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Michael Zytkow Endorsed by 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein and Vice Presidential Candidate Cheri Honkala
Michael Zytkow, Charlotte City Council District 4 candidate and co-chair of the Charlotte Area Green Party, has recently been endorsed by 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein and Vice Presidential Candidate Cheri Honkala. Stein and Honkala have been at the forefront of the fight for social justice for decades.
From the endorsement statement:
"Michael is a charismatic and tireless neighborhood and global justice activist who can bring the green vision of a healthy, just, sustainable community to Charlotte and beyond.
Michael has fought to save tens of millions of tax dollars squandered on Bank of America Stadium, BB&T Stadium, Chiquita and defense contractor United Technologies. As a City Councilman, he would work to redirect Charlotte’s scarce resources from corporate welfare to pressing community needs – from jobs to affordable housing, green space, and public transportation, including bike paths and safe sidewalks."
Green Party Endorses Michael Zytkow for Charlotte City Council District 4
Community activist and Charlotte Area Green Party Co-Chair Michael Zytkow announced his candidacy for the Charlotte City Coucil District 4 on July 22, 2013. Michael has recieved the full endorsement of the North Carolina Green Party and is running a campaign that Greens across the region and state can be proud of.
We encourage all Greens and progressives to get involved. Please visit his website for news, events and to make a contribution.
Green Party Calls Monsanto a Top Risk to Public Health and the Environment
The Monsanto Corporation is a top "corporate climate criminal" whose drive for profit and control of the global food system threatens food safety, biodiversity, and food sovereignty. Monsanto is the world's leading producer and proponent of genetically modified agriculture. Through aggressive purchases of seed companies, Monsanto is rapidly taking control of the world's seed supply.
In addition, Monsanto produces dangerous chemicals that poison communities, add toxics to the food supply and create 'super weeds' that require increased application of even more toxic herbicides. Monsanto also promotes farming practices that severely exacerbate climate change by requiring excessive water and energy, and promoting massive deforestation to provide land for genetically modified agriculture.
Monsanto uses its political connections and market power to intimidate farmers and create a near monopoly on seeds creating a fragile, homogenous food supply as well as to protect themselves from liability for their actions. As more information becomes available, it is clear that Monsanto's practices threaten the future of our ability to grow food and live healthy lives.
The Rule of Law Demands Corporations be Subordinate to Government
The TPP undermines the rule of law. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a global coup that undermines democracy and makes corporations more powerful than government. It creates a "trade tribunal" system that allows corporations to sue governments for expected lost profits resulting from environmental, labor, health, consumer protection and other laws. The judges in the tribunals will be corporate lawyers on temporary leave from corporate job in order to rule on cases brought by corporations and then returning to their corporate job. This rigged rule of law system will prevent countries from acting in the public interest and for the protection of the planet. The Obama administration seeks to make this constitutional violation even worse by passing this secretly negotiated trade deal under "Fast Track" provisions.
In Support of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
Greens call on Obama administration to "stand down" from action against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden, a former CIA technician working for the military firm Booz Allen Hamilton under NSA contract, took responsibility for exposing widespread NSA wire-tapping and surveillance against the American people. Snowden told the Guardian newspaper, "I'm willing to sacrifice [career, material comforts, and freedom] because I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building."
We Need Your Help to Get the Green Party on the Ballot in NC
The 2012 campaign of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein broke records for the Green Party from coast to coast -- but she was not on the ballot in North Carolina! You can't register Green, you can't vote Green. It's time to get riled up about that, and then get it fixed. The North Carolina Green Party has launched an all-out push to get the signatures required to get the Green Party on the ballot in NC.
The Green Party does not accept corporate or PAC donations, and can not hire the armies of professional signature gatherers other third parties have used to get on the ballot in NC. This is a grassroots effort and we need your help.