Cheri Honkala & Green Party of Pennsylvania Vow to Appeal Court Ruling and to Continue Campaign for State Representative

Cheri Honkala and Green Party of Pennsylvania Vow to Appeal Court Ruling and to Continue Campaign for State Representative Honkala argues that the 197th District Cannot Afford Another Corrupt Politician; Needs an Advocate who Lives in the District and Fights for Their Interests. Continue reading

Cheri Honkala and Green Party of Pennsylvania Vow to Appeal Court Ruling and to Continue Campaign for State Representative

Honkala argues that District 197 Cannot Afford Another Corrupt Politician; Needs an Advocate who Lives in the District and Fights for Their Interests. On February 15, the Commonwealth Court ruled to not accept the Petition for Writ of Mandamus placed by the Green Party of Pennsylvania and Cheri Honkala. The Writ was to compel the state to accept Cheri’s nomination papers and place her name on the Green Party ballot line for the special election to be held on March 21 to replace Leslie Acosta as Representative of Pennsylvania House District 197. Continue reading

Green Party Of Hawai'i Formally Endorses Legislative Bills To Establish Single Payer/Universal Healthcare In Hawai'i

HAWAII ISLAND, 15 February – One of the 10 Key Values of the Green Party of Hawai'i is single payer or universal healthcare for all. It is also uniformly supported by international Green Party organizations. The Green Party of Hawai'i gives its enthusiastic support and endorsement of SB1269 and HB129 as currently before the Hawai'i State Senate and House. In addition, the Green Party of Hawai'i is joining with other persons and groups seeking to promote state-based universal health care in Hawai'i and protect Hawai'i's independent healthcare planning agency, the Hawaii Health Authority, which the Ige administration and powerful legislators are trying to abolish. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Greens endorse Cheri Honkala in PA District 197

Green Party endorses Cheri Honkala for PA State Representative in District 197 Cheri Honkala, candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative in District 197, has been endorsed by the members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) at their January 25 General Membership Meeting. Continue reading

Georgia Greens Celebrate Appeals Court Victory

Panel Affirms Reduced Threshold for Presidential Campaigns ATLANTA, February 2, 2017 – Following oral arguments last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed on Wednesday last year's ruling by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, which struck down as unconstitutional Georgia's ballot access regime for Presidential elections. Continue reading

Cheri Honkala announces candidacy, 1/28, 10:00 am

Cheri Honkala Announces Candidacy Before Mural of Former Senator Roxanne Jones Photo/video with natural sound will include Cheri Honkala’s announcement, comments of endorsement, gathering of community members and supporters with signs, backdrop of Roxanne Jones Mural. Continue reading

Green Party condemns the "Trump Wall of Shame" and other racist executive orders targeting immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States strongly condemned President Trump's executive orders, announced on Wednesday, imposing severe immigration restrictions, expanding the criminalization and deportation of undocumented immigrants, and authorizing construction of a massive border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Greens urged all Americans to reject the "Trump Wall of Shame" and to stand up for the basic rights of documented and undocumented immigrants, racial justice, protected legal status and amnesty for the undocumented, and hospitality for refugees. Continue reading

Green Party urges mass public pressure to reverse Trump's order approving the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party is calling for mass public resistance in reaction to President Trump's announcement that he is permitting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines to move forward. "The public protests, on-site camps, direct action, citizens' lobbying efforts, and law suits that persuaded President Obama to reject the KXL and halt the DAPL must resume, with appeals for congressional action to reverse President Trump's decision," said Robin Laverne Wilson, 2016 Green nominee for the U.S. Senate in New York and co-chair of the Green Party Black Caucus. Continue reading