How To Write-in Howie Hawkins in Virginia

The Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker campaign for Green Party President and Vice President have followed write-in procedures to be officially recognized according to the Code of Virginia: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-644/

The VA Department of Elections verified today that writing in either ‘Howie’ or ‘Howard’ Hawkins will count as a vote for both Howie for President and Angela for Vice President.

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Statement on Labor Day 2020

As we celebrate Labor Day and the past successes of the labor movement, we continue to mobilize for just working conditions, pay, and benefits for the working class. Workers have united to bring about revolutionary changes in past struggles, however, the modern-day labor movement has been increasingly derailed by the corporate Democratic and Republican Parties.

Green Party of Virginia Moves to Write-In Campaign for President Cites Virginia State Barriers for Lack of Ballot Access

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) today announced that it will be moving to a write-in campaign for its presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, due to insufficient petition signatures of qualified voters for ballot access. This will be the first time in sixteen years that there will not be a Green Party presidential ticket printed on the ballot in Virginia.

Green Party of Virginia Declares Solidarity with Sanders Delegation In Their Demands For Medicare for All

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) declared its support for the Bernie Sanders delegates to the Democratic National Convention who voted today in opposition to the party's rejection of Medicare for All. The Green Party has supported universal, single-payer healthcare for decades, and its nominee, Howie Hawkins, remains the only presidential candidate running on a platform that includes a community-centered single-payer Medicare For All system.

GPVA Endorses Independent Candidate Kiesha Preston For Roanoke City Council

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) has endorsed Independent candidate Kiesha Preston for Roanoke City Council. Preston is an activist, advocate, and single mother who wrote and successfully lobbied for the Domestic Violence Victim’s Protection Act, which was signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam on March 23, 2020. Her campaign is focused on the problems of housing, mental illness, police oversight, and racial discrimination in Roanoke City.

Statement on Juneteenth 2020

This Juneteenth as we celebrate the day the last slaves were freed in America, we must also be cognizant of the continuing legacies of slavery rooted in the triple evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism that have been ongoing for centuries. The last five decades of Democratic and Republican Party rule have culminated in a system of modern-day slavery founded on racially discriminatory laws. Jim Crow, segregation, redlining, the War on Drugs, for-profit prisons and mass incarceration serve to further empower and enrich the ruling class.

GPVA Encourages Members to Attend Court Hearing on Ballot Access Lawsuit; Responds to Defendants' Reply to Suit

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) encourages its members to attend the upcoming hearing in our lawsuit to waive ballot access requirements due to the pandemic and subsequent public health measures. The hearing is at 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 19, at the Richmond Courthouse: Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr., Federal Courthouse, 701 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 2321.

GPVA FIles Lawsuit Seeking Waiver of Signature Requirement of Ballot Access

The Green Party of Virginia joined this week with additional plaintiffs in the Libertarian Party of Virginia and Independent Green Party to formally file an amended legal complaint and motion for a complete waiver of signature requirements for ballot access for federal offices. Plaintiffs named in the lawsuit include candidates for president and vice president, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives.

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