Green Party condemns Trump's ban on transgender people in the military: statement from the Lavender Green Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Lavender Green Caucus of the Green Party of the United States has released a statement responding to the ban on military service by transgender people that was announced by President Trump on July 26. The statement, which represents the Green Party's position, strongly condemns the ban. The text follows below.  The Lavender Green Caucus is the party's advocacy group on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual issues. The Green Party, in its national platform, supports full legal and political equality for all persons, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity, characteristics, and expression. Continue reading

Green Party Of Philadelphia Joins The Fight For Housing Rights

Green Party of Philadelphia joins the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign for the national housing day of action PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- On July 29th 2017 at 10:00 am the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) will join the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) and other activists for a national day of action to defend housing rights. Greens will join PPEHRC for a press conference at 3554 N 6th St in Philadelphia then participate help distribute food to residents in public housing. Continue reading

Final schedule of events for news media at Green Party's Annual National Meeting in Newark, July 13-16

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2016 presidential nominee, New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale, and other Green candidates and officeholders will speak at press conferences during the Green Party's 2017 Annual National Meeting in Newark, New Jersey, this week. Greens will convene from Thursday, July 13, until Sunday, July 16, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. The 2017 meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events. Continue reading

Pulaski Greens respond to shootings at Power Pulse Lounge

Little Rock, Arkansas — July 5, 2017. Early in the morning of Saturday, July 1, shooting erupted at the Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock. At the latest official count, there are 28 casualties. The Green Party of Pulaski County wishes to express its relief that no injuries have yet been fatal. Accurate details about what happened aren't fully public knowledge nor, apparently, have any arrests been made in relation to the incident at the packed nightclub. In any event, thanks are due to first responders and law enforcement personnel for quick action. Within hours of the violence, Little Rock's mayor Mark Stodola declared that his "heart is broken." Such expressions of sorrow are to be commended, but they miss the mark. We should pause to consider the social conditions that lead to violence that seem to be occurring with greater frequency in our society. According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette website (July 5), violent crime in Little Rock this year has increased 24 percent since 2016. While it generally has declined over the past two decades, violent crime is not the only measure of problems afflicting a community. Continue reading

Green Party Livestream show on July 6 to feature Green candidates, news about the Green Party's upcoming Annual National Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will air a half-hour livestream show ("GreenStream") on the party's Facebook page on Thursday, July 6. The show will feature Green candidates running for public office in New Jersey and one of the Annual National Meeting organizers and begins at 9 p.m. ET. Continue reading

Events for news media at Green Party's Annual National Meeting in Newark, July 13-16; GreenStream show on July 6 will feature New Jersey Green candidates, meeting organizers

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party will hold several events for news media during its 2017 Annual National Meeting in Newark, New Jersey, from July 13 to 16. Greens will convene at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. The 2017 meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events. Continue reading

Indiana Green Party holds annual congress

Indianapolis, Indiana, June 5, 2017 – The Indiana Green Party (INGP) held its Annual Congress at the historic Neidhammer on Saturday, June 3rd. Keynote speakers included Ohio Green Party Candidate for Senate - 2016, Joe DeMare, and Dr. George Wolfe, Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflicts Studies from 2002-06, and Coordinator of Outreach Programs from 2006-14. Local groups from across Indiana gathered and adopted the INGP bylaws and elected officers and delegates. They are as follows: Continue reading

GPVA Condemns Trump Decision on Paris Accord

RICHMOND, VA – The Green Party of Virginia leadership strongly condemns the decision made by President Trump, and announced June 1. Having charted a new course in the global climate effort, this international agreement brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects. Continue reading

Green Party talking points on Trump's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris accord on climate change

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders and candidates strongly condemned President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change, which he announced on Thursday, June 1. "The Trump Administration has made a clear choice -- a short-term boost for the extracted fuels industry and business as usual, over a balanced ecosystem for our planet. This is not President Trump's decision to make. The stakes are too high, the consequences too grave. We're encouraging activism across the U.S. to counteract the effects of Mr. Trump's appalling decision," said Neal Gale, Green candidate for Judge of Elections in Abington, Pennsylvania, in District 12-1. Continue reading

Green Party affirms support for the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States, led by the party's Latinx Caucus, affirmed its support for the 60th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, June 11. "Greens called for the release of Oscar López Rivera long before President Obama commuted his prison sentence during the final days of the Obama Administration. We're pleased to see him honored as 'Procer de la Libertad' -- National Freedom Hero -- in the Puerto Rican Day Parade," said Hector López, a member of the Green Party of Connecticut. Continue reading