Green Party opposes fracked-gas plant in Nicetown

Green Party opposes SEPTA gas power plant, Endorses Jules Mermelstein for PA Superior Court Judge At the March Membership Meeting of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP), members voted to endorse the opposition campaign to the proposed SEPTA fracked-gas power plant in Nicetown. Despite the SEPTA board voting to approve the project, the Green Party voted to support the ongoing efforts to resist the building of the gas power plant. Continue reading

Green Party candidates in April 4 elections in Calif., Ill., Mo., and Wis.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At least 17 Green Party candidates are running for public office in various elections on Tuesday, April 4, including contenders for Mayor of St. Louis and U.S. Representative in Los Angeles, three incumbents for local office in Illinois, and two incumbents in Wisconsin. The Green Party is focusing on local and statewide elections after the tumultuous 2016 presidential election year. At least 142 Greens hold elected office in 17 states as of the November 2016 elections. Continue reading

Green Party to Sen. Bernie Sanders: Introduce Single-Payer / Medicare For All in your Senate bill

Instead of tweaks for Obamacare, Greens urge big push for Medicare For All: Everybody in, nobody out, pay less, live longer WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders called on Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.-Ind.) to introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate for Single-Payer national health care (Medicare For All) and to drop the idea of legislation for a public option to be incorporated into the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio: Single Payer Is The Solution

Cleveland OH: The Green Party of Ohio has observed with interest the false "debate" that has occurred in Washington DC and in statehouses around the country. We realize that the "Affordable Care Act", better known as Obamacare, is a flawed law that has never lived up to the promises the Democratic Party talked about during its passage. Continue reading

Author Visits Atlanta, Deconstructs Domestic Anti-terrorism Policy

Asserts it is based on flawed theories and junk science Dr. Arun Kundnani, author of "The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror," will read from, discuss and sign his book at Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30307. The event begins at 7:30 pm, Friday, March 31st. This event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Green Party, the Council for American Islamic Relations, Georgia and Charis Circle. Dr. Kundnani has just returned from London where he met with activists dealing with the Islamophobic reactions to last week's violent rampage which killed four and injured twenty-nine. He will address the latest developments in Europe and inside the Trump Administration. Continue reading

Green Party Elects First Black Woman Chair of Any Illinois Political Party

On Saturday, March 25th, the membership of the Illinois Green Party at their statewide Membership Meeting elected Zerlina Smith as party Chair. Ms. Smith will be the first Black woman to lead the Illinois Green Party, and the first Black chairperson of any established political party in the state of Illinois. "This is the face of the Green Party right now," said Ms. Smith, immediately following her election. "This is a vibrant, diverse, and growing party, with people from all walks of life and all colors of skin." Continue reading

Honkala Joins Trans-Partisan Call For Election Investigation

  Honkala along with Greens, Republicans, and Democrats call for full investigation of intimidation and election fraud PHILADELPHIA, Pa — Numerous incidents of election fraud and voter intimidation were reported throughout the day of the special election, March 21, by voters, poll workers, and volunteers supporting the endorsed candidates of all three parties represented. Because of that, the Cheri Honkala campaign will join the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) and various local Democrats and Republicans in calling for an investigation into the anomalies and potential illegal actions that took place. An injunction will be filed to void the election and call for new special election. Continue reading

Green Party Candidate Casts Ballot In Contentious Philly Race

Long-time advocate hoping for an historic upset win PHILADELPHIA, Pa.— Early this morning, Cheri Honkala entered the Norris Square United Presbyterian Church to cast a write-in vote for herself for what would be the first Green Party representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Continue reading

Green Party congratulates Mark Webber and Cheri Honkala on the opening of his film "Flesh and Blood"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States congratulated filmmaker Mark Webber and his mother, Cheri Honkala, on the debut of his semi-autobiographical film "Flesh and Blood." The movie opened on March 11 to widespread praise from critics and audiences. Cheri Honkala, who plays a role in "Flesh and Blood," was the Green Party's 2012 vice-presidential nominee, running with Jill Stein. She is currently running as a Green for Pennsylvania State Representative in Philadelphia's 197th District, in a special election on Tuesday, March 21. Continue reading

Green Party calls Trump "criminally negligent" for reckless policies as the climate crisis worsens

Green Party endorses upcoming marches for climate justice in April WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders spoke out today about the environmental and public health threat posed by the Trump Administration's reckless industry-friendly actions, including attacks on regulations and Scott Pruitt's appointment to head the EPA. The Green Party has endorsed upcoming marches for environmental and climate justice, including the March for Science, April 22 in Washington DC; the People's Climate Movement March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate, April 29 in Washington DC; and satellite climate marches throughout the U.S. Continue reading