Thom,
Why did you talk very positive about the Green Party up until about 2 weeks before the election and then the last 2 weeks you shamelessly shilled for the Democratic Party and told your listeners to not vote for any of the Green Party candidates specifically in Illinois, and used fear tactics to convince them to vote for the Democratic Party candidates? Why did you not suggest any criteria for voting for the Democratic Party candidates other than having a pulse? Prior to 2 weeks before the election you pretended to be concerned about candidates that accepted corporate bribes, but for the two weeks preceding the election, you no longer cautioned listeners about voting for bribe taking Democratic Party candidates.

I heard you on your radio show today gloating about the fact that you were told by some Illinois voters that they decided to vote Democratic instead of Green because of your advice. You were giddy with excitement about this and even said you were so proud that this occurred that you needed to be careful not to get too big of an ego about the fact that you are influencing elections.

In case you are not aware, due to the poor Green turnout in Illinois yesterday, the Illinois Green Party has now lost statewide established party status in Illinois, so we no longer have the same ballot access as the corporate bribe taking Democrats and Republicans you recommended your listeners vote for instead of our candidates who do not accept corporate bribes.

Illinois Greens invested countless hours over the last 2 years campaigning for the people and you helped undermine that effort which resulted in candidates that always put corporate interests first winning the election and the Illinois Green Party not being able to run candidates in future elections.

Please don't respond that I should join the Democratic Party. This is an insult to every Green Party voter, supporter, official, and candidate for several reasons. Many of our members are former Republicans and independents, not Democrats. It's absurd to suggest to them that they should join the Democratic Party. Also, Green's don't support the Democratic Party platform. Why would I join a Party whose platform I do not agree with? Finally, why would I want to join an organization that along with the Republican Party has murdered millions of civilians in the last 10 years and continues to kill civilians every day and accepts corporate bribes. Joining the Democratic party and expecting to reform it makes about as much sense as joining the mafia and expecting to reform it.

Steve Alesch - IL DuPage County Green Party (DCGP) Chair – steve.alesch@dupagegreens.org
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