- MEDIA ALERT: Green Party Candidate Jill Stein at Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia, 10/2, noon
PHILADELPHIA – The Steering Committee of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) has endorsed the Protect Our Vote rally on Wednesday, October 2, and the struggle to "Stop the Machine." More information may be found here, https://www.facebook.com/events/391050428235509/.
PHILADELPHIA – As the world goes on strike for peace and ecology and engages in direct action to save the planet, some PA legislators are working overtime to push through HB 1102, the Keystone Energy Enhancement Act. On September 23, the House Commerce Committee is scheduled to vote on this bill, which proposes to use tax dollars to set up and develop "Energy Enhancement Zones," where fracked gas will be promoted and new fracking spurred.
HB 1102 is "designed to encourage, facilitate, and subsidize natural gas and related manufacturing industries, including the highly polluting petrochemical industries, in Pennsylvania," ťaccording to a letter by the Delaware Riverkeepers Network. The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) steering committee has signed onto this letter, requesting that the House Commerce Committee reject the bill.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa – The Bucks County Green Party has endorsed and will support a local Climate Strike event to be held in Doylestown PA, following the lead of the Green Party of the United States in endorsing national and global climate strike actions in September being led in the U.S. by the Sunrise Movement.
On Sunday, September 22nd, Bucks Students for Climate Action and Protection of the Environment (BSCAPE) is calling youth and adults alike to march in Doylestown.
For over 50 years, the Black vote has been taken for granted by the status quo in American politics. Join The Green Party Black Caucus (GPBC) as we ask the 2020 Green Party Presidential candidates the important questions that matter to the African American community.
Philena Farley, Treasurer of the Ohio Green Party, stated: "The 2 corporate parties in the United States do not have the policy solutions that will address the political concerns in the Black community like redlining and livable wages."
At least 62 Greens are running in elections in September, October and November 2019. At least 43 Greens have run in winter, spring and summer 2019 elections, with 18 elected.
Most are running for a variety of positions: city and town councils, soil and water commissions, school boards, township trustees, and zoning boards. A few are seeking seats for state legislature or statewide office.
Two members of the Allegheny County Council submitted a bill to create a countywide Civilian Police Review Board, similar to the board already in existence in Pittsburgh. A public hearing was held in August by Council, and below is testimony given by a Green Party spokesperson:
Hi, my name is Jay Walker, and I'm the chair of the Green Party of Allegheny County. I represent the more than 1000 registered Green Party members who reside in this county. Our party endorsed an independent review board last September because it exemplified three out of the four pillars that form the foundation of our party.
The Green Party denounces business deals and trade policies through which multinational corporations profit from the destruction of the Brazilian rainforest.
Private concerns are gutting the Amazon rainforest, contributing to fires, the loss of plant and animal species, and global warming through the release of carbon as trees are cleared. More than 74,000 fires have burned approximately 7,200 square miles this year in the Brazilian portion of the rainforest.
"Brazilian politicians are lobbying U.S. businesses like Cargill and Burger King for contracts by promoting the Amazon region for reckless and exploitative ranching, logging and mining operations," said Craig Seeman, member of the Green Party's Animal Rights Committee.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) is seeking exciting candidates to run for state legislature and statewide elected positions in 2020. Individuals need not be currently registered Green to apply. GPPA Green Wave Team Leader Jenny Isaacs of Doylestown, says, "For activists already organizing around local and state issues -- like opposing fracking, pipelines, and toxic waste infrastructure, while promoting a living wage, affordable housing, and education equity -- the 2020 elections afford an opportunity to insist that candidates from the traditional duopoly address progressive alternatives."
NEW YORK, Aug 21, 2019 — The Green Party of New York (GPNY) said today's meeting of the Public Campaign Financing Commission, empaneled by the Governor and Legislature, has the opportunity to propose urgently-needed reforms to broaden and strengthen democracy in New York. GPNY officers stated they "support a system of full public campaign financing, broader than had been proposed by the Governor," and the "banning of fusion." Party officers also promised their members will express support of these reforms to the commission.
PHILADELPHIA – Nomination papers for three Green Party of Pennsylvania candidates have been filed. None of those candidates were challenged, and they will be listed on the ballot for the General Election, November 5. The three candidates are Nicholas Prete, running for Methacton School Board in Montgomery County; Riley Mahon, running for Upper Saint Clair School Board in Allegheny County; and Charles Michael (Mike) Farley, running for Latimore Township Supervisor in Adams County.
PHILADELPHIA – The Green Party of Pennsylvania reaffirms its core principles of peace and social justice in condemning the horrific mass shootings and the ideology that produced them.
Seeing people and planet as things to be conquered lies at the root of violence.
Green Party leaders are calling for Congress to take swift and decisive action following an horrific mass shooting on August 3 at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart location in El Paso, Texas, that has left at least 20 dead and dozens injured; and an early morning shooting on August 4 in a Dayton, Ohio, entertainment district that left 9 people dead and 16 wounded.. This weekend’s violence follows on the heels of a shooting in Gilroy, California, which left 3 people dead and 13 wounded. There have been 32 mass shootings in the United States this year.
PHILADELPHIA – The activist toolbox is deep, and it has many tools. Throughout the years, Marcellus Outreach Butler (MOB) has used many: door knocking, educational forums, testifying, leafleting, petitions, rallies, lobbying our elected officials, marches, projections, letters to the editor, and a host of traditional political tactics. These are all useful.
The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States has announced the election of four co-chairs and secretary. Trahern Crews and Kristin Combs were newly elected as co-chairs, joining Gloria Mattera and Tony Ndege who were re-elected to a second term. David Gerry was elected secretary. The election results were announced at the National Committee meeting in Salem, Massachusetts, on July 27. The new Steering Committee members were elected to replace steering committee members whose terms had ended, and join continuing members Anita Rios, Margaret Flowers, Justin Beth and Hillary Kane.
NEW LONDON, CT — Community organizer and author Frida Berrigan has begun collecting petition signatures for ballot access as she seeks the Green Party nomination to run for Mayor in the November elections. A newcomer to electoral politics, Ms. Berrigan has a long history of involvement, at the local and national level, in support of peace, social justice, and environmental responsibility.
- Updated Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party's 2019 Annual National Meeting in Salem, Massachusetts, July 25 – 28
The meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee (not open to the media and public), and other events. Green candidates running in 2019 and 2020 and Green elected officials are expected to attend.
NEW YORK – The Green Party of New York (GPNY) renewed its call for justice for Eric Garner in response to the Justice Department's announcement that it would not bring federal civil rights charges against the New York City Police Department officer responsible for killing Garner, an unarmed citizen, five years ago today.
DENVER – The Green Party of Colorado (GPCO) expresses its solidarity with the radicals and leftists that staged a march and direct action against a privately-owned immigrant detention center in Aurora, CO, on July 12, 2019. This action was led by a coalition of immigrant justice activists, including the International Socialist Collective – Boulder, UCB and some of our own Green members. We are proud to point out that our state council endorsed the action in a unanimous vote.
PHILADELPHIA – Joint Press Release: The Pennsylvania Libertarian and Green Parties agree that SB 300, which will disenfranchise nearly a half million voters, must be struck down!
The idea of "open primaries" sounds awesome, but the language in the open primary bill (SB 300) is anything but that, redefining an unenrolled elector to be: "A person who is registered to vote within an election district having selected "NONE" or "NO AFFILIATION" in regard to a political party"
- Updated Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party's 2019 Annual National Meeting in Salem, Massachusetts, July 25-28
Media events at the Green Party's 2019 Annual National Meeting in Salem will include three press conferences with meeting organizers and candidates, and a forum for 2020 candidates seeking the Green Party presidential nomination. Interviews with Green candidates, officeholders and some of the guests can also be arranged.