Green Party US - Press Release
Following the deadline for submitting qualifying signatures, the Maine Green Independent Party has six candidates who will appear on Maine House ballots this November. This follows the early-season good news of Green Gil Harris's election to the Limerick Board of Selectmen, along with a number of other municipal candidates.
"This is an exciting group of candidates," said Maine Green Independent Party Co-Chair Niomi Larrivee, "representing the broad spectrum of voices that has been attracted to the Maine Green Independents."
Reps. Rosenthal, Pabon, Valdez, Gray prioritize profits over human rights
Denver, CO, March 16, 2018 -- Colorado Greens express outrage over the indefinite postponement of HB 18-1067, the Colorado Right to Rest Act, yesterday in the State House Local Government committee, effectively killing the bill via procedural motion. House Democrats were split over the motion to indefinitely suspend the bill.
The Green Party of Philadelphia supports Philadelphia students participating in today’s National School Walkout to protest Congress’ inaction on gun control legislation. A vast majority of Americans support more gun control and our government's years of inaction is yet another example of how we do not have a functioning democracy. Today we stand with the students and call for action on gun control in the Pennsylvania legislature.
The recent gun control legislation passed in Florida marks a major victory for student and family activists from Parkland. "We salute the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for turning this tragedy into a call to action. It's thrilling to see young people stepping so powerfully and fearlessly into the role of activist to create the change they want, need, and deserve," said Michael Georgeson, GPOP City Committee Recording Secretary.
From GPNY Co-Chair Gloria Mattera:
Today my sadness for those who continue to lose loved ones to preventable gun violence is accompanied by the pride I feel for my son Peter Sweeney and his fellow students at Brooklyn Tech High School for participating in today's historic, nationwide walkout for serious action on gun control.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22.
Greens will convene at the University of Utah. The meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events. Green candidates running in 2018 and elected officials are expected to attend.
Members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) elected their 2018 leaders while meeting at Shissler Recreation Center in Fishtown. The new leadership is young and energetic, two characteristics which will be useful in their rejuvenation of the Green Party. This was recognized by Margie Neary, the newly elected GPOP Membership Secretary, who had told the Greens, "lf elected, I would bring positive energy, organizational skills and fresh ideas to the position."
The new GPOP City Committee will be the youngest in its history, and it is faced with several long-term problems, including a dwindling Green Party membership. This is the result of a continuous membership slide during the past eight years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Women's Caucus of the Green Party of the United States has endorsed the March 24 "March for Our Lives" and other student walk-outs in protest of gun violence in their schools in the wake of the horrific mass murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, in which 17 people were killed and 14 were wounded.
Slayings at schools where parents trust that their children will be safe and protected appear to be on the rise. The Chicago Tribune has written that between 2000 and 2010, of the recorded 57 shooting incidents in 36 countries, 28 of them occurred in the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said that the Trump administration's economic sanctions and threats of military intervention in Venezuela, along with belligerent policies targeting other countries, have made the U.S. an increasing obstacle to global security and stability. The Green Party declared its solidarity with the people of Venezuela and support for their well-being and right to govern their own affairs without U.S. meddling.
Greens called Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's warning of a military coup a patent threat in light of the Venezuelan election in April, which might give President Nicolas Maduro another six-year term.
The Green Party of the U.S. National Women's Caucus calls on Greens to support the March 24th "March for Our Lives" and other student walk-outs in protest of gun violence in their schools in the wake of the horrific mass murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, where 17 people were killed and 14 more people were wounded. It is long past the time to listen to our children.
Green Party of the US demands release of Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez, Turkish Green Left Party co-chairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has joined Green Parties throughout the world in demanding the immediate release of Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez (pictured above), co-chairs of the Turkish Green Left Party (Yeşil Sol Parti), after special forces raided their homes in Istanbul on Feb. 9.
U.S. Greens are calling on the U.S. State Department to press President Erdoğan's government to end the arbitrary detention of Ms. Tuncaelli and Mr. Sönmez, who were taken into custody without formal charges.
Green Party endorses U.S. House Resolution on Reparations for the descendants of Africans enslaved in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States, following the lead of the party's Black Caucus, has endorsed U.S. House Resolution 40 -- Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals.
The text of the Green Party resolution follows below. The resolution was passed by the party's National Committee, in which all accredited state Green Parties and Green Caucuses are represented.
Boise, ID – Green Party of Idaho is moving forward with a petition drive to have the Green Party recognized as a political party in the State of Idaho. Allowing Idahoans to register and run for office as Green. 13,809 valid signatures will need to be collected from registered voters by August, 2018 for the Green Party to achieve ballot access.
Leadership at Green Party of Idaho says there has been an uptick on interest in the Green Party since the Presidential election and thinks now is the perfect time to establish the party in Idaho. Their platforms and policies are based in math, science, and logic, following four basic pillars; Ecology, Peace, Democracy, and Social Justice. With the current GOP administration making rapid policy changes and disheartened Democrats feeling displaced, voters are curious about other options.
Phoenix, AZ — At their recent state meeting (Saturday, January 27, 2018), members of the Arizona Green Party (AZGP) endorsed five of their candidates for the 2018 Election. The candidates are:
PA Greens Hail February 1, 2018 Court Decision as a Win for Democracy, Commend Counsel and Third Party Plaintiffs
The Green Party of Pennsylvania is praising a Federal Court Order, issued Thursday February 1, 2018 by Chief Judge, Lawrence Stengel. The Order brings an end to six years of litigation, regarding Pennsylvania’s restrictive ballot access requirements for third party and independent candidates, resulting in major reform of those requirements.
The party considers it a major win for democracy, and it extends congratulations and appreciation to their attorney, Oliver Hall with the Center of Competitive Democracy, Washington, DC. In addition, the Green Party thanks its co-plaintiffs, the Libertarian and Constitution Parties of Pennsylvania.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders reacted with shock and grief to the news that Muhiyyidin d'Baha, a Black Lives Matter activist, was gunned down in New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Mr. d'Baha was co-chair of the Charleston Green Party in South Carolina.
The Green Party of the United States expressed deep sympathy and condolences for Mr. d'Baha's family and friends.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders responded to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, with sharp criticism of his statements on energy in light of the climate crisis, plans for more nuclear weapons, health care, immigration, and other administration policies.
Green rebuttals to Mr. Trump's speech and to reactions from both Democratic and Republican parties can be read below. The rebuttals advocate alternative ideas like the Green New Deal, Single-Payer health care, and global nuclear disarmament.
Green Party releases "Green State of the Union" videos ahead of Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has begun to release "Green State of the Union" videos in preparation for President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Several of the videos, which cover a variety of topics, are listed and linked below. The main page for the Green videos is located here. More videos may be added before Tuesday evening.
The Green Party of Michigan has issued a response to Rick Snyder's final "State of the State" speech Tuesday night.
The 15-minute video, a special episode of the recurring "In the Green" program with host Clyde Shabazz, features GPMI Chair Sherry A. Wells and Jennifer V. Kurland, a candidate for the Green nomination to succeed Snyder as governor.
Wells introduces the founding principles of the Green Party, its Four Pillars -- Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice, Non-Violence, and Ecological Wisdom -- and explains how they are connected to major issues Michigan faces.
Green Party will respond to Trump's State of the Union, Jan. 30, with a special GreenStream broadcast, videos, and more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will respond to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, with a special broadcast of GreenStream and videos from Green Party candidates and activists.
Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party's 2016 national nominees, will comment on Mr. Trump's speech before Congress immediately after the broadcast and will take questions from viewers.
It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of former Green Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Annie Young.
Annie had always been a pioneering and visionary activist in all the fields she endeavored to enter. Politics was certainly no exception. Annie was one of the very first Green Party elected officials in the state of Minnesota. She had recently retired as one of the longest-serving Green Party elected officials in the entire country.