From the Green Party e-newsletter. Congrats to Illinois' first two elected Greens. May many more follow:
ILLINOIS Over 45,000 voters voted for a Green in Illinois's general
election on April 5, 2005. Seven candidates ran for office all over
the state. Both Scott Summers, an attorney from Harvard, Illinois, and Anna
Lempart, a student from Urbana, Illinois won their elections. Scott was
elected to the McHenry County Community College District Board of
Trustees and Anna was elected to the Champaign-Ford Regional Board of School
Trustees. These were competitive races in very large districts.
MAINE Reps John Eder (Green) and Ben Dudley (Democrat) have introduced
two bills in the Maine legislature that would deny corporations their
'personhood'. Corporations currently hold legal status as 'persons'
thanks to an anticonstitutional court ruling in the 19th century); the
bills specify that a corporation does not have the same constitutional
rights as a human, such as the right to engage in political speech or
Project on Corporations, Law & Democracy