Green Party of the US demands release of Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez, Turkish Green Left Party co-chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has joined Green Parties throughout the world in demanding the immediate release of Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez (pictured above), co-chairs of the Turkish Green Left Party (Yeşil Sol Parti), after special forces raided their homes in Istanbul on Feb. 9. U.S. Greens are calling on the U.S. State Department to press President Erdoğan's government to end the arbitrary detention of Ms. Tuncaelli and Mr. Sönmez, who were taken into custody without formal charges. Continue reading

Green Party endorses U.S. House Resolution on Reparations for the descendants of Africans enslaved in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States, following the lead of the party's Black Caucus, has endorsed U.S. House Resolution 40 -- Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals. The text of the Green Party resolution follows below. The resolution was passed by the party's National Committee, in which all accredited state Green Parties and Green Caucuses are represented. Continue reading

Green Party of Idaho Kicks Off Petition Drive

Boise, ID – Green Party of Idaho is moving forward with a petition drive to have the Green Party recognized as a political party in the State of Idaho. Allowing Idahoans to register and run for office as Green. 13,809 valid signatures will need to be collected from registered voters by August, 2018 for the Green Party to achieve ballot access. Leadership at Green Party of Idaho says there has been an uptick on interest in the Green Party since the Presidential election and thinks now is the perfect time to establish the party in Idaho. Their platforms and policies are based in math, science, and logic, following four basic pillars; Ecology, Peace, Democracy, and Social Justice. With the current GOP administration making rapid policy changes and disheartened Democrats feeling displaced, voters are curious about other options. Continue reading

Arizona Green Party (AZGP) endorses five candidates for 2018 Election

Phoenix, AZ — At their recent state meeting (Saturday, January 27, 2018), members of the Arizona Green Party (AZGP) endorsed five of their candidates for the 2018 Election. The candidates are: Continue reading

PA Greens Hail February 1, 2018 Court Decision as a Win for Democracy, Commend Counsel and Third Party Plaintiffs

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is praising a Federal Court Order, issued Thursday February 1, 2018 by Chief Judge, Lawrence Stengel. The Order brings an end to six years of litigation, regarding Pennsylvania’s restrictive ballot access requirements for third party and independent candidates, resulting in major reform of those requirements. The party considers it a major win for democracy, and it extends congratulations and appreciation to their attorney, Oliver Hall with the Center of Competitive Democracy, Washington, DC. In addition, the Green Party thanks its co-plaintiffs, the Libertarian and Constitution Parties of Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Green Party mourns Muhiyyidin d'Baha, Black Lives Matter activist

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders reacted with shock and grief to the news that Muhiyyidin d'Baha, a Black Lives Matter activist, was gunned down in New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Mr. d'Baha was co-chair of the Charleston Green Party in South Carolina. The Green Party of the United States expressed deep sympathy and condolences for Mr. d'Baha's family and friends. Continue reading

Green Party rebuttal to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders responded to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, with sharp criticism of his statements on energy in light of the climate crisis, plans for more nuclear weapons, health care, immigration, and other administration policies. Green rebuttals to Mr. Trump's speech and to reactions from both Democratic and Republican parties can be read below. The rebuttals advocate alternative ideas like the Green New Deal, Single-Payer health care, and global nuclear disarmament. Continue reading

Green Party releases "Green State of the Union" videos ahead of Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has begun to release "Green State of the Union" videos in preparation for President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Several of the videos, which cover a variety of topics, are listed and linked below. The main page for the Green videos is located here. More videos may be added before Tuesday evening. Continue reading

Michigan Greens Issue a Response to Snyder's Last State of the State Speech

The Green Party of Michigan has issued a response to Rick Snyder's final "State of the State" speech Tuesday night. The 15-minute video, a special episode of the recurring "In the Green" program with host Clyde Shabazz, features GPMI Chair Sherry A. Wells and Jennifer V. Kurland, a candidate for the Green nomination to succeed Snyder as governor. Wells introduces the founding principles of the Green Party, its Four Pillars -- Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice, Non-Violence, and Ecological Wisdom -- and explains how they are connected to major issues Michigan faces. Continue reading

Green Party will respond to Trump's State of the Union, Jan. 30, with a special GreenStream broadcast, videos, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will respond to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, with a special broadcast of GreenStream and videos from Green Party candidates and activists. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party's 2016 national nominees, will comment on Mr. Trump's speech before Congress immediately after the broadcast and will take questions from viewers. Continue reading