The Georgia Green Party has joined litigation, seeking relief from Georgia’s oppressive ballot access barriers, with pleadings demonstrating that compliance with the law presents a public health threat under pandemic conditions.
“Voters and ballot access activists in Georgia should not have to choose between the health of their families and communities and our right to effectively participate in the democratic process,” said Kweku Lumumba. “Georgia voters deserve an opportunity to vote for the Green imperative: a political paradigm shift to comprehensively address the present and potential impact of catastrophic climate change, to end perpetual wars, to promote and protect a world worthy of passing on to our children, and to remove barriers to democracy that have not been erected against Green Party participation in other states.”
In order to get Congressional candidate Jimmy Cooper on the ballot the Georgia Green Party is required to collect 22,000 valid signatures and an additional 7,500 to get its presidential slate on the ballot. Ballot access barriers have kept the Georgia Green Party’s presidential nominees off Georgia’s ballot every election cycle since Ralph Nader first ran in 1996. Georgia is one of only four states where no Green Party presidential slate has ever appeared on the ballot.
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