Getting our Party status back is no small feat. As Matthew Hoh has found in his senatorial race in North Carolina, where the state election commissioners, staffed by Democrats and Republicans, are bound and determined to keep "outsiders" (read third party or independent candidates) off "their" ballot.
Volunteers for two statewide candidates in Massachusetts, Gloria Caballero Roca and Juan Sanchez, have just wrapped up the first stage of their campaigns. They and their supporters have been attending fairs, marches, and general meetings to collect signatures on their nominating petitions. Not only are Greens getting signatures, but they are making connections in the community.
Save the Date, Saturday, August 13
Our candidates will join statewide rallies to Honor the Land by protecting farms, forests, and rivers. The western MA event will be held at Peskeomskut Park in Turners Falls MA, from 2 PM to 6 PM.
Hats off to our Co-Chairs!
Our Co-chairs have shown exceptional leadership, standing out in all weather as our star volunteers. As Co-chair Lois Gagnon says "This is what party building looks like" and our other Co-chair, Rick Purcell says " This is what Grassroots Democracy looks like".
Young Volunteers Step Up
The youth care about having more choices on the ballot. They are aware that neither of the major parties is representing them, or their futures. Please look for our young signature gatherers and sign the nominating papers for Gloria and Juan. The future belongs to them.
Now the Next Challenge Begins
Like Matthew Hoh, the Green-Rainbow Party has to defend the signatures on our nominating petitions. The local Registrars must receive all nominating papers by August 2nd for their certification. The documents must then be picked up from the local election officials and filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth no later than 5 p.m. on August 30, 2022. This will take ongoing effort and considerable campaign funds to defend what has been accomplished.