Republican Croci beats Dem incumbent for Supervisor: Town of Islip in Rep control

Story at Long Island Press: here.
Recount Confirms GOP Unseats Nolan in Islip
By Timothy Bolger on November 22nd, 2011

“Suffolk election officials said Republican Tom Croci beat Democratic Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan by 343 votes following the recount.”

Plus, LI Press reports: Continue reading

2011 Green Party New York Election Results

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Check here for Updated Election Results

Green Party election results will be posted here as the results come in, including selected races from around the country.

KHALID BEY DEM WOR 1,154 51.772% X
HOWIE HAWKINS GRE 1,072 48.093%

Chenango results
COUNCILMAN, Smithville (Vote for 2)
Kenneth P. Whitmore, Jr. DEM 122
Barbara Ann L. Whitmore DEM 70
Robert M. Whitmore REP 219
John J. Cammarata REP 191
Carol Omalyev GRE 96
Write-in 1

COUNCILMAN, Preston (Vote for 2)
V. Peter VR Mason DEM 85
Geraldine E. Barnes DEM 53
David L. Dunckel REP 98
Stacie P. Edick GRE 22

Suffolk County
Cesar Malaga – Suffolk County Legislature, Green 3% 3rd place  Continue reading

Make your best sign. Wave it at your local politicians!

OWS_emancipateTuesday, November 8th is Election Day.

Today is your today to make a miniature sign, and wave it at the politicos and elected officials in your neighborhood. You can do this by pulling levers or writing things on the ballot!

If you must, you could even use the pencil provided to draw a picture on the ballot space. Though, I will be writing in “occupy” (and maybe “peace”…hmmmm…maybe “occupy peace”) anywhere on the ballot where I do not like my choices!

Occupy...because silence equals consent“What Should An Occupier Do On Election Day?”: here.

Long Island election info and election results pages: here.

National race to watch: A somewhat status-quo article from Politico that summarizes open seats and various proposals around the country: here.

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Make a protest sign: Use the ballot as your canvas!

OWS and Politics: What should an occupier do on Election Day?

An Occupy image from NYC

Kimberly writes:

My personal suggestion for occupiers on Election Day: Write-in “Occupy”.

Below are links to several interesting opinion pieces on voting and the occupy movement, plus some pull quotes and my own comments. I tried to see if I could find any trends or plans of occupiers to send a message on Election Day USA, Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

My overall impression is:

I have not found any directions on any of the official or quasi-official Occupy Wall Street sites concerning Election Day 2011. There are no candidate endorsements. In fact, I believe that they have not even done the basic level of mentioning on their calendars that November 8th is Election Day.

Neither Occupy Wall Street, nor the main occupy movement nationally, has made a statement of what to do for these 2011 elections. Overall, I think people guess that occupiers will vote or not vote, and choose as they usually do.

I have been among those who like the idea of writing in “occupy” on the ballot. And, where I have floated that idea to the occupy community, it has received some positive consideration. Continue reading

Prez hopeful Stein (G) Opposes Keystone Pipeline, Supports 11/6/11 Climate Change Protest

Photo of Jill Stein in 2010

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Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, lent her support today to the pending November 6th protests at the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline:

We are facing a climate disaster and we are witnessing a major failure in leadership at the top. Like Bill Clinton and George Bush before him, President Obama has been dragging his feet on climate protection, and doing favors for the oil industry that will only make things worse. The Keystone pipeline will spew a massive amount of carbon pollution into our fragile atmosphere. It should be stopped.

Both the Canadian and United States Green Parties are on record opposing the pipeline. Since the pipeline involves Canada, the President has the ability to reject it without the need for Congressional agreement. The proposed multi-billion dollar 1,700 mile Keystone XL pipeline would connect the tar sands oil resources in Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States. The pipeline would pose a threat to the Ogallala Aquifer, water source for many millions in the US.  The tar sands deposits are the second biggest pool of extractable carbon on the Earth. Climate scientist James Hansen has said that if the tar sands get extracted it’s essentially “game over” for the climate.   Continue reading

Party Transfer Day 11/8/11

IW:  Everyone knows that 11/5 is Bank Transfer Day.  We should have Party Transfer Day on Election Day 11/8.  On 11/5, depositors should move their money out of the corporate banks and into self-controlled credit unions. On 11/8 voters should move their votes and enrollment out of corporate parties — the Democratic Party and Republican Party — and into parties that are not corporately controlled.  My suggestion would be the Green Party which is the only party that does not take corporate contributions.

If you like this idea, please consider joining the FaceBook Group and spreading the word to your friends! Thanks!

“Party Transfer Day 11/8/2011” at FaceBook: here.

More endorsements for 2011 Green Party candidates

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Green Party candidates have continued to receive endorsements in local races across the US.  59 Greens will be on ballots in the November 8, 2011 general election. Ten Greens have been elected to public office in elections held earlier this year, out of 34 candidates who competed.

Green candidates in St. Paul, Minnesota, received several endorsements. For the first time, St. Paul will use Ranked Choice Voting (also called Instant Runofff Voting) in City Council elections, which will increase the chances of a Green election victory.

TakeAction Minnesota, a progressive grassroots coalition, has endorsed Jim Ivey for Ward 2 and Bee Kevin Xiong  for Ward 6 in City Council races.
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