Green Party blasts FCC's repeal of Net Neutrality rules, demands public ownership of Internet access

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party strongly condemned the Federal Communications Commission's decision on Thursday and called for a national movement demanding restoration of Net Neutrality rules and public ownership of access to the Internet. The FCC's decision will leave consumers vulnerable to discriminatory control by Internet service providers (ISPs) over what web sites they may visit, with a choice between restricted access and higher fees. Continue reading

Green Party leaders speak out against the Republican tax bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders took to video to speak against the Republican tax bill moving through Congress and called on all Americans to contact their U.S. Representatives and Senators and urge defeat of the legislation before the final vote. House and Senate Republicans reconciled their respective versions of the bill on Wednesday. Links to three videos, with text excerpts, are appended below. Continue reading

Minnesota's Third Party joint response to Franken resignation

St. Paul, Minnesota (December 7, 2017) – We find Minnesota in an embarrassing national spotlight due to the egregious and inappropriate behavior of one of our highest office elected public servants, Senator Al Franken. We fully accept, and approve of, his resignation today as it signals his admission that he has broken our public trust and the ability to represent us Minnesotans. With the recent awakening and exposure of a power broker political culture that denigrates women from both sides of the aisle, it is painfully evident that the establishment needs real change in order to deliver basic respect towards all people. Continue reading

Congressional candidate Angelica Dueñas arrested for protesting repeal of DACA protections

Statement by Ms. Dueñas, Green Party candidate for the U.S. House in California District 29 On December 5th, Green congressional candidate Angelica Dueñas was detained by police, after demonstrating in Senator Dianne Feinstein's Los Angeles office in support of permanent protection for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. Continue reading

Green Party of Utah Condemns Executive Orders Shrinking the size of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Salt Lake City, Utah - In the wake of a unilaterally destructive act by President Trump, in the form of executive orders to rescind the size of National Monuments Bears Ears and The Grand Staircase-Escalante, the Green Party of Utah calls for preserving the protections of large contiguous areas of habitat for regional biodiversity as established by previous democratically elected presidents. Continue reading

Green Party Women's Caucus statement on sexual assault by politicians and celebrities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party National Women’s Caucus published a statement by co-chair Joy Davis on the recent revelations of sexual harassment and assault by powerful political and entertainment figures. A video of Ms. Davis reading the statement is online here: http://www.gp.org/on_sexual_assault Continue reading

Statement on Election of Rep Terry Goodin as Minority Leader

We are disappointed in the outcome of the Minority Leader election for the Indiana House Democrats. Our concerns with the selection of Representative Terry Goodin are many. Rep Goodin has authored or co-authored a number of troubling bills that clearly demonstrate his staunch support for the widespread availability of guns. He has voted many times with conservatives, to oppose marriage equality, reduce environmental protections, implement drug testing of welfare recipients, DNA testing arrestees, and restrict state agencies ability to protect our health and safety. Continue reading

Green Party summit featuring Jill Stein & Ajamu Baraka this Saturday in Providence

The Green Party of Rhode Island, one of the oldest in America, is pleased to announce it will be holding its 25th Anniversary Celebration and New England Regional Summit on December 2, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at Bell Street Chapel in Providence. Keynote speakers Dr. Jill Stein and Mr. Ajamu Baraka, the 2016 presidential and vice-presidential nominees, will appear as will local activists the Party has chosen for recognition in thanks for their important efforts over the years. Tickets are now on sale for $10 each. Greens and Green voters from across the state, region, and nation are welcomed to this historic summit. Continue reading

Maine House Rep. Henry Bear registers Green, announces CD2 candidacy

On Monday, Henry John Bear, Tribal Member Representing the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians in the Maine House of Representatives, officially registered as a member of the Maine Green Independent Party. The move comes in anticipation of his Friday announcement as a Green candidate for U.S. House Representative to Maine's Second Congressional District, challenging incumbent Congressman Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine. Bear will announce his candidacy with an event at 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the Aroostook Treaty Education Center, 41 Elm Street, in Houlton. Continue reading

PA Green Party celebrates 6 wins in 10 races in 2017

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is celebrating several election victories for 2017. Out of ten candidates running, six were elected to office. Jules Mermelstein, statewide candidate for PA Superior Court Judge was not one of those elected. However his strong showing was a victory in its own right, ensuring minor party status for the Green Party of Pennsylvania for two more years. More than one out of every 20 voters across the state voted for Jules. His vote count of 106,131 was more than eight times the number of registered Greens in the state, showing strong cross-party support. Jules needed to get 2% of the number of votes received by the winner with the highest vote total in order for the Green Party to keep minor party designation in PA. Achieving over 9% statewide and over 10% in 15 Counties, Jule’s campaign for Superior Court Judge was a victory for PA Greens. Continue reading