Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Local Green Party Endorsements

The Green Party of Arkansas has made serious contributions to the public dialogue this year. They oppose the proposed coal burning power plant in southwest Arkansas for reasons ranging from the global effects of the carbon dioxide emissions on global warming to the local effects of the poisons such as mercury released into the local ecosystems and ground water, and they favor a strong watershed management plan to protect the Lake Maumelle drinking water supply in central Arkansas.

Its mission, says the party, is "to work for human rights, peace, grassroots democracy, social and economic justice, and an ecologically sound and sustainable society." Rebekah Kennedy is the party's nominee for U.S. Senate, and Abel Tomlinson in the 3rd District is one of three nominees for .S. Congress. It is fielding six candidates for the Arkansas legislature this year, and Richard Carroll in House District 39 is very likely to win the seat from North Little Rock.

The Washington County Green Party has also endorsed a slate of candidates in the non-partisan municipal election. Getting their support will be Lioneld Jordan for Mayor, Don Conner for Ward 1 Alderman, Matthew Petty for Ward 2 Alderman, and Bernard Sulliban for Ward 4 Alderman.

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