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

Final schedule of events for media at the Green convention in Houston, Aug. 4-7

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party will livestream the 2016 Green presidential nomination (Aug. 6) and other events at the Green Presidential Nominating Convention, set for August 4 to 7 in Houston, Texas. A final schedule of events open to media is appended below.Viewers can watch the livestream broadcasts on the Green Party's YouTube page. Portions of the convention, including the nomination, will also be aired on the Green Party's Facebook page. Continue reading

Updated schedule of events for media at the Green convention in Houston, Aug. 4-7

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dr. Cornel West and YahNe Ndgo will be among the keynote speakers at the Green Party's Presidential Nominating Convention, set for Aug. 4 to 7 in Houston, Texas.Ms. Ndgo and Dr. West, former supporters of Bernie Sanders, will speak on Saturday, Aug. 6, before the nomination takes place. An updated schedule of convention events for media, including the nomination and several press conferences, is appended below. Continue reading

Greens welcome former Bernie Sanders supporters after his endorsement of Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party is calling on voters concerned about the environment and the dire threat posed by climate change to "Go Green in 2016."The invitation is published in an open letter written by Margaret Flowers and James Lane, Honorary Co-chairs of the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention. Continue reading