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GREEN CANDIDATES PLACE STRONGLY IN STATE-LEVEL RACES

Strong showings by Green
Party candidates in state office campaigns are
becoming the rule rather than the exception and
could be paving the way to November victories.
THE GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

MEDIA ADVISORY
For immediate release:
Monday, April 15, 2002


Contacts:
Dean Myerson, National Political Coordinator,
202-296-7755, deanm (at) greens.org
Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator, 207-326-4576,
nallen (at) acadia.net
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624,
scottmclarty (at) yahoo.com
Michael Aleo, 413-586-1334


GREEN CANDIDATES PLACE STRONGLY IN STATE-LEVEL RACES


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Strong showings by Green
Party candidates in state office campaigns are
becoming the rule rather than the exception and
could be paving the way to November victories.
On Tuesday, April 9, Green Party candidate
Michael Aleo received 38% in a race for
Massachusetts 1st state house district. Earlier
this year, on January 29, Joel Sipress received
37% for the Minnesota State Senate District 7.


"This is just the beginning," said Aleo.
"Support for the campaign has only increased
since the election and we are already getting
ready for November. The Greens will pave the way
for genuine multi-party politics in
Massachusetts."


Both candidates were running head-to-head against
established Democrats. Aleo is a political
newcomer but was endorsed by a local of the
United Auto Workers, as well as by longtime
African-American activist and office-holder Mel
King. Sipress' race was on the heals of a strong
run for City Council in Duluth.


"The Green Party has spent nearly two decades
building a strong base at the local level with
Green officeholders in cities and counties around
the country," said National Green Party Political
Coordinator Dean Myerson. "Now we are ready to
move strongly to state-level offices to place
Greens in state legislatures across the country."


The Green Party will run dozens of candidates for
state legislature across the country and is
likely to seat some of its candidates in state
legislatures this fall. Many more Green
candidates will declare in the coming months, as
the steady growth of the Green Party in recent
years continues.



MORE INFORMATION


The Green Party of the United States
gpus.org
www.greenpartyus.org
National office: 1314 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-296-7755, 866-41GREEN


Index of Green Party candidates in 2002
www.greens.org/elections



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