illinois Green Party! The highest decision-making body of the Illinois Green Party is its membership – and we gather periodically at statewide membership meetings to strategize and set our direction. As we look forward to 2014 – a gubernatorial and U.S. Senate election year, among other […]
The next Illinois Green Party state membership meeting will take place on Saturday, October 19, in U.E. Hall, 37 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago. All current members, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Green Party or its candidates, are invited and encouraged to attend.
Congressional candidate Nancy Wade (5th district) issued a firm statement on where she stands on Syria, and called out her opponent, Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley, for “trying to decide which way the wind is blowing before he commits his vote.”
Now is the time for Greens who have thought about running for office to be consulting with spouses, partners, family and friends – and making the decision to step forward. Now is the time for Greens who know of other good prospective candidates to have conversations with them, and popping the question: “Have you ever thought about joining the Green Party and running as a Green?”
The Green Party of the United States opposes threats by the Obama Administration to launch an attack on Syria and said that an order to attack would be a serious abuse of presidential power, noting that accusations that the Assad regime has used deadly nerve gas against rebellious civilians have been contradicted by numerous reports in foreign media.
We can only challenge that agenda if we have qualified candidates willing and able to run competitive campaigns for office – as well as campaign managers, fundraisers, treasurers and other volunteers. Now is the time for people who want to gain experience working on a campaign to step forward and let us know of your interest.
I hear from time to time, “Why are you running against Quigley? He’s one of the better Democrats.” To begin with, the expression “better” Democrats is debatable when all of them are answerable to their corporate donors before anyone else. However, if we accept for the sake of discussion that there are “better” Democrats, is […]
July 8, 2013: Rich Whitney, IL Green Party chairperson, along with Dr. William Barclay testify about the need for a financial transactions tax (H.B. 1554). Whitney speaks at about 01:43:00 in the video.
Please submit Green events by emailing Vice Chair Samantha Rocknowski at email@example.com. Be sure to include the date, time, location with address, short description, any relevant website(s), and a contact for the event.
While most of Tuesday’s elections were officially nonpartisan, Illinois Green Party members competed in elections across the state, with five candidates winning their races, based on unofficial results. If these wins hold, the ILGP’s number of officeholders statewide would grow to 10. The big win of the night belongs to Green Party member Jessica Bradshaw, […]