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February 2017

Green Party urges voters betrayed by the DNC's sharp turn to the right to go Green

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders today reached out to voters frustrated and disappointed by the Democratic National Committee's vote against banning corporate contributions and Tom Perez's election as chair of the DNC.

The Green Party is now focusing on local and state campaigns as a necessary step in resisting the Trump Agenda and ending rule by the "two parties of war and Wall Street."

Greens said that the DNC votes confirmed the Democratic establishment's rejection of Bernie Sanders and his supporters, whom many Democrats continue to blame for Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016, as well as Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who was seen as the progressive contender for DNC chair.

The Green Party of Ohio Issues Call for Candidates for the 2017 & 2018 Elections

The Green Party is looking for progressives to run for elected office in 2017 and in 2018.  An off-year election, 2017 provides opportunities for many local offices from city councils to school boards to township trustees. The filing date is fast approaching for many city council races, in some of the larger cities the filing dated has passed.  

In 2018, seats in the US Congress, the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives, and other local offices are up for election.  To be competitive for these seats candidates need to begin their campaigns early.

If you or someone you know is thinking of running, please contact your local Green Party, the Green Party of Ohio or our Political Director Joe DeMare. 

Green Party: Secretary of Education DeVos's school privatization schemes are bipartisan: Democrats promoted and enacted the same 'reforms'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said today that outrage over Senate's confirmation of patently unqualified Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education was entirely justified -- but the outrage should also be directed at Democratic Party leaders, including ex-President Obama, who worked to enact the same school privatization schemes favored by Ms. DeVos.

"Democrats can hardly claim to lead the opposition to the Trump-DeVos agenda on public schools, when they joined Republicans in facilitating charter schools, vouchers, and other programs designed to transfer public education funding to private businesses during the past two decades," said Aaron Renaud, co-chair of the Green Party of Texas and a high school teacher.

Green Party: Democrats abdicating their role as the "resistance" to Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said today that Democrats in Congress are retreating from their claim to be an opposition party during Donald Trump's presidency.

"We're seeing this over and over. Just enough Democrats are voting for Trump's appointees to enable their confirmation. In some cases, dangerous and unqualified appointees are getting confirmed with little or no Democratic objection. That's not what an opposition party does," said Laura Wells, 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of California.