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Indy Green Party 2014 results - Thank you to candidates & voters!

Thank you to Independent Green Party full slate of candidates 2014, and Independent Green Party voters. 

Indy Green Party with more women congressional candidates than two larger parties

Independent Green Party endorsee/nominees by district

1)Gail for Rail Parker  2.5% of final vote in three way race

2) John W.Smith Jr.*

3) Col Albert Burckhardt*

4)Justin Gandino-Saadein*

5) Doctor Ken Hildebrandt  1.1% in four way race

6) Elaine Hildebrandt 12% in three way race

7) Tareq Salahi*

8) Gerry Blais .5% in five way race

9) William Carr 25.1% in two way race

10) Dianne Blais .4% in five way race

11) Dr. Joseph Galdo Green Party 1% in four way race.

 

Janet Murphy U.S.Senate*

 

Audrey Clement Arlington School Board   33% in two way race.
6 nov 14 @ 8:25 am est          Comments

Indy Green Party 2014 full slate of candidate

Independent Green Party full slate of candidates 2014

Indy Green Party with more women congressional candidates than two larger parties

Independent Green Party endorsee/nominees by district 1)Gail for Rail Parker

2) John W.Smith Jr.*

3) Col Albert Burckhardt*

4)Justin Gandino-Saadein*

5) Doctor Ken Hildebrandt

6) Elaine Hildebrandt

7) Tareq Salahi*

8) Gerry Blais

9) William Carr

10) Dianne Blais

11) Dr. Joseph Galdo Green Party

 

Janet Murphy U.S.Senate*

 

Audrey Clement Arlington School Board

 

 Joseph P. Oddo, Independent Green Party state chairman.

contact: 703-351-1235

http://www.votejoinrun.us/

Joe Oddo Indy Green Party for More Trains, Less Traffic

Joe Oddo Indy Green Party Green New Deal eco jobs for economy. Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Rail jobss.

Joe Oddo Indy Green Party fiscally conservative, socially responsible.

Joe Oddo Indy Green Party more green candidates, less apathy.

Independent Green Party full slate of 2014 congressional candidates.

 

Independent Green Party endorsee/nominees

1) Gail for Rail Parker

2) John W. Smith Jr.

3) Justin Gandino-Saadein

4) Col. Albert Burckhardt

5) Dr. Ken Hildebrandt

6) Elaine Hildebrandt

7) Tareq Salahi

8) Gerry Blais

9) William Carr

10) Dianne Blais

11) Dr. Joseph Galdo

U.S. Senate Janet Murphy

 

Audrey Clement Arlington County School Board.

 

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1 nov 14 @ 10:43 am edt          Comments

Green Party for cutting taxpayer subsidies to big oil

GREEN PARTY

GREENS  PUBLISH OIL INDUSTRY SUBSIDY FIGURE, PUSH FOR DECOMMISSIONING ROLE FOR INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND

Green Yes, the Scottish Green Party's campaign for a Yes vote in the independence referendum, today (14 Sep) has published new figures which for the first time estimate the public subsidy behind big oil company profits.

The campaign has also published a detailed report by a leading oil finance author, showing the options an independent Scotland would have to position itself as a world leader in offshore decommissioning and publicly owned renewables.

The subsidy figure reveals that oil companies receive around £1billion worth of tax breaks from the UK Government every year - that's roughly £190 from every Scot.

Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow and Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:

"As Scotland debates its future, discussion over oil has tended to focus on extracting every last drop and burning it, when we know we simply can't afford to do that for economic and environmental reasons. What has also been overlooked is the huge subsidy we're all giving the big oil companies. Now that figure's out in the open we should consider the logic of continuing such massive tax breaks.

"Big oil companies are already throwing their weight around as the vote nears, and an independent Scotland should be prepared to stand up to that. If Scotland remains part of the UK we will struggle to assert control; with a Yes we can build a genuinely sustainable economy, reducing our reliance on a declining industry and instead growing the clean technology of the future."

(Ends)

£1bn subsidy figure explained:
www.scottishgreens.org.uk/oil-and-gas-taxation

We place the average tax break at around £1.15 billion per annum for the entire UK Continental Shelf. The Scottish proportion of this is approximately 90 per cent or roughly £1.05 billion per year. The 90:10 split is based on Scotland's geographical share and commonly used.

This total figure is an estimate based on a combination of Government and industry estimates but very limited data.

The Green Yes graphic includes illustrations of what £1 billion could deliver instead of subsidising oil industry profits: more renewables, childcare, 25,000 extra teachers, 28,000 extra nurses.

Green Yes Energy Independence briefing - report by Mika Minio-Paluello:
http://www.scottishgreens.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2014/09/Energy-independence-Green-Yes-briefing.pdf


Jason Rose
Head of Media
Scottish Greens

14 sep 14 @ 9:27 am edt          Comments

Rick Mullins Independent Green Party for State Senate 38th District

Rick Mullins is Independent Greens candidate in State Senate Special election.

"Rick Mullins is the positive solution for Virginia's State Senate in the 38th District special election."  said Carey Campbell, Independent Green Party state executive committee.  

"Rick Mullins is a successful businessman, husband, father, and grandfather. Rick Mullins brings the energy and optimism Virginia needs for new jobs. " Joseph P. Oddo, Independent Green Party State Chairman.  

"Rick Mullins is right. Healthcare for every Virginia must be a priority."  Gail for Rail Parker, Independent Green Party state Vice Chair.  

"Rick Mullins, The Independent Green Party is proud to endorse Rick Mullins for State Senate!"  Retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Fisher, Independent Green Party state central committee.  

"Rick Mullins will bring jobs to our community. Rick Mullins proves he is a job creator."  George R. "Tex" Wood.  Independent Green Party 9th Congressional District Chairman.    

 

Vote Rick Mullins August 19th for State Senate 38th District!  

 

 

 

  

18 aug 14 @ 9:08 pm edt          Comments

Green Party - Eco for the Economy key to success

ECO FOR THE ECONOMY MEANS SUCCESS 

WRITTEN BY

  • JuergenTrittin

    Jürgen Trittin, Green Party

    Former Chairman of the Green parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Juergen served 7 years as federal environment minister, current member of federal legislature

 

Complaints by European industry lobbyists’ is that energy costs are putting them at a “destructive” competitive disadvantage simply doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. Industry lobbyists will say either that the costs of labour are too high, or that their big problem is the price of energy. America’s historically low gas prices are at present the cause of yet more European moaning.

But it’s a lament that rarely holds up under examination of the facts. All too often, these complaints are part of a lobbying campaign that is essentially political. And when that’s not the case, we usually find there’s a lot of money at stake in industries that are reluctant to invest in adjusting to future challenges. And even when corporate leaders know that these investments are necessary, a majority of them still believe the cost should be paid by the taxpayer. That leads them to threaten using their deadliest weapon, the threat of job cuts and the relocation abroad of their factories and production operations.

The facts show how wrong they are. Energy costs account on average for less than 3% of gross production costs in Germany, whereas staffing costs account for about 20%. Even if you look at shares of gross value creation, the energy costs don’t exceed the 10% mark. Yet, industrial lobbies and trade associations continue to prophesy the end of the Western world.

“The real risks to competitiveness lie elsewhere. All of Europe is dependent on fossil fuel imports, and not just from Russia”

People, especially in Germany, like to hold the costs of the ambitious transformation of our energy system – theEnergiewende” – responsible for rising energy prices. This is mainly in relation to electricity prices, as oil is traded globally and the oil price for companies, say, in America is structured identically.

But the price of electricity for industry in countries like Germany has actually decreased in recent years. Electricity prices at the EEX energy exchange in Leipzig are now at their lowest point for eight years. This can be attributed mainly to the huge expansion of renewables, and also to the surplus of cheap coal-fired electricity, which in turn is causing CO2 emissions to soar, along with the costs of unchecked climate change.

Apologists for waning industrial competitiveness fall silent once a closer look is taken at the current account balance of payments. For years, praise for Germany as the world’s export champion has been just as loud as complaints that industry’s electricity prices are too high. Of course, the two don’t add up. Compared to the rest of the EU, Germany’s electricity prices have always been slightly higher, but this hasn’t stopped us from chalking up economic growth and trade surpluses, while also hugely reducing energy intensity and primary energy consumption by more than 35% over the last 25 years.

“If we continue burning coal, oil and gas for as long as it remains affordable, then we can kiss our climate goodbye”

The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) has rightly pointed out that once again Germany has disproved the theory that “low energy prices equal reindustrialisation”. In spite of slightly higher comparative industrial electricity prices, the Federal Republic of Germany has for several years being seeing reindustrialisation. The driving forces behind this are chiefly efficient environmental and renewable energy technologies. Looking at Europe as a whole, 2013 was the year when the eurozone had the largest current account surpluses since 1997.

The industry lobby nevertheless continues to complain, largely because of developments in the U.S. energy market. The U.S. may have been able to curb energy prices through the aggressive exploitation of shale gas reserves, but for society as a whole, the effect of those efforts when measured in terms of the environmental aftermath and the failure to modernise, has been horrifyingly negative.

It now looks as if the real reason behind the lobbying campaign by various industries is the upcoming decision on what targets to set for Europe’s post-2020 CO2 emissions reduction, even though these are unlikely to be very ambitious. Instead of a 40% decrease, the bare minimum should be a 55% reduction in the EU by 2030 if we want to uphold the 2°C target. But this isn’t looking promising, and doubtless we will have to foot the bill for this lack of resolve in a few years’ time.

The real risks to competitiveness lie elsewhere. All of Europe is dependent on fossil fuel imports, and not just from Russia. Every year, Europe imports €.5 trillion worth of coal, oil and gas, along with uranium. Some 84% of the oil used in the EU is from outside of its borders, and for uranium, the figure is 100%, of which a fifth comes from Russia. For natural gas, the import figure is 45%.

The European Union is thus indulging in a prosperity transfer of absurd proportions. This dependency is a real challenge, especially as Europe’s scope for diplomatic action in its dealings with Russia proved to be very limited when it came to the breach of international law in Ukraine. Europe’s sovereignty is endangered by its staggering reliance on imports, and it is certainly not in the interest of industries to be reliant for their energy upon unreliable partners. If we want to break away, though, we must try to counteract our import dependence. One proposed solution is hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of shale for gas, but it’s a particularly dubious idea, and not just from an environmental viewpoint. It is not an option for Europe, and to suggest that a battle with the U.S. over energy prices can be won by increasing the exploitation of Western Europe’s fossil reserves is very naive.

The key issue at hand isn’t the availability of fossil fuels; adequate energy supplies are still available, with many yet to be discovered, so we can, if we choose, continue down the misguided path of fossil-based production and energy supply for another 100 years or so without seeing an exorbitant price explosion. The environmental problem is a far more serious one. If we continue burning coal, oil and gas for as long as it remains affordable, then we can kiss our climate goodbye.

The true limit in using finite natural resources doesn’t lie in their availability. It lies in the fact that extracting, using and burning them is causing catastrophic environmental damage worldwide. If you convert the 2°C climate protection target into quantities of CO2 that we can still actually emit globally, you have a “budget” of around 800 gigatons. Put simply, from that standpoint not even half of the reserves of oil, gas and coal which could be extracted today can even be burnt.

We must counter the battle cry of Tea Party activists in the U.S. of “Drill, Baby, Drill” with a counter-cry of “Chill, Baby, Chill”! Leave the stuff where it is; underground. On top of this, there are other natural resources whose use and extraction also relate to the climate crisis. Producing and processing steel, cement, paper, plastic and aluminium, accounts for around half of industrial CO2 emissions. Unconventional extraction of oil and gas is ecologically harmful for many other reasons as well. It consumes far more energy and water than conventional extraction, and it damages the environment and groundwater at the site of extraction. Oil sands extraction in Canada accounts for 40% of Canadian CO2 emissions, with fracking also consuming huge quantities of water.

Mining, which is sharply increasing around the world, is generally connected with destruction of the countryside, the production of slag and waste, and energy and water consumption. Air is polluted, soil contaminated, forests axed, seas contaminated by deep-sea drilling, countryside destroyed by opencast mines. This isn’t the worst dependency, because for a host of resources just a few countries, sometimes only one, control the market. The Democratic Republic of Congo, for instance, supplies around half of the cobalt extracted worldwide, that we need for batteries, smartphones or electric cars. The working conditions there are life-threatening and exploitative, so we cannot import this resource with a clear conscience. 

 

“The expansion of renewables will stabilise electricity prices, increase security of supply and lower the downstream costs of climate change and high-risk technologies like nuclear power”

The American focus solely on increasing the gas supply will not solve any problems for Europe; at best it delays them by a few years. Worse, it results in increased energy consumption and at the same time reduces the incentives for energy efficiency and energy savings. Right now, a temporary increase in supply from the U.S. as the future main gas exporter could exert downward pressure on world gas prices, including in Europe, but in the medium-term, the upshot will be a greater thirst for energy. In any case, quenching energy demands will not be easy, while rising COemissions will exacerbate climate change on an ever more massive scale. It should be clear that the U.S. hasn’t found a solution, but instead another global time bomb.

The answer to the challenges facing Europe’s competitiveness can be summed up in four steps. First, the expansion of renewables will stabilise electricity prices, increase security of supply and lower the downstream costs of climate change and high-risk technologies like nuclear power. And, second, by raising energy efficiency we will lower the already relatively low share of gross production costs that result from energy costs, and we’ll be leveraging our technological edge systematically to expand Europe’s market position.

Third, significant savings can come from modernising buildings to make them more energy efficient, and by reducing vehicle energy consumption. As well as these savings, there are huge investment possibilities, especially for medium-sized enterprises, and there are also innovation possibilities for Europe’s carmakers. Finally, the need to become less dependent on energy imports is clear. That would keep value-added inside the EU, and do much to bring about the stable prices, reliable overall conditions and technological innovation that industry has been calling for. These are the real competitiveness factors.

Photo credit: iene.eu

CLIMATE CHANGE COMPETITIVENESS ENERGY POLICY INDUSTRIAL POLICY RENEWABLES

Commentary

Agreed; but surely the basic problem is EU states’ divergent energy policies

Energy prices are key to the EU economy and the overall well-being of society. As well as factors like productivity, innovation, labour costs and the legal environment, energy prices are an important indicator of an economy’s competitiveness, which is why this issue has gained momentum over the last few years. It is also a highly sensitive topic that’s often dominated by ideology and caricatures. So there is a critical need for reality checks and independent analysis based on facts and figures. To better understand the complex challenges addressed by Jürgen Trittin, and to get a clearer picture of the real costs of energy transitions in Europe, a few preliminary clarifications seem called for.

Jürgen Trittin is right about a number of the issues that need emphasis. High energy prices are not only by driven environmental regulation but by taxes and levies, and also by transportation and fossil fuel costs, with the latter representing a growing part of the EU’s trade deficits. The energy price debate also goes far beyond the U.S. shale gas picture, for although there are clear EU-U.S. price differentials for gas, shale isn’t a silver bullet that will decrease energy prices in Europe. If fossil fuels have a role to play in Europe’s energy transition, it will be mainly as a bridge technology: I say that confidently because the actions needed to tackle climate change cannot wait until present resources are totally depleted before others are developed that can ensure the energy transition.

A point Jürgen Trittin misses, though, is the diversity of energy profiles and realities within the EU. The EU’s internal energy market has to some extent contained energy price increases, especially for wholesale electricity markets, but nevertheless clear it is that energy in Europe will not be cheap for the foreseeable future. There are also huge disparities still to be addressed between EU member states, and within industries. Most German manufacturing companies spend an average of 1.6% of their turnover on energy, but for industries like aluminum, steel, cement, paper, chemicals and glass, anywhere between 10% and 25% of their sales revenue is accounted for by energy inputs.

Germany’s “Energiewende”, is often hailed, perhaps too often, as ‘the’ reference for a successful energy transition, and Jürgen Trittin himself advances that argument. Certainly it’s an impressive project, with huge implications for Germany, for its neighbours and for the EU as a whole, but it a unique case that cannot easily be duplicated in other countries. Lessons need to be drawn from both its successes and failures. Developing renewable energy technologies on a large scale in Germany and elsewhere in the EU has yielded many benefits, as Trittin rightly points out, but it has also raised issues that need to be addressed thoroughly, notably the integration of renewables into the market and into the grid.

Some industries in Europe have improved their energy intensity to an impressive degree, but in several areas there is still much progress to be made. Efficiency technologies are key to the EU’s ability to cope with high energy prices while achieving its energy transition. There is still a wide gap between expectation and reality, with much untapped potential in economies of scale and the improvement of existing technologies. EU countries in central and eastern Europe still behind, and need greater EU support if they are to reach the European average.

The key challenge is going to be the level of the EU’s ambition for becoming a low-carbon economy, and doing so in a cost-effective way. As well as being a question of political will, economic strategy, and industrial vision it’s going to need a strong consensus within the EU on who should pay for what in Europe’s energy transition.

17 jun 14 @ 8:35 am edt          Comments

Indy Green Party's Tammy Prada and Floyd Bayne laid path for Brat victory

Indy Green Party's Tammy Parada and Floyd Bayne laid path for Cantor upset, and Brat victory

Today's Washington Post gives Independent Green Party leaders Tammy Parada, and Floyd Bayne credit for laying the path to Cantor's upset in Virginia's 7th District, and the Brat Victory.

The Independent Green Party has put candidates on the ballot in the 7th for years. Dr. Brad Blanton ran twice. As did Floyd Bayne. 

 

Floyd Bayne was the Independent Green Party candidate for congress in the 7th District in 2010. Tammy Parada managed Floyd Baynes Independent Green Party campaigns.  Floyd Bayne ran again in 2012.  

To quote today's Washington Post, " Many Bayne supporters would go on to become organizers for Dave Brat.  Bayne's campaign manager became Brat's independent campaign consultant (and Chesterfield county coordinator) who designed Brats election model."  

The Independent Green Party sends our congrats to Independent Green Party leaders Tammy Prada, and Floyd Bayne.  

In 2014 the Independent Green Party has filed a few thousand petition signatures with the state board of elections to put our Tareq Salahi in the 7th district race in November.   Stay tuned. 

 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/06/13/im-a-democrat-and-i-helped-the-tea-party-unseat-eric-cantor/ 

13 jun 14 @ 12:52 pm edt          Comments

Indy Green Party submits "More Trains Less Traffic" Gandino petitions
Independent Green Party submits "More Trains, Less Traffic" petition signatures in Virginia's third congressional district to put Justin Gandino-Saadein on the ballot.
 
The Indy Green Party is Virginia's most successful on ballot third party in the commonwealth in 100 years. 

Independent Green Party 
contact: 703-338-0200
 
"We are confident our Indy Green Party More Trains, Less Traffic petition signatures will be sufficient to get Justin on the ballot."
Indy Green Party State Chairman Joseph P. Oddo,
 
" Justin assured us he supported "More Trains, Less Traffic!" before we began our petition drive."
 
Indy Green Party state Vice Chair Gail for Rail Parker, " Rail is one million times safer than auto travel. Rail saves lives."
Highway travel killed 34,000 Americans in 2013, and injured about 340,000 Americans.
 
Captain Ron Fisher (retired USN), Indy Green Party central committee, "Rail makes money. Rail pays for itself. Every dollar invested in rail creates 21 dollars in economic benefit."

Dianne Blais, Indy Green Party candidate for the 10th congressional District., " We need high speed rail, across Virginia and America. Rail provides national security. Rail cuts dependence on foreign oil. Rail allows for evacuation in an emergency."
 
Dr. Ken Hildebrandt, Indy Green Party candidate in the 5th congressional District, "Indy Green Party rail increases the value of our homes, businesses, and communities."

Gerry Blais, Indy Green Party 8th congressional district candidate, "Rail grows revenue for our schools, police, and fire departments." 
Tareq Salahi, Indy Green Party 7th congressional district candidate, "We can build dedicated passenger track on Virginia Rail Express (VRE) for a fraction of cost of roads."

Elaine Hildebrandt, Indy Green Party candidate in the 6th congressional district, "We need High Speed Rail in the interstate corridor from Winchester, through Stafford, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke, to Bristol."

Dr. Joseph Galdo, Green Party, supports the Indy Green Party Green New deal calling for solar jobs, wind jobs, geothermal jobs, rail jobs, conservation jobs "..Solar for our schools". 

Join the Independent Green Party today!
703-338-0200

This year the Indy Green Party has already succeeded in petition drives placing congressional candidates on the ballot in almost all of Virginia's districts.
9 jun 14 @ 8:36 pm edt          Comments

Dr. Joseph Galdo Green Party confirmed on ballot

Dr. Joseph Galdo Green Party confirmed on the ballot for congress in Virginia's 11th congressional district

Dr. Joseph Galdo, Green Party, Indy Green Party endorsee for congress in Virginia's 11th congressional District.  

Joe Galdo, Green Party, endorsed by Independent Green Party to promote More Trains, Less Traffic.  Rail saves lives. Rail grows the economy. Eco for the economy. Rail increases the value of our homes and business. Rail grows revenue for schools, police, and fire departments. 

Join Joe Galdo's Green Party campaign - eco for the economy!

The Green New Deal: Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Rail jobs. Conservation jobs. 

Join the Independent Green Party today!

http://www.votejoinrun.us/

703-351-1235 

9 jun 14 @ 8:27 pm edt          Comments

Dianne Blais Indy Green Party confirmed on the ballot

Dianne Blais Indy Green Party confirmed on the ballot for congress in 10th district

Dianne Blais Independent Green Party confirmed on the ballot by state board of elections in the 10th congressional district!

Dianne Blais, Indy Green Party, wife, mother, grandmother, successful business woman, foster parent. 

Dianne Blais and the Indy Green Party are for More Trains, Less Traffic. Build rail to save lives. Indy Green Party Green New Deal. Rail jobs. Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Conservation jobs. Join Dianne Blais and the Indy Green Party today! 

Dianne joins her son Gerry on the ballot for Congress.

Dianne Blais in the 10th district.  

Gerry Blais in the 8th district.  

The Blais Independent Green Party family on the ballot to provide positive, constructive Green Party solutions.     

9 jun 14 @ 8:21 pm edt          Comments

Gerry Blais Independent Green Party makes ballot for Congress

Gerry Blais Indy Green Party confirmed on ballot

The Independent Green Party completes another successful congressional petition drive. Virginia's state board of elections informed Gerry Blais that his petition drive to get on the ballot for congress in the 8th congressional district had succeeded.  

Gerard "Gerry" Blais Jr (34) is a husband, father, and successful businessman.  

Gerry Blais has a masters degree from George Mason University in environmental defense.

Gerry Blais, Independent Green Party 8th congressional district nominee, calls for "More Trains, Less Traffic!"  

Gerry Blais says we need to build rail to Ft. Belvior.  Build a new passenger rail tunnel under the potomac to solve the orange crush congestion. Build Columbia Pike Rail.    

The Independent Green Party and Gerry Blais call for bringing troops and tax dollars home.  

Indy Green Party state Chairman Joseph P. Oddo, "Do not waste another $89 billion tax dollars in Afghanistan for two more years. Bring those young Americans, and those tax dollars home now!"

Gerry Blais, "We need an auditable accounting system at the pentagon. Every other federal agency produces auditable financial statements.  Yet at DoD, where most of our tax dollars are spent, there is no auditable accounting system."

Gerry Blais and the Indy Green Party call for building the Potomac Yard metrorail station.  Build the Cameron Station Virginia Rail Express (VRE) stop.  Put electronic signs for VRE trains at major intersections near VRE train stops.  

Gerry Blais and the Indy Green Party support High Speed Maglev rail in the interstate corridor along existing right of way.

Gerry Blais, "Rail saves lives. Rail grows our economy. Rail pays for itself".  

Gerry Blais, "Virginia Rail Express needs new dedicated passenger track, so we can run trains with the same frequency of Metrorail."

Gerry Blais, Indy Green Party, "We need electronic VRE signs at intersections near every stop, so people can see when the next train runs." 

Gerry Blais and the Indy Green Party support the Columbia Pike Rail.  The most recent Columbia Pike Rail study shows that new rail line will create $7 billion dollars in economic growth.

"Eco for the Economy is a winner for all Americans." Gerry Blais, Independent Green Party.  

Gerry Blais is part of the Independent Green Party's mother and son team.

Gerry Blais is the Indy Green Party nominee in the 8th congressional district.

Dianne Blais is mother to Gerry Blais.  

Dianne Blais is the Independent Green Party nominee in the 10th congressional district.  

Dianne Blais has filed her petition signatures, and candidate forms with the state board of elections.  

Dianne Blais is not yet confirmed on the ballot.

If, and when Dianne Blais also makes the ballot for congress, the Independent Green Party believes it will make history in Virginia.

Dianne Blais and Gerry Blais would be the first ever mother and son team to be on the ballot for U.S. Congress at the same time in two different districts in Virginia. 

Independent Green Party's Mother & Son team. Dianne (Mother), and Gerry (Son) Blais for "More Trains, Less Traffic!".  We need more trains, less traffic. The Independent Green Party Blais family: "Rail saves lives!"    Rail is safer, and more secure. Indy Green Party rail enhances national security. Rail makes it possible to evacuate quickly in an emergency. Indy Green Party rail increases the value of our homes, businesses, and communities. Rail creates jobs. Rail grows revenue for our schools, police, and fire departments. Indy Green Party rail is the positive solution.  Gerry and Dianne Blais are for Eco for the Economy - the Indy Green Party Green New Deal.  Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Weatherization jobs. Rail jobs. Conservation jobs. Join Gerry, Dianne, and the Indy Green Party today!

https://www.youtube.com/user/IndependentGreens

contact: 703-351-1235

Be an Indy Green Party candidate for local, state, or federal office. 

30 may 14 @ 10:06 am edt          Comments

Dr. Ken Hildebrandt Independent Green Party confirmed on ballot for Congress

Indy Green Party 5th District Chair Dr. Ken Hildebrandt running for More Trains, Less Traffic!

Dr. Ken Hildebrandt, Independent Green Party 5th Congressional District Chairman, confirmed on the ballot for congress.  

Dr. Ken Hildebrandt and Independent Green Party are for more trains, less traffic.  

Dr. Hildbrandt and the Indy Green Party say to Build Rail Now!

Rail saves lives. Rail cuts dependence on foreign oil.

Rail makes us safer and more secure. Rail is vital for national security. Indy Green Party Rail is the positive solution.  

High Speed Rail statewide in the interstate corridor. Light rail in our cities. Dedicated passenger track for Virginia Rail Express (VRE). Rail to every part of Virginia.  Danville, Lynchburg, Charlottesvile, Martinsville.  

Dr. Hildebrandt and the Indy Green Party are for Eco for the economy. Indy Green Party Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Conservation jobs. Weatherization jobs. 

Indy Green Party Rail - advocated by Dr. Ken Hildebrandt - grows the value of our homes, businesses, and communities.  Rail creates revenue for our schools, police, and fire departments.  Rail is the positive solution.

Dr. Ken Hildbrandt is the Independent Green Party nominee in the 5th congressional district.

Ken Hildebrandt is Elaine Hildebrandt's husband.

The Hildebrandts are an Independent Green Party family.   

Elaine Hildebrandt is collecting signatures to get on the ballot as the Independent Green Party candidate in the 6th congressional district.  

Elaine Hildebrandt is a retired school teacher. Elaine Hildebrandt is expected to file her candidate forms, and petition signatures Monday.

If Elaine Hildebrandt makes the ballot in the 6th congressional district for the Independent Green Party it would be a historic achievement.

Elaine Hildebrandt, and Dr. Ken Hildebrandt would be the first husband and wife team to be on the ballot at the same time for congress in two different districts in Virginia.  

Join the Independent Green Party family today!  Be an Indy Green Party candidate for local, state, or federal office. Be part of the positive Indy Green party solution.     

 

 

29 may 14 @ 5:04 pm edt          Comments

Gail for Rail Indy Green Party makes ballot for Congress!!!
Gail for Rail Parker Indy Green Party on the ballot 
 
Independent Green Party leader Gail for Parker has made the ballot for U.S. Congress in Virginia's first district, according to the state board of elections.  
 
Gail for Rail Parker is the elected Independent Green Party state Vice-Chair.  A retired U.S. Air Force officer, Gail for Rail was first elected state Vice Chair of the Indy Green Party in 2005.  
 
Gail for Rail is a mother, grandmother, retired executive, and successful businesswoman. This is the tenth year in a row the Indy Green Party has put Gail for Rail on the ballot for local, federal, or state office.
 
Gail for Rail Parker (IG) is the only woman in Virginia history to appear twice on the ballot state wide for U.S. Senate.  
The Independent Green Party and conservative Green Gail for Rail call for More Trains, Less Traffic.  More Trains. More Tracks. More often. Rail saves lives. Rail makes money.
 
Gail for Rail Parker and the Indy Green Party call for dedicated passenger track for Virginia Rail Express. High Speed Rail in the interstate corridor. 
 
Gail for Rail Parker urges you.  
 
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Tareq Salahi elected Independent Green Party District Chairman
The Independent Green Party of Virginia elects Tareq Salahi to state central committee.  Tareq Salahi will serve as a congressional district chairman on the Indy Green Party statewide committee. Tareq Salahi and the Indy Green Party are the most active on ballot third party presence in 100 years.  The Indy Green Party is dedicated to, "More Trains, Less Traffic". 

Tareq Salahi, Indy Green Party, "Rail is the positive solution. Eco for the economy." 

Tareq Salahi, Indy Green Party, "Build Rail Now!  Because rail saves lives. 34,000 Americans were killed on highways last year. 330,000 were injured. Indy Green Party Rail makes us safer and more secure. Indy Green Party Rail enhances national security by cutting dependence on foreign oil.  Green Party Rail allows for speedy evacuation in an emergency. Rail makes money. Green Party rail increases the value of our homes, businesses, and community. "

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Indy Green Party supports Northeast Maglev

http://northeastmaglev.com/

Indy Green Party for Northeast Maglev Train

We need "More Trains, Less Traffic"!  

Northeast Maglev is a winner for America.

The Northeast Maglev (TNEM) is a U.S.-owned company based in Washington, DC. We are committed to bringing the revolutionary Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) to the Northeast Corridor, the most congested transportation region in the country.

TNEM is working closely with the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), which has led development of the SCMAGLEV system since its formation in 1987. JR Central also operates the world’s premier high-speed rail line between Tokyo and Osaka, serving more than 140 million passengers a year. 

GREEN TECHNOLOGY

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HIGH-SPEED SOLUTION

SCMAGLEV will reduce congestion on our roads and in the sky, resulting in less pollution. With no “rail noise” and reduced CO2 emissions, it is one of the greenest travel systems available.

Because SCMAGLEV trains levitate inches off of the ground, there is no noise or vibration generated by the familiar interaction between steel wheels and rails. There are no dirty diesel engines as trains are propelled by electricity from substations, and its lightweight, aerodynamic design further reduces energy consumption. In Japan, the CO2 emissions of the SCMAGLEV is estimated to be just one-third of a Boeing 777 airplane.

And you can feel good about your transportation choice knowing that the SCMAGLEV meets stringent environmental guidelines for magnetic fields recommended by the World Health Organization. 

Learn more at this link.

http://northeastmaglev.com/ 

27 apr 14 @ 11:42 am edt          Comments

Green Party elects 14 different Mayors in Bavaria on Sunday

Green Party makes History - Green Party elects 14 Mayors in single day.

"Ein historischer Abend": Erstmals stellen die Grünen in Bayern zwei Landräte. Im Affären-Landkreis Miesbach setzt sich Wolfgang Rzehak durch. In Miltenberg am Main gewinnt Jens Marco Scherf. Die Konkurrenz von der CSU ist fassungslos.

Von Olaf Przybilla und Christian Sebald

Damit dürfte im Landkreis Miesbach wohl kaum einer gerechnet haben - die Region, in der die CSU stets Traumergebnisse von 60 Prozent plus holt, wird nun von einem Grünen-Landrat regiert. Der 46 Jahre alte Wolfgang Rzehak gewann die Stichwahl am Sonntag souverän mit 53,5Prozent. So freudig überrascht waren Rzehak und seine MiesbacherParteifreunde, dass erst einmal keiner von ihnen ans Handy ging.

Sie feierten wohl unter sich. Immerhin, die Grünen-Landeschefin Sigi Hagl meldete sich sofort zu Wort. "Für uns Grüne ist das ein historischer Abend", sagte sie. "Das erste Mal stellen wir Landräte, und das sogar in zwei Landkreisen." Die Partei hatte in einem Bündnis mit SPD und Parteifreien überraschend auch im unterfränkischen Miltenberg den Landratsposten geholt. In Miesbach galt eigentlich Rzehaks Konkurrent Norbert Kerkel (Freie Wähler), als klarer Favorit. Er kam auf 46,6 Prozent. Die Wahlbeteiligung lag immerhin bei 43,6 Prozent.

Natürlich könnte man es sich jetzt leicht machen und sagen, die Miesbacher haben halt denjenigen Kandidaten gewählt, der ihnen als das kleinere Übel erschienen ist. Denn nach dem Abgang ihres Affären-Landrats Jakob Kreidl(CSU) konnte man überall in der sehr konservativen Region hören, die beiden verbliebenen Bewerber Rzehak und Kerkel seien gewiss sehr sympathische Männer.

Aber das fachliche Rüstzeug, den Landkreis Miesbach in eine gute Zukunft zu führen, das habe in Wirklichkeit doch weder der eine noch der andere. Etliche CSUler, darunter auch gestandene Bürgermeister und andere Mandatsträger, sollen deshalb in so massive Gewissensnöte geraten sein, dass sie zum ersten Mal überhaupt in ihrer Vita ernsthaft überlegt haben, einer Wahl fern zu bleiben.

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/kommunalwahl-in-bayern-hier-regiert-kuenftig-gruen-1.1925412 

 

  • Premiere für die Grünen in Bayern: Gleich zwei Landräte hat die Partei jetzt. Nach der erwarteten rücktrittsbedingten Wahlschlappe des Affären-Landrats Jakob Kreidl (CSU) hat sich in der Stichwahl Wolfgang Rzehak im Kreis Miesbachmit 53,46 Prozent durchgesetzt. Norbert Kerkel von den Freien Wählern musste sich mit 46,54 Prozent geschlagen geben.
  • Der zweite Grünen-Kandidat hat es im unterfränkischen Kreis Miltenberg geschafft: Jens Marco Scherf ist für ein Bündnis aus SPD, Grünen und ÖDP angetreten - und hat mit einem halben Prozentpunkt gewonnen. Die Bewohner der Stadt Miltenberg haben übrigens auch eine - zumindest für Bayern - eher ungewöhnliche Wahl getroffen: FDP-Politiker Helmut Demel ist der neue Bürgermeister.
  • http://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/kommunalwahl-so-hat-bayern-gewaehlt-1.1925338

 

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