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Final schedule of events for media at the Green Party's 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:35am

The Green Party of the United States has posted its final schedule of events open to media during the party's 2018 Annual National Meeting at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City from July 19 to 22. The schedule is appended below. Former presidential candidates Jill Stein and David Cobb will be attending along with Green Party candidates running in 2018.

The events include a Thursday afternoon opening press conference and evening opening ceremony and two candidate press conferences on Friday morning.

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Greens condemn Judge's decision that removes the Montana Green Party from the November ballot

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:12pm

The Green Party of the United States strongly disagrees with the decision by Judge James P. Reynolds to remove the Montana Green Party from the November ballot. In his decision, Judge Reynolds sided with the Montana Democratic Party which had filed an emergency injunction in April, challenging some of the petition signatures.

Montana Green Party spokesperson Danielle Breck stated "He (Judge Reynolds) managed to throw out exactly enough (signatures) to get us off the ballot".

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Surprise Green Party Write-in Candidate To Contest CA House Seat

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:44pm

Oakland, CA – The Green Party of California announced today that due to a successful write-in campaign it now has three November election candidates to contest U.S. House seats currently held by Democrats.

Winning over 75% of the write-in vote in the June primary, former Green candidate for Governor Laura Wells will now challenge Democrat Barbara Lee in House District 13 in Alameda County (San Francisco Bay Area). Wells joins Green Party House candidates Kenneth Mejia in District 34, and Rodolfo Cortes Barragan in District 40 (both in Los Angeles County).

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The Separation of Children and Families, and Human Rights at the U.S. Border

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 3:39pm

The Green Party of Connecticut affirms that migration and asylum are human rights. The current situation at the United States border is a sad example of the inhumane treatment of children and families seeking refuge and is in violation of United Nations mandates and international law. The U.S.'s past bipartisan support for military interventions and recent U.S. policies in Central America have contributed to, and in many cases are causing, the influx of refugees crossing the border from nations like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Over the last 100 years, a brutal U.S. foreign policy and U.S. support for murderous regimes, such as then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton's support for the 2009 coup in Honduras, has created a disastrous situation for much of the Americas and for people seeking asylum and seeking migration from brutal and murderous conditions.

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Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party's 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:55am

When: Thursday, July 19, to Sunday, July 22, 2018

Where: Press conferences will be held in Room 1A at the University of Utah Peterson Heritage Center, 151 Connor Road, Salt Lake City

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The Green Party, preparing for its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22, calls for renewable energy

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:01am

The Green Party, preparing for its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22, called for renewable energy instead of coal and nuclear in response to federal mandated coal and nuclear energy purchases.

Green Party leaders said reliance on nuclear and fossil fuels presents continuing security issues for the nation, including a profound threat to the water supply.

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PA Greens support Ranked Choice Voting

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:42pm

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is celebrating Maine's landmark win for representative democracy on June 12th when the citizens approved a measure that adopts ranked choice voting for all state elections.

Ranked choice voting, also known as instant runoff voting, allows voters to rank their candidates in order of preference. If no candidate gets at least 50% of the vote, then there is no majority winner. The candidates with very few votes are dropped out and the top candidates continue in an instant runoff process: If a voter's first choice is dropped out, then their second choice receives their vote. 

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Green Party Statement on Child Separations in Immigration Cases

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:07pm

The Green Party of the United States affirms that migration is a human right, and we are outraged by the current situation at the U.S. border regarding the inhumane treatment of children and families seeking refuge from the United States’ imperialist policies visited upon Latin American nations.

Greens are not fooled by the games that the Trump administration now seems to be playing with human lives. His executive order today, while a victory for public activism and direct action in general, seems more an attempt to mollify the public and create a legal situation in which current law regarding the maximum time limit for detention could be challenged.

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Portland Greens Condemn ICE

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:22pm

Portland, OR – The Green Party of Portland condemns the actions of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for separating families in the name of making our country "great." The removal of children from their parents is traumatic, heartless, and immoral. Despite President Trump's assertions, this is not the way.

Despite the assertions of Democrats, they too have a shameful history of supporting deportations. We support the #OccupyICE action and any nonviolent means of resistance against ICE facilities in our community and across the United States.

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Green Party Calls for Action in Response to UN Report on Poverty in the U.S.

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:28am

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights recently released a damning report on poverty and income inequality conditions in the United States. The report will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, June 21. The Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the council yesterday, claiming it was "bias[ed]" against Israel, among other reasons.

The report pointed out that over 40 million Americans live in conditions of poverty. It also found that the Republican-passed tax cuts bill has already worsened income inequality while it benefits the wealthiest Americans.

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Green Party of Virginia Condemns Family Separation Endorses Marches, Actions Against the Policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 9:30am

RICHMOND, VA -- The Green Party of Virginia is appalled by the treatment of immigrant children at Health and Human Services (HHS) centers across the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Justice (DOJ), has forcibly taken nearly 2,000 children from their parents in the last several months. Despite President Trump’s statements, there is no law forcing the President or any executive agency to remove children from the custody of their parents.

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Greens vote: No county funds to Amazon to move its new offices HQ2 to Arlington

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:16pm

At their June 6 meeting, the Arlington Green Party voted to oppose any county funds for Amazon to move its new office to Arlington. Greens are concerned with the secretive and hidden negotiations between the County Government and Amazon to provide that company with potentially billions of public dollars in order to open a large office complex in Arlington or nearby Alexandria.

Greens are very concerned that these public funds will detract from funds now used to support our schools, libraries, public safety, affordable housing assistance, recreation, and the other public programs that make Arlington a great community already. It is bad for democracy to keep the people in the dark.

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Green Party of Utah Condemns the Separation of Families and Demands the Defunding of (ICE)

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:05am

Salt Lake City, Utah - The Green Party of Utah (GPUT) is denouncing the U.S. Federal Government’s practice of separating children from their immigrant families and is demanding the dismantling of ICE to put an immediate halt on inhumane policies.

The Green Party Platform on Immigration stands firmly for social justice for all those living in this country regardless of their immigration status. Calling for humane policy and laws are consistent with Green Values, and the nation’s values.

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Green Party Candidates Advance To Challenge U.S. Congress Seats In California

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:10pm

Los Angeles, CA – The Green Party of California announced today that at least two of its candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives have advanced to the November election and will launch a strong challenge to win seats currently held by the Democratic Party.

The two Green challengers are Kenneth Mejia in Congressional District 34, and Rodolfo Cortes Barragan in District 40. Both districts are in Los Angeles County. Several other Green candidates for Congress are awaiting final vote tallies to see if they will advance to the general election.

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Mountain Party Tops Ticket with Congressional Nominee

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:46am

On Saturday, June 9, the WV Mountain Party nominated a number of its members, thus qualifying each to register to be officially on West Virginia's ballots for General Election this November.

Qualifying at the top of the Mountain Party ticket is Daniel P. Lutz, US Congress, 2nd District nominee. Vietnam War Veteran, and retired US Air Force Major Lutz will now square off against incumbent Alex Mooney (R) and Talley Sergent (D). Asked why he chose to be a Congressman, Lutz responded, "West Virginians need a voice, not an echo in Congress." Lutz explained by predicting, "Alex Mooney will continue to echo Donald Trump’s toxic policies. And, based on Talley Sergent’s active political promotion of the 2016 Clinton campaign, she, too, appears to be just an echo for business as usual in Congress."

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Green Party holds June 9 State Convention in Stockton

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:47am

Highlights Dangers Of Radioactively Contaminated Explosives Facility Upwind Of Stockton

STOCKTON, CA – The Green Party of California – whose national party remains the only major party with nationwide ballot access that accepts no corporate donations – announced that it will hold its first state meeting of 2018 over the weekend of June 9-10, in the city of Stockton in San Joaquin County.

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Green Party Endorses Women's March on the Pentagon

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:23am

The Green Party of the United States has endorsed the Women's March on the Pentagon to be held on October 20-21, 2018, on the 51st anniversary of the 1967 March on the Pentagon. Prominent Green Party activists are among the organizers, including Cheri Honkala, with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. Honkala was the Green Party's 2012 vice presidential candidate.

"Poor Women suffer daily at the hands of war. No longer can we stand by, we must raise our voices together for the sake of the planet and generations to come," said Honkala.

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Dunlea for Comptroller and Sussman for AG News Conference Fri May 25 to Announce Campaigns

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:01am

The Green Party of New York will hold a news conference at noon at the State Capitol on Friday May 25th to announce the nominations of Mark Dunlea for State Comptroller and Michael Sussman for Attorney General.

Both candidates won the party’s designation at last weekend’s state convention held in Rensselaer. The Party also nominated Howie Hawkins for Governor and Jia Lee for Lt. Governor.

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Green Party of New York nominates slate of statewide candidates

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:33am

Green Party Nominates Howie Hawkins for Governor and Jia Lee for Lt. Governor, Mark Dunlea for Comptroller, Michael H. Sussman for Attorney General

At its state convention in a Rennselaer church on Saturday, the Green Party of New York designated Howie Hawkins for Governor and Jia Lee for Lieutenant Governor.

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Green Party Condemns Trump's Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:36pm

 

The Green Party of the United States condemns President Trump's reckless withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2018, and rejects the President's baseless statement that "this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made."

In spite of the saber-rattling rhetoric, Iran has remained compliant with the deal, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Green Party notes the one-sided nature of this deal, which punishes Iran while allowing Israel to proliferate nuclear weapons for "self-defense," a move that increases the possibility for escalated conflict in the Middle East. As stated by Michael J. Koplow of Haaretz Tuesday, "Netanyahu has convinced Trump that leaving the Iran deal protects Israel. But the U.S. walkout means a full on Israel-Iran war in Syria now becomes far more likely. "

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