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Health Care Is A Human Right Day Of Action

Health care is a human right not a pay or die commodity. The Green Party Of New York is a strong supporter of universal, single payer health care, and the New York Health Act. If you followed my campaign, you know that this is an issue that is very important to me personally and to voters across New York State. Health insurance is a scam, and the current Republican "plan" would make it even worse: the elderly would have to pay up to five times more than the young, and people with chronic illnesses could see a 30% surcharge on their premiums. Millions of Americans are just months away from being destitute. Our current system is unsustainable and it would be a very bold move for our state to pass the New York Health Act and show our fellow citizens what it looks like to provide access to health care for everyone, paid for fairly whenever it is needed. Continue reading

March Newsletter from the Green Party of Brooklyn

Meet Your Local Candidates! It's looking like we will have an exciting slate of local candidates this year in Brooklyn! This Thursday there will be chances to meet a couple of them – stay tuned for more to come. Continue reading

Rest in power, Lynne Stewart

The Green Party of New York mourns the loss of Lynne Stewart, the People's Lawyer and tireless warrior for justice, and expresses condolences to family and close friends. Stewart died at her home on Tuesday after suffering a stroke last week. Lynne Stewart spent most of her career defending the poor, the unwanted and sometimes controversial who were mistreated or ignored by the legal system. Lynne herself was targeted after she defended Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel Rahman, accused and found guilty of plotting to bomb New York City landmarks. Initially given a 10 month sentence for vigorously defending her client, Lynne fell victim to the "war on terror" and was re-sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2005. After losing her appeal, Lynne went to prison in 2009. After 5 years, she was finally granted a compassionate release due to her advanced cancer. Continue reading

Illinois Green Party 2017 Annual Membership Meeting

The Best Political Party on the Planet is taking care of business, talking about current issues, planning strategy, and socializing. Please join us for  the Illinois Green Party 2017 Annual Membership Meeting. Oak Park Public LibraryMain Library, Veterans Room, 2nd floor834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 603019:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Continue reading

Green Party Of Michigan State Membership Meeting

The Green Party of Michigan will hold it's membership meeting on March 25th & 26th in Kalamazoo. Continue reading

Green Party of Washington Spring Gathering

The Green Party of Washington State will hold our Spring Membership Gathering on Saturday April 8th from 12 noon - 5 PM. We will be meeting at Razzi's Pizzeria on Greenwood Ave North in Seattle. Agenda will include candidate endorsements, campaign support training, bylaw amendments, nomination of new coordinating council representatives and GPUS delegates, and more! Continue reading

Maryland Green Party Legislative Action Update

The Annapolis legislative session is about half over. There are a number of bills that we are supporting that will promote justice, democracy and the environment. Here is a summary of where they stand in the legislature. Please consider taking action to support these bills. The Maryland Pretrial Justice Reform Act of 2017 - HB1390/SB880 The cash bail system in Maryland is broken and unjust. It imposes jail time on those who have not yet been tried. Cash bail has a disproportionate impact on black communities and communities of people living in poverty. HB 1390 and SB 880 have the most potential to truly ameliorate the implications of Maryland’s unjust cash bail system, while creating community based alternatives and institutions which provide an alternative to incarceration. Continue reading

Maine Greens 2017 Convention

SAVE THE DATE! Our 2017 MGIP Annual Convention that will be held on Sunday, May 21st at Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital Street, Augusta. Registration will begin at 9:00AM and we will say farewell at 5:00 PM. A $20 registration fee is recommended, but no one will be turned away. We'll be sharing a potluck lunch, so please bring your favorite salads, appetizers or desserts! Continue reading

Issues Confronting St. Louis in 2017

What is meant by "community building" and what does it have to do with crime? Host Don Fitz and guest Johnathan McFarland, who is the Green Party Candidate for Mayor of St. Louis, discuss causes of crime, including the criminalization of drugs like marijuana and heroin, along with use of body cameras by police and gun control. They explore economic issues such as the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIFs) by the City, a $15 per hour minimum wage, loan accessibility for first time home buyers and jobs and unions. They look at what schools could do to reflect the African American experience and how City policy could reflect needs of people who live in the City. Continue reading

February News from Oregon

February 2017 Special Elections Newsletter Fellow Greens, as this year of 2017 gets underway, I want to say how thankful I am to be entering such a time of opportunity to do good work for our communities, our families, and our common public benefit. Times of challenge galvanize us to be better, and to show Oregon and the nation what "better" really looks like when it goes to work, and with the Pacific Green Party I welcome and thank you for stepping into this vital moment alongside me. Continue reading