Bethany Hayes, co-coordinator of the Indiana Green Party and member of the National Women’s Caucus of the GPUS, has secured a place on the ballot for state representative in district 99 in Indiana.  Beth received word from the voter registration office that she had collected more than enough valid signatures to place her name on the ballot (a daunting task for a candidate wishing to run for any office in Indiana on any other ticket than the Democratic, Republican or Libertarian party).  Beth is the first Green Party candidate to obtain ballot access for a state level office. 

Truly an Independence Day gift we can all celebrate.  Whether or not you would vote for a Green Party candidate, the fact that Indiana throws up nearly insurmountable barriers to give voters more than 3 choices should give pause to anyone in a democratic republic.

 Go Beth!