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Green Party Gains Ballot Status in MA and Breaks New Ground in Midterms

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:03am

The Green Party gained ballot status in Massachusetts and maintained ballot status in Connecticut, the District of Columbia (DC), Michigan, and New York. In DC, Massachusetts and Michigan, multiple candidates got the required votes for ballot status, and Howie Hawkins broke a New York record by winning the ballot line for a third party in three consecutive gubernatorial elections. 

The Green Party lost ballot lines in Arizona, Maryland and Ohio based on the number of votes in the gubernatorial races; however, these races energized members, promoted public discussion of Green Party positions, and set the stage for future wins. The total number of states where the Green Party currently has ballot lines is 19 plus DC. Candidates can run in other states by petitioning to get on the ballot.

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There's A New Political Party In Massachusetts!

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 1:45pm

We are pleased to announce that in the November 6th statewide election, the Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) statewide candidates earned enough votes to be formally recognized as an official party in the state of Massachusetts. The GRP expects to receive its elevated status later this month once the results are fully certified by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Altogether, more than one hundred thousand voters chose Green-Rainbow in this election.

"I think people are tired of fear-mongering and the failings created by today's divisive two-party system," said Juan Sanchez, the GRP candidate for Secretary of State and the first Puerto Rican to qualify for inclusion on the state ballot. "In Massachusetts, voters are extremely independent-minded. They really responded to our inclusive, grassroots campaign and my progressive stance on voter and election reform."

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Election clearly stolen from Georgia Voters

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 9:29am

Greens welcome Abrams stand for election integrity, concerned for scope

Green candidate documents cronyism in Kemp's mismanagement of Georgia elections


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Hawkins for 3rd time wins ballot status in NY

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:09pm

Hawkins Declares Mission Accomplished As He Wins Ballot Status for Greens for Third Time in a Row

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, declared “mission accomplished” tonight as his vote total surpassed the 50,000 votes needed to maintain a ballot line for the Green Party in New York.

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Kurland Responds to Super-PAC Mailers

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 7:19am

It came to the attention of our campaign Friday afternoon that unauthorized mailers are being distributed via a Super-PAC with ties to the Republican Party of Michigan. Thanks to the excellent reporting at Eclectablog, the funding for these mailers were funneled through three separate Super-PACs, in a manner most banks would consider to be laundering money. Not only do these mailers imply our campaign has the support of Bernie Sanders, who has already stumped and endorsed one of our opponents, but they also imply that the Super-PAC itself supports our campaign.

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Green Party slates to watch

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 3:45pm

The Green Party of the United States has identified "Green Slates to Watch" on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. The candidates in these slates in California, Illinois, and Maryland are running to make inroads for the Green Party in particular areas of the country and to overcome the hurdles faced by individual candidates.

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PA Greens Condemn Recent Hate Attacks

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 8:24am

This has been a horrendous week of hate: Beginning with the Administration’s efforts to persecute and threaten the lives of millions of transgender people through a change in the official definition of gender, and ending with the unspeakable, anti-semitic tragedy in Pittsburgh.  

Green Party of Pennsylvania members extend our deepest sympathies and offer our support to the victims of these acts of violence. These unspeakable anti-semitic, cissexist, bigoted attacks are a tragic indignity to our American values. We stand in solidarity with the Tree of Life Synagogue, the trans community, and the victims of these horrific hate crimes.

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Latinx Caucus Statement on Central American Refugee Caravan

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 7:31pm

The Latinx Caucus of the Green Party of the United States calls on all Americans to take a stand for justice and compassion and to take responsibility for the human rights crisis created by decades of abusive and exploitative American foreign policy. We must allow the refugees flooding out of Central America to apply for political asylum.

Thousands of Central American refugees are marching to the United States-Mexico border in the hope that they will be able to apply for political asylum. This march started in Honduras on October 13, 2018, with about 600 Hondurans, consisting of entire families who are escaping violence and persecution. This violence stems from the erosion of the rule of law and the destabilization of entire communities as collateral damage resulting from decades of United States intervention in the region. Violence is also perpetrated by gangs which originated in the United States.

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Green Party candidates to watch on November 6

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:45pm

The Green Party of the United States has identified "Green Candidates to Watch" in federal, state and local races on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018.

The list includes Green candidates who are running energetic, well publicized, and well organized campaigns for local office across the U.S. The list is a sample of the many Green Party candidates running in the midterms who deserve attention. 

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LWV-PA Gubernatorial Debate

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 8:21am

League of Women Voters of PA Candidate Forum To Feature Green and Libertarian Candidates for Governor

Glenside (Montgomery County) PA – The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania has announced that it will sponsor a gubernatorial candidate forum on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the North Penn VFW Hall, 2218 Jenkintown Rd in Glenside. All four ballot-qualified candidates were invited, but Republican Scott Wagner & incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf have declined to appear. Green Party candidate Paul Glover and Libertarian Party candidate Ken Krawchuk have both confirmed their attendance.

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Green Party Awards Financial Assistance to Twenty Candidates

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 7:25am

The Green Party of the United States Coordinated Campaign Committee (CCC) has awarded twenty Green Party candidates financial assistance for their federal, state, and local races. They are among over 200 Green Party candidates running in the midterm races, the winners of which will join 160 Green Party candidates in 19 states currently serving in office across the country.

Erin Fox, Co-chair of the CCC, said, "The Green Party has an amazing lineup of candidates this year. We are pleased to disburse these financial awards to show our support and gratitude to Green candidates. We want to be clear that it’s time to get big money out of politics. We don’t do this for the money, but it takes money to do it. That’s why we’re asking Green Party supporters to match our awards and to contribute to these campaigns and any other Green candidates they are able to support."

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Green candidates barred from debate and polls in midterms protest media bias

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:42am

Exclusion of candidates violates the right of voters to be informed about all names on the ballot

Green Party candidates have been excluded from debates and polls across the country by news media and polling criteria that favor Democratic and Republican candidates. Exclusion means Green Party candidates cannot make their case to undecided voters or try to sway decided ones, which is especially crucial in races that determine ballot status. High numbers of undecided voters are a wild card in many races this year and may lead to some “Green” surprises on election day.

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Maine Green Independent Party Finds Susan Collins' Vote Profoundly Disturbing

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:06pm

The Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) is deeply disappointed in Senator Susan Collins' choice to support Brett Kavanaugh's election to the Supreme Court. We feel Kavanaugh's record, temperament and bias render him unfit to serve, and the credible allegations against him of sexual assault and aggression only strengthen that assessment. Senator Collins' willingness to disregard those allegations is profoundly distrubing.

MGIP cochair, Niomi Larrivee Mays said "Susan Collins had shown us our current Democrat and Republican representatives are not voting with the people's majority interests in mind. It's time we stand up and back the clean, green representatives of the Green Independent Party".

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Dem Barbara Lee To Join Green Challenger Laura Wells In Historic Candidate Forum, Oct 5

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:55am

Oakland, CA – In a move that surprised many, Democrat incumbent and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee will join in a public candidate forum with Laura Wells, the Green Party challenger for her District 13 House seat in the November 2018 General Election. The Green Party announced in June that due to a successful primary write-in campaign by Wells, three Green candidates are contesting U.S. House seats currently held by Democrats in California, including two candidates in Los Angeles, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan and Kenneth Mejia.

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How to achieve a demilitarised world through a peace-oriented Green security policy?

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:32pm

A Global Greens Webinar series on the impact of militarism & capitalism on environmental justice.

Speakers will discuss the Greens position on the topic in their country and region as well as the current state of debate beyond the Greens. The webinar aims to move beyond stumbling points and exchange on what we can learn from each other to forge Green positions and proposals on how to achieve a demilitarised world through a Green peace-oriented security policy.

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State Green Parties aim for major-party status in midterm elections

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 1:04pm

State Green Parties are running statewide candidates in the midterm elections in many states to gain new ballot lines and defend existing ones. Achieving the votes required for ballot access in elections for statewide office is essential for the Green Party’s political survival because it enables other Green Party candidates to run with lower petition requirements, or without petitioning. In the 2016 general election, the Green Party had ballot lines in 44 states plus DC, including the seven largest states. Voters in three additional states could write in the presidential candidate, Jill Stein. Snapshots of some of these ballot access–critical races are below.

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South Central Michigan Greens announce monthly meeting

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:21am

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:

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Green Party urges Int'l Criminal Court to probe Israel's war on Palestinians

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:33am

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. 

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Green Party Endorses School of the Americas Annual Border Encuentro

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 9:25am

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."

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Connecticut Residents Rally In Support of Nation-wide Prison Strike

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 8:38pm

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.

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