Congratulations to Minister Toya Woodland on being endorsed by the Minneapolis Green Party of the 5th Congressional District. Ms. Woodland is running on a reparatory justice platform to bring healing to our countries political system. Who top three issues are Domestic Violence Prevention, Reparations, and ending the school to prison pipeline. DONATE
Governor Walz no signatures for minor parties. Covid 19
In a time when people are fearing for their lives, it's unfair for minor parties to be asked to obtain signatures to get on the ballot. Normally minor parties are required to obtain signatures in order to be put on the ballet. A feat that even under ordinary conditions is challenging, however under our present conditions seems downright absurd.
In a time when voters want more choices on their ballot, it is imperative that election integrity remains intact. This includes protecting minor party candidates' rights to participate in our democracy. By insisting that minor party candidates to obtain signatures during the pandemic would be the perpetuation of wrong. it not only compromises the integrity of our democracy but the health and well being of those seeking ballot access, their supporters, and the community at large.
In the United States, there have been over 70,000 deaths, many states including Minnesota have been placed on an executive stay in an effort to contain and reduce the spread of this deadly virus. That being said there is no possible way that Minor party candidates can obtain signatures in an effort to obtain access to the ballot for the upcoming 2020 election. This is why Governor Walz needs to intervene, by allowing minor party candidates to simply pay the filing fee allotted to Major Party Candidates. Governor Walz has the power to allow Minor party candidates to participate in the democratic process, by waving signatures in this pandemic and allowing candidates to pay the same filing fee as candidates in the two major parties.
Although some may say that signatures can be obtained online, unfortunately not all voters are internet savvy especially our seniors. If Minor party candidates are required to obtain signatures, about a third of our seniors who would have had an opportunity to sign a petition will be left out of this important process. This could cost not only the Minor party candidate but the voters as well.
As a disabled minor party candidate, the process of obtaining signatures in this pandemic could be detrimental to my health, and many like me. It is imperative that Governor Walz alleviates this unnecessary burden for obtaining signatures for ballot access in this already strenuous and stressful time in American History,
As governor of this great state of Minnesota, it’s time to put all Minnesotans 1st, this includes allowing every candidate the opportunity to participate in the electoral process.
Toya Woodland discusses Basic Income Guarantee for All with a focus on Minnesota. With Universal Basic Income Activist Liane Gale, Green Party endorsed candidate for State Representative in Mn District 65B Darnella Wade and candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine Lisa Savage. Universal Basic Income is a governmental public program for a periodic payment delivered to all on an individual basis without means test. A basic income system should be designed in such a way that everybody has equal basic security, or equal command over subsistence resources. According to the World Economic Forum, "This means that all those with extra costs of living and diminished earnings capacity, such as those with disabilities or frailties, should be provided with supplements that in effect give them a basic income equal to everybody else".
Presidential Candidate Dario Hunter who is seeking the Green Party nomination for the 2020 Presidential election endorses Minister Toya Woodland for Congress in the 5th district.
I feel that children must be in school to learn. According to a Mar 19, 2019, Twincities.com article - Black students, who make up 31 percent of district students, received 73 percent of suspensions in the first quarter of this school year, according to a recent report to the state. Last school year, 74 percent of suspensions went to black students. American Indian students are suspended at an even higher rate. This is unacceptable when schools reopen the new model they must operate on must reduce the number of suspensions amongst the Black student population in Minnesota Public Schools
A congressional candidate in Minnesota's 5th district Minister Toya Woodland speaks with Michelle Webb about Community Control of The Police and how she will implement when she is elected to congress. Also, we'll be discussing Community Policing as a National Policy for America. Looking at historical cases in Minnesota: Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, and Terrance Franklin. Toya Woodland has a great plan. To watch the full video click on the link below.