Field operations are underway in Virginia for Michael Bloomberg to be placed on the Independent Green Party’s ballot line for the November General election for president.
According to Carey Campbell, the National Chairman of the Committee to Draft Michael Bloomberg, “Mike’s easiest, simplest, most effective way on the ballot for President is as Green Party nominee.
“Michael Bloomberg has been quoted as saying, ‘On every issue, we must follow the evidence, where it leads and listen to people where they are. If we do that, there is no problem we cannot solve.’ Using that logic, with the Green Party having ballot access in 37 states would solve a huge chunk of the potential ballot access hurdle for a Michael Bloomberg third party run.”
On a recent Green TV taping, Campbell extended a formal invitation for Bloomberg to seek the Green Party nomination for President. “Michael would only need the 13 remaining states for ballot access.”
The Independent Green Party of Virginia (IGVA), though not affiliated with the Green Party, is petitioning to put Mike Bloomberg on the Virginia ballot as Independent Green Party nominee for president.
Its members not only urge Mike to run for President, they also encourage Green Party leaders nationwide to reach out to Michael Bloomberg.
The IGVA is the most successful on ballot third party in Virginia in 100 years. According to Ballot Access News, IGVA candidates for state legislature received more votes than any other third party in the USA.
Michael Bloomberg has long been supported by the IGVA (www.votejoinrun.us). In 2008 the Independent Greens collected about 70,000 signatures to put Michael Bloomberg on the ballot for President, along with a slate of Indy Green congressional candidates. Michael politely withdrew from the ballot as their designated presidential nominee in 2008.
As the first state political party in the nation to put Michael Bloomberg on their Presidential ballot line in 2008, the IGVA is again first to field a full slate of Michael Bloomberg electors this year while launching a 2016 Michael Bloomberg petition drive which is going on now despite the chilly Virginia winter.
Campbell, who co-founded the IGVA over a decade ago, is proud of his team’s efforts, “We successfully petitioned. We placed Michael Bloomberg on the ballot as an Independent Green Party nominee for President in 2008. We want to do it again. We would be thrilled to have Michael Bloomberg as the Independent Green Party candidate for President in 2016. We urge national Green Party leaders, and the national Green Party Presidential Support Committee to invite Michael Bloomberg to run as a Green Party candidate for President.”
Gail “for Rail” Parker, collecting signatures for Mike and for her own congressional campaign, calls Bloomberg, “the world’s leading Green.
“Michael Bloomberg has led the charge on many important Green Party issues like fighting global climate change, creating rail infrastructure jobs, eco jobs for the economy, money making renewable energy. Just this month Michael Bloomberg hosted a conference on green investment.”