Statement from the Charleston Green Party
February 6, 2017
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce that our co-chair and one of Charleston's most beloved community organizers Muhiyyidin D’baha, was killed in New Orleans. Muhiyyidin lived to serve his community. He had so much life, energy, intellectual curiosity, capacity, love and positive energy. He was loved by all of his friends and respected by all those who want to see social and racial justice in Charleston. We all have lost so much, so very much, whether you know it or not. This world was a better place because he walked around in it, barefoot as he always preferred. Rest in power, Brother.
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The SCGP is a state affiliate of the Green Party of the United States and became a recognized party in the state in 2002. Today, we have a single elected official, Eugene Platt, who serves on the James Island Public Service District.
In 2010, Tom Clements, a Columbia nuclear policy expert working for Friends of the Earth, ran as the SC Green Party nominee for U.S. Senate against Republican Jim DeMint and Democrat Alvin Greene. Clements was endorsed by the Rock Hill Herald, the National Sierra Club and by the Columbia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO among others. After a vigorous statewidecampaign, Clements obtained 121,472 votes, 9.22% of the total.
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