The Green Party of Ohio (GPO) Coordinating Committee has made some specific statements and endorsements, which included the following: Statement of Support from the Ohio Green Party which has now become the Hamilton County Green Party.
The Hamilton County Green Party & the Southwest Ohio Green PAC, also make public statements that directly affect the SW Ohio region. The statements are sorted chronologically from most recent to further back in time with specific election related information in-between.
The Hamilton County Green Party has endorsed K.A. Heard and Logan Simmering for Cincinnati City Council in 2021.
Here they are collecting petition signatures together:
K.A. Heard’s media – https://stayheardcommittee.weebly.com/ Twitter for K.A. Heard Jr.: @KAHeardJr, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100065040037105 and email address StayHeard@gmail.com
Candidate Endorsement Policy of the Hamilton County Green Party.
The Hamilton County Green Party doesn’t think the mayoral primary is not a good use of city money (municipalities have to pay the County for their extra elections like this primary) and it runs counter to democracy in the way it limits our final choices is what is supposed to be a non-partisan election. We think that IRV (Instant Runoff Voting) would be better for the mayor’s race instead of the Cincinnati’s Mayoral Primary Election. Since the 2021 race was held in May, it gave an even shorter time to see the candidates than the previous September primary.
The 2020 Hamilton County Green Party Committee and information about our primary are contained in this link.
The 2018 Hamilton County Green Party Election gave us this local central committee.
In 2017 we made the following election endorsements: 2017 Election Statements & Endorsements
November 3, 2015 Election: The Hamilton County Green Party worked to support the Vote NO on issue 22 about the Cincinnati’s Parks. Here is what happened (we won!!!) and what we had to say about it. 2015 General Election “Save Cincinnati Parks”.
Also, for the 2015 November Election, the Hamilton County Green Party took the following position in relation to what it hoped to see on the ballot regarding the Charter Revision Process: Cincinnati Charter Revision in relation to electing the Mayor and City Council
In relation to the Charter Revision process that the City of Cincinnati is currently doing and which is anticipated to be on the November 2015 ballot:
We would like to see a return to Proportional Representation for election of City Council.
We would like to see the termination of the expensive to the City primary process for the mayor and would suggest instead the use of the “instant runoff voting” or the “approval voting” process.
Election results from the General Election Campaign for 2014
Thanks Hamilton County for the 8,391 votes for the Anita Rios for governor Campaign. We got 3.65% of the vote in Hamilton County and over 3% statewide so the Green Party is able to keep its Ohio Ballot status for another 2 years. In addition, Nathan Lane for the Ohio House of Representatives 29th district, in Hamilton & Butler Counties, received almost 4% of the vote thanks to 1,190 voters.
May 6, 2014 Hamilton County Green Party Primary produced the following Central Committee results: 2014 Green Party Primary
Information about the candidates and issues going on at the time that factored into decision making for the November 2013 election: 2013 General Election.
Information from the November 2012 Presidential Election and other issues: 2012 Presidential Election:
Information from the November 8, 2011 election issues 2011 Election
Information from the November 2010 election: 2010 General Election
The Hamilton County Green Party took a position against the creation of the street car in downtown Cincinnati due to economic reasons as well as saying that this was not a transportation project, it was about subsidizing the economic development of one community in downtown Cincinnati. Here is some financial data to support that negative position on the Street Car Project. Here was our policy statement on the Street Car:
The Hamilton County Green Party continues to believe that the entire Street Car project is not a good idea financially for the City of Cincinnati due to its construction and operation costs. Regarding the operation costs, the Hamilton County Green Party Coordinating Committee suggests that the ridership fee for a single ride needs to be no less than the fee for the 2 hour use of the Metro bus one zone fee and that those who posses a Metro Pass should be allowed to use it on the Street Car in the same way they are allowed to use it on the busses. To reduce the operating costs of the Street Car, we would support the Mayor’s proposal to operate the street car running fewer cars less operating hours and instead operate it around hours that would support special events and higher use times (such as what the Metro busses are currently doing) to reduce the negative financial impact on Cincinnati and the Metro bus services.
Preserve Cincinnati Park Burnet Woods
We are concerned with the statement that Mayor Cranley made in fall 2014 “State of the City Address” in which he stated that he would support the construction of a restaurant in the Cincinnati City Park Burnet Woods. This idea was first brought up by the current Park Board Director &/or his planners in the past 5 years and was defeated due to the opposition of the Clifton business owners on Jefferson and Ludlow as well as the other residents of Cincinnati who don’t want to see more of their park degraded and paved. Currently Burnet Woods is less than half of its original size due to the University of Cincinnati taking over more of its land. Burnet Woods is a unique urban island used by a high diversity of migrating birds for stop overs and it contains vegetation that is not the norm for Cincinnati (ex Yellow Buckeye) due to the fact that Burnet Woods was not covered by ice in the 3rd great glaciation and this also explains why its creek runs north. This information was presented to the Cincinnati Park Board regarding an individual on the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Board’s plan in the early 1990’s to site a library in Burnet Woods. Clifton now has a beautiful library on Jefferson and will continue to have great restaurants if not burdened by the likely unfair competition of a restaurant on public land; Cincinnati doesn’t need another Mahogany’s type disaster. .
The City of Cincinnati’s Compost Project: Since the early 1990’s the City of Cincinnati has talked about playing a greater role in commercial composting as way to reduce its landfill tipping fees, to not have to keep it’s incinerator open at Center Hill and Este near the Mill Creek. The Hamilton County Green Party supports the efforts to get private citizens to compost more of their own waste but also supports the combination of the City’s yard waste and the commercial food waste within the City of Cincinnati and currently has not heard of a location that is more suitable than the one that was most recently in use. If the City had gone forward with the proper planning process in the 1990’s in this location they would not be running into their current problems which are caused by siting a not air polluting industrial park too close to their most logical location for the citywide composting. In addition, the City of Cincinnati should continue to work to increase the size of its recycling program, including more and more businesses to reduce its impact on Colerain township and other areas outside of the City where the Cincinnati waste is being sent.
We agree with Southwest Ohio Planned Parenthood’s effort to overturn the part of the law which is denying them admitting privileges at public hospitals, specifically the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
Anna Louse Inn Both the Hamilton County Green Party and the Southwest Ohio Green PAC support the work of Anna Louise Inn located near Lytle Park in downtown Cincinnati. They have been providing safe and affordable housing for single women since 1909 but Western and Southern Insurance Company is trying to move them out of their current location using a tactic of trying to bankrupt the Anna Louse Inn with their unjustified lawsuits. For more information see https://www.cubcincy.org.
Simple Health Care Proposal Members of the public, if they choose, should be allowed to pay their health insurance premiums to, enroll in, and benefit from Medicare before they become 65 years old.
Southwest Ohio Green PAC’s March 17, 2001, Statement regarding the “Coalition for a Just Cincinnati’s” Boycott Demands dated September 2001
The “Coalition for a Just Cincinnati” grievances, that led to their call for a boycott of downtown businesses, are based on their goal of achieving results that are in keeping with the Green Party’s 10 Key Values. The Coalition is calling for social and economic justice as well as equitable treatment of all citizens of Cincinnati, regardless of neighborhood. The goal of the boycott is to strengthen the community by holding city and county government accountable for promised changes in the wake of the April 2001 civil unrest.
“The SWOHGP neither supported nor opposed the Coalition for a Just Cincinnati’s call for a boycott of Cincinnati business, but does agree that the city needs to make changes suggested on the Coalition’s web page to improve the quality of life for everyone in our region without exception.”
Green Party of Ohio’s September 24, 2002, Statement Denouncing War Policy Regarding Iraq and Calls for Efforts to Provide Humanitarian Aid and Protect Human Rights. If only ‘they’ had listen to us we might not have gotten into a no-win Iraq War.
Endorsements &/or Support Statements made by the Ohio Green Party Coordinating Committee which are also supported by the SWOHGPCoordinating Committee:
- Co-sponsor for 10/13/01 International Conference of the Global Network against Weapons and nuclear power
- Support Sierra Club statement on Genetically Modified Foods. GMO’s are patented (owned and controlled) by huge corporations. We believe that the genetic code, which has evolved over billions of years, should remain the shared, common heritage of us all. As trees and other plant life, fish and other animals, and insects and microbes are genetically engineered for short-term profit, the fundamental blueprints of the natural world are forever changed.
- Pro-Democracy Campaign and Voters Bill of Rights – The conduct and results of the 2000 Election have led to the emergence of a growing national movement in support of a “Voters Bill of Rights.” This Pro-Democracy Campaign began with a Pro-Democracy Week in January 2001.
- Ohio People’s Bicentennial – The OGP endorsed the Ohio People’s Bicentennial as an important way to make sure the lives and ideals of all Ohioans are celebrated as Ohio marks it anniversary of statehood.
- Supported the Statement against the Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement put out by Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch’s whose web page www.tradewatch.org.
- FLOC – Boycott of Mt. Olive Pickles and supportfor amnesty of undocumented workers. – On St. Patrick’s Day of 1999, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO and 300 supporters officially launched a boycott of Mt.Olive Pickles. The GPO, church, labor, civic and other organizations have endorsed the FLOC boycott of Mt. Olive Pickle products by helping to pass the word to its members about the boycott issues.
- Mandate for Securing America’s Electricity Supply Overview – This National Sign on letter by Public Citizen’s Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program was endorsed by GPO in October 2001.
- “Stop the Clock” Campaign regarding welfare reform – The SWOHGP supported the efforts of the Ohio Empowerment Committee work regarding welfare reform’s harsh impact on poor mothers and children.
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