Right to Rest Defeat Exposes Moral Weakness of House Democrats

Reps. Rosenthal, Pabon, Valdez, Gray prioritize profits over human rights Denver, CO, March 16, 2018 -- Colorado Greens express outrage over the indefinite postponement of HB 18-1067, the Colorado Right to Rest Act, yesterday in the State House Local Government committee, effectively killing the bill via procedural motion. House Democrats were split over the motion to indefinitely suspend the bill. Continue reading

Green Party of Philadelphia Supports Student Walkout and Calls for Action on Gun Control

The Green Party of Philadelphia supports Philadelphia students participating in today’s National School Walkout to protest Congress’ inaction on gun control legislation. A vast majority of Americans support more gun control and our government's years of inaction is yet another example of how we do not have a functioning democracy. Today we stand with the students and call for action on gun control in the Pennsylvania legislature. The recent gun control legislation passed in Florida marks a major victory for student and family activists from Parkland. "We salute the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for turning this tragedy into a call to action. It's thrilling to see young people stepping so powerfully and fearlessly into the role of activist to create the change they want, need, and deserve," said Michael Georgeson, GPOP City Committee Recording Secretary. Continue reading

The Green Party of New York Stands With Student Walkout for Gun Control

From GPNY Co-Chair Gloria Mattera: Today my sadness for those who continue to lose loved ones to preventable gun violence is accompanied by the pride I feel for my son Peter Sweeney and his fellow students at Brooklyn Tech High School for participating in today's historic, nationwide walkout for serious action on gun control. Continue reading

The Green Party will hold its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, July 19-22

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22. Greens will convene at the University of Utah. The meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events. Green candidates running in 2018 and elected officials are expected to attend. Continue reading

New Leadership for Philadelphia's Green Party

Members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) elected their 2018 leaders while meeting at Shissler Recreation Center in Fishtown. The new leadership is young and energetic, two characteristics which will be useful in their rejuvenation of the Green Party. This was recognized by Margie Neary, the newly elected GPOP Membership Secretary, who had told the Greens, "lf elected, I would bring positive energy, organizational skills and fresh ideas to the position." The new GPOP City Committee will be the youngest in its history, and it is faced with several long-term problems, including a dwindling Green Party membership. This is the result of a continuous membership slide during the past eight years. Continue reading

Green Party National Women's Caucus endorses "March for Our Lives"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Women's Caucus of the Green Party of the United States has endorsed the March 24 "March for Our Lives" and other student walk-outs in protest of gun violence in their schools in the wake of the horrific mass murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, in which 17 people were killed and 14 were wounded. Slayings at schools where parents trust that their children will be safe and protected appear to be on the rise. The Chicago Tribune has written that between 2000 and 2010, of the recorded 57 shooting incidents in 36 countries, 28 of them occurred in the United States. Continue reading

Green Party: President Trump must call off threats against Venezuela, cancel sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said that the Trump administration's economic sanctions and threats of military intervention in Venezuela, along with belligerent policies targeting other countries, have made the U.S. an increasing obstacle to global security and stability. The Green Party declared its solidarity with the people of Venezuela and support for their well-being and right to govern their own affairs without U.S. meddling. Greens called Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's warning of a military coup a patent threat in light of the Venezuelan election in April, which might give President Nicolas Maduro another six-year term. Continue reading

Green Party National Women's Caucus Calls on Greens to Support "March for Our Lives"

The Green Party of the U.S. National Women's Caucus calls on Greens to support the March 24th "March for Our Lives" and other student walk-outs in protest of gun violence in their schools in the wake of the horrific mass murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, where 17 people were killed and 14 more people were wounded. It is long past the time to listen to our children. Continue reading

Green Party of the US demands release of Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez, Turkish Green Left Party co-chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has joined Green Parties throughout the world in demanding the immediate release of Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez (pictured above), co-chairs of the Turkish Green Left Party (Yeşil Sol Parti), after special forces raided their homes in Istanbul on Feb. 9. U.S. Greens are calling on the U.S. State Department to press President Erdoğan's government to end the arbitrary detention of Ms. Tuncaelli and Mr. Sönmez, who were taken into custody without formal charges. Continue reading

Green Party endorses U.S. House Resolution on Reparations for the descendants of Africans enslaved in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States, following the lead of the party's Black Caucus, has endorsed U.S. House Resolution 40 -- Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals. The text of the Green Party resolution follows below. The resolution was passed by the party's National Committee, in which all accredited state Green Parties and Green Caucuses are represented. Continue reading