2016 Primary Ballot

Voting Instructions   Maryland Green Party – Senate and Congressional Primary Election   1. Open the document (linked at the bottom of this post) entitled, “MGP Senate/Congressional ballot”.   2. Print the ballot, double-sided (If you can only print single-sided, that’s fine. Make sure you complete and send both pages).   3. Complete the VOTER AND DISTRICT INFORMATION on the front of the ballot. This information will be used to verify that you are a Maryland registered Green. After we verify your information, we will cut off this portion of the ballot. No one will view or count an actual vote until May 1st. Your identity will not be linked to your vote in any way.   4. Complete the voting section of the ballot. You may find instructions for this section directly on the ballot.   5. Mail your ballot to this address: Maryland Green Party P.O. Box 217 Kensington, MD 20895   6. Your ballot MUST ARRIVE by April 30, 2016. We will count the votes on May 1, 2016.   If you have questions or concerns, please contact Tim Willard at (240) 533-2399 or marylandgreens@gmail.com   DO NOT give your ballot to a campaign. We will not accept ballots handed to us from a campaign.   7. THANK YOU for voting in the 2016 MGP Primary.   Here are the MGP Senate/Congressional ballot (download 384k .pdf) and these voting instructions (download 31k .doc). 

Attention Maryland Greens:

The Maryland Green Party primary for Senate and Congressional candidates is about to begin. Beginning April 6, 2016, we will make a downloadable ballot available on this website. Please check back soon.

Congratulations to Our New Party Officers!

At our recent assembly, the membership of the Maryland Green Party elected new officers. Congratulations to the new leadership of the Maryland Green Party!Ian Schlakman and Bonnie Lane will serve as Co-Chairs. Amie Myers will serve as Treasurer. Leslie Ware, Jr will serve as Membership Coordinator. Julia Rice will serve as Secretary. Bahram Zandi and George Gluck will serve as Delegates to the Green National Committee.   

Join Us at Our 2015 Annual Assembly!

The Maryland Green Party's annual assembly will be held on Saturday, May 16.TIME:  10:30am - 3:30pmLOCATION: Howard County Library - Glenwood Branch, 2350 State Road 97, Cooksville, MD 21723The assembly will feature a panel of MGP candidates discussing what it takes to run a campaign for office; and a panel on coalition building with other third parties and activists.We will also be electing party officers for the coming year.We request a contribution of $25 to help cover the costs of food and materials but no one will be turned away for not making a contribution. Click here for more information and to register.

Jill Stein Announces Formation of Exploratory Committee for 2016 Presidential Election

 Forwarded on behalf of Jill2016 Exploratory Committee:At a press conference this morning, Dr. Jill Stein told the assembled media, guests, and a live TV audience tuning in to C-SPAN that she is "testing the waters" and forming an exploratory committee to seek the Green Party's nomination for President of the United States. More information about the exploratory committee can be found at Jill2016.com.The declaration came just hours after Dr. Stein's exclusive interview with ABC News made a splash on the Yahoo! News homepage. In her prepared remarks, Stein noted that the "demand for deep change has grown to a fevered pitch. Workers are fighting for living wages and the right to a union. Students are demanding an end to college debt that's crippled a generation. Young people are leading the courageous Black Lives Matter movement to end police militarization and racist violence. Momentum is growing against abusive high stakes testing that forces poor kids down the deadly school-to-prison pipeline. The fight is building against predatory mass incarceration. Hard-working immigrants are standing up for a humane path to citizenship, not simply a three year deferral of deportation. Frontline and indigenous communities are leading the resistance to toxic fossil fuels that threaten to disrupt civilization as we know it in our lifetime." Stein was the Green Party's 2012 candidate for President of the United States. She is an organizer, physician, and pioneering environmental health advocate. She has helped lead initiatives promoting healthy communities, local green economies and stronger democracy - including campaign finance reform, green jobs, racially-just redistricting, and the cleanup of incinerators, coal plants, and toxic pesticides. Speaking to the potential that Dr. Stein represents to the groups traditionally tied to the Democratic Party - such as the labor movement - Richard Monje, a union leader with the group Chicago ad Mid-West Regional Joint Board of Workers United, issued the following statement: "Jill Stein will be a voice in the electoral arena that will represent all workers and will fight for our right to organize. As long as the union movement allied itself with the Democratic Party only, the power of workers in general, and unions specifically, will continue to decline."Dr. Margaret Flowers, an organizer with Popular Resistance, said of Dr. Stein:"I am so glad to see that she has the energy and persistence to consider running for President again in 2016. She has great integrity, a deep understanding of the root causes of the many crises we face and the courage to challenge the system so that we create a healthier and more sustainable society and planet."Also urging Dr. Stein to run for President in 2016 were Anita Rios, the 2014 Green Party nominee for Governor of Ohio, along with local recording artist Head Roc, known worldwide as the "Mayor of DC Hip Hop." Both Rios and Head Roc spoke at the news conference today. Video of their remarks will be available at Jill2016.com by late afternoon Friday.In closing, Dr. Stein told the assembled media and guests, "This is the time to come together. Solutions are in our hands. Justice is in our hands. Democracy is in our hands. Together we can create a world that works for all of us, and ensure that people, planet and peace will prevail. It's in our hands."More information: Jill2016.comNote: the Maryland Green Party will hold a statewide primary election to select its nominee for President in mid-2016. All candidates who have been recognized by the Green Party of the United States will be eligible to seek the nomination.