2016 Presidential Primary

The Green Party of Florida will be conducting a presidential primary to determine how Florida’s delegates will be apportioned at the GPUS Presidential Nominating convention. For details on requesting a ballot, click here.

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The candidates on the GPFL Presidential Primary ballot will be:

  • Dr Jill Stein

Darryl Cherney

Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry

Dr. William P. Kreml

Elijah D. Manley

Dr. Kent Mesplay

Dr. Jill Stein

 

Media Advisory:

THE GREEN PARTY OF FLORIDA CONDUCTS ITS 2016 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

With the Republicans and Democrats fussing over who is going to be the next front man or woman for the corporate/bankster agenda, it is clear that an independent party is needed to place People, Planet and Peace before Profit, …and that’s the Green Party.

With all the corporate media hullabaloo surrounding the mainstream parties’ presidential primary season, it’s easy to forget there are other legitimate political parties preparing to field their own presidential candidates in next November’s general election. The fact that they’re excluded from media coverage and from the general election presidential debates is a sad commentary on the choke hold that moneyed interests have on the electoral process via the Republican and Democratic parties, reducing the promise of democracy and American politics to a corrupt farce.

Much can be said of the exception Bernie Sanders’ campaign is to the corporate party model, despite his running on the Dem party ticket. His popular support is indicative of the mass frustration with continued economic exploitation, social injustice and destruction of the planet. The Green Party firmly believes, even if Bernie would manage to get the Dem party nomination, that the Democratic party leadership is hostile to his progressive populist agenda, and the Democratic party is not a proper home for its development and implementation.

A truly independent politics is imperative. Bernie’s platform is essentially borrowed from the Green Party platform, which has existed for decades. For example, the Green party does not accept corporate money, a tenet Bernie has also adopted. Greens support free public higher education, universal health care, renewable energy and combating climate change, a $15/hr minimum wage, social justice, and reform of immigration and criminal justice systems. And Greens go further than Bernie on speaking out against militarism, and objecting to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.

Greens are in it for the long haul. Long after the latest Democratic progressive populist candidate has left the scene, the Greens will still be here, continuing to build the movement for People, Planet and Peace.

This year, the Green Party of US (GPUS) has an interesting field of candidates worth checking out. It includes Darryl Cherney, Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza, William Kreml, Florida’s own Elijah Manley, and the Green Party’s 2012 presidential candidate Jill Stein. You may learn about them by clicking here.

The Green Party of Florida (GPFL) will be inaugurating an internal electronic primary to be conducted on line. At the core is a widely acclaimed secure voting system called Opa Vote. All Florida registered Greens are invited to vote in the GPFL presidential primary, which will run from July 25, 2016 to July 30, 2016 dates. Go here for instructions on how to vote in the GPFL presidential primary.