WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dr. Cornel West and YahNé Ndgo will be among the keynote speakers at the Green Party's Presidential Nominating Convention, set for Aug. 4 to 7 in Houston, Texas.
Ms. Ndgo and Dr. West, former supporters of Bernie Sanders, will speak on Saturday, Aug. 6, before the nomination takes place. An updated schedule of convention events is appended below.
The Green Party is continuing to add new state ballot lines. Arizona, Illinois, and Washington were recently added, giving the Green Party 23 states, now reaching over 60% of voters nationally. Petitions in Alaska and Georgia were submitted on July 12 and await verification. Nevada is under appeal. The deadline for petitions is August 1 in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.