Friday, August 31, 2012
Libby Kimzey Democratic Candidate for State Representative is Endorsed by Green Party of Rhode Island
Green Party of Rhode Island Endorses Libby Kimzey Democratic Candidate for State Representative
PROVIDENCE, RI — Declaring that economic and environmental challenges facing Rhode Island are urgent, and demand new, innovative politics, the Green Party has broken with tradition and endorsed Libby Kimzey—a Democrat—for the September 11 primary in Providence’s District 8.
Kimzey’s nod represents the first time in the party’s 20-year history
that Greens in Rhode Island have endorsed across party lines. “Libby Kimzey,” said party chair Tony Affigne, “represents a breath of fresh air and new, progressive
leadership for the General Assembly. We’re asking all primary voters to cast their ballots for Libby.”
“I am grateful for the endorsement of the Green Party,” Kimzey said, “in this campaign to bring new leadership to my home district in Federal Hill, Olneyville and Valley."
Affigne said the party expected to work with Kimzey on a range of legislative initiatives after her election. Kimzey has pledged to push reforms to state laws governing political parties, giving voters more choices in Rhode Island elections. For the September primary, Greens will provide poll watchers for the Kimzey campaign, and work with other groups to coordinate get- out-the-vote efforts for the 8th District.
“We want Libby to win, and will do whatever we can to make it happen,” declared Cynthia Osorio Florez, party treasurer.
The Green Party of Rhode Island was founded in 1992. The party has previously sponsored candidates for Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House of Representatives, Mayor of Providence, and other municipal and legislative positions. For five consecutive elections, from 1996 to 2012, Rhode Island Greens have succesfully petitioned to place Green presidential candidates on the ballot in Rhode Island. In 2012, we have endorsed Green presidential candidate Jill Stein.
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Posted by Tom Chen at 8/31/2012