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The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office received the qualifying fee for the Green Party Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates.
The MS Legislature voted this year to impose a $2,500 filing fee for all Presidential candidates -- zero in 2012 to $2,500. Thanks to the Stein-Baraka campaign, that fee has been paid and they'll be on our MS ballot. Here's the e-letter we received August 18:
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office received the qualifying fee for the Green Party Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates. We have received all necessary paperwork, and our website will be updated today to show Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka have properly qualified for Mississippi’s Presidential Ballot.
So, how do Greens really differ from Democrats and Republicans on key issues?
The Green Party of Mississippi became an official party when its registration was accepted by the Secretary of State's Office on April 4, 2002.
The State Executive Committee is working to organize county and congressional district committees across the entire state. Over 8,000 Mississippians voted for the Green Party ticket in the 2000 presidential race. If you were one of those voting for Nader, we want to especially invite you to join the new party and work for a county committee and offer other likeminded progressives an invitation to work inside a new political party.
Our democratic form of government necessitates local participation. A unique experience in American self-government awaits. Our goal is to offer the voter new candidates in a new party and to offer citizens alternative solutions to local and global problems and disputes.
Music by Evan Peacock and Jan Hillegas (GPMS) (Copyright 2001) - Video edited by Cedrick Jenkins
"A Green Song" is for Greens to hear, sing along to, and record your own rendition and/or add video and send it to email@example.com. The copyright just tells you not to make money off this. Please sing "A Green Song" and let the world hear us!
Our 2016 Political Plan has been filed with the Secretary of State.
Mississippians Talk with Rosa Clemente
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders said today that efforts to clean up the Gulf region after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill have not restored the ecosystem or removed the threat to public health.
Furthermore, plans for more offshore drilling, such as Exxon Mobil's development of the Julia oil field in the Gulf of Mexico (http://www.nasdaq.com/article/exxon-to-develop-julia-oil-field-in-gulf-of-mexico-for-over-4-bln-20130507-01690#ixzz2UCIWXAIC), pose a continuing and growing danger to the region and are undermining promised efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions. ...read more.
Greens March Against Monsanto
Two Mississippi Greens participated May 25, 2013 in a Jackson march and rally of about 100 people for labelling of foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms and against Monsanto's attempts to expand GMO use without labelling.
See Green experts' statement at http://greenshadowcabinet.us/statements/ecology-what-must-be-done-about-monsanto-corporation-and-why
View the Green Party of Mississippi newsletter