Green Party of NJ joins Jill Stein's protest at closed presidential debate

The Green Party of New Jersey condemns the decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates to exclude Green Party candidate Jill Stein and other "third-party" candidates from the first debate, to take place on Monday. Democracy requires that we have the diverse range of political perspectives held by the citizens of this country represented on the debate stage. The debates must include candidates, such as Dr. Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka, who are not funded and controlled by wealthy corporations and who have the support of diverse working class people across the country. The Stein/Baraka ticket is on the ballot in 45 states, including New Jersey, and is an official write-in option in 3 additional states. The Green Party already had ballot access in 18 states prior to 2016. Dr. Stein gained ballot access in 27 additional states thanks to the tireless efforts of hundreds of petitioners, who collected nearly 250,000 signatures from registered voters nationwide. Continue reading

Despite Exclusion from Hofstra Debate Stage, Jill Stein Will Participate in First Debate by Making her Case Directly to the American People

Hundreds of supporters of Dr. Jill Stein will be attending the venue of the first presidential debate at Hofstra. They will seek to escort Stein to the debate venue. If she is prevented from participating in the debate, supporters will hold a "People's Debate" outside of the Hofstra venue. Some have pledged to engage in dignified non-violent civil disobedience as a way to protest the Commission on Presidential Debates. Continue reading

Greens Call for Special Session to Pass Strict Ethics Reforms After Indictments of Cuomo Confidants

Albany - After US District Attorney Preet Bharara's indictments of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's confidants Joseph Percoco and President Alain Kaloyeros of SUNY Poly, the Green Party of New York called on the Governor to bring the legislature back into session to pass strict ethics reform laws. These reforms include: closing the LLC loophole, a ban on all campaign donations from state contractors (like Congress), disclosure of all outside income (like Congress), a cap on all outside income to a maximum of 15% of the highest sitting legislator salary (like Congress), eliminating leadership stipends except majority and minority (like Congress), capping the maximum allowable donation level to state candidates at the Congressional level, and instituting a system of full public campaign financing like Maine and Arizona. Continue reading

Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate Touring I-4 Corridor and Miami, Florida

The Presidential Candidate of the Green Party of the United States for 2012 and 2016, Dr. Jill Stein will be speaking at upcoming events scheduled in the I-4 Corridor and Miami, Florida. These events are FREE! Donations for Jill's campaign will be gratefully accepted! Local Green Party members will be in attendance. Press conferences are also being scheduled at all event locations. Continue reading

Green Party Presidential candidate Dr Jill Stein returns to Providence on September 23

Dr Jill Stein, Presidential candidate of the Green Party, returns to Providence for a September 23 1 PM speech in Sapinsley Hall on the Rhode Island College campus in an event sponsored by the RIC Environmental Club. Dr Stein, fresh from standing with the Standing Rock Sioux confronting the Dakota Access Pipeline will have tales from the resistance to the fossil fuel companies all over the country. Her campaign college tour is focusing on how eliminating student debt when combined with a Green New Deal, can put our communities back on their feet, something that bailing out the banks never did. Continue reading

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Korean Greens and the Green Party of the United States published a joint statement on Monday, Sept. 19 against deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. The statement follows below. THAAD is a U.S. Armed Forces anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles. On Sept. 9, 2016, President Obama announced that THAAD batteries would be sited in South Korea and Japan in the wake of a North Korean nuclear bomb test. Continue reading

Green Party urges widespread protest by voters against decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates to bar alternative-party nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders are urging voters across the U.S. to express their anger in response to an announcement from the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) on Friday that alternative-party candidates would be barred from the debates. "Voters deserve the right to know about all the candidates who'll be on the ballot on Election Day. The CPD has violated that right by rigging the debates. Americans should protest loudly and demand that control over the debates be taken away from the CPD," said Dr. Cecile Lawrence, co-spokesperson for the Green Party's National Women Caucus and 2010 candidate for U.S. Senator from New York. Continue reading

Green Party reaffirms support for nominees Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest after charges are filed

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders reaffirmed the party's support for presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka as they face charges for civil disobedience during the ongoing protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. "The Green Party stands in solidarity with Native Americans and others gathering at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The oil pipeline poses a serious danger to local drinking water -- it was moved away from Bismarck for this very reason. It desecrates Lakota burial ground on land seized from the tribe. It shows that the Obama Administration, deferring to Energy Transfer Partners and the Army Corps of Engineers, still refuses to take the climate crisis and fossil-fuel consumption seriously," said Chris Blankenhorn, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. Continue reading

Green Party calls for a cutoff of aid to Saudi Arabia, citing carnage inflicted on Yemen with U.S. arms

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party is calling for an immediate cutoff of aid to Saudi Arabia and for intense diplomatic pressure to halt the Saudis' war in Yemen. "Saudi Arabia is using weapons purchased from the U.S. in a campaign of indiscriminate killing in Yemen, with mass civilian casualties, including children, and attacks on medical facilities," said Robin Laverne Wilson, New York Green candidate for the U.S. Senate. "The Green Party demands a halt in aid to Saudi Arabia until the war on Yemen ceases and the Saudis stop arming violent movements in the Middle East and observe human rights in their own country." Continue reading

Wrap-up of the 2016 Green National Convention

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At approximately 3:30 p.m. CT on Aug. 6 during the Green Party's 2016 national convention, Greens chose Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka to be the party's presidential and vice-presidential nominees. Dr. Stein was nominated after receiving a majority of votes in the first round of voting. She received 239.5 out of 293 total votes (81.7%) cast by Green delegates from across the U.S. Continue reading