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With the all votes counted and all results in, the Green-Rainbow Party has one thing to say to you...

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GRP Secretary Candidate Says Galvin Must Not Duck Debates

Danny Factor for Secretary of the Commonwealth
For immediate release: Thursday, September 23, 2014

Galvin Must Not Duck Debates, Say Challengers Factor and D'Arcangelo.

Voters deserve to see all three candidates questioned.

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All Volunteer Effort Puts Three Green-Rainbow Candidates on November Ballot

Three new names will appear statewide on the November 4 state election ballot following the delivery of certified signature sheets to state offices in Boston, Fall River, and Springfield. The signatures were collected by an all-volunteer team on behalf of three Green-Rainbow Party candidates running for Secretary, State Treasurer, and State Auditor. Over 7200 signatures were certified, far more than the 5,000 required for ballot access.

The three candidates are Danny Factor of Acton for Secretary of the Commonwealth, Ian Jackson of Arlington for State Treasurer, and M K Merelice of Brookline for State Auditor.

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GRP and Republican Candidates Reach Out for Debates

On August 8th, Green-Rainbow and Republican Party challengers to the incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin, sent a letter to the Democrat inviting him to a series of debates they plan to hold.

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Three GRP Candidates up for Statewide Office

Three Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) candidates are running as a team for statewide offices in 2014. They are Danny Factor, running for Secretary of the Commonwealth, Ian T. Jackson, running for State Treasurer, and MK Merelice, running for State Auditor.

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Carvalho Kickoff on Thursday, September 12

Joe Carvalho, the Green-Rainbow Party member running for mayor of Fall River,  will celebrate his victory in the preliminary election and then kick off his general election campaign with a pasta dinner event at 5pm-9pm on Thursday, September 12,  in Fall River.  Suggested donation for the dinner is $10.  Light refreshments and a bar will also be available.  All GRP members are invited to attend.  Meet Joe and show your support for his groundbreaking campaign.

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Greater Boston Chapter Endorses Francisco White for Boston City Council

Francisco.jpgThe Greater Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party unanimously and enthusiastically endorses the candidacy of Francisco L. White for the office of Boston City Councilor At-Large. 

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Will there be a Green-Rainbow candidate in the special senate race?

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Will there be a Green-Rainbow candidate in the special senate race?

by John Andrews  Feb 13, 2013

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November 2012 Election Results, Town by Town

Click here to view town by town election results for President.

  • MA support for Green Party Presidential/Vice-Presidential candidates Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala strongest in Pioneer Valley (Connecticut River Watershed): 
  • Wendell MA leads the state with 8% for Stein/Honkala
  • 3%+ in Amherst, Ashfield, Hawley, Leverett, Northampton, Sunderland, Williamsburg, and Worthington; also Mt. Washington and Plainfield 

Results for State House 4th Berkshire district (incumbent): Pignatelli (D) 82%, Laugenour (GRP) 18%

  • Russell MA leads with highest percentage of vote for Laugenour (33%)
  • Great Barrington leads with largest number of votes (672 out of 3611 total) 

Results for State House 5th Hampden district (open seat): Vega (D) 61%, Vacon (R) 20%, Hobert (GRP) 19%

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Ballot Questions 2012 - Green-Rainbow Party Positions

budgetforall-75.jpgNovember 2012 election STATEWIDE QUESTIONS – will appear on every ballot in the state

Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information

The referendum sponsors (in favor of YES) have reached very late agreement on a compromise bill that has since been enacted into law.

Green-Rainbow Party takes no position on issue.

Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life Upon Request 

Green-Rainbow Party takes no position on issue.

Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana (passed!)

The Green-Rainbow party would have liked to have seen a broader referendum. Our existing policy is in favor of legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana.

Green-Rainbow Party position: Vote YES on this issue

LOCAL QUESTIONS – will appear on many local ballots, but not all.
The question number will vary by voting district. Check websites for specific information in your voting district.

Move to Amend:

move-to-amend.jpgThis ballot question instructs state legislators to pass a state resolution calling on Congress to propose a Constitutional amendment affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the same constitutional rights as human beings, and (2) Congress and the States may place limits on political contributions and spending.

Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party locals have strongly supported this national movement spearheaded by leaders in the Green Party of the United States. In Massachusetts, voters in 33 state representative and 6 state senate districts, approximately thirty-five percent of the state’s voters, will have the opportunity to vote on this question. For details, see Massachusetts Move to Amend website.

Green-Rainbow Party position: Vote YES on this issue

Budget for All:

budgetforall-150.jpgThis ballot question asks: Shall the state Representative (or Senator) from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the Congress and the President to: 1. Prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; 2. Create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and other public services; 3. Provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000; and 4. Redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now?

The Green-Rainbow Party took an active part in the coalition of community, labor, and peace groups that put the Budget for All referendum on the November 6, 2012 ballot in 91 cities and towns across Massachusetts. One million Massachusetts voters will have a chance to support this agenda. For details, see the Budget for All website.

Green-Rainbow Party position: Vote YES on this issue

Legalize Marijuana

The legalize marijuana campaign has managed to get on the Nov. 6 ballot in 44 cities and towns in Massachusetts.  Over 1 in 11 voters will have the opportunity to vote on marijuana legalization. The question is worded: "Shall the State Senator/Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?"

In addition, other districts vote on the following question: "Shall the state Senator/Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to repeal the federal prohibition of marijuana so that states may regulate it as they choose?"

Green-Rainbow Party position: Vote YES on this issue

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