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Press Release:
Greens to Watch on Virginia Ballots on Election Day

Contact: Miriam Gennari, Press Secretary, Virginia Green Party, 703-549-1422, press@vagreenparty.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 Barbara Favola.

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: http://arlingtongreens.org/

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 at: http://vagreenparty.org/

GPVA Press Secretary: Miriam Gennari


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