Hate Groups Not Welcome In Charlottesvile — Or In Virginia

RICHMOND, VA - Hundreds of haters will gather in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, and the Green Party of Virginia joins with millions of our citizens in proclaiming that there is no place for them in our commonwealth. They represent what the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as "a broad spectrum of far-right extremist groups – from immigration foes to anti-Semitic bigots, neo-Confederates, Proud Boys, Patriot and militia types, outlaw bikers, swastika-wearing neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Ku Klux Klan members," rallying under the banner "Unite the Right." Continue reading

Green Party of New York Publishes Open Letter to Schumer and Gillibrand Opposing Israel Anti-Boycott Act - S.72

The below letter can be viewed online and shared via Scribd from:http://www.gpny.org/open_letter_to_schumer_and_gillibrand_opposing_israel_anti-boycott_act_-_s_720 RE: Oppose S.720 – Israel Anti-Boycott Act Continue reading

Korean and U.S. Green Parties issue joint statement against U.S. missile program in Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of Korea and Green Party of the United States have published a joint statement against the decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. The statement follows below. Jill Stein, 2016 Green nominee for President of the U.S., traveled to South Korea in July along with a peace delegation to support Koreans protesting deployment of THAAD. Continue reading

Green Party of Philadelphia Endorses the National Housing Day of Action

The membership of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) endorsed the National Housing Day of Action at its July monthly meeting in Fishtown. Green Party members will join the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) and other activists at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 29, to defend housing rights. Greens will join PPEHRC for a press conference at 3554 North 6th Street in Philadelphia and then help distribute food to residents in public housing. Continue reading

Green Party condemns Trump's ban on transgender people in the military: statement from the Lavender Green Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Lavender Green Caucus of the Green Party of the United States has released a statement responding to the ban on military service by transgender people that was announced by President Trump on July 26. The statement, which represents the Green Party's position, strongly condemns the ban. The text follows below.  The Lavender Green Caucus is the party's advocacy group on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual issues. The Green Party, in its national platform, supports full legal and political equality for all persons, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity, characteristics, and expression. Continue reading

Green Party Of Philadelphia Joins The Fight For Housing Rights

Green Party of Philadelphia joins the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign for the national housing day of action PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- On July 29th 2017 at 10:00 am the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) will join the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) and other activists for a national day of action to defend housing rights. Greens will join PPEHRC for a press conference at 3554 N 6th St in Philadelphia then participate help distribute food to residents in public housing. Continue reading

Final schedule of events for news media at Green Party's Annual National Meeting in Newark, July 13-16

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2016 presidential nominee, New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale, and other Green candidates and officeholders will speak at press conferences during the Green Party's 2017 Annual National Meeting in Newark, New Jersey, this week. Greens will convene from Thursday, July 13, until Sunday, July 16, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. The 2017 meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events. Continue reading

Pulaski Greens respond to shootings at Power Pulse Lounge

Little Rock, Arkansas — July 5, 2017. Early in the morning of Saturday, July 1, shooting erupted at the Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock. At the latest official count, there are 28 casualties. The Green Party of Pulaski County wishes to express its relief that no injuries have yet been fatal. Accurate details about what happened aren't fully public knowledge nor, apparently, have any arrests been made in relation to the incident at the packed nightclub. In any event, thanks are due to first responders and law enforcement personnel for quick action. Within hours of the violence, Little Rock's mayor Mark Stodola declared that his "heart is broken." Such expressions of sorrow are to be commended, but they miss the mark. We should pause to consider the social conditions that lead to violence that seem to be occurring with greater frequency in our society. According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette website (July 5), violent crime in Little Rock this year has increased 24 percent since 2016. While it generally has declined over the past two decades, violent crime is not the only measure of problems afflicting a community. Continue reading

Candidate Kaper-Dale Wants Real Changes to the NJ Budget

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ -- Gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale has weighed in on Trenton budget standoff. Kaper-Dale, nationally recognized for his work with refugees, homeless veterans, incarcerated persons, and other social justice efforts, is running for Governor of New Jersey with the Green Party. "New Jersey residents are tired of two-party tangles leading us to the shutdown of state services. The corporate bosses of two out-of-touch political parties are trying to balance their broken budget priorities and special interests with band-aids rather than real solutions," Kaper-Dale said. Continue reading

Green Party Livestream show on July 6 to feature Green candidates, news about the Green Party's upcoming Annual National Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will air a half-hour livestream show ("GreenStream") on the party's Facebook page on Thursday, July 6. The show will feature Green candidates running for public office in New Jersey and one of the Annual National Meeting organizers and begins at 9 p.m. ET. Continue reading