The AP reports that she got enough signatures approved yesterday by the secretary of state for her slate to appear on the November ballot. Standing and smiling in the spitting rain and mist yesterday in front of the State House, she as gubernatorial candidate and Wendy Van Horne as lieutenant governor addressed their pleased sub-throng.
It was no mean feat either. The party had to produce 10,000 certified voter sigs. The secretary accepted 14,432. We suspect they did it with fewer volunteers than any major party candidate has in a single city.
Money is, as they say, tight. Since April, the GR folk have raised $5,651 (no missing zeroes). This month, their account is about $430.
The slate also includes Jill Stein as secretary of state candidate and James O'Keefe as treasurer. They decidedly want to make a point. As Ross said yesterday, "The time for change is now and we need a government by and for the people, not by and for the rich people."
The party's platform is short on how to get there, but long on where it would like government to go:
- Abolish poverty: Create universal health care & real affordable housing
- Decrease global warming, Increase environmental justice
- No one is expendable: End racial discrimination
- Support labor struggles, living wages & guaranteed income for all
- Take back the night, Rekindle the fight for women's rights
- Equal rights for all residents, including marriage equality
- Bring Massachusetts troops home, Stop contributing to perpetual war
- Stop taxing poverty, stop corporate welfare, make taxes progressive
- Our vote is our voice. Voting rights for all people not monied interests
- Free education centered on each one's greatest potential
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