The Green Party of Pennsylvania declares victory in the general election

The Green Party of Pennsylvania's status is elevated from Political Body to Minor Party as a result of the General Election. Row Office candidates Kristin Combs, Treasurer and John J Sweeney, Auditor General, reached 3% of the vote total in their respective races. This will place the Green Party option on voter registration forms and allow the Green Party of Pennsylvania to place a candidate on the ballot in the event of a special election. Continue reading

Green Talking Points: Green Party sees need for sustained protest and organizing under Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party has compiled a set of talking points on the need for intense and sustained protest during the next four years. Greens support sustained protest and community organizing against the Trump Administration's expected policies, actions, and appointments. Greens across the U.S. are participating in various protest actions. Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio calls upon other Political Parties to condemn bigotry

Cleveland OH – The Green Party of Ohio is aware of the increase in acts of violence and intimidation against members of minority communities that have occurred in the wake of Presidential election. We are calling for Party leaders, particularly those of the Ohio Republican Party, to immediately condemn these instances and for members law enforcement, whether Republican, Democratic or independent, to use all efforts to apprehend and prosecute offenders. Continue reading

"Death" of Trans-Pacific Partnership Declared a Victory for People Power

WASHINGTON, DC – Activists celebrated the announcement from Congressional leaders that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a highly unpopular corporate trade agreement, would not be acted upon by legislators during the lame-duck session of Congress. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would not act upon it, and House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted they did not have the votes for the deal to pass in the House. The public 'death' of the TPP, while touted by president-elect Donald Trump, is actually the culmination of a 5-year grassroots campaign to resist the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal with broad impacts whose secretive negotiation process was questioned from the start. Hillary Clinton, one of the "leading drivers" of the negotiations as Secretary of State, pushed the TPP 45 times in Congress before opposing it as a candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading

Maine Greens Hail Ranked Choice Voting

Gilbert Harris of Limerick, co-chair of the Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) , today hailed the victory of ranked choice voting in Maine. "The majority of Americans did not vote for Donald Trump, just as a majority did not support Governor Paul LePage," said Harris. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka Campaign Calls for Immediate Resistance to Trump and the Failed Two-Party System

The Stein/Baraka campaign calls for sustained and organized resistance to president-elect Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States. They expressed their solidarity and empathy with those who are traumatized by the election results, and called for an honest and sober reckoning of the collusion between the political establishment and corporate media that led to Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. "A New York Times poll reveals that 82% of Americans are literally ‘disgusted’ by this election," said Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate. “This election is a reaction to what voters see as a toxic and corrupt political establishment and represents a wholesale rejection of it. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sabotaged Bernie Sanders, who by all accounts would have easily trounced Donald Trump. Because of Wikileaks, we also know that the DNC actively colluded with corporate media to elevate Donald Trump as a ‘Pied Piper Candidate’ to encourage the most extreme elements of the Republican party,” she said. Continue reading

Green Party Election Day Guide for news media, with late-breaking Green news

Election Central: Results for Green candidates in the Nov. 8 general election  "Jill Stein files legal complaint against Clinton and Trump campaigns for violating Super PAC laws" (Stein/Baraka press release, Nov. 6) Continue reading

Jill Stein Files FEC Complaint Against Trump, Clinton for Illegal Super PAC Coordination

Today, Monday November 7th, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed a complaint at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, DC, against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for illegal coordination with their Super PACs. Under current FEC regulations, Super PACs, known technically as "independent expenditure-only committees" and colloquially as "dark-money groups," may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals, but are not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates. Such coordination would be functionally equivalent to an in-kind donation to the campaign from these dark-money groups. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka Campaign and Green Party Answer Call For Support at Standing Rock

The indigenous water protectors and land defenders at Standing Rock are on the front line of the #NoDAPL struggle. They have issued a call for solidarity, support, and supplies, and the Stein/Baraka campaign and the Green Party of the United States has answered the call. Green Party co-chair and Stein/Baraka staffer Andrea Mérida Cuellar and Dawn Neptune Adams, an indigenous woman from the Penobscot tribe and member of the Maine Independent Green Party executive committee, and several members of the Colorado Green Party arrived in Standing Rock on Friday, November 4, to support the encampment and direct actions of the water protectors. "Colorado Greens gathered crucial supplies to support the front line water defenders, from pepper spray remedies to food to warm winter clothing," said Cuellar. "Among us is a union teacher, Peggy Robertson of United Opt Out and a Green, who with her son Sam is rebuilding and restocking the camp school and will teach, in the style of Oaxacan teachers. We are all standing at the ready to serve and take full direction from the Indigenous leaders on the ground," she added. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka Demand "No Lame Duck TPP" from Clinton; Trump

Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, stand with the American people in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the corporate trade agenda of the Obama administration. This agenda includes the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with Europe, as well as the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) being negotiated with 52 countries. "We oppose these trade agreements because they were negotiated by and for the transnational corporations to serve their interests, at the expense of our workers, our environment and our democracy," said Stein. "These agreements are a global corporate coup that would make corporations more powerful than governments, providing them with unprecedented power to prevent laws in the public interest that protect workers, consumers and the environment." Continue reading