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  • The Green Party will "keep the political revolution going" at the Green Presidential Nominating Convention, Aug. 4-7 in Houston

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "We anticipate a lively and closely watched 2016 Green convention because of widespread voter dissatisfaction with the presumed Democratic and Republican nominees -- especially among Bernie Sanders supporters who want to maintain the political revolution. The Green Party and Green candidates will keep the political revolution going all the way through 2016 and beyond," said Margaret Flowers, Green candidate for the U.S. Senate in Maryland and one of the two Convention Co-chairs.

  • Green Party: Our hearts are with the victims of the Orlando shooting and their families

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States expressed deep sympathy for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, with their loved ones, with the LGBTQIA+ community, and with the people of Orlando and Florida.

    The Green Party condemns terrorism and abhors violence, especially the infliction of harm against civilians.

    Greens urged authorities to investigate and bring anyone else associated with the incident to justice. Green Party leaders stressed that the crime must not be exploited either to blame Muslims or immigrants or to suggest that LGBTQIA+ people are less than innocent.

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  • Green Party endorses Day in Solidarity with the Independence of Puerto Rico on June 17

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has endorsed the Day in Solidarity with the Independence of Puerto Rico, a program for which will take place at Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East in New York City on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. ( https://www.facebook.com/events/159786214424730 ).

    "The Green Party has endorsed the Day in Solidarity because we support the right of self-determination for all people and especially for those suffering foreign rule and economic exploitation," said Bahram Zandi, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and the party's International Committee.

  • Green Party blasts "felony lynching" conviction of Black Lives Matter organizer

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party strongly condemns the prosecution and conviction of Black Lives Matter (BLM) organizer Jasmine Richards in Pasadena, California, on "felony lynching" charges.

    Ms. Richards was arrested on August 29, 2015 after police accused her of attempting to "de-arrest" another participant during a peace march at Pintoresca Park in Pasadena.

  • U.S. Senate candidate Joe DeMare serves as point man in Green campaign to upend the political status quo

    Joe DeMare, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, was a happy guy when he arrived for his interview with the BG Independent News.

    The results from the presidential election were in, and the Green Party candidate had won. That would be the Austrian presidential election, and the winning candidate was Alexander Van der Bellen.

    “It’s a good day to be a Green,” DeMare said. “Our first head of state.”

    The Bowling Green resident has set his sights on being the first Green in the U.S. Senate.

  • Green Party of the U.S. congratulates Austrian Green Alexander Van der Bellen on his presidential election victory

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders in the U.S. enthusiastically congratulated Alexander Van der Bellen on his victory in a runoff election for President of Austria.

    Mr. Van der Bellen, former Green Party leader in Austria, ran as an independent candidate with Green Party support and financial backing. The Austrian election outcome, announced on May 23, has been recognized in European media as a Green victory.

  • Green Party responds to Stephen Colbert's repeat of the "spoiler" myth, urges Colbert to invite Greens to appear on his show

    Why did Gore lose in 2000? Because 13% of Florida Democrats voted for Bush, GOP vote obstruction in Florida, and a biased Supreme Court ruling

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party responded to Stephen Colbert's repeat of the "Nader spoiled" accusation during the Wednesday, May 18 broadcast of "The Late Show" on CBS, chiding the talk-show host for parroting a baseless Democratic Party propaganda myth.

  • Joseph DeMare — Green Party environmentalist hopes to leave factory job to push social, economic justice in U.S. Senate

    A factory job isn’t ideal for a politician who cares more about the environment than industry.

    “Like most people, I have to make decisions to put food on the table for my family,” said Joseph DeMare, Ohio’s Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate. “But I do console myself in that some of our products go into making solar panels.”

    With a master’s degree in education, DeMare is one of the most educated machinists in Perrysburg. “I did teach middle school for a little while. But it turns out it takes a special person to teach middle school and handle children. And I found out I’m not that special so I ended up as a machinist,” DeMare, 54, said of taking a job in his wife’s family business, which produces large sheets of glass for the ceramics industry.

  • Green Party endorses March for Our Lives in Philadelphia on July 25 during the Democratic convention

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party has endorsed a march organized by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) in Philadaphia on July 25, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention ( https://march4ourlives2016.org ).

    Cheri Honkala, leader and co-founder of PPEHRC, was the Green Party's vice-presidential candidate in 2012, running with nominee Jill Stein. Ms. Honkala, a long-time activist, used her campaign to give the poor, homeless, and jobless a voice during the election year.

  • US Senate Candidate Joe DeMare looks at recent SOS analysis of the March Primary

    The Ohio Secretary of State just released a very interesting analysis of the primary election results. They tracked the voters that switched parties. For us Greens, there was some bad news and lots of good news. First, the bad news. The targeted marketing that the Democrats did to already registered Greens seems to have worked. Approximately half the people who were registered Green before the primary jumped to the Democrats presumably to vote for Bernie. Now the good news. For every Green who became a Dem, three new voters who were previously unaffiliated switched to Green. Also, almost half as many Dems switched to Green as Greens switched to Dems. Over all, we almost doubled in size.

    Unfortunately for the Dems, they were clobbered by Dems switching to Republican.