ILGP will hold a State Membership Meeting on March 2 on the outskirts of Carbondale. All members are encouraged to attend! Business for the Weekend Annual officer elections will occur at the meeting. As of this time, due to potential bylaws changes at the meeting, we are not certain which offices will be up. It […]
An objection against LeAlan Jones, the Green Party candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, was dropped this week, clearing the way for Jones to appear on the ballot in the April 9, 2013, Special Election for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former House seat. For more information about the campaign, visit lealanforcongress.org.
ILGP Recognized Candidates for Office in 2013 Elections LeAlan Jones for Congress, 2nd District (special election)* Jessica Bradshaw for Carbondale City Council Sandy Lezon for Warrenville Library Board Frank Wedig for Dorr Township Trustee* Rita Maniotis for Morton High School District 201 Board (Cicero, Berwyn) Bruce Samuels for Oak Park Library Board (i) Chuck Dieringer […]
BREAKING NEWS: LEALAN JONES AND THE ILLINOIS GREEN PARTY HAVE WON THEIR FEDERAL LAWSUIT! DOWNLOAD THE PETITION HERE! —————————– On December 8, a caucus of Illinois Green Party members residing in the 2nd Congressional District endorsed LeAlan Jones to be the party’s candidate in the Special Election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. Subsequently, Jones and […]
Jones v McGuffage – The Basic Participants On December 18, LeAlan Jones, Dave Sacks, and the Illinois Green Party filed suit in federal district court, charging that the statutory requirements to run as a candidate of a “new party” in the Special Election in the 2nd Congressional District are so difficult as to violate the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 22, 2012 GREEN PARTY LEADERS SLAM PROPOSED PENSION AMENDMENT, CALL ON WORKERS TO ABANDON ANTI-LABOR DEMOCRATS AND SUPPORT GREENS Illinois Green Party leaders and candidates called out the state’s Democratic leadership, urging voters to reject Proposed Amendment 5.1 to the Illinois Constitution and to hold legislators responsible for undermining […]
Watch the only debate where the top six presidential candidates, including Green Party nominee Jill Stein, were invited to participate. The debate, sponsored by Free & Equal, takes place in Chicago, October 23, 8 p.m. To watch online, RSVP now at Free & Equal, freeandequal.org.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein visited with Chicago teachers and supporters on Wednesday, September 12 at a support event in Lincoln Square, and then joined Chicago Teachers Union picket lines at Amundsen High School and Lane Tech College Prep the morning of Thursday, September 13. Green Party candidate for 5th Congress Nancy Wade has […]
We have received several questions about the listing of Green candidates on the ballot this November. This will, hopefully, answer all of the questions we can: The ballot for my city/county shows Jill Stein and Howie Hawkins as the Green Party candidates for President and Vice-President. But isn’t Cheri Honkala the Vice-Presidential candidate? Yes, Cheri […]
Genevieve Houghton, a founding member of the Illinois Green Party, and an original Freedom Rider, passed away in Carbondale on October 2. She was 80. In 1960, Genevieve became field secretary of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). CORE was the organization which organized the Freedom Rides, where multiracial groups of passengers would ride public transportation […]