Green Party thanks President Obama for pardons for Oscar Lopez Rivera and Chelsea Manning, urges pardons for all other political prisoners and whistle-blowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders and activists expressed appreciation for President Obama's pardons for Oscar Lopez Rivera and Chelsea Manning and urged him to use his final days in office to pardon other political prisoners and whistle-blowers. Greens called for presidential pardons for political prisoners Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu Jamal, as well as whistle-blowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Jeffrey Sterling, and all others who were punished or face punishment for revealing military, government, and intelligence crimes, public deception, and corruption. Continue reading

Green Party prepares for protests, other events on and around Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party members from across the U.S. are preparing to join the D.C. Statehood Green Party at various events in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 20, and 21 in response to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Green Party leaders, candidates, and activists will be available for interview throughout the week: contact Scott McLarty at 202-904-7614 to reach them. Continue reading

Green Party of Philadelphia to host Welcome Party for New Members

On Saturday, February 4th, the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) is hosting a Welcome Party for New Members at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., from 1PM to 3PM. All Greens, old and new, are invited to attend, including anyone who simply wants to learn more about the Green Party. The Welcome Party is an opportunity for new members – and for those who are interested -- to socialize, build friendships and community, and learn about specific ways to get involved. Belinda Davis, GPOP Recording Secretary said, the Welcome Party will allow voters "to learn about what Green Party members have been doing, and to figure out how they would like to get involved and move the Green Party forward. Greens are interested in both electoral politics and other forms of political action." Continue reading

Upper Hudson Green Party Statement of Support for Workers on Strike at Momentive Performance Materials

Albany – The Upper Hudson Green Party (UHGP) stands in solidarity with the workers of IUE-CWA Local 81359 on strike at the Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) plant in Waterford, NY. Noting the absolute greed of Leon Black, billionaire chair of Apollo Global Management – which controls MPM – in refusing to negotiate in good faith and instead hiring inexperienced scab workers who have presided over deadly chemical spills every 2.6 days, the UHGP called for a fair contract for the IUE-CWA workers. UHGP officers also noted the power of collective action and class struggle by workers and community members fighting against the corrosive effects of inequality and environmental assaults in late capitalist society, and the need to pass pro-labor legislation and radically transform society. Continue reading

2017 Occupy Inauguration and Women's March activities

The DC Statehood Green Party in conjunction with the National Green Party of the United States invite fellow Statehood Greens, Greens, and our political and community allies to join us as we demonstrate our solidarity and our resolve to resist hatred, corporate plundering of our communities, and tyranny characterized by the incoming administration. Bring your songs, puppets, banners, shirts, hats, buttons and other items to show your solidarity!!!! Come join fellow Greens and advocates for political transformation on Jan. 20 and 21 at Occupy Inauguration - the Washington DC protest addressing the real problem: the bipartisan meltdown that Trump represents! AND the Women's March in Washington, DC. Occupy Inauguration is a broad-based collaboration among social justice organizations including the US Green Party, Occupy Wall Street, Socialist Alternative, Indigenous Environmental Network, Code Pink, Popular Resistance, the Native Organizers Alliance, Veterans for Peace, Liberty Tree, Move to Amend, Roots Action, Disabled Americans for Change and many more. Continue reading

Green Party: Republican plan to repeal Obamacare should spark a new public demand for Single-Payer health care

Greens will participate in Health Care Justice demo at Trump Tower in NYC on Jan. 13 and Occupy Inauguration events in DC on Jan. 20 and 21 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said that the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare, Medicare, and Medicaid should motivate Americans to demand Single-Payer national health care ("Medicare For All"). Continue reading

Green Party local forms in Flint, Michigan, elects officers

FLINT, Mich. – Green Party members from Genesee and Shiawassee Counties gathered last Saturday for the inaugural meeting of Vehicle City Greens. This new local chapter of the Green Party of Michigan covers both Genesee and Shiawasee Counties. 24 people attended the meeting, which was held at the Flint Public Library on Kearsley St at 11:00 am. Continue reading

Green Party Calls Cuomo's Tuition Plan Wholly Inadequate

Albany, NY – The Green Party of New York called the Cuomo tuition-plan unveiled today wholly inadequate and said the reports of it making college free or affordable-for-all were false. The Greens pointed out that Cuomo's plan does not cover the $14,000 in yearly room, board and fees and would still leave students with $55,000 worth of debt from SUNY/CUNY 4-year schools. Party officers also said that it does nothing to address three decades worth of funding cuts at state schools. The Green Party called on Governor Cuomo and the Legislature to fully fund state schools and make college completely free, including tuition, room, board and fees so that students leave with no debt, as they do in most other nations, and to return to a program of open admissions so that college is truly open to all. Continue reading

The Green Party of Atlantic County Supports EHTSD Transgender Student Policy

  The Green Party of Atlantic County (GPAC) supports the Egg Harbor Township School District’s (EHTSD) proposed policy regarding Transgender Students. This policy would put the rights of personal identity where they belong, with the student in all instances where the student is able to advocate for themselves. This policy aligns with the Green Party’s affirmation of self-determination with regards to a person’s gender identity and sex.   Continue reading

NJ Greens Oppose South Jersey Gas Pipeline

The Green Party of New Jersey stands in strong opposition to the new gas pipeline project proposed by South Jersey Gas. This pipeline would run 22 miles through protected areas of the Pinelands National Reserve, in sensitive forest areas in Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties. The risk the pipeline poses to the environment and human water supplies greatly outweighs any benefit that may come from its construction. Continue reading