GPSEA Supports Sherae Lascelles for Legislative District 43, Position 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2020

Seattle, Washington

Green Party of Seattle endorses Sherae Lascelles for State Representative Position #2 of Washington’s 43rd LD. Votes were taken by email due to physical distance constraints and the last vote was counted at 11:30 pm on 9/11/2020.

Citizens of the 43rd Legislative District are the most diverse in Washington State along several lines of  intersectionality. The geographic area covers parts of Seattle’s Downtown, First Hill, Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, Washington Park, Madison Park, Eastlake, Montlake, Portage Bay, Wallingford, Fremont, the University District (including the UW campus), Green Lake, and parts of Phinney Ridge and Ravenna. 

Green Party of Seattle members feel that Lascelles’ level of community engagement makes them the ideal candidate to represent the 43rd; the views that were expressed in their candidate questionnaire are consistent with the GPSEA core values of NonViolence, Grassroots Empowerment, Social Justice, and Environmental Wisdom.

The Green Party of the United States is an Eco-Socialist party. Greens as a Geo-political force believe that no human on Earth is illegal, and a Sustainable Future can not co-exist with abusive corporate entities that enslave and commodify both human beings and nature. 

Sherae Lascelles is running on a platform of Harm Reduction, Mutual Aid, and Civic Engagement. GPSEA finds alignment here with the basic foundational premise of Green politics: A Sustainable Future for All.

Greens in Seattle are politically active within other issue-driven movements where there has been much cross pollination of ideas, such as the ‘Green New Deal’ but this has not translated to running political campaigns. As mainstream political consciousness realizes that the Duopoly does not serve them, they begin to see through the political tactic of ‘Divide and Conquer’ used to consolidate political and economic power at the top. ‘Third Party’ independents are banding together to find alignment on issues that matter to everyday people.

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Green Party of Seattle Contacts:

Lisa Canar, Communications, lcanar@greenpartywashington.org

Margaret Elisabeth, Community Activism Reporter, margaretelisabeth@outlook.com

Alice B Green, Acting Secretary GPSEA, alicegreenvolunteer@gmail.com text 267 371 2958

GPWA Positions on the Homeless Crisis

In the midst of this ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with unemployment and lay-offs, with the inevitable economic recession that follows the closing of businesses to protect citizens from infection, the Green Party of Washington (GPWA) sees that the homeless crisis must be addressed now, like never before. Although Governor Inslee has extended the moratorium on evictions until October 15th, the threat of losing their home looms ahead for many.

The findings of Washington State Legislature on homeless housing and assistance: “The legislature finds that there are many causes of homelessness, including a shortage of affordable housing; a shortage of family-wage jobs which undermines housing affordability; a lack of an accessible and affordable health care system available to all who suffer from physical and mental illnesses and chemical and alcohol dependency; domestic violence; and a lack of education and job skills necessary to acquire adequate wage jobs in the economy of the twenty-first century.”

East King County resident and Green, C.J. Sellers broached this topic with the GPWA because it’s a subject close to her heart. “I’m living with someone else and not in a position to house my adult son permanently so have tried to assist him in finding services and housing in the Seattle area. It’s been a struggle and an eye-opening experience on how such services operate. Although some programs have been helpful and certainly are better than no services, after ten months of trying to keep him on his meds and get him into housing, his priority status was downgraded because he stayed on the meds and has not been arrested or involuntarily committed. It’s heart-breaking to know his exposure to contagions is so much higher in a low-barrier shelter (not knocking them). He’s had two bouts of scabies, staph infection, had septic pneumonia, and caught Covid-19. I appreciate the charities, but I’m afraid for his life right now. It seems regressive to punish him for good behavior by putting off his access to public housing for the mentally ill.”

South Sound Green Party member, Molly Feathers commented on the proposal, “As a person in recovery I know that when I was struggling with my addictions and mental health issues it was very important that I had access to community programs that provided me with the basic things like food, shelter and other basic services. It is crucial that funding gets restored and can start going back into programs that have helped me a lot when I needed it most. I think it would help if some of the funding for law enforcement went back into providing public housing and expanding drug treatment programs like drug court and mental health court. That will help the overcrowding of jails and give a chance for people to give back to their communities once they have completed the program. It also provides a way for people to get their records wiped clean after they have completed the program and have a fresh start in life. People I know were accepted into these programs and it has truly changed their lives and helped them get out of the cycle of homlesness and address some many of their other needs. I also think it is imperative that access to rehabilitation centers be funded and expanded.” They added, “On a community level I think it is important to be active through volunteering and finding innovative ways to make sure community programs that do outreach also are part of the solution. For example the Thurston County organization SideWalk’s Rapid Rehousing program helps people get off the street and into housing and is something I know that has helped this community a lot. Also other organizations that provide a place for people to go to get food and their daily needs meet are important. In my experience those organizations don’t just offer things; but people that can meet you where you are at and then can help provide an olive branch to all the other services one might need.”

In the GPWA effort to obtain enough signatures to get their presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins, on the November ballot, Greens talked to Seattle people on the street. Among them were the unhoused and formerly unhoused who expressed concerns about the sweeps by Seattle Police Department that push the homeless out of the downtown by scooping up their sole possessions like so much trash, leaving them much worse off. Now, in response to demands by Black Lives Matter to demilitarize the police, Seattle City Council did the opposite of what the intent was (to reallocate those funds to serve the community). They kept the police sweeps in play but removed social service allies from that situation and domestic violence response without having an alternative social services system already in place.

The sweeps of the homeless need to stop altogether and alternatives must be taken seriously. The GPWA affirms that unhoused people are protected by 4th Amendment protections against unwarranted search and seizure, protections of personal privacy and property, as well as the right to be free from unreasonable government intrusion into whatever temporary residence they’ve fabricated in a crisis.

We recommend these immediate remediations to the homeless crisis:

  • Private citizens hosting unhoused youth in their homes.

  • Housing all homeless adult Washington citizens in unused hotels during the pandemic.

  • Ending the sweeps that treat homeless citizens’ sole possessions as trash and push the unhoused out of view instead of helping them.

  • Ending the profiling and harassment of unhoused people.

  • Improving the process of housing mentally-ill people and expanding their access to publicly-funded housing opportunities.

  • We address the recommendations by the WA State Advisory Council on Homelessness regarding Tiny Shelters in the homeless crisis response system. Understandably, these temporary shelters are necessary, but there aren’t enough beds including those for all the unhoused residents. The homeless crisis response system is obviously inadequate. Regular citizens may also assist with the housing crisis, even during this pandemic, if the state and local governments would agree to not interfere. GPWA recommends changing the status of residences on wheels from temporary residence recreational vehicles to residential units. When someone is given permission by a land-owner to house a movable tiny house or RV on their private property, classify them/the mobile housing unit as a guest—the government should not interfere with permits and regulations or limit their stay in the unit, and the property owner should have no liability for allowing residence in the unit on their property and may rescind rights to reside on their property at their discretion.

  • Publicly-funded financial incentives to large and small businesses, as well as worker cooperatives, for hiring Washington citizens who have been homeless within the last 90 days.

  • We encourage widespread installation of local entities such as Seattle’s Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), which runs a supported employment program that networks with businesses and employment providers and even provides employment training in cooperation with The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to assist those previously considered unemployable.

  • Resuming meetings of the WA State Advisory Council on Homelessness which seem to have been discontinued during the pandemic, right when they’re needed most.

The GPWA agrees with the words of our 2020 presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins:

“The housing crisis in America is a disgrace and inexcusable. Homelessness is increasing as rents grow out of reach for more and more people in the private market.[…] I am calling for a federal crash program of public housing to not only fix and repair the public housing we have, but to make a decent home a human right by radically expanding public housing so every person in the United States has access to affordable quality housing.

“I am calling for a 10-year, $2.5 trillion dollar federal program to build 25 million units of public housing that will end the housing affordability crisis. 40% of these units will be affordable for very low income people, thus creating 10 million new affordable units for very low income people. That will close the affordability gap for the 7.8 million very low income people now without affordable housing.”  These measures are part of The Green New Deal, which is paid for by decreasing military and police funding.

We can’t wait for the duopoly parties to make these recommendations happen on the Federal level as they’re committed to warfare instead of improving our social safety net. Washington needs solutions now.

The GPWA Reaffirms BIPOC Support

The Green Party of Washington State (GPWA) supports Black Lives Matter (BLM) peaceful protests in Washington State and calls on Washington state and local governments to meet BLM demands to defund Washington police by 50% and reinvest those funds in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

Additionally, the GPWA calls for:

  • Defunding the military and reinvesting military funds in BIPOC communities.

  • Community control of the police in every region of the state.

  • Restoring voter rights to incarcerated felons in Washington.

  • Releasing non-violent criminals held in Washington to improve their survival chances during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Expanding marijuana conviction clemency. Pardons and vacated criminal history should be granted for Washington state marijuana possession convictions before 2012 regardless of prior or other criminal record.

  • Implementing all functions of the Initiative-940 De-escalate Washington.

GPWA Coordinating Council member, Margaret Elizabeth cautioned, “It’s not the place of the GPWA to define how BLM and BIPOC communities should orchestrate their own liberation.” They called for the GPWA to offer unconditional support as allies of BLM.

GPWA member, C.J. Sellers of East King County replied, “Using the word ‘peaceful protests’ doesn’t tell BLM or BIPOC what to do, it only defines what we can advocate for. Peaceful means have always been part of the GPUS Ten Key Values. As a state party of the GPUS, we’re obligated to abide by our affiliate agreement with the GPUS. And besides, not all actions of ‘allies’ that show up at these protests are sanctioned by BLM leadership and are often a distraction from the purpose of the events.”

The GPWA also opposes the actions of the city council of Selah, Washington whereby they have criminalized chalk drawings on public property for the sole purpose of silencing community support for BLM.

Richard Redick, a member of the GPWA chapter of Mid-Columbia, Washington wrote, “Together is the best way forward. That two or more sides in a conversation have differing points of view – even very apparent disagreement – should not be surprising. After all, the word ‘converse’ – a word indicating a reversed order – is in the word ‘conversation.’ Many times, the parties to a conversation share the same values, but they may prioritize differently. It is through conversation that we truly learn there is more to unite us than to divide us.” He added that had Green Party planks been employed as policies these past many years, the conversation that needs to happen in Selah and communities throughout our nation would already be much further along. “We would have moved past ‘us vs them,’ and we would be embracing one big ‘us,’” said Redick. “Please, residents of Selah, and citizens across the nation, listen to Dr. Stein’s speech, below. Draw inspiration from her words, and may your communities and people be blessed.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKx-i4rsgkE

Howie Hawkins for President 2020

Washington State Campaign for Howie Hawkins for President 2020

This election season, I’ve been busy organizing in Washington state for Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker (H’20) for Green Party president & vice-presidential candidates. If they get 5% of the vote in Washington, the Green Party of Washington will gain major party status and have hope of uniting the Left. We won’t have to waste half of another campaign season gathering signatures just to get a candidate on the ballot so we can vote for them. Contact me to get involved or get more information about any events. Also, to coordinate and organize an H’20 event in your area of Washington.

Ongoing Hawkins & Walker campaign activities:

  • We need Greens and allies writing to newspapers (letters-to-the-editor, opinions, etc.) about why we vote Green Party and why we support our candidates. Please let us know what you get into print or if you need help!
  • We want to see Greens and allies signing up for interviews, endorsing Howie & Angela on podcasts, TV, or radio. If you get a feature, please send us a copy or link and let us know!
  • From your phone, in your home, Greens and allies can be recording video testimonials to be posted on our youtube channel about why we vote Green Party and why these candidates matter to us. Please send to C.J. to upload.
  • Don’t wait for our phone-banking parties — contact us to get your list of Washington voters to call or text and touch base with about the Green Party of Washington and our ecosocialist candidates.

August WA Hawkins & Walker Events:

  • Thursday, August 27th, 7-8 p.m. STATEWIDE PHONE-BANKING PARTY — this is our first Hawkins/Walker Phone-banking Party on Jitsi video meetup. Sign up to get instructions and the link to join us. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3353787278005948/
  • Sunday, August 31st, 3-4:30 p.m. SEATTLE-AREA SIGN-MAKING PICNIC — sign-making gathering in preparation for the August 31st sign wave over the I-5 Olive Way Overpass. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310459076939189/
  • Monday, August 31st from 4-6 p.m. THE BIG SIGN-WAVE — this will take place during rush hour over the I-5 Olive Way Overpass in Seattle. Snacks and drinks provided. It’s going to be fabulous! Please bring a home-made sign featuring an issue on Howie’s platform with large letters, readable from a distance. If you can’t, we’ll have extra signs. Address for the sign wave is: 1101-1251 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122 and GPS coordinates are: 47.616236, -122.328954. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/314811466500750/

September WA Hawkins & Walker Events:

  • Thursday, September 3rd, 7-8 p.m. STATEWIDE PHONE-BANKING PARTY — this is our second Hawkins/Walker Phone-banking Party on Jitsi video meetup. Sign up to get instructions and the link to join us. Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/3353787278005948/
  • The Big Olympia Sign Wave (date, location, and time to be announced)
  • Whatcom County Honk for Howie (date, location, and time to be announced)
  • Thursday, September 10th, 7-8 p.m. STATEWIDE PHONE-BANKING PARTY — this is our third Hawkins/Walker Phone-banking Party on Jitsi video meetup. Sign up to get instructions and the link to join us. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3353787278005948/
  • Thursday, September 17th, 7-8 p.m. STATEWIDE PHONE-BANKING PARTY — this is our fourth Hawkins/Walker Phone-banking Party on Jitsi video meetup. Sign up to get instructions and the link to join us. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3353787278005948/
  • Sunday, September 20th, noon to 2 p.m., Ocean Shores Beach Sign Wave — Snacks and drinks provided. Lots of Trumpers will be there with Trump signs. We’ll really stand out. It’s going to be fun!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409272506720041/
  • Monday, September 21st, International Day of Peace, Ocean Shores Traffic Sign Wave —  @Ocean Shores Gate. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/550510405648480/
  • Thursday, September 24th, 7-8 p.m. STATEWIDE PHONE-BANKING PARTY — this is our fifth Hawkins/Walker Phone-banking Party on Jitsi video meetup. Sign up to get instructions and the link to join us. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3353787278005948/

October WA Hawkins & Walker Events:

  • Thursday, October 1st, 7-8 p.m. STATEWIDE PHONE-BANKING PARTY — this is our sixth Hawkins/Walker Phone-banking Party on Jitsi video meetup. Sign up to get instructions and the link to join us. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3353787278005948/

How to get H’20 swag like yard signs, masks, buttons, t-shirts, bumper stickers, etc.:

WAGP is currently voting on whether or not to buy into the campaign’s bulk order for H’20 yard signs. We might make our own, instead, if we can get more for our money that way. For now, you can buy an H’20 sign and more and fund the campaign directly through their online store: https://shop.howie20.us/

C.J.Sellers
Hawkins & Walker campaign 2020
WA volunteer coordinator
Duvall, WA
Contact me
425-324-6867

Updates at http://cynthiajsellers.com/politics-2020/

Bravery and tenacity to progress

See August and early September Hawkins/Walker Campaign Events below!

Dear Greens and allies,

There’s a lot of negative campaigning going on this election. These are troubled times. Nevertheless, we on the voting Left believe that voting is always about representing yourself with your vote, not voting the way the majority are currently motivated. History has a long record of a conscientious minority standing up for what’s right and challenging the status quo, against odds. We know our planet is in a desperate state, and ecosocialism is about making that the top issue. Our rights are eroded by both faces of the duopoly with each legislative session, and the duopoly parties are doing it.

Help us change the statewide conversation to what we want instead of what we fear. A conversation is not one-sided—we have to reach out and give people a chance to join the movement for people, planet and peace over profit. We at the Washington Green Party campaign for Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker have come up with events that respect your civic duty to social distance. We want everyone to be safe and healthy while we stand up for the country we want, both to live in and be proud of.

UPCOMING GREEN PARTY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Ongoing:

  • We need Greens and allies writing to newspapers (letters-to-the-editor, opinions, etc.) about why we vote Green Party and why we support our candidates. Please let us know what you get into print or if you need help!
  • From your phone, in your home, Greens and allies can be recording video testimonials to be posted on our youtube channel about why we vote Green Party and why these candidates matter to us. Please send to C.J. to upload.

August Events:

  • Sunday, August 30th, 3-4:30 p.m. SEATTLE-AREA SIGN-MAKING EVENT & PICNIC
    — Meet up location is at the playground side of Green Lake Park, across from the library 7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115. This is a sign-making gathering in preparation for the August 31st sign wave over the I-5 Olive Way Overpass. Drinks and snacks, hand sanitizer, and extra masks provided.
  • Monday, August 31st from 4-6 p.m. THE BIG SIGN-WAVE — this will take place during rush hour over the I-5 Olive Way Overpass in Seattle. Snacks and drinks provided. It’s going to be fabulous! Please bring a home-made sign featuring an issue on Howie’s platform with large letters, readable from a distance. If you can’t, we’ll have extra signs. Address for the sign wave is: 1101-1251 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122 and GPS coordinates are: 47.616236, -122.328954.  https://www.facebook.com/events/314811466500750/

Early September Events & TBA:

  • September events in locations around Washington State to be announced soon! Coordinate your own sign-waving and local events with C.J., and we will help you spread the word!

See you soon,

C.J. Sellers

WA H’20 volunteer coordinator — cynthiajsellers@gmail.com

425-324-6867


https://howiehawkins.us/

Hawkins & Walker are endorsed by:

https://www.gp.org/

http://greenpartywashington.org/

https://www.socialistpartyusa.net/

Supporting FairVote Washington

The Green Party of Washington (GPWA) reaffirmed ongoing support of FairVote Washington when our Coordinating Council unanimously agreed at our August meeting to make a financial donation.

Many Greens are active in FairVote in their local areas. GPWA Coordinating Council member, Stonewall Bird of Bellingham, is one of the FairVote Whatcom County chapter leads. He, Jody Grage of Seattle, and Charles Law of the Olympic Peninsula attended FairVote WA’s recent Legislative Town Hall Workshop, which focused on Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). 

Charles Law also led the appeal to the GPWA to fund FairVote. “I believe there’s something we may have overlooked when it comes to RCV,” said Law to the Coordinating Council, “And that’s the negative campaign strategy used by many candidates at present. RCV takes the negativity out of campaigning because candidates need the widest appeal to get a higher rank among the ballot choices. In contrast, our current voting method of first-past-the-post encourages a dualistic attitude that pits people against each other, causing disharmony and bitterness when the winner takes all. However, when there are multiple choices in an election, candidates will seek more common ground with a voter’s first choice. This cooperation decreases our voter alienation from one another. A holistic worldview is the basis behind the Green Party Platform. Greens advocate for removing the wrongness in the world through Democracy, Social Justice, Ecology, and Peace.” Law encouraged the GPWA to donate, believing it is money well spent.

“We’re a small party but we’re consistent,” said east King County Green, C.J. Sellers, who has been pushing for Ranked Choice Voting since 2000, back when it was still being called ‘Instant Runoff Voting.’ “Voter rights and election process reforms have always been high priority in the Green Party, which makes sense if you read our platform. Without the viability of voters electing candidates who represent their opposing standpoint, you end up with a situation like what drove me out of the Democratic Party in 2006: both parties for war and hardly a voice in the house or senate challenging their bipartisan agenda of neverending warfare i.e. the War on Terror. Or, the majority of citizens wanting universal healthcare at the national level and both major parties saying it’s off the table. We also have a crisis of representation in the mainstream media because they seldom report much of what the two major parties aren’t willing to sanction or even debate, except to demean alternatives. This country needs to hear more diverse viewpoints, and we need the option to more accurately represent ourselves with our vote. These are not partisan propositions, they’re about voter rights, more options, and democratic freedom of representation. Fairvote WA does an excellent job of educating the public about the benefits of Ranked Choice Voting and Proportional Representation, in particular.” 

Sellers attended the recent FairVote WA workshop on Proportional Representation. “Not only will proportional representation give independent and minor party candidates more of a shot at representation in government by removing the fear of the ‘greater evil’ winning if we ‘split the vote,’ it also helps racial and religious minorities gain representation. Proportional Representation is very doable in Washington State. Washington has led the way with many progressive reforms that other states are still a long way from achieving, why can’t we improve voter freedom here? Proportional Representation may not be a sexy issue, but it’s a much-needed progressive reform and works best in combination with RCV. Voters may not know it yet, but we needed these reforms ages ago.”

Authors: C.J. Sellers & Charles Law

A pivotal moment in history

It’s people who step up at pivotal moments that change the direction of history.

The Howie Hawkins / Angela Walker H’20 campaign just gave Washington State Greens a big shout-out for turning in well over the requirement to get our grassroots-powered candidates on the ballot! Thanks to all the voters who pitched in to make this happen, from state and local GP leaders to volunteers to signers to live streamers… this was not easy during a pandemic, so extra kudos, praise, and thanks!

More choices allow better democracy for voters, and we have two amazing candidates for Prez and VP this time around! Check them out: https://howiehawkins.us/.

Let’s each of us who believe in a democratic process, in the health of this planet, in justice and doing the right thing, and in a New Green Deal for America — in every Washington town and county — let’s write letters-to-the-editor, opinions, talk to radio pundits and personalities, get on podcasts, you name it, even write to your representatives and demand a Green agenda!

We can’t let this pandemic or the duopoly hold us back. It’s just too important. Let’s go for 5% of the vote in 2020 in this safe state! 5% won’t help Trump win here, and it WILL award the Green Party of Washington State official recognition. If we achieve 5% of the vote statewide, we won’t have to waste time (or risk contagion) gathering signatures to get our candidates on the ballot next time around. That’s how we’ll start to gain a foothold and build Green representation in local and state offices where we’re needed most.

C.J. Sellers, volunteer coordinator for the H’20 campaign in WA State

#VoteGreen2020 #VoteSocialist2020 #LeftGreenUnity2020 #EcosocialismWillWin

Greens Choose Hawkins/Walker in Landslide Victory

The Green Party of Washington State is excited to announce that on Saturday, July 11, Howie Hawkins and running mate Angela Walker were nominated by the Greens across the U.S. to be the party’s presidential and vice-presidential nominees.

Hawkins won with 59.15% of the vote at the Party’s national convention. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s convention was held online via Zoom webinar platform and included 358 delegates from 47 states and caucuses.

In acceptance speeches, Hawkins and Walker highlighted the nexus of climate change and social justice and the importance of enacting a real Green New Deal.

Hawkins expressed gratitude for all those who have supported their candidacy including the more than 4,000 contributors who helped the campaign to qualify two weeks ago for federal primary matching funds. He noted the immediate task is to ensure ballot access in every state. Washington is currently collecting petition signatures for ballot access to meet a July 25 deadline.

Hawkins also reiterated his support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) nationwide call to defund police. He emphasized the Green Party’s defense of people of color against U.S. imperialism, adding “Defunding police is not enough. We must defund the military.”

The Green Party of Washington State joins in solidarity with our presidential candidates, BLM, and people of color across the world in calling for an end to militarism, war, and occupation, and the human and ecosystem destruction that results.

Following workshops on amendments in the days preceding the convention, the Green Party delegates also voted to confirm the Party’s new national platform.

Among the convention highlights were speeches by Maine Green candidate for U.S. Senate Lisa Savage who is running a strong campaign for Republican Susan Collins seat and 2016 candidates Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka and Party co-chair Dr. Margaret Flowers among many other leaders across the nation and even Australia.

Washington Greens are proud that one of our own, Margaret Elisabeth (Washington), was among those elected to a new national steering committee as co-chair. The other new co-chair is Tamar Yager (Virginia) with Anita Rios (Ohio) re-elected to a second term. Hillary Kane (Pennsylvania) was re-elected as treasurer. They join continuing co-chairs Gloria Mattera (New York), Kristin Combs (Pennsylvania), Tony Ndege (North Carolina), Trahern Crews (Minnesota), and Secretary David Gerry (Massachusetts).

Greens currently holding public office and Green candidates running for local, state, and federal office were also featured in a series of press conferences during the convention.

The Green Party of Washington State is making a call to registered voters who believe in Democracy to support its Nominating Petition for U.S. President / Vice President by signature in order to ensure everyone has a voice. The Party had requested a state reprieve from signature gathering during the pandemic but was regrettably denied, so volunteers are gathering signatures. Registered voters are asked to please visit to sign the petition for ballot access: https://greenpartywashington.org/2020/06/10/convention/.

Videos and texts of many of the speeches and press conferences are available here:

https://www.gp.org/workshop_videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfnQZquRwx_F6yZg3g9kOw

Hawkins/Walker Campaign Website: https://howiehawkins.us/

GPWA Officers, Delegates, and State Candidates Election Results

Green Party of Washington Coordinating Council Election

Total votes = 43

Seats to be filled = 5

Quota = 43/(5+1) = 7.17 = 8 votes (18.6%)


Round 1:

Alice Green– 8 (18.6%)

Charles Law – 6 (14.0%)

Herb Camet, Jr. – 7 (16.3%)

Margaret Elisabeth – 4 (9.3%)

Noah Martin – 16 (37.2%)

Richard Redick – 2  (4.6%)

Noah Martin and Alice Green are elected. Noah Martin’s weighted surplus votes reallocated.


Round 2:

Charles Law – 8 (18.6%)

Herb Camet, Jr. – 9 (20.9%)

Margaret Elisabeth – 5 (11.6%)

Richard Redick  – 4 (9.3%)

Herb Camet, Jr. and Charles Law are elected. Herb Camet, Jr’s weighted surplus votes reallocated. 


Round 3:

Margaret Elisabeth – 5.9 (13.7%)

Richard Redick – 4 (9.3%)

Richard Redick is eliminated.

Margaret Elisabeth is awarded the final seat.


Elected members of the coordinating council: Noah Martin, Alice Green, Herb Camet, Jr., Charles Law, and Margaret Elisabeth.


GPWA Treasurer Election

Total votes = 42

Scott Thompson – 42 votes (100%)

Scott Thompson is elected unanimously.


GPWA Deputy Treasurer Election

Total votes = 40

Lisa Canar – 40 votes (100%)

Lisa Canar is elected unanimously.


GPUS Delegates Election

Total votes = 42

Seats to be filled = 2

Quota = 43/(2+1) = 14.33 = 15 votes

Round 1:

Noah Martin – 26 (61.9%)

Kyle Taylor Lucas – 16 (38.1%)

Noah Martin and Kyle Taylor Lucas are elected GPUS Delegates.


GPUS Alternate Delegates Election

Total votes = 41

Seats to be filled = 2

Quota = 41/(2+1) = 13.67 = 14 votes (34.1%)


Round 1:

Colin Bartlett – 20 (48.8%)

Frank Lockwood – 6 (14.6%)

Herb Camet, Jr. – 8 (19.5%)

Nina Manuel – 7 (17.1%)

Colin Bartlett is elected and weighted surplus votes reallocated.


Round 2:

Frank Lockwood – 7.5 (18.3%)

Herb Camet, Jr. – 9.2 (22.4%)

Nina Manuel – 9.4 (22.9%)

Frank Lockwood is eliminated and his votes reallocated. One ballot exhausted.


Round 3:

Herb Camet, Jr. – 12.4 (30.2%)

Nina Manuel -12.7 (30.9%)

Herb Camet, Jr. is eliminated.


Colin Bartlett and Nina Manual are elected GPUS Alternate Delegates.


GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention Delegates Election

Total votes = 40

Seats to be filled = 10

Quota = 40/(10+1) = 3.64 = 4 votes


Round 1:

CJ Sellers – 4 (10%)

Colin Bartlett – 5 (12.5%)

Herb Camet, Jr. – 6 (15%)

Jody Grage – 5 (12.5%)

Jonathan Betz-Zall – 1 (2.5%)

Kyle Taylor Lucas – 5 (1.25%)

Lisa Canar – 4 (10%)

Nina Manuel – 7.5%)

Noah Martin – 4 (10%)

Phoenix Wendt – 1 (2.5%)

Richard Redick – 2 (5%)

Colin Bartlett, Herb Camet, Jr., Jody Grage, and Kyle Taylor Lucas are elected PNC Delegates.

CJ Sellers wins the tiebreaker against Lisa Canar and Noah Martin and is elected the final PNC Delegate.

Lisa Canar and Noah Martin are elected Alternate PNC Delegates.

Herb Camet, Jr’ weighted surplus votes are reallocated.


Round 2:

Jonathan Betz-Zall – 1.3 (3.3%)

Nina Manuel – 3.6 (9.2%)

Phoenix Wendt – 1.3 (3.3%)

Richard Redick – 2 (5.0%)

CJ Sellers weighted surplus votes are allocated. 


Round 3:

Jonathan Betz-Zall – 1.9 (4.8%)

Nina Manuel – 3.9 (9.7%)

Phoenix Wendt – 1.3 (3.3%)

Richard Redick – 2 (5.0%)

Kyle Taylor Lucas weighted surplus votes allocated.


Round 4:

Jonathan Betz-Zall – 1.9 (4.8%)

Nina Manuel – 4.3 (10.7%)

Phoenix Wendt – 1.7 (4.3%)

Richard Redick – 2 (5.0%)

Nina Manuel is elected Alternate Delegate.

Jody Grage weighted surplus votes reallocated.


Round 5:

Jonathan Betz-Zall – 2.3 (5.8%)

Phoenix Wendt – 1.9 (4.8%)

Richard Redick – 2.4 (6.0%)

Colin Bartlett weighted surplus votes reallocated.


Round 6:

Jonathan Betz-Zall – 2.6 (6.6%)

Phoenix Wendt – 2.1 (5.3%)

Richard Redick – 2.6 (6.5%)

Phoenix Wendt is eliminated.


GPUS Presidential Convention Delegates:

  1. Herb Camet, Jr.
  2. Kyle Taylor Lucas
  3. Jody Grage
  4. Colin Bartlett
  5. CJ Sellers

GPUS Presidential Convention Alternate Delegates:

  1. Noah Martin
  2. Lisa Canar
  3. Nina Manuel
  4. Jonathan Betz-Zall
  5. Richard Redick

Granting David Spring “Preferred” Status for Superintendent of Public Instruction (Nonpartisan position)

Total votes = 49

13 abstentions

75% quota required

0.75 x (49-13) = 27 votes needed

Yes – 24

No – 12

Abstain – 13

Does not pass.


Presidential Primary Election Results

Green Party of Washington – 2020 Election Results

The votes are in! Thank you to everyone who participated.

Total number of GPWA members voting = 67

Delegate Quota = 67 / (5+1) = 11.17 = 12 votes (17.9%)

Since Washington State has only 5 delegates to award, a candidate needs to receive at least 12 votes (17.9%) to be awarded one delegate.


Round 1 – Initial vote for presidential candidates:

Dario Hunter – 28 (41.8%)

Howie Hawkins – 27 (40.3%)

Jesse Ventura – 9 (13.4%)

Mark Charles – 1 (1.5%)

Vermin Supreme – 1 (1.5%)

Jill Stein – 1 (1.5%)


Round 2 – Mark Charles, Vermin Supreme, and Jill Stein are eliminated and their votes reallocated:

Dario Hunter – 30 (44.8%)

Howie Hawkins – 28 (41.8%)

Jesse Ventura – 9 (13.4%)


Round 3 – Jesse Ventura is eliminated and his votes reallocated [2 ballots exhausted]:

Dario Hunter = 36 (55.4%)

Howie Hawkins = 29 (44.6%)

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The following table shows the final primary results:

Candidate
Vote Percent
Delegate Count
Dario Hunter
55.4%
3 Delegates
Howie Hawkins
44.6%
2 Delegates

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