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Green Party Facebook Telethon to support midterm candidates

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:48am

The Green Party Coordinated Campaign Committee is hosting the first national Green Wave Telethon for midterm candidates on the Green Party's Facebook page.

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.


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Montana Green Party Seeks Emergency Injunctive Relief In Federal Court

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:30am

(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."

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Wayne County Green Party Nominates Candidates for U.S. House and Michigan State Senate

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:28pm

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.

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The Green Party announces new national party co-chairs

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 2:57pm

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.

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PA Greens File for Six Candidates in the 2018 General Election

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:56am

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. 

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Green Party Candidates Lay Out Midterm Challenge to Major Parties

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 3:21pm

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."

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Press Conferences held at the 2018 Annual National Meeting

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 9:07am

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:

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Latinx Caucus of the Green Party Statement on Immigrant Rights and Family Separations

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:53pm

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.

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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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