The Green Party announces new national party co-chairs

The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States has announced the election of four new co-chairs, Joy Davis, Margaret Flowers, Anita Rios, and Violet Rose Zitola, and the re-election of treasurer Hillary Kane. Davis, Flowers and Rios were elected July 21 to replace steering committee members whose terms had ended, Kane was re-elected July 21, and Zitola was elected July 1 to fill a vacancy after a resignation. Continue reading

PA Greens File for Six Candidates in the 2018 General Election

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is proud to announce our candidates for office in 2018. On July 31, 2018 Green Party of Pennsylvania representatives went to Harrisburg, PA and filed for six candidates to be on the ballot in the General Election on November 6, 2018.  Continue reading

Green Party Candidates Lay Out Midterm Challenge to Major Parties

The Green Party of the United States closed the 2018 Annual National Meeting at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City held July 19 to 22 with a challenge to the corporate-funded Democratic and Republican Parties and a call to action. "Green campaigns are powering up for victory in Utah and all across the country," said Erin Fox, Co-chair of the party's Coordinated Campaign Committee. "Our candidates aren't just asking for votes, they are asking voters to participate in our shared democracy by getting involved in a movement that puts the people, planet and peace first." Continue reading

Press Conferences held at the 2018 Annual National Meeting

During the 2018 Green Party Annual National Meeting, two press conferences were held; one for state & local candidates and one for candidates running for federal offices. State & Local Candidates The participants in this press conference spoke in the following order: Continue reading

Latinx Caucus of the Green Party Statement on Immigrant Rights and Family Separations

The Latinx Caucus of the Green Party joins the chorus of condemnations of the egregious human rights violations that continue to be perpetrated at the US Mexico border and which have spread throughout America. Through his administration’s hateful policies towards people of color President Donald Trump has shown himself unfit to govern. In removing kids from their mothers and fathers to incarcerate them in “tender age” shelters as a “deterrent” to immigration the Trump administration ignores basic principles of human rights. The very notion that the government of the United States of America would create an infrastructure for the mass removal of children from their parents is a profound human rights violation and a reprehensible affront to the dignity and morality of all Americans. Continue reading

Final schedule of events for media at the Green Party's 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22

The Green Party of the United States has posted its final schedule of events open to media during the party's 2018 Annual National Meeting at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City from July 19 to 22. The schedule is appended below. Former presidential candidates Jill Stein and David Cobb will be attending along with Green Party candidates running in 2018. The events include a Thursday afternoon opening press conference and evening opening ceremony and two candidate press conferences on Friday morning. Continue reading

Greens condemn Judge's decision that removes the Montana Green Party from the November ballot

The Green Party of the United States strongly disagrees with the decision by Judge James P. Reynolds to remove the Montana Green Party from the November ballot. In his decision, Judge Reynolds sided with the Montana Democratic Party which had filed an emergency injunction in April, challenging some of the petition signatures. Montana Green Party spokesperson Danielle Breck stated "He (Judge Reynolds) managed to throw out exactly enough (signatures) to get us off the ballot". Continue reading

Surprise Green Party Write-in Candidate To Contest CA House Seat

Oakland, CA – The Green Party of California announced today that due to a successful write-in campaign it now has three November election candidates to contest U.S. House seats currently held by Democrats.Winning over 75% of the write-in vote in the June primary, former Green candidate for Governor Laura Wells will now challenge Democrat Barbara Lee in House District 13 in Alameda County (San Francisco Bay Area). Wells joins Green Party House candidates Kenneth Mejia in District 34, and Rodolfo Cortes Barragan in District 40 (both in Los Angeles County). Continue reading

The Separation of Children and Families, and Human Rights at the U.S. Border

The Green Party of Connecticut affirms that migration and asylum are human rights. The current situation at the United States border is a sad example of the inhumane treatment of children and families seeking refuge and is in violation of United Nations mandates and international law. The U.S.'s past bipartisan support for military interventions and recent U.S. policies in Central America have contributed to, and in many cases are causing, the influx of refugees crossing the border from nations like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Over the last 100 years, a brutal U.S. foreign policy and U.S. support for murderous regimes, such as then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton's support for the 2009 coup in Honduras, has created a disastrous situation for much of the Americas and for people seeking asylum and seeking migration from brutal and murderous conditions. Continue reading

Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party's 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22

When: Thursday, July 19, to Sunday, July 22, 2018 Where: Press conferences will be held in Room 1A at the University of Utah Peterson Heritage Center, 151 Connor Road, Salt Lake City Continue reading