Green Party releases "Green State of the Union" videos ahead of Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has begun to release "Green State of the Union" videos in preparation for President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Several of the videos, which cover a variety of topics, are listed and linked below. The main page for the Green videos is located here. More videos may be added before Tuesday evening. Continue reading

Michigan Greens Issue a Response to Snyder's Last State of the State Speech

The Green Party of Michigan has issued a response to Rick Snyder's final "State of the State" speech Tuesday night. The 15-minute video, a special episode of the recurring "In the Green" program with host Clyde Shabazz, features GPMI Chair Sherry A. Wells and Jennifer V. Kurland, a candidate for the Green nomination to succeed Snyder as governor. Wells introduces the founding principles of the Green Party, its Four Pillars -- Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice, Non-Violence, and Ecological Wisdom -- and explains how they are connected to major issues Michigan faces. Continue reading

Green Party will respond to Trump's State of the Union, Jan. 30, with a special GreenStream broadcast, videos, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will respond to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, with a special broadcast of GreenStream and videos from Green Party candidates and activists. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party's 2016 national nominees, will comment on Mr. Trump's speech before Congress immediately after the broadcast and will take questions from viewers. Continue reading

Green Party mourns Minnesota's Annie Young, longest serving elected Green

It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of former Green Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Annie Young. Annie had always been a pioneering and visionary activist in all the fields she endeavored to enter. Politics was certainly no exception. Annie was one of the very first Green Party elected officials in the state of Minnesota. She had recently retired as one of the longest-serving Green Party elected officials in the entire country. Continue reading

Michigan Green Party Members Call for Abuse of Power Investigation on Governor Rick Snyder

A letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette was sent this week detailing examples of Governor Rick Snyder’s abuse of power. Gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Kurland and Democracy Warrior D. Etta Wilcoxon call for an Abuse of Power investigation into Governor Rick Snyder’s decision to delay the election to replace Congressman John Conyers in the 13th District. Stating, "justice delayed is justice denied" they believe the Governor is failing to comply with Michigan law and the Rules of Statutory Construction regarding the special election currently scheduled for November. Continue reading

Next GreenStream broadcast: Interview on Jan. 19 with Cheri Honkala of Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The next broadcast of GreenStream, the Green Party's livestream show, will feature an interview with Cheri Honkala, founder and leader of Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and Green Party vice-presidential nominee in 2012. The show will air on the party's Facebook page on Friday, January 19, at 3:00 p.m. ET, 12 noon PT, and will last about a half hour. Continue reading

PA Greens Laud Women's March, 2018 Mission; Participating in Philadelphia, and Across the State

When citizens and activists take to the streets for the Women's March in Philadelphia on Saturday, Jan. 20, the Green Party will proudly be among those participating. Greens plan to assemble on the Ben Franklin Parkway, and the party is applauding the spirit and mission of the action. "The self-empowerment of American women is a beautiful and a transformative movement that's emerged, despite the very troubling backdrop of our country under Trump. There is no doubt that this administration has made clear the urgency of a new approach to politics, but the need is longstanding and long overdue," said Kristin Combs, chair of the Green Party of PA. "The mission statement of the Women's March is very reflective of the Green values we promote everyday. The call for mobilization of diverse communities within those communities is as Green as it gets. The demand for justice, building new structures, embracing diversity, ecology and civil rights, with local non-violent action is exactly what the Green Party has been about since our founding."   Continue reading

Leaders of the Poor to Host Teach-In At Greater Impact Worship Center And Announce March from Kensington to Washington DC of the Poor in June to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of King's Poor Peoples March

While many will come out tomorrow to volunteer, those of us who are poor and advocates of economic justice and human rights will raise the need for action! It is not enough to talk about how evil the Trump administration is or how Harrisburg is just sitting by while more families cannot afford to live in Philadelphia or our country. Puerto Rico continues to see half of its families without water or electricity. Continue reading

Green Party marks Dr. King's birthday, 50th anniversary of Poor People's Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States celebrates Dr. King's birthday on January 15, 2018 and the 50th anniversary of the Poor People's Campaign, launched by Dr. King, which culminated with the Solidarity Day Rally for Jobs, Peace, and Freedom on June 19, 1968. Green Party leaders expressed support for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC), founded and led by Cheri Honkala, the Green vice-presidential nominee in 2012. PPEHRC, which is based in Philadelphia, held several events during the holiday weekend. Continue reading

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