Green Party seeks 5% of vote

Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) leaders are urging their fellow citizens to realize that a vote for presidential Green Party candidate Jill Stein in November has powerful implications for the 2020 election. Stein's poll numbers are rising, and if she wins at least 5% of the popular vote, the Federal Election Commission must classify the Green Party as an official "minor party." This designation will result in approximately $10 million in federal funding for the Green Party's presidential candidate in 2020. Continue reading

Stein Urges Support for over 250 Green Party Candidates

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Vice Presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka call on voters to support over 250 Green Party candidates running for state and local office in 2016. "Across America, the Green Party is offering alternatives to the failed two-party system," said Stein. "Each time we put a Green on a city council or a local board, the political atmosphere changes for the better. Greens come to office with real solutions to the issues facing our people and planet, instead of just protecting the status quo." Continue reading

Jill Stein Participated in Third Presidential Debate While Hospitalized in Austin, TX

Despite an illness which prevented her from traveling to Las Vegas for the final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19th, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein livestreamed her responses to the presidential debate questions in real time and held a Facebook Q&A from her hospital room in Austin, Texas, in a two hour-plus Facebook Live session that has reached nearly 3.5 million viewers and rising as her debate commentary went viral on social media. Dr. Stein with her livestream production team at the hospital in Austin, TX. "Emerging from two days of fabulous hospital care, I feel profoundly fortunate, and am more determined than ever to fight for health care as a human right for all Americans through an improved Medicare for All health insurance program," Dr. Stein said after being discharged from the hospital on Thursday afternoon. "I am also grateful to all who tuned in on Wednesday evening to hear my responses in a debate that was otherwise shamefully lacking in substance and drenched in deception." Continue reading

Green Party candidates for local office to watch on Nov. 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has identified "Green Candidates to Watch" in races for municipal and county office on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016. The list includes Green candidates who are running energetic, well publicized, and well organized campaigns for local office across the U.S. In some cases, the candidates have a strong chance of winning on Nov. 8. The list is a sample -- there are many more Green candidates who deserve attention. Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio supports candidate Joe DeMare's planned protests of exclusionary debates

Cleveland, OH: The Green Party of Ohio has committed ourselves to having open debates, where all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, have the opportunity to present their case to the voters. The Democratic and Republican Parties have sought to limit debate participation at local, state, and national levels. This penchant for limiting voter choice is evident in this election cycle as the Senatorial candidates of both those parties have decided to hold debates without the participation of the Green Party nominee, Joe DeMare. Continue reading

Jill Stein to electronically participate in tonight's debate

Jill Stein to Appear in St. Louis Before Participating in Livestreamed Presidential Debate Response Despite exclusion from the stage at Washington University, Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will be participating in the second Presidential debate of 2016. As Jill Stein for President Press Director Meleiza Figueroa points out, "Seventy-six percent of Americans are asking for open debates in a recent USA Today poll. Fifty-seven percent want a major party alternative to the Republicans and the Democrats. We're using social media and livestreaming technologies in a way no campaign has before to give the people what they want."   Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio reiterates call for open debates

Cleveland OH: The Green Party of Ohio is again making a call for open debates. 5 months ago we issued statement demanding that Green Party voices be included in national and state level debates. As of today, one Presidential and the Vice-Presidential debate have occurred. Green Party nominees Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka were not on stage during these events. Continue reading

NJ Greens Oppose Ballot Measure 1 to Expand Casino Gaming

On November 8th, voters in New Jersey will vote on Ballot Measure 1, which would allow casino gaming to expand into 2 additional, unnamed counties within the state. It would have a devastating impact on the local economy, not only in Atlantic City, but throughout the county. Any benefits of building new casinos in the 2 unnamed counties would be limited, and are more likely offset by the detrimental effects on those communities. The Atlantic County and Ocean County Chapters of GPNJ, supported by state party leadership, urge voters to vote "No" on this measure. Atlantic City has depended on tourism for its economy since it was established in the 1800s. The design of the casinos draws tourists away from locally-owned businesses, forcing businesses to close and impoverishing the community. The average income in Atlantic City is 60% LOWER than the NJ average. Violent crime is 500% HIGHER. One third of the population has left. Crime, prostitution, addiction, proliferation of pawn shops, and bankruptcies are all collateral damage of a predatory industry designed to extract wealth. Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio issues statement of support for DAPL protestors

Cleveland OH: The Green Party of Ohio stands with and supports those who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others have joined forces to protest the construction by Energy Transfer Partners of the pipeline, which would cross over ancient Native American burial grounds. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Illegal immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA)

The US immigration nightmare began 20 years ago today. The media writes a lot about how Trump and the Republicans are the party of hate and fear-mongering against immigrants. Less known is the story of how Clinton and the Democrats actually created "Trumpismo" in immigration: deportations, detentions, death in the desert and night raids. It all began with President Bill Clinton. Continue reading