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Green Party of Pima County victorious in ballot access lawsuit against city of Tucson

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 8:40am

TUCSON, Az., July 5, 2019 — On June 12th the Green Party of Pima County (GPPC) filed a lawsuit against the City of Tucson for depriving the party of ballot status in the upcoming City elections. Late this Wednesday afternoon, July 3, the court order ruling was made from the Pima County Superior Court. In his order the judge overseeing the case, Hon. D. Douglas Metcalf, stated:

IT IS ORDERED that the Green Party’s petition for special action is GRANTED. The City of Tucson and its clerk abused their discretion and acted in arbitrarily and capriciously by not including the Green Party as a political party qualified for the August 27, 2019 primary election ballot.

Categories: National

PA Greens Demand 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 8:03am

Hundreds of Pennsylvanians from Erie to Philadelphia, and everywhere in between, converged on the capitol building in Harrisburg on June 19 for PA's largest Environmental Lobby Day. Chair Doug Mason, of the Centre County Green Party, said, “Citizens attending the Lobby Day came from more than 35 counties to call for a transition to 100 percent renewable energy on a timeline called for by the scientific community. Throughout the day, constituents visited more than 160 legislative offices, to discuss how this transition could tackle the climate emergency, save consumers money, and create clean-energy jobs.”

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On This Fourth of July

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 4:49pm

Oh the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof we were right, oil reserves lie down there.
Away in the trees, strangled bodies yet wave
O'er the land of the fee and the home of the slave.

~ By Alan Smith, GPPA Co-chair.

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Supreme Court Majority says they can’t fix gerrymandering; Greens say the people can

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 2:45pm

The Green Party (GPUS) opposes yesterday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, in which the majority opinion ruled that partisan gerrymandering presents issues "beyond the reach of the federal courts." Instead of getting mired in the back-and-forth politics of gerrymandering, the GPUS calls for a system of true voter representation--a proportional voting system that virtually eliminates the possibility of gerrymandering instead of countering its effects on one party or another. "The Supreme Court ruling was unquestionably shameful in its reasoning," said Tony Ndege, Green Party. Co-chair of the Green Party of North Carolina. "Gerrymandering is fundamental to a two-party, winner-take-all system that favors the parties of the rich. That system itself is anti-democratic because the major parties use it to take voters for granted with no intent to represent them in government, all the while paying fealty to their corporate bosses."

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Green Party demands the United States follow the U.N. protocol regarding the humanitarian treatment of migrants; asserts that humanitarian assistance to migrants is not a crime

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:36pm

The Green Party of the United States, expressing outrage over deplorable and inhumane conditions in migrant camps, demands the U.S. government follow U.N. protocols regarding the humanitarian treatment of migrants and refugees, and further condemns the criminalization of humanitarian assistance to migrants.

Green leaders are especially dismayed over reports of inhumane conditions in which children are being held. Children seeking refuge are being separated from their families, placed into concentration camps and denied basic supplies.  Horrific conditions have led to the deaths of at least six children since the beginning of this year. Children are suffering due to inadequate food, water and sanitation and extreme temperatures in conditions described by one physician as “torture facilities.”  John Sanders, acting commission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said today that he will resign on July 5.

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Green Leaders Call For Restraint And Peaceful Resolution To Escalating Tension In Iran

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 9:17pm

The Green Party is calling for a peaceful resolution to tensions with Iran as a series of recent events has unfolded into an escalating crisis between the two countries.

A June 13th attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman has been blamed on Iran by the U.S., as well as allies and critics. On June 19th, Iranian forces downed an unarmed U.S. Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz, asserting that it had traveled into Iranian air space.

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Green Party of Pima County Illegally Removed from Ballot, Files Lawsuit Against City of Tucson

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 1:48pm

TUCSON, Az., June 14, 2019 — On Wednesday the Green Party of Pima County (GPPC) filed a lawsuit against the City of Tucson for depriving the party of ballot status in the upcoming elections on November 5, 2019. The Green Party is legally entitled to representation in the 2019 election but has been left off the roles and will not be on the ballot if the City has its way.

The City of Tucson has attempted to unlawfully suppress the voice of the Green Party of Pima County and deprive 262,000 registered voters in Tucson from hearing and voting for Green Party solutions to the political and economic challenges facing our community.

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