This is a letter from Garry Baum, Public Information Director, South Carolina State Election Commission dated March 4, 2010:

Under a recent Federal court order, the rules governing how a candidate may be nominated by more than one party (fusion) have changed.   Previously, fusion candidates were required to file with all parties during the March filing period.  Now, fusion candidates must file with only one party in March, and may file with additional parties after the filing period closes.   Below is the detailed procedure for fusion candidates to be placed on the November 2 General Election ballot.

Candidates Representing More Than One Party (Fusion Candidates)

Each of the following requirements must be met for the name of a candidate to be placed on the ballot in a General Election as the nominee of more than one party for the same office:

  • The candidate must file a Statement of Intention of Candidacy (SIC) form between noon, March 16th and noon, March 30th with the appropriate official of at least one of the parties through which he wishes to gain ballot access.
  • The candidate must file an SIC form with each additional political party through which the candidate wishes to gain access. Any additional SIC form is not required to be filed during the March filing period.
  • The candidate must complete a party notice or pledge with each party with which he files an SIC.
  • The candidate must not have been defeated in any primary or convention preceding the election.
  • Each party must certify the candidate to the appropriate election commission by noon, August 15th.

For more information see S.C. Code of Laws Sections 7-11-10, 7-11-15, 7-11-210, and 7-13-350. link:

Our July meeting will be Monday, July 6, 7pm at Earth Fare.  We’ll be in the cafe.

Lots to discuss – we’ll be finalizing plans for attending the Green Party Annual National Meeting in Durham on July 23-26.  If you are attending and need a ride, please let us know! More info can be found here.  We will also start making plans to have a presence at the Peace One Day event and the Green Fair, both coming up in September.


Really Really Free Market

Come one, come all to the Charleston Really Really Free Market!

What is the Really Really Free Market?  It is an opportunity to help yourself and help others for free and at the same time.  Bring any and all of that stuff you have sitting around (toys, furniture, knick-knacks, books, appliances, clothes, etc) that you don’t really need anymore and take home something you do.  It is a marketplace without money, where you are guaranteed to find something useful or interesting.  The RRFM has been going strong for nearly two years and will continue to go and grow.  We’d love to see you there!

When: July 4th at noon

Where: The King St/26 Underpass next to the Recovery Room

(And as always, free food!)


Check out the Green Party’s press release in response to Israel’s illegal seizure of the humanitarian aid ship Spirit if Humanity in International waters and the holding of 21 humanitarian activists, including Cynthia McKinney.  The Spirit of Humanity was enroute to Gaza carrying aid and supplies.

Also check out the Green Party’s awesome open letter to Bill Maher in response to his June 19 show and his call for a real progressive party choice.