The Green Party of Connecticut

A unity of local Green Party chapters, the CTGP is committed to grassroots democracy, social justice, non-violence and ecological wisdom. These are the Four Pillars of all Green parties worldwide and are the first four principles of the Ten Key Values of the Green Party.

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Presidential Primary Results

At our June 17 State Central Committee meeting, the Green Party of Connecticut reported the results of our presidential primary and selected our eleven delegates to the party's national convention (scheduled for July 11). Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter, and Jesse Ventura all received enough votes to win some pledged delegates.

THE VOTES

Ballot-qualified candidates:

Pledged delegates
(based on vote support)

1st-rank votes

2nd-rank votes

3rd-rank votes

Howie Hawkins 6 21 6.5 1
Dario Hunter 3 10 14.5 2
David Rolde 0 0 2 7
         

Write-in candidates:

Jesse Ventura
Gloria LaRiva
Bernie Sanders
Jill Stein
Angela Walker

 

2
0
0
0
0

 

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1
1
0
0

 

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0
0
1
0

 

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0
0
0
1

None of the Above 0 0 3 9

Ballots were emailed to all registered Greens whose email addresses are on file with the party. Paper ballots were mailed to those who requested them. Ballots had to be returned by US mail and were separated from all identifying information before counting. A process of Ranked Choice Voting/Single Transferable Vote was used to determine apportionment of delegates. Write-in votes and "None of the Above" were also counted.

THE COUNT

Candidate 1st round
votes = delegates
2nd round
votes = delegates
Howie Hawkins 21 (52%) = 6 22 (55%) = 6
Dario Hunter 10 (25%) = 2 11 (28%) = 3
David Rolde 0 (0%) = 0 0 (0%) = 0
Jesse Ventura 7 (18%) = 2 7 (18%) = 2
Gloria LaRiva 1 (2%) = 0 0 (0%) = 0
Bernie Sanders 1 (2%) = 0 0 (0%) = 0

State Committee Meeting

• Wednesday, June 17, 6:45 PM

(online)

Read more

Statement on the Public Executions of Unarmed Black Men, Women and Children Nationwide

Green Party of Connecticut
May 30, 2020 - For Immediate Release

CONTACT:
Peter Goselin, Co-Chair, Green Party of Connecticut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The video-recorded killing of George Floyd by one Minneapolis police officer while other officers participated or stood by and said nothing, and while frightened members of the public tried desperately to intervene on his behalf represents a terrifying new low in the United States. While white millionaires who have engaged in multi-million dollar fraud may spend a little time in country club prisons where their bunkmates are politicians and other well-heeled “white collar” criminals, an African American man was publicly executed without trial, based on the mere allegation that he passed a fake twenty dollar bill.

Many people will think of 2020 as the year of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is another horrific calendar for Black/African Americans and other people of color, on which the execution of George Floyd is just the most recent date marked in blood:

January 15. Mubarak Soulemane, 19, shot and killed by a state trooper in West Haven, Connecticut, after a high speed car chase and after Soulemane had already been tased.

February 23. Ahmaud Arbery, 25, killed by armed white supremacists while he jogged in his Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood. The men who murdered him were shielded from arrest for 74 days because one had previously worked as an investigator in the local state prosecutor’s office.

March 13. Breonna Taylor, 26, shot and killed in her bed by Louisville, Kentucky police when they forced their way into her house on a “no knock” warrant at a wrong address. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer for defending his partner during the break-in.

May 6. Sean Reed, 21, shot and killed after being tased, while running away on foot from Indianapolis, Indiana, police. Police claimed they began chasing Reed in his car because they observed him “driving recklessly.”

May 25. George Floyd, 46, choked to death by Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who kept his boot on Floyd’s neck while he lay handcuffed on the ground, as Floyd pleaded “I can’t breathe.” Chauvin and three other police officers on the scene ignored pleas by members of the public.

These events stand in stark contrast to the May 27 capture of Peter Manfredonia, 21, a white Connecticut resident – referred to in newspaper headlines as a “UConn Senior” – accused of killing two people and kidnapping a third. Described by police as “armed and dangerous” he was nonetheless taken into custody after a multi-state manhunt, without a shot being fired.

The Green Party of Connecticut condemns in the strongest possible terms the pandemic of police violence against Black/African Americans and people of color in the continental United States and its colonies. We extend our sincerest condolences to the families of the victims, and express support for the communities affected and solidarity with the activists who are challenging police violence as an aspect of institutionalized racism. But we know that moral outrage is not enough to treat much less cure this plague. The time is now to act swiftly and decisively, in order to be on the right side of history in the generations to come.

We as the Connecticut Green Party also reject the idea that merely adopting new technology such as body cameras or making departmental policy changes is enough to reform policing in our communities. Real change will not come without re-envisioning what it means to protect and serve every member community, regardless of color, creed, national origin, gender identity or background. We are one Connecticut.

We therefore call on the people, organizations, and communities of Connecticut to join with us in creating an agenda for lasting change in our State: a comprehensive set of local and legislative goals intended to effect civilian oversight, a re-evaluation of officer training modules, including more effective, culturally-informed de- escalation techniques and screening of officer background for white supremacists leanings; restorative justice practices mediated by trained clinicians, community leaders, extended family members and case managers; demilitarization of the police force; legalization, decriminalization and regulation of cannabis; and community control of law enforcement, respectively.

Mubarak Soulemane, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, George Floyd.

For the sake of their lives and our own, the time is now.

No justice, no peace.

State Annual Meeting & Election of Officers

Saturday, May 16, 2020, ca. 12 – 3 PM
(online)

Annual meeting and election of officers for the Green Party of CT (see candidate statements). 

Casting and counting of ballots by Ranked Choice Voting /Single Transferable Vote. 

Nomination of candidates for November General Election (Congress, CT Legislature, Registrar of Voters)

Proposed agenda: 

12:00Welcome, navigating Zoom, and agenda review

12:20Nominating Meeting for 2020 Green candidates

12:40: Present and vote on slate of GPCT officers

1:00: Keynote: Lisa Savage, Green for US Senate, Maine

1:30Breakout sessions: Taking action in these troubled times

  1.  Medicare for All, single-payer universal healthcare for US
    Presented by members of Medicare for All CT
  2.  Community Choice Aggregation for clean energy
    Peter Millman, PACE and Eastern CT Green Action
  3. Veganism and Animal Rights
    Mary Lawrence, vegan chef and wellness educator
  4. Greenbacks to counter Wall Street and the Fed: Bringing new money to the states and localities
    Eugene Woloszyn, Banking & Monetary Reform Committee
  5. Food Justice 101: Creating a more equitable food system
    Julie Garay and Chloe Murphy, FRESH–New London

2:15: Discussion about Green Party Presidential primary voting

2:45: Set SCC meeting schedule through Fall 2020

Preregistration is required for the Annual Meeting so that we can assure that participants are assigned to their preferred breakout sessions. Register today!


Green Party of Connecticut Joins Secretary of State Merrill’s Call for an Executive Order on Voting, the Elections, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Green Party of Connecticut
www.ctgreenparty.org

For Immediate Release
April 10, 2020

CONTACTS:
Peter Goselin, Co-Chair, Green Party of Connecticut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michelle Bicking, Co-Chair, Green Party of Connecticut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HARTFORD, CT – The Green Party of Connecticut has long been an advocate for more democratic and more representative balloting laws in Connecticut, as we are an advocate for the broadest possible enfranchising of Connecticut residents. Even though we are a recognized minor party in Connecticut, our candidates must often overcome large obstacles in the form of onerous petitioning requirements just to be on the ballot. We therefore wholeheartedly support Secretary of State Merrill’s March 28 proposal that Governor Lamont issue an Executive Order on voting and elections and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this period of pandemic and most likely in its foreseeable aftermath, the legal, medical, and practical limitations imposed on political activity threaten our democratic rights. Loosening the rules for early voting and waiving signature requirements in the major party primaries and, for minor parties, in the November general election will help to protect the right of citizens of Connecticut to vote and to vote for the candidates of their choice. Some other states, including our New England neighbor, Vermont, have similarly suspended signature gathering in order to place candidates on the ballot.

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