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Do what's best for those most in need of help

Help to end subminimum wage for disabled people. Recently the Seattle Disability Commission voted unanimously to recommend the city end the practice, after a 4 month review. Multiple disabled people and organizations commented in favor of ending it, and we worked with the families and employers of workers making subminimum wage, all of whom consented to end it. Recently though parents with Friends of Fircrest (an organization that believes in institutionalizing people with I/DD) has started spreading misinformation and contacting the City Council and agencies, even if they don't live in Seattle. If YOU do, please take a minute to send a short email to the Office of Labor Standards in support of wage equality for disabled people.  Continue reading

Waterford, CT Green Party Endorses, Releases Platform

Waterford, CT – On Saturday, August 26, the Waterford Green Party (WGP) unanimously voted to adopt their 2017 Platform. The document outlines five areas in which they wish to see town policy change: local economics, environmentalism, infrastructure, education, and government transparency. Under each category, the party puts forth numerous ideas for how to improve town management, maintain a balanced budget in the face of Millstone’s potential closure, lessen environmental damage, improve the quality of the education given to our children, and more. In total, the 2017 platform lists 36 ways in which the party wishes to change town operations, and the WGP is confident that the vast majority of these common-sense proposed policies will be of interest to liberal, conservatives, and independents alike. The WGP was the only political party in town to release its own platform in both 2015 and so far in the 2017 election cycle, and it hopes that the town will consider its proposals as they head to the polls on November 7th, 2017. The platform is available online at waterfordgreenparty.org/platform. Continue reading

Upper Middlesex County Greens reorganize

The Central Connecticut Green Party is being revived as the Upper Middlesex County Greens. Greens from upper Middlesex County are invited to attend a planning meeting on organizing a chapter for central Connecticut in the greater Middletown area. The Agenda will be released soon. Continue reading

Kaper-Dale Calls on Space to Resign

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ -- Gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale is calling for the resignation of Sussex Country representative Parker Space, following a recent picture of Space and his wife smiling in front of a Confederate flag. The picture has garnered attention and sparked controversy in the recent days. "At a time when the nation is expressing outrage over symbols of racism, anti-semitism, and bigotry, we have an elected official in New Jersey who feels it is right to proudly wave a Confederate flag. It appears to me that there's another statue that needs to be taken down, that being Parker Space as an official. This kind of bigotry does not belong in New Jersey politics, and I would ask that this out of touch candidate, whose views do not align with the views of the people of New Jersey, resign, and refrain from seeking reelection," said Kaper-Dale on the matter. Continue reading

HuffPost distorts the truth (again)

For an author who describes herself as an investigative journalist, Gail McGowan Mellor sure plays fast and loose with known facts. Literally from the very first sentence, her portrayal of America’s political landscape is more impressionistic than realistic. "For the first time in over 150 years, there is serious, realistic, public discussion of starting a new major political party…” Continue reading

Green Party of Pima County running two candidates in 2017 Tucson City Council Primary Election!

The Green Party of Pima County (GPPC) is running two candidates in the 2017 Tucson City Council Election. The two candidates, Michael Cease, and Michael Oatman, are both running in Ward 6, in the August 29, 2017 Primary Election. While most municipalities in Arizona have non-partisan elections, Tucson is unique because its elections for mayor and city council are partisan (candidates may run with a party designation, or run as an independent). The winner of the Green Party Primary will move on to the November 7, 2017 General Election. Here is a brief bio, and the campaign issues, for the two Green Party candidates. Continue reading

Pipelines to Disaster

Henry Robertson and Alex Cohen on Green Time TV Pipelines are being used to move fossil fuels, including gas, oil and tar sands. What are problems with each? Host Don Fitz and guests Henry Robertson of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, and Alex Cohen, of the Earth Defense Coalition, examine what has happened and is happening with the North Dakota Access, Keystone XL and Spire Pipelines. Continue reading

Green Party of Yavapai County (GPYC) holds first organizational meeting!

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the Green Party of Yavapai County (GPYC) held its Summer 2017 Organizing Meeting at the Prescott Public Library (Founders Suite meeting room) in Prescott, Arizona. Twelve Greens and supporters attended, and the meeting was facilitated by Arizona Green Party (AZGP) state co-chair Angel Torres. Prior to this meeting, there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts during the past several years to organize the Green Party in Yavapai County. After the group introductions and meeting role assignments, attendees agreed to the meeting agenda, and were briefed on the consensus decision-making process. Five individuals were recruited as potential Green Party candidates for the 2018 Elections: Continue reading

Rhode Island Greens building Single Payer movement

We are reaching out to you today based on your previous support for the Green Party of Rhode Island and our efforts. If you have not heard already, we are in the midst of a petition drive that is meant to pressure Senators Reed and Whitehouse to put a single-payer Medicare for All bill on the floor of the Senate to parallel the one entered in the House by Rep. John Conyers, HR 676, and co-sponsored already by David Cicilline. Continue reading

Waterford Green Party Files Petitions for Ballot Access

Waterford, CT - On Monday, August 7, 2017, Waterford Green Party co-chairs met at Waterford Town Hall with seven petitions to file with the Town Clerk. Due to state regulations around elections, any party outside the Democratic and Republican parties that have not previously run candidates for that office in the previous election are required to petition in order to put their candidates on the ballot. This year, the Greens were required to receive at least 49 signatures from registered voters in town in order to make the ballot. The Waterford Greens were successful in this endeavor, filing over 60 signatures before this week's deadline. Continue reading