Endorsement of Stephen Wright for Mayor of Forks

Green Party of Washington State

Endorsement of Stephen Wright for Mayor of Forks, Washington

Candidate Statement:

“I want to add agricultural revenue, expand our local economy, reduce our reliance on timber and tourism revenue, fix our communications infrastructure, fix our playground, create educational opportunities, and provide body cameras for police. A vote for Wright is a vote to take care of our community.” -Stephen Wright

Mayoral Candidate:

Stephen Wright, an Independent Green, is running for Mayor of Forks. The Green Party of Washington State has endorsed his run and invites other Greens and Independent voters to support him. Please help spread the word on any of these platforms.

His website: https://www.wright4forks.com/

His facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wright4forksmayor

His twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Wright4Forks

Also on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/wright4forksmayor/

Stephen represents his community and a plan for a future-ready Forks. Wright is a Green running as an independent to de-emphasize party politics and focus on practical solutions that are community-based, local, and sustainable.

About Forks:

Forks, Washington is a city located on the Olympic Peninsula, within Clallam County in the northwest of our state. The population was roughly 4,000 in 2019. Clallam county is situated on the border with Canada, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Vancouver Island, BC and includes the iconic bioregional features of our Pacific Coast rain forests, salmon runs, and coastal migratory sea mammal routes. 

Clallam County includes Port Angeles which is the largest population center in the county and leans Democrat. Politically, Clallam County is a competitive area; the county holds the longest record, as of 2020, for predicting official presidential election winners, which makes it a political “bellwether”. The city of Forks is Republican-leaning. A win for an Independent Green Party candidate would be a win for political party autonomy in Washington State.

Historically The City of Forks didn’t begin as a logging town; however later it was economically tied to the logging industry, and more recently the town was the location for the popular TV series ‘Twilight’, which brought increased tourism into the area, but that fandom began to wind down sometime after 2010. 

Stephen Wright’s Agenda as Mayor of Forks:

“Halito, I’m Stephen Wright, a progressive Choctaw running for mayor for the City of Forks. Our city has relied on logging and tourism for their revenue, both dying industries. Our city cannot afford basic necessities…” 

According to Stephen Wright, Forks can do better and be better, and GPWA believes Forks deserves better. Here are some bullet points from his agenda: 

  • Reduce our reliance on tourism and timber revenue
  • Repair park & playground equipment
  • Fix our communications infrastructure
  • Body cameras for police
  • Create educational opportunities by partnering with higher education
  • Expand our local economy 
  • Add agricultural hemp revenue
  • Extend the sidewalk along Highway 101
  • Ban on pesticides and nitrogen additives in Forks as environmental protections for waterways and old-growth forests

Stephen is a disabled Veteran, a father of young children, an Agrobiologist educated at Evergreen College, and an indigenous American. He is a resident of Forks who is invested in the long-term preservation and success of his community.

The Green Party of Washington state invites Greens statewide to support Stephen Wright for Mayor of Forks, Washington.




2020 Candidates and Green Party Voter’s Guide

2020 Green Party Candidate Endorsements

Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker for U.S. President and Vice President

Washington State Legislative Candidates

Sherae Lascelles for State Representative, District 43, Position 2: Preferred candidate. Sherae Lascelles is running as a grassroots community organizer with the Seattle People’s Party and committed to the Green Party 10 key values.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge

Sharonda Amamilo: Green Party Preferred candidate.

Additional State and Legislative Candidates, Referendums, Advisory votes, and Resolutions

Consider the candidate endorsements featured by the following organizations:

The Stranger Endorsements: Please take into consideration these progressive-leaning endorsements for state referendums, advisory votes, resolutions, and candidates.

Note: please vote for Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker for U.S. President and Vice President!

Looking for more candidate endorsements or Green Party write-in candidates?

Currently the Green Party in Washington State is mostly focused on COVID solidarity efforts, local races, and building Left Unity. While we have no Green Party members actively campaigning for statewide or legislative office at this time, we are supporting Sherae Lascelles campaign for the State legislature (see above) and will have candidates running for City Councils, Conservation Districts, and other local offices next year in the hopes of building for a serious statewide run in 2024, especially if we can get Ranked Choice Voting enacted by then.
If you or someone you know is interested in running for local or statewide office as a Green, now is a good time to start thinking about it and to get involved!
Green volunteer (Write-in) candidates for Statewide races:
Governor:  Paul Wagner, Protectors of the Salish Sea
Lt. Governor:  Noah Martin, South Sound Green Party
Green Party of Washington State, PO Box 70493, Seattle, WA 98127



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.


Green Party of Seattle, PO Box 70493, Seattle WA 98127

FB: GreenPartyofSeattle | Twitter: @seattlegreens | hello@gpsea.org

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

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/

Hawkins & Walker campaign 2020
WA volunteer coordinator
Duvall, WA
Contact me

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

Support Chanan Suarez for Bellingham City Council!

Chanan Suarez is running for Bellingham City Council Ward 5, a non-partisan office. Chanan is a former Green Party member and served on the GPWA Coordinating Council for a time. He is endorsed by the Green Party of Whatcom County, and we are supporting him as a Green Party of Washington State preferred candidate.

Read Chanan’s campaign platform here.

Although Chanan is not now a Green and is not running as a Green, his campaign is an opportunity to develop our Green statewide Campaign Support System.

If you are interested in making use of Chanan’s campaign to hone your skills for use in future races by Greens in your area, please contact his campaign at (360) 480-5321 or email him at suarezforcitycouncil@gmail.com.

There are several aspects of campaigning that can be done remotely, so your physical distance from Bellingham is not necessarily a problem. When you contact the campaign, be sure to let them know you are a Green Party volunteer!


Green Party Endorsements and Preferred Candidates for 2018

The Green Party of Washington State announces our endorsements and preferred candidates for 2018:


Endorsed Candidate:

Andrew Saturn, Green Party member and candidate for Thurston County Public Utility District Commissioner, District 1 (nonpartisan)


Preferred Candidates:

Sarah Smith, Democratic candidate for US House of Representatives in WA-9

Tye Menser, Democratic candidate for Thurston County Commissioner, District 3


Endorsed Initiatives:

Vote YES on I-940, De-Escalate Washington!

Vote YES on I-1631, Clean Air and Clean Energy for WA State!


Mail in your ballot or drop it in an official drop box ->> Here’s a map to help you find the closest drop box.

Voting begins on October 19th and ends on Election Day, November 6th, at 8:00 p.m.


🌻 ~ Reminder ~

Support the Green Party:

Please consider volunteering for one of these open positions!

Thank you,

GPWA Coordinating Council

Keep up with us on Twitter and Facebook
Donations always appreciated and put to good use!

🌻 #WeAreGreen

Meet Stonewall “Stoney” Bird and Jennifer “Gigi” Ferguson

Tired of the same old choices you’ve always had? Looking for a better future for our communities and our country?

Please come join us and meet:

 Stonewall Jackson “Stoney” Bird, Green Party candidate for Congress in CD 2!


Jennifer “Gigi” Ferguson, our preferred candidate for US Senate!

Hadley Hall at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 from 6-8PM

18513-59th Ave NE

Arlington, WA  98223

In our broken democracy, both Democratic and Republican voters find that the people they vote for do not stand up for them. This is why both Stoney and Gigi are running for office!

Stoney is running for Congress as a Green in Washington’s Second Congressional District and is endorsed by the Green Party of Washington. His aim is to bring the four Green Party pillars of ecology, democracy, peace, and social justice to Congress.

Gigi is running for US Senate as an Independent and is our Green Party preferred candidate. She stands for justice, dignity, equality, and community development. Gigi is willing to take on any corporations or established political interests in service to the people.

Both Stoney and Gigi are committed to cure the plague of gerrymandering and campaign bribes that mean the people we elect can ignore us. Both vow to work to overturn “corporate personhood” and “money is speech”.

In addition, Stoney is active in promoting ranked choice voting and proportional representation, making our votes count and the politicians accountable.

With these changes we will get representatives who represent us, and we will be able to achieve:

  • universal, single-payer healthcare
  • debt-free college
  • fair trade instead of free trade
  • a path to citizenship for all immigrants
  • strongly progressive taxes
  • expanded Social Security benefits
  • living wages and easy union membership
  • a universal basic income
  • a decent place to live for everyone
  • an end to the endless wars – and their endless costs
  • internet neutrality
  • government and corporate spies out of the internet
  • the big banks broken up
  • public control of the money system
  • Post Office banking and state and local government banks
  • no discrimination against anyone
  • voting rights
  • criminal justice reform
  • ending for-profit prisons
  • a Green New Deal
  • clean water, clean land, clean air, and clean electromagnetic space
  • nature treated with respect and gratitude, not as a thing to exploit

Stoney and Gigi both refuse to take corporate money. Moreover, if elected Stoney intends to donate 2/5 of his salary to causes that support Green values.

We hope you will come meet Stoney and Gigi on Tuesday – Please invite your friends!

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation: 


Support Gigi’s Senate campaign for the people!


Donate to Stoney’s grassroots-powered campaign for Congress!


RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/667467520274308/


The Green Party supports Jennifer Gigi Ferguson for US Senate

The Green Party of Washington State (GPWA) has given one candidate in the 2018 US Senate race, Jennifer Gigi Ferguson, preferred status.

GPWA maintains a comprehensive vetting process for recommended candidates. Preferred status is conferred on a candidate who is not a member of the Green Party, but holds many Green and progressive values. An endorsed candidate must be a GPWA current member in good standing. Both endorsed and preferred status candidates must submit a detailed questionnaire, participate in an in-person interview (if possible) with the GPWA Candidate Committee, receive the approval of that committee, and receive a majority of votes in a poll of the general membership.

State election law allows candidates to state their “party preference”; however, this does not mean they are supported by their “preferred” party. In particular, James Robert Deal, running for US Senate in 2018, has announced his party preference as Green, but GPWA does not support, recognize, or endorse him.

None of the five requirements above were fulfilled by Mr. Deal – he is not a current member of GPWA, and his candidacy and party preference were announced a month after the deadline for Green candidates to apply for endorsement.

Click here for a full list of our 2018 endorsements and preferred candidates.

GPWA Endorsements and Preferred Candidates for 2018!

Based on presentations at our Spring Gathering, candidate questionnaires, and member input, the Green Party of Washington State hereby announces our endorsements and preferred candidates for 2018!


GPWA Endorsements:

Stonewall Jackson Bird (Stoney), Green Party candidate for Congress in District 2

Andrew Saturn, Green Party member and candidate for Thurston County Public Utility District Commissioner, District 1 (nonpartisan)


GPWA Preferred Candidates:

Tamborine Borrelli, Green Party member and Independent Progressive Party candidate for Congress in District 10

Jennifer Gigi Ferguson, Independent candidate for US Senate

Tye Menser, Democratic candidate for Thurston County Commissioner District 3

(Note that Green Party member Robert Hunziker requested our endorsement, but did not file for candidacy in CD 8)


The Green Party of Washington State also welcomes our newly elected Coordinating Council and Delegates and Alternates to the Green Party of the United States:

Coordinating Council
At-Large Members – Kathryn Lewandowsky, Mary Ellen Knoop, Maricela Sanchez, Scott Thompson, Jody Grage
Deputy Treasurer – Noah Martin

Green Party US
Delegates – Kathryn Lewandowsky, Jody Grage
Alternates – Lisa Canar, Noah Martin


🌻 ~ Reminder ~

Here are several great ways to support GPWA and our newly elected officers:

Please consider volunteering for one of these open GPWA positions!

Thank you,

GPWA Coordinating Council

Keep up with us on Twitter and Facebook
Donations always appreciated and put to good use!

🌻 #WeAreGreen

Stoney Bird – Green for Congress in District 2!

The Green Party of Washington proudly endorses Stoney Bird’s run for Congress in Washington’s Second Congressional District. A highly successful corporate lawyer until he ceased that work in 1990, Stoney brings a deep understanding of how corrupt and destructive our current political and economic institutions are. In the last 20 years he has worked as a political and community activist bringing environmental, social justice and peace issues to the forefront.




Stoney’s bio follows:

Hi, my name is Stoney Bird. “Stoney” is short for Stonewall Jackson Bird. I’m running for Congress as a Green in Washington’s Second Congressional District.

I’m running because there is a whole raft of issues that people across the political spectrum support and that Congress is doing nothing about. You can see the list here.

We need an election system that produces representative government. We need a Congress that actually responds to the needs of the people. We need health care and homes for all so that all can live in dignity. We need to cut the vast war budget that is producing misery and enemies across the world. We need to replace it with a budget that will protect the natural systems of the world and produce good, ecologically sound work for a living wage for all.

A little about me

After serving in the Peace Corps in the late 1960s, I went to law school, and then worked for big companies: Mobil Oil and Harris Corporation. In the late 1980s I was Harris’ European lawyer, based in England, mostly working on corporate deals.

By then I was in mid-40s and began wondering if I wanted to spend the rest of my life serving the few against the many, serving the corporate bottom line against all the rest of nature. I moved to the Skagit Valley in 1990. It took years, but by the first decade of this millennium I was fully involved with local environmental, transportation and peace movements, and did a stint of community organizing.

In 2011 I moved to Bellingham to be connected with an initiative campaign for a community bill of rights that would have barred the transportation of coal through Bellingham, denied corporate personhood and constitutional rights to corporations that wanted to contravene the ban, declared the right of the people of Bellingham to govern themselves, and acknowledged the rights of the ecosystems in Bellingham to thrive on their own terms. I’ve recently written a series of 17 articles for Whatcom Watch on the theme of impediments to well-being and democracy in the United States. You can find them on journal’s website.

My affinity for the Green Party

I’ve voted for Green Presidential candidates since 2000. In 2014-15 I served on the state Green Party Coordinating Committee, part of the time as campaign coordinator. In that capacity I assisted Bobbie Lewis in his run for the Assembly in the 21st Legislative District. I also consulted with Josh Petersen in his run for the Everett City Council. I’m currently on the Coordinating Committee of the Whatcom Green Party.

My other electoral experience includes numerous initiative campaigns, lobbying on many issues dear to the Greens, running for the Mount Vernon City Council in 2003, and leading two campaigns to restore Skagit Transit’s revenue after I-695.

Of course I support the four pillars and the ten key values. In our times, it’s long overdue that responsible people speak up for these values – all 14!

How you can help

The immediate need is gathering signatures on my filing fee petition. Find out more here.

I’d love to talk to groups across the district, especially in Snohomish County. If you can get me an invitation from any group that you are part of, I’ll do my best to make a visit possible.