Green Party National Women's Caucus demands passage of House bill upholding human rights for Palestinian minors and international law

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Women's Caucus of the Green Party calls on Congress to pass HR 4391, "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act." The bill, submitted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-Minn.), would prevent the use of U.S. tax dollars for the Israeli military's ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children. Continue reading

Green Party of NY mourns Erica Garner

The Green Party of New York State today extended its deepest sympathies to the family of Erica Garner. Party officials said that Ms. Garner was a leading voice in the struggle against police brutality since her father, Eric Garner, died at the hands of NYC police in 2014. Party leaders noted the movement against police brutality had lost a leading light, but that it would continue to organize while remembering Erica and her father. "Hearing the news of Erica Garner’s death is truly devastating," said James Lane, 2015 Green Party Congressional candidate. "I first met Erica during my run for Congress in her district against the DA that failed to bring a conviction against the NYPD officers who murdered her father, Eric Garner in July of 2014. On our first meeting I remember telling her how I see so much of her father while looking into her eyes and that how we hoped to finally bring justice to their family. Sadly, it seems that the unfairness of the tragedy that left a family without their father has passed down generationally to now leave a family without their very young mother." Continue reading

Green Party: Democrats and Republicans have launched an evidence-free McCarthyite campaign to discredit Jill Stein and Greens

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said today that Democrats and their supporters in the media have launched a Russia-baiting campaign to smear Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party with baseless accusations and insinuations that the latter colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. Greens said that the request from the Republican-dominated Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for documents from Dr. Stein is not proof of collusion or anything else and called such assumptions ("She was questioned by the Senate committee, therefore she must be guilty") an exercise in McCarthyism and political intimidation. Continue reading

Philly Green Party Seeks Candidates

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) is seeking candidates to run for elected office in 2018. At their October membership meeting, Philly Greens issued a “Call for Candidates.” Galen Tyler, Chair of GPOP, said, “Now is the time for people to step up and become leaders of an independent party. The coming year will provide a great opportunity for new candidates to take their first step into political waters. Most Green Party candidates will not be elected on their first campaign for office, but there have been surprises in Philadelphia when a dynamic candidate backed by vigorous volunteers has unseated an incumbent from a corporate party.” Continue reading

Complying with Senate Committee request, Stein urges safeguarding elections from interference - while cautioning against the targeting of political opposition.

Responding to a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence request for documents pertaining to interference in the 2016 election, former Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein said she is cooperating by sharing all communications relevant to the committee's mission. "We take seriously the issue of potential interference in our elections, as demonstrated by our continuing efforts to investigate the integrity of the 2016 election and examine our voting machines that are widely known to be vulnerable, but which still have not been examined for evidence of interference. To restore trust in our elections and democracy itself, we must safeguard our elections from all potential sources of interference, whether by foreign state actors or domestic political partisans, criminal networks, lone wolves, or private corporations - including those who control voting software." Continue reading

Travis County Green Party condemns Trump's Jerusalem decision

Travis County Green Party (TCGP) strongly opposes and condemns the decision by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967, is recognized by the United Nations as an inseparable part of the occupied Palestinian territory, and no other state in the world recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The annexation of East Jerusalem into Israel is a blatant violation of international law. When Israel declared Jerusalem "complete and united" as the "capital of Israel", the UN Security Council adopted resolution 476 stating that "measures which have altered the geographic, demographic and historical character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem.. constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East." Continue reading

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