to Watch on Virginia Ballots on Election Day
Contact: Miriam Gennari, Press Secretary, Virginia Green Party, 703-549-1422, firstname.lastname@example.org
Falls Church, VA (October 31)
- In the final days before the election, members of the Virginia Green Party
are working hard to get out for the vote for Cynthia McKinney and Rosa
Clemente, the Green Party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates.
Earlier this year, the Virginia Green Party successfully petitioned the State
Board of Elections to place McKinney and Clemente on the ballot in Virginia,
collecting more than 10,000 signatures from voters throughout the commonwealth.
This is the first time since 2000 that Virginia voters will see the Green
Party’s presidential slate on the ballot.
McKinney’s campaign for president has focused on calling for rapid U.S. troop
withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan, ending threats of a U.S. attack against
Iran, supporting single-payer national health care, canceling the costly and
ineffective war on drugs, abolishing the death penalty, impeaching President
Bush, and not giving immunity to telecommunications firms that participated in
warrant-less spying on U.S. citizens.
Additional information on Cynthia McKinney’s campaign for president can be
found here: http://www.runcynthiarun.org
In Arlington County, Green Party nominee John Reeder is running for County
Board. He is the only challenger on the ballot against Democratic incumbent
Reeder is running on a platform to promote affordable housing, increase
recycling opportunities, and trim government waste. He has received favorable
press coverage in the Washington Post, Arlington Sun Gazette, and Arlington
Connection and has received union endorsement.
Additional information on John Reeder’s campaign for Arlington County Board can
be found here: http://reeder4arlington.org/
Also in Arlington County, the Green Party has placed a referendum on the ballot
to activate a redevelopment and housing authority. The campaign to pass this
ballot measure has placed the Arlington Green Party at the forefront of efforts
to increase the County’s available tools to address an ever-deepening
affordable housing crisis.
Additional information on the Arlington Green Party and its efforts to pass the
referendum to establish a housing authority can be found here:
Additional information on the Green Party of the United States
can be found at: http://www.gp.org
Additional information on the Virginia Green Party can be found
GPVA Press Secretary: Miriam