Hillary simply lost Black votes because of her own arrogance.

From Green Party of Florida Co-Chair Robin Harris:

Adam Peck, editor of ThinkProgress, obviously doesn’t accept that the duopoly system has gone into self-destruct mode, nor that the Democratic Party has abandoned all pretense at being a force for progress.  Instead he blames its woes on Jill Stein and the Green Party.  His ThinkProgress article of December 22 begins:

“The extent of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election is well-documented and yet still not fully understood. Russian agents were responsible for stealing and releasing emails from the Democratic National Committee.  Russia used Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to spread disinformation and sow discord among the American public.  This was done to benefit then-candidate Donald Trump.”

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In 2016 the Democrats had their chance. Now it’s our turn!

The Two Horsemen of the Duopoly:  riding hard for the Apocalypse.

You may have thought 2016 was bad.  It wasn’t just that the country elected Donald Trump to the Oval Office, though that was pretty bad to be sure.  Rather, it was that American liberalism — always a treacherous force — took a sharp turn to the right, due to a confluence of two factors.

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The Green Party Slate 2018 laying the Foundation.

In reporting on the Green Party of Florida (GPFL) election results for the August 28, 2018 primary, we reported that Elijah Manley got 43,000 votes (18.49%) for Broward County at-large School District 8 and Robin Harris netted 4,720 votes (24.8%) for Orange County Commission District 6.  We remarked:

“To put it simply, this year’s numbers show that where Greens run and run hard, they now represent an identifiable voting bloc that duopoly candidates can only ignore at their peril.  They call that power.”

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Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday!

A note from the candidate:

Tuesday is the day we can make a difference.  But frankly, it is clear that we already have.

My opponent is getting nervous.  First of all, he has been adopting my positions.  In our first side-by-side radio interviews on WJNO, Joel Malkin interviewed me first, and latched onto my founding Black Lives Matter in Palm Beach County.  Joel then asked Silvers about that and pointed out that Silvers was touting his endorsements from the FOP (Fraternal order of Police) and the BPA (Benevolent Police Association).  Suddenly, Silvers is all like “Cops?  I…  pfft…  no, man, I don’t get down with cops.  I mean, sure, they endorsed me, but I don’t know them.”

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Meet Francisco Pierre-Louis — Hillsborough Soil & Water Bd.

“I’m going to shake this county up,” says 23-year-old Francisco Pierre-Louis, the Green Party’s candidate for Hillsborough Soil and Water District Group 3 Supervisor.

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When I was 15 my mother told me about her abortion. Here’s why, and why it matters this election.

Now that I am the male co-chair of the Green Party of Florida, and running for the District 87 seat of the Florida House of Representatives, people ask me, “Why are you doing all this?  What moves you to stick your neck out in these perilous, polarized times?”

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GPFL Co-Chair Kpadenou Responds to Tampa Bay Times: Clearly a political hit piece!

PALM BEACH, FL, October 3, 2018 — Today the Tampa Bay Times ran a baffling column entitled “Daniel Ruth:  For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke.”

“Thanks to recently defrocked [sic] public servant Kim O’Connor, this may be the first (and last) time you will ever read anything about the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District.

“And see? You are probably wondering, ‘I didn’t know we had a Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District.’  But we do! It’s good to know.”

O’Connor is the Green Party candidate for Hillsborough County Commissioner District 7.

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Green Power 2018

(l. to r.)  GPFL Co-Chair Samson LeBeau Kpadenou for Florida State Representative District 87;  Elijah Manley for Broward County School Board at-large District 8;.  GPFL Co-Chair Robin Harris for Orange County Commission Distrct 6;  Francisco Pierre-Louis for Hillsburough County Soil & Water Board District 3.

This has been a very different election year.  We all know how 3rd party candidates are dismissed as merely “protest votes,” or “symbolic,” or “marginal,” etc.  Worst yet, they are excoriated as “spoilers”!  But to the Democratic Party professionals, they are generally brushed off as a nuisance.  They have been rightly defended by Greens for “raising important issues,” and indeed they do.  But typical was Henry Lawrence’s 2014 run for Florida House District 6, where his courageous but underfunded campaign got 3%, which translated into 1,606 people who voted “None of the Above.”

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Samson LeBeau Kpadenou for State House Dist. 87

Welcome to our new officers, delegates and spokespersons!

After a successful Annual State Meeting, the Green Party of Florida is proud to announce our new officers, delegates and spokespersons.

Co-Chairs:

Samson LeBeau Kpadenou
Robin Denise Harris

Secretary:  Emma Naclerio

Treasurer:  Aaron Frost

Communications Secretary:  Elijah Manley

Recording Secretary:  Chris Cordola

Assistant Treasurer:  Rogelio Perez Gonzalez

Delegates to the Green Party US National Council:
(Delegates serve on the National Committee, the final decision-making body of the GPUS)

Elijah Manley
Maggie Gouldin
Henry Lawrence

Alternate Delegates to the Green Party US National Council:

Emma Naclerio
Regelio Perez Gonzalez
John Debus

Observers to the Green Party US National Council:

Steve Newman
Nick Osterman

Spokespersons:

Karen Morian
Robin Harris
Anita Stewart
Steve Showen

PS: Three of our officers are qualified candidates in 2018 elections:

Elijah Manley (manleyforbroward.com)
Robin Denise Harris (Harris4Six.com)
Samson LeBeau Kpadenou (Samson2018.com)

Go Green in 2018!