Bernard August

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Bernard August
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Delaware, At-Large District
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Next primarySeptember 9, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
Bernard August is a 2014 Green Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the At-Large Congressional District of Delaware.[1]

August unsuccessfully sought election to the same seat in 2012.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

August's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Grassroots Democracy: "Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect his or her life and should not be subject to the will of another. Therefore, we will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We will also work to create new types of political organizations which expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making process."
  • Social Justice And Equal Opportunity: "All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and homophobia, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law."
  • Ecological Wisdom: "Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society which utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation. To this end we must practice agriculture which replenishes the soil; move to an energy efficient economy; and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems."
  • Non-Violence: "It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society's current patterns of violence. We will work to demilitarize, and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments."
  • Decentralization: "Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. Therefore, we support a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system which is controlled by and mostly benefits the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system. Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens. "

[3]

—Green Party website, http://www.gp.org/committees/platform/2010/introduction.php#998247

Elections

2014

See also: Delaware's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2014

August is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Delaware's At-Large District. August is seeking the Green Party nomination unopposed in the primary on September 9, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Delaware's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012

August ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Delaware's at-large District. Bernard ran on the Green Party ticket.[4] He was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012, by John Carney.[5]

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent 64.7% 238,081
     Republican Thomas Kovach 33.2% 122,062
     Green Bernard August 1.1% 4,085
     Libertarian Scott Gesty 1.1% 3,926
Total Votes 368,154
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

No campaign finance reports are available.[6]

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