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Green Party LogoDC Statehood Green Candidates Townhall Meeting and Debate to take place Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m.


For immediate release:
Monday, March 24, 2014

Scott McLarty, DC Statehood Green Party media coordinator, 202-904-7614,
Pete Perry, event organizer, 202-717-7729,

The event at Safari Lounge, open to the public, will feature a debate between Statehood Green candidates competing for the party's Council At-Large nomination

WASHINGTON, DC -- The DC Statehood Green Party will hold a Candidates Townhall Meeting and Debate on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Safari Lounge, 4306 Georgia Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature DC Statehood Green candidates for Mayor, DC Nonvoting Delegate to Congress, Shadow U.S. Senator, and a contested primary for At-Large member of the Council.

The two competing candidates for the At-Large Council nomination are G. Lee Aikin ( and Eugene Puryear ( They will participate in a debate on Thursday evening.

Mr. Puryear has been endorsed by the party. The nominee will be decided in the April 1 primary election.

The party has also endorsed David Schwartzman ( for Shadow U.S. Senator from the District of Columbia.

Faith Dane is running for Mayor ( and Natale Stracuzzi for Shadow U.S. Representative ( in uncontested DC Statehood Green primaries.

Free appetizers will be served. Members of the media and visitors are invited to attend, learn about the DC Statehood Green Party, and ask candidates about issues they care about. Contact for the event is Pete Perry (202-717-7729,

The DC Statehood Green Party has major party status and ballot access in Washington, DC. In recent general elections, Statehood Green candidates have collectively received more votes than Republican candidates, leading many to call Statehood Greens "DC's Second Party" in terms of election day numbers. The party is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States and accepts no corporate contributions.


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