Jill Stein is on the Connecticut ballot!
Green Party candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka will be on the ballot in Connecticut this year, thanks to the tireless efforts of dozens of volunteers and paid petitioners who collected signatures throughout the state. The Secretary of the State's office confirmed on Wednesday, August 31, that over 7,500 valid signatures of Connecticut registered voters have been approved. (About 16,000 were submitted.) A full list of candidates for this year's elections as well as sample ballots will be available soon!
Here is the Green Party ballot access map as of September 1, 2016. Daily updates are available at: jill2016.com/ballot_access.
2016 Candidates in eastern CT
The Green Party 2nd Congressional District nominating convention was held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 10:30am, at the Mansfield Public Library's Buchanan Auditorium in Mansfield, CT. Co-hosted by the New London, Waterford, and Greater Norwich chapters and the Windham Green town committee, the purpose of the meeting was to nominate candidates for public offices within our district.
Noted public education advocate, researcher and blogger Jonathan Pelto was nominated to run for the 2nd district Congressional seat.
Colin Bennett, a longtime Westbrook resident committed to working for social and environmental justice, was nominated for the State Senate 33rd district.
Petitioning candidates Ian Barron and Ronna Stuller were endorsed to run for State Representative in the 35th and 39th districts, respectively, and both have submitted enough signatures to appear on the ballot.
Dagmar Noll was nominated to run for Windham Registrar of Voters.
Running for State Representative in the 38th district, Lauren Shaw was previously endorsed by the Waterford Green Party.
More information about the candidates and how to support their campaigns will be available soon!
Next NLGP meeting – October 2
The next meeting of the New London Green Party will be held on Sunday, October 2, 7:00pm, at 19 Evergreen Avenue. The meeting will be preceded by a potluck supper at 6:30.
Please attend if you are interested in becoming involved or learning more about the NL Greens' activities this year.