Green Party US - Press Release
The South Central Michigan Greens local will hold its monthly meeting 2:00 –4:00 pm on Saturday, September 22 at Biggby's Coffee, 1125 East Michigan Avenue in Emmett Township east of Battle Creek.
Co-founder John Anthony La Pietra of Marshall, who is also the Green candidate for 63rd District State Representative, will report on recent activities:
The Green Party has endorsed a letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) that was drafted by the party's Peace Action Committee. The letter, which is appended below, outlines the history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and requests that alleged war crimes by Israel that have been reported since June 2014 be investigated by the ICC.
The ICC opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine on January 16, 2015.
The Green Party has endorsed the School of the Americas Annual Border Encuentro to be held on November 16-18, which has gathered for the past two years in Ambos Nogales, Arizona/Sonora for nonviolent protest against U.S. intervention in Latin America. The Annual Border Encuentro is sponsored by School of the Americas Watch (SOAW), which has advocated over 27 years for the closure of the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation in Ft. Benning, Georgia.
"We've endorsed the Annual Border Encuentro to highlight the disastrous effects of U.S. political, economic, and military intervention in Latin America," said Dee Taylor, Co-Chair of the Green Party Peace Action Committee, which sponsored the endorsement. "The School of the Americas has trained over 80,000 Latin American military and police officers since its founding in 1946. These officers have been connected to some of the worst violations of human rights in the region and include nearly a dozen Latin American dictators, some of whom have overthrown democratically elected leaders in coups."
Hundreds to gather in New Haven to urge humane reform of Connecticut's and US Prison policy
August 20, 2018 — On Saturday August 25th, residents from across Connecticut will mobilize in New Haven to voice their support for prisoners around the United States who will be participating in strike actions, calling for an end to inhumane conditions of confinement, including overcrowding, lack of rehabilitation services, labor at a fraction of the minimum wage, and the absence of any meaningful process by which prisoners may voice grievances.
Surf’s up! The Green Party of the United States is preparing for its first-ever “Green Wave Telethon,” a fundraising effort that is scheduled for broadcast on Facebook this Saturday, August 18th. The telethon will feature live candidate interviews and recorded videos from dozens of Green Party candidates and supporters. The two-hour long event will be hosted by David Cobb, Philena Farley and Erin Fox. You can watch here.
The telethon, hosted by 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Philena Farley, and Erin Fox, is intended to raise awareness about candidates currently running for office and to raise money for the Coordinated Campaign Committee's candidate fund. "The Green Party is a people-powered movement," said Holly Hart, Co-chairperson of the Coordinated Campaign Committee.
(Helena, Mt) On Monday the Montana Green Party (MGP), and 8 of its supporters, filed suit in Federal District Court. The case, which names the Montana Secretary of State, Corey Stapleton, as the defendant, asks the court to grant an immediate and permanent injunction on the enforcement of MCA, § 13-10-601(2)(a), (b), (c), and (d), as these statutes impose an unconstitutional burden on the MGP and its supporters by violating the first and fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution.
The initial complaint declares that "the Plaintiffs will be denied their rights to actively engage in the exercise of their free speech, right to political association, right to form a political party, seek redress of grievances, cast an effective vote, and equal protection and due process of the laws of the State of Montana and the United States of America."
On Saturday, July 28, the Wayne County Green Party added two more candidates to the Michigan Green Party’s already robust 20 candidates across the state. D. Etta Wilcoxon, The People’s Advocate, accepted the Green Party nomination for the 13th Congressional U.S. House seat. According to Wilcoxon, “It is an incredible honor to accept the Green Party nomination for the U.S. House seat once held by Representative John Conyers, II”.
She continued, “It will take an enormous amount of work to even come close to filling the shoes left behind by Congressman Conyers”. Wilcoxon’s decades of fighting for the residents of Metro-Detroit has prepared her for such a task. According to Wilcoxon, “The tenants of the Green Party such as grassroots democracy and inclusion are at the forefront of my political experience”, and she looks forward to fighting for voter access, ballot access, living wage jobs, healthcare for all, and making America greater than she currently is.
The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States has announced the election of four new co-chairs, Joy Davis, Margaret Flowers, Anita Rios, and Violet Rose Zitola, and the re-election of treasurer Hillary Kane. Davis, Flowers and Rios were elected July 21 to replace steering committee members whose terms had ended, Kane was re-elected July 21, and Zitola was elected July 1 to fill a vacancy after a resignation.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania is proud to announce our candidates for office in 2018.
On July 31, 2018 Green Party of Pennsylvania representatives went to Harrisburg, PA and filed for six candidates to be on the ballot in the General Election on November 6, 2018.
The Green Party of the United States closed the 2018 Annual National Meeting at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City held July 19 to 22 with a challenge to the corporate-funded Democratic and Republican Parties and a call to action.
"Green campaigns are powering up for victory in Utah and all across the country," said Erin Fox, Co-chair of the party's Coordinated Campaign Committee. "Our candidates aren't just asking for votes, they are asking voters to participate in our shared democracy by getting involved in a movement that puts the people, planet and peace first."
During the 2018 Green Party Annual National Meeting, two press conferences were held; one for state & local candidates and one for candidates running for federal offices.State & Local Candidates
The participants in this press conference spoke in the following order:
The Latinx Caucus of the Green Party joins the chorus of condemnations of the egregious human rights violations that continue to be perpetrated at the US Mexico border and which have spread throughout America. Through his administration’s hateful policies towards people of color President Donald Trump has shown himself unfit to govern. In removing kids from their mothers and fathers to incarcerate them in “tender age” shelters as a “deterrent” to immigration the Trump administration ignores basic principles of human rights.
The very notion that the government of the United States of America would create an infrastructure for the mass removal of children from their parents is a profound human rights violation and a reprehensible affront to the dignity and morality of all Americans.
Final schedule of events for media at the Green Party's 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22
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.
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".
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).
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.
Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party's 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22
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
The Green Party, preparing for its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22, calls for renewable energy
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.
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.