Petitioning for state offices begins

The Green Party of Connecticut is planning to run candidates for statewide officers in the November 8, 2022 election, and has begun petitioning for ballot access for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, and Comptroller. (We already hold the ballot line for Attorney General.)

We have the petitions, and are asking Green Party members and supporters to collect signatures from friends, families, and neighbors to help get our candidates on the ballot. (If 1,000 Greens get just 10 to 15 signatures each, we'll easily reach the 7,500 valid signatures required by the state.) Petition signers can be registered with any party or unaffiliated voters, who'd like to see more choices on the ballot.

If you can help, email us and we'll get everything you'll need - petitions forms, instructions, information about the Green Party, and voter registration forms - to start collecting signatures.

COVID & High Risk Populations

On the two year anniversary of Governor Lamont’s first executive order on Covid-19, the Green Party of CT hosted the forum: Deliberate Indifference: Pandemic, Public Health, and High Risk Populations, with speakers Kathy Flaherty, Alex Marie, and Alicia Hernandez Strong sharing insights on the pandemic’s impact on disabled people, people with compromised immune systems, and people in prisons and other institutions.

The presenters examined the failure of ableist public health policy, and considered what might have been done and what still must be done to create policies that protect the well-being of everyone in the community.

Kathy Flaherty is a disability rights activist and attorney, and Executive Director of Connecticut Legal Rights Project. Alex Marie is an immunocompromised person active in local disability rights work; Alicia Hernandez Strong is a founder of the New Britain Racial Justice Coalition.

 

NL Board and Commission openings

New Londoners have a long history of community service through becoming active members of City boards, agencies, commissions, committees, and authorities, and participation by Green Party members is strongly encouraged. Board members are appointed by City Council or by the Mayor, and many have requirements for minority party representation.

A list of New London boards and agencies can be found here.

The application to join a city board or agency can be found here.