Indy Green Party 2014 results - Thank you to candidates & voters!
6 nov 14 @ 8:25 am est
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*
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.
Indy Green Party 2014 full slate of candidate
1 nov 14 @ 10:43 am edt
Independent Green Party full slate of candidates 2014
Green Party with more women congressional candidates than two larger parties
Party endorsee/nominees by district 1)Gail for Rail Parker
2) John W.Smith Jr.*
3) Col Albert Burckhardt*
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
Joe Oddo Indy Green Party for More Trains, Less
Joe Oddo Indy Green Party Green New Deal eco jobs for economy. Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. Rail
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.
Green Party endorsee/nominees
1) Gail for Rail Parker
2) John W. Smith Jr.
3) Justin Gandino-Saadein
Col. Albert Burckhardt
5) Dr. Ken Hildebrandt
6) Elaine Hildebrandt
7) Tareq Salahi
8) Gerry Blais
10) Dianne Blais
11) Dr. Joseph Galdo
U.S. Senate Janet Murphy
Arlington County School Board.
Green Party for cutting taxpayer subsidies to big oil
14 sep 14 @ 9:27 am edt
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
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
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."
£1bn subsidy figure explained:
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
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
Green Yes Energy Independence
briefing - report by Mika Minio-Paluello:
Head of Media
Rick Mullins Independent Green Party for State Senate 38th District
18 aug 14 @ 9:08 pm edt
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.
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.
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!
Green Party - Eco for the Economy key to success
17 jun 14 @ 8:35 am edt
ECO FOR THE ECONOMY MEANS SUCCESS
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
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.
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 – the“Energiewende” –
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.
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.
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
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
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 CO2 emissions 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
Indy Green Party's Tammy Prada and Floyd Bayne laid path for Brat victory
13 jun 14 @ 12:52 pm edt
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.
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
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.
Indy Green Party submits "More Trains Less Traffic" Gandino petitions
9 jun 14 @ 8:36 pm edt
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
"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
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!
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.
Dr. Joseph Galdo Green Party confirmed on ballot
9 jun 14 @ 8:27 pm edt
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!
Dianne Blais Indy Green Party confirmed on the ballot
9 jun 14 @ 8:21 pm edt
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
Dianne Blais, Indy Green Party, wife, mother, grandmother, successful business woman,
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.
Blais in the 8th district.
The Blais Independent Green Party family on the ballot to provide
positive, constructive Green Party solutions.
Gerry Blais Independent Green Party makes ballot for Congress
30 may 14 @ 10:06 am edt
Gerry Blais Indy Green Party confirmed on ballot
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
for the Economy is a winner for all Americans." Gerry Blais, Independent Green Party.
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.
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!
Be an Indy Green Party candidate for local, state, or federal office.
Dr. Ken Hildebrandt Independent Green Party confirmed on ballot for Congress
29 may 14 @ 5:04 pm edt
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gail for Rail Indy Green Party makes ballot for Congress!!!
28 may 14 @ 8:34 am edt
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.
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
Gail for Rail Parker urges you.
Join the Independent Green Party today!
Be an Indy Green Party candidate for local, state, or federal
Tareq Salahi elected Independent Green Party District Chairman
27 may 14 @ 8:24 am edt
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. "
Party web site
Independent Green Party Youtube channel
the Independent Green Party and Tareq Salahi today! Be part of the positive Indy Green Party solution. Be and
Indy Green Party candidate for local, state, or federal office.
Indy Green Party supports Northeast Maglev
27 apr 14 @ 11:42 am edt
Indy Green Party for Northeast Maglev Train
We need "More Trains, Less Traffic"!
Northeast Maglev is a winner for
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.
AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HIGH-SPEED SOLUTION
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
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.
Green Party elects 14 different Mayors in Bavaria on Sunday
31 mar 14 @ 7:57 pm edt
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
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.
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.
- 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.