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GREEN PARTY ADVANCES IN ELECTION RESULTS

The Green Party posted major gains in yesterdays municipal elections, taking two seats in Minneapolis, Minnesota and New Haven, Connecticut and reaching the 110 officeholder count for the first time.
THE GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

MEDIA ADVISORY
For immediate release:
Wednesday, November 7, 2001

National Contacts:
Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator, 207-326-4576,
nallen (at) acadia.net
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624,
scottmclarty (at) yahoo.com
Dean Myerson, Green Party Political Organizer
cell phone 303-956-0827, greens (at) deanmyerson.org

Local Contact:
Starlene Rankin, Illinois GP Media Coordinator
773-907-9845, starlene (at) greens.org

GREEN PARTY ADVANCES IN ELECTION RESULTS

Greens now hold 2 seats in Minneapolis, MN and in
New Haven, CT city councils

*** CORRECTION *** The Federal Election
Commission's hearing on national committee status
for the Green Party has been changed to 11:30
a.m. The location is the 9th Floor Hearing Room,
999 E Street NW, Washington, DC.


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party posted major
gains in yesterdays municipal elections, taking
two seats in Minneapolis, Minnesota and New
Haven, Connecticut and reaching the 110
officeholder count for the first time. The Green
Party has shown consistent gains in the number of
officeholders in recent years. Over 250 Green
candidates have competed in 2001.

Greens report at least 26 victories yesterday,
bringing their total for the year to a record
high 42, including spring races. This is the
best election result ever for the Green Party.

"These victories demonstrate the strong momentum
of the Green Party since the 2000 elections,"
said Dean Myerson, Green Party Political
Coordinator. "We have the message that Americans
want to hear and, once elected, our people roll
up their sleeves and work for their
constituents."

Natalie Johnson Lee and Dean Zimmerman won seats
on the Minneapolis City Council and the party
barely missed winning another. Minneapolis
(population about 383,000) now becomes the second
largest U.S. city to elect a Green to the city
council. San Francisco (775,000) is the largest,
with Green County Supervisor Matt Gonzales. In
Minneapolis, Annie Young was also re-elected to
the Parks & Recreation Board for a fourth term.

In Hartford, incumbent Elizabeth Horton Sheff was
re-elected to the City Council. In New Haven,
John Halle was re-elected to the Board of
Alderman and joined by newcomer Joyce Chen to
make New Haven the ninth U.S. city to have at
least two Greens on the City Council.

"Greens are winning more election because we are
running the best candidates in these races," said
Mike Feinstein, Mayor of Santa Monica and tracker
of Green campaigns and election news. "We
continue to win more races and have more
officeholders because we run serious and credible
candidates who speak to the issues that people
care about, like sustainable communities,
universal health care, and earning a living
wage."

The Green Party also expects to receive National
Committee status from the Federal Election
Commission tomorrow (Thursday, November 8),
further establishing the Green Party's presence
as the genuine alternative to politics as usual
and America's third largest political party.

The Green Party will post further election
results as they are confirmed.


MORE INFORMATION

The Green Party of the United States
gpus.org

Green Party election news
gpus.org/elections.html

Green candidate lists and links
www.greens.org/elections

Federal Election Commission www.fec.gov


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