2024 Presidential Nomination Process

Each state has its own election procedures.  In New Mexico, the Green Party is a minor party and nominates by convention.  We use the list of candidates published by the GPUS Presidential Candidate Support Committee (PCSC) for apportioning our delegates to the GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention.  There are six people seeking the Green Party nomination for President of the United States.  Some of them are not Greens but use the process that allows unaffiliated candidates or candidates with other parties to seek party lines in various states.  Links to the candidates’ web sites are listed below.  We plan to provide an opportunity to visit with candidates virtually later in the year.

GREENS:  Jorje Zavala*, Randy Toler*, Jill Stein*, Jasmine Sherman*

Non-GREENS:  Daví*, Robert Cooke

*Candidate or campaign has contacted GPNM.

Webinars for the New Year

Green Party Webinar, DEGROWTH:  Improving Global Quality of Life With Less Production–Join this fascinating Green Party webinar on reducing unnecessary production to address global warming on Wednesday, January 4, 6:30 p. m. MSTRegister on Zoom.

Effective Citizen Advocacy–The League of Women Voters provides a webinar with tips for the upcoming legislative session.  Webinar is Saturday, January 6, 10:00 a. m. to noon on Zoom.  Register here.

Thank you, Mato Ska

We are sad to report the passing of Martin Zehr, aka Mato Ska.  Mato Ska was a long-time Green and was serving on the GPUS National Committee and GPUS EcoAction Committee.  He was a voice for a just electoral system, including speaking on C-SPAN as recently as this summer as a caller.

He was particularly concerned about water use.  Part of his legacy is his work on the New Mexico State Water Plan.  We continue to seek transparency from the state regarding the 2023 State Water Plan.  In his own words,

The Green Party of New Mexico stands unalterably opposed to the exclusion of valued engagement and representation of the pueblos that have senior water rights dating back from “time immemorial.” The inclusion of the pueblos’ plans is significant and needs to be considered as a valued contribution in addressing the profound concerns of all New Mexicans.

Read the amazing tribute from one of his sons.

CEASEFIRE ACTION IN TAOS COUNTY

 

Thursday December 7 5pm Taos County Chambers Building (by the County Courthouse)
The Taos Alliance for a Free Palestine (@TaosAllianceforaFreePalestine on instagram) is calling for people to show up to a joint City and County meeting to demand they take up a resolution calling for a ceasefire as well as US Congressional Representative Theresa Leger Fernandez to become a co-sponsor of US House Bill 786.
Greens from APQ Metro shared this message over I-40.

GPUS Statement on Gaza and Israel

Green Party condemns attacks on civilians in Israel and Gaza and calls for immediate ceasefire.

The Green Party of the United States condemns the targeted attacks on civilians in the recent wave of violence in Gaza and Israel. We call for an immediate ceasefire, an immediate end to the invasion and occupation of Gaza, and a halt to all military and foreign aid to Israel. We urge our government to join with the U.N. to secure Israel’s complete withdrawal to the 1967 boundaries in compliance with international law.

Read full statement here.

 

Ballot Access AZ and UTAH

Please help these two western states with GP ballot access.  November deadlines await.  THANK YOU.  https://www.azgp.org/ballot_access and https://www.greenpartyofutah.org/ballotaccess

Graphic Designer Sought

The Coordinated Campaign Committee of the Green Party of the United States seeks a graphic designer to add some visually-appealing elements to its annual “Call For Candidates” web page. Interested applicants please send a bio and recent samples of graphic design work to CCC@GP.ORG by October 15, 2023. Please direct questions to Scott Laugenour, Co-Chair Coordinated Campaign Committee at CCC@GP.ORG
The graphic designer will work with the web administrator of the Green Party of the United States and with the Coordinated Campaign Committee on the project.  Project completion date November 5, 2023.
Project budget:  $300
The approved outline of the web page is as follows:
  • CCC will produce a web page with the following website outline, in a visually appealing manner, for the Green Party US “Call for Candidates 2024” website page;

    • “Run with the party that these candidates candidates chose to make a difference in 2024, The Green Party”:  Presidential candidates vying for presidential nomination [approved by PCSC/candidates achieving provisional acceptance in 2023 and full acceptance in 2024/ and provide link to PCSC website]; Congressional Candidate; State Level Candidate; Local Candidate(s).   [include some future candidates, very recent winning candidates, and non-winning candidates who demonstrated excellence and will run again] [photos and bios]
    • Join the community of Green officeholders [who have made or are making a difference over the years. [long-tenured dedicated Green office holders] [several photos and bios]
    • How to Run for Office …. [Tips for deciding which office to run for] [Link to state party websites election pages, when available]
    • Link to Elections Database
    • Link to the GPUS Candidates groups.io network home page