2020 Green Party candidates

The Green Party 2nd Congressional District nominating convention was held as an online conference on Sunday, July 12. Co-hosted by the New London, Windham, and Shoreline chapters, the purpose of the meeting was to nominate candidates for public offices within our district.

Williamantic resident and longtime social justice advocate Cassandra Martineau was nominated to run for the 2nd district Congressional seat.

Other Green Party candidates who will appear on ballots within our region include: Erycka Ortiz (State Rep 39th district), John May (State Rep 35th district), Keith Foster (Essex Registrar of Voters), and Enevia Baidoo-Keene (Windham Registrar of Voters).

The Green Party candidates for President and Vice President are Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, respectively. Learn more about their campaign here.

US Congress – Cassandra Martineau

Lifelong social justice activist Cassandra Martineau, who resides in Windham and serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals there, was endorsed to run against incumbent Congressman Joe Courtney. She is an executive officer of the Willimantic NAACP and founder of Willimantic Rainbow Connection, an LGBTQ+ group. “It’s time to stop begging politicians for relief for working families and under-represented populations.  We need to lead the way to change.”

Martineau's platform stresses Medicare for All NOW, a Green New Deal centering on local control of utilities, $15 minimum wage, supporting public education without standardized testing requirements, and ending qualified immunity for police. in order to combat the influence of corporate money in politics, Green Party candidates accept contributions only from individuals, never from businesses or special interest groups.

More about Cass Martineau

State Rep 39th District – Erycka Ortiz

Erycka is a 21-year-old artist, writer, singer, healer, and organizer. As a a Black Latinx visible Trans womxn, she re-imagines the world and what it looks like to heal, love, and live outside of current created boxes for mankind, and works to create space for all and become a part of the collective healing. "My mission is to access liberation for all Black and POC folx. To escape the invisible chains ‘bounded’ to my people."

More about Erycka Ortiz