FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GREEN-RAINBOW PARTY PRESS ADVISORY
CONTACT PERSON: Danny Factor, electfactor(AT)gmail.com, 978 835 5788
TWO GREEN-RAINBOW PARTY CANDIDATES TO FILE PAPERS IN QUEST TO CREATE A MULTI-PARTY STATE LEGISLATURE
On Friday, May 27th at 10:00 A.M. two Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) candidates for State Representative will present the required number of certified signatures to the Elections Division in Boston (1 Ashburton Place, 17th Floor) to allow their names to be placed on the November, 2016 ballot. Both candidates will speak before the press.
The candidates are:
Charlene DiCalogero, activist to promote democracy by getting corporate money out of politics, halt predatory lending practices and illegal foreclosures, and increase funding for education and public transit. She has a background in education, public policy, conflict mediation and violence prevention, environmental studies and building green communities. (12th Worcester District: Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster, and parts of Northborough and Sterling.)
Danny Factor, public interest attorney, civil disobedience environmental activist and former GRP Candidate for Secretary of the Commonwealth who received over 75,000 votes in 2014. (14th Middlesex District: Concord, Carlisle and portions of Acton and Chelmsford)
Both candidates are running on a “people, planet and peace” platform that unlike Democratic and Republican candidates are free from corporate interests. They support a much faster transition from fossil fuels to safe, green, renewable energy than either of the plans supported by the Massachusetts Democratic or Republican parties. They support a full portfolio of economic human rights for all residents of the Commonwealth including the right to healthy food, clean water, an end to homelessness, and universal single-payer health care. They support a more inclusive attitude in our Commonwealth where black lives matter and the rights of diverse groups such as Hispanics, Asians, people with disabilities, the LGBT community, immigrants documented and undocumented and prisoners all matter. They support an expanded view of democracy where campaigns are publicly financed,and elected officials legislate representing a full range of views that reflect our diverse populace.
A recent Gallup Poll found that an incredible 60% of Americans agree that the Democratic and Republican parties do such a poor job representing the American people that a new major party is needed. The Green-Rainbow Party believes that the time has come in Massachusetts for the end of the corporate run two party system. We encourage you to meet Charlene DiCalogero and Danny Factor Friday and hear the message of two candidates who represent the future of our Commonwealth.