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DC Statehood Green Party: Ward 2 DC Councilmember Evans must resign

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 3:52pm

Washington, DC -- The DC Statehood Green Party is urging Washington, DC Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans to resign from his seat immediately. Party members said that, over the course of his tenure, Evans has abused the prestige of the office for personal gain and has a sordid history of engaging in questionable activities that warrant scrutiny.

While Council Members can hold additional jobs, the Rules of Organization and Procedure for the Council of the District of Columbia, R. 202(a) states that "Council members and staff shall maintain a high level of ethical conduct in connection with the performance of their official duties and shall refrain from taking, ordering, or participating in any official action that would adversely affect the confidence of the public and the integrity of the District government."

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PA Green Party Statement in Response to Terror and Violence in Christchurch

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 6:07pm

The following statement by Green Party of Pennsylvania Co-chair Alan Smith concerns the senseless hate crime committed in Christchurch, NZ, on March 15.

Asalaam Alaikum. Peace be unto you.

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Greens oppose Central Maine Power corridor

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:02pm

Augusta, ME -- The Green Independent Party has taken a position opposing a Central Maine Power (CMP) proposal to create a 145-mile transmission line corridor that would deliver electricity from Canada to Massachusetts.

Central Maine Power, which would distribute power provided by Hydro-Québec, has failed to provide evidence that the proposal would reduce climate-changing emissions and has admitted that it does not know what the sources of energy will be.

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Green Party Slams Healthcare and Marijuana Omissions In One-House Budget Resolutions

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 3:26pm

NEW YORKGreen Party officials said today that while there were some positives in the Assembly and Senate one-house budget resolutions, they did not move far enough or fast enough on critical issues such as healthcare, ending the drug war, and wealth inequality. Party officers said the Legislature needed to ensure it passed crucial legislation this session outside of the budget process, and that the party and its members would continue to press their agenda.

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Green Party Agrees it is Time to Get Rid of Electoral Fusion

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 8:19am

Albany - The Green Party of New York agrees with Monday’s decision by the Democratic Party State Committee to ban electoral fusion, though for fundamentally different reasons. Fusion, often presented as a tool to expand democratic choice, is in reality ballot lines-for-hire used to entrench the two-party system and provide political cover for the Democratic and Republican parties. It enables patronage machines that masquerade as small parties and shifts power from rank and file party members to candidates and campaign donors. And it contributes to an electoral arena where it is all but impossible for legitimate, independent third-parties like the Greens to compete. Fusion breeds confusion.

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Green Party of New Jersey Participates in Worldwide Mobilization to Say "No War on Venezuela!"

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 7:05pm

As part of International Day of Solidarity with Venezuela, a protest will take place at 1 Gateway Center in Newark, outside the Newark Senate offices of Bob Menendez and Cory Booker. The offices are diagonally across from Newark's Penn Station.

The rally will also serve as a send off rally for some of the participants who will be traveling to NYC to participate in the March on Wall Street.

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Green Party Promotes Strong Democracy in PA

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 9:35pm

PA Governor Tom Wolf (Democrat) and PA Senator Mike Folmer (Republican) have announced proposals to reform Pennsylvania’s antiquated, expensive, and daunting election system. The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) reviewed these proposals and found that both include some excellent changes which would eliminate obstructions and make voting easier and more accessible. However, both proposals also have some concerning issues and are missing some key elements of a fair and inclusive system.

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Green Party's Working Group on Reparations stands with family of child arrested for not standing for Pledge of Allegiance

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 5:09pm

On February 4, a black 6th grader in Lakeland, Florida, was arrested in school for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.

"The Green Party of the United States Working Group on Reparations stands in solidarity with the demands of Dhakira Talbot, the child's mother, that the charges against her son should be dropped and that the school district issues her and her son a public apology," said Robin Harris, member of the Working Group.

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Green Party members testify at State Senate hearings on climate crisis

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:31am

New York – Members of the Green Party of New York (GPNY) came out in full force to demand immediate and comprehensive action to address the planetary emergency of climate change at New York State Senate hearings held the week of February 10, 2019. Greens called for the elimination of new fossil fuel infrastructure, particularly the building of new gas pipelines and gas-fired power plants, and moving to a carbon-neutral, 100% clean, renewable energy economy by 2030. They emphasized the need for a just transition for workers and frontline communities most affected by climate change.

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Fukushima, Eleven Years After

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:23pm

Philadelphia, PA – On January 23, two members of the Green Party of United States (GPUS) delivered an open letter and three other documents to Ambassador Inga Rhonda King, president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESC). This open letter had been adopted by the GPUS National Committee, and it asked UNESC to listen to and talk with three speakers called by GPUS. At this audience, UNESC could have speakers with views opposing those of GPUS. 

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Continued Climate Chaos: The True Cost of Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:45pm

Why We Must Support a Real Green New Deal Before It's Too Late!

One of the most talked about policy changes currently taking place in Washington, D.C. and here in New Jersey is "The Green New Deal," a plank in the Green Party US and the Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ's) platform for decades. GPNJ calls on Governor Murphy, state senators and assembly members, local officials and our entire New Jersey Congressional delegation to support a Real Green New Deal with enforcement mechanisms. According to the most recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have only 12 years to prevent a total planetary disaster.

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PA Greens call H.R. 1, "Onerous and Deceptive"

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:20pm

"The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) opposes any provisions in U.S. House Resolution 1 (H.R.1) that would work to vilify or weaken progressive voices, and we are against the proposed changes for the federal matching funds program," stated Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick, chair of the Delaware County Green Party and member of the GPPA Steering Committee.

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Venezuela statement from the Green Party International Committee

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 3:34pm

The Green Party of the United States stands in opposition to the regime-change politics of the United States directed at the people of Venezuela and expresses condemnation of the recent blows to the Venezuelan economy in the form of the United States' handing over banking access and funds to the opposition led by Juan Guaidó and UK's blocking of access to gold belonging to Venezuela. This sentiment is long held by the Greens as our platform plank on foreign policy states: "In the area of trade, third- and fourth-world economies and resources are being ravaged and our own economy and job security undermined by global corporatization, which concentrates greater power in the hands of fewer interests who are unaccountable to the vast majority of the world's people."

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We Can't Compromise on Issues of Life or Death: Green Party Response to Democrat's Green New Deal

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:35pm

The Green Party of the United States has championed the idea of a Green New Deal to address the climate crisis and wealth inequality for nearly a decade. Given the most recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change giving twelve years to address the crisis, we need bold solutions now, not compromise.

The Democrat's proposed Green New Deal fails to address one of the biggest drivers of the climate crisis: the use of fossil fuels as an energy source. It contains loop holes for their continued use without a set end date. The Green Party's plan for a Green New Deal would transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030.

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South Central Michigan Greens meeting on Saturday in Jackson

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:07pm

The South Central Michigan Greens local will hold its monthly meeting 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 16 at the downtown Jackson Coffee Company (201 South Mechanic Street in Jackson).

Greens from Jackson, Hillsdale, and Calhoun Counties will discuss the #realDeal -- the original Green New Deal from the Green Party -- and what it can do for real people. Anyone else in the area who's interested is welcome to join in.

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Pacific Green Party of Oregon calls for a Real Green New Deal

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:17pm

The Pacific Green Party of Oregon today called for a "Real Green New Deal" that addresses not only the climate crisis but also the corporate control of our government and economy.

While Democrat presidential candidates and Senators Jeff Merkley and Cory Booker, along with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, this week announced their support for a Green New Deal, based on language and issues the Green Party has been promoting for almost twenty five years, the Democrats' version ignores the economic inequity and rampant corporatism at the heart of our current environmental crisis.

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Green Party of Virginia responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 2:36pm

RICHMOND, VA - Since the previous State of the Union address, our country has continued to move in the wrong direction. In 2018, American carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4%, while fracked gas pipelines are threatening communities in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and more. Hate crimes increased for the third straight year. Our military budget exploded once again, and our troops remain mired in overseas conflicts despite President Trump’s promises to bring some of them home.

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Green Party of New Jersey Statement of Solidarity with the Venezuelan People

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 4:21pm

 

The Green Party of New Jersey opposes the ongoing effort by the U.S. to appropriate the resources of Venezuela as their own and believes in the right of Venezuelans to determine their own leadership without outside the intervention of outside imperialistic forces. GPNJ is particularly concerned that these efforts not end in war with Venezuela which would be disastrous.

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"Hands Off Venezuela!" says PA Green Party

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 2:52pm

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) has called for the U.S. to keep its hands off Venezuela. In response to a request from the Green Party local in Wayne County, the GPPA steering committee announced the Green Party's opposition to the current coup d'état attempt by Venezuela's Popular Will Party; the Green Party's continued support for the people of Venezuela and their democratically elected government; and the Green Party's desire to end all U.S. sanctions.

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NY Green Party Denounces US-Backed Coup in Venezuela

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 4:11pm

NEW YORK — The Green Party of New York denounced the ongoing US-backed coup in Venezuela as the latest in a long line of US imperial interventions in Latin America. Party officers pointed out that the Trump administration has been enforcing crippling sanctions on Venezuela and met with military leaders last year to plot a coup, which was openly reported in US news outlets. The US openly backed a coup in 2002 that temporarily deposed President Hugo Chavez, and the Bush, Obama, and Trump regimes have supported the right-wing opposition and its neoliberal plans for the Venezuelan economy. Party leaders said members of the New York Congressional delegation, including Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representative Ocasio-Cortez should introduce a resolution to cut off all US support for the coup.

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