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Continuing the Green Revolution

The Green Party of Knox County December 9, 2016 The Fire Next Time Although wildfires are a natural occurrence, the drought that seized the Southern US this fall has been anything but normal. According to the National Drought Mitigation Center[i] over 13% of the area of Tennessee was under "exceptional drought" conditions when deadly wildfire swept through Gatlinburg last Monday. (More than 60% of the state was under extreme drought conditions, and more than 99% of the state was under severe drought conditions.) Thirteen people so far have been confirmed dead in the Gatlinburg wildfire, and families and friends are still awaiting news of missing loved-ones. More than 1400 homes or businesses were damaged or destroyed.[ii] Continue reading

Jill's Press Conference and Federal Update

Jill Stein was in Pennsylvania to meet the media and to show her support for the incredible effort of the Pennsylvania recount volunteers. Dr. Stein continues to express the need for voting results that can be verified, and for election audits to prove that ALL votes are counted. Her visit was timed to coincide with the Federal Hearing in Philadelphia, in which we are asking for a recount of the entire state as a matter of constitutional guarantees of free and fair elections. Jill also explained the blatant continuation of "electoral Jim Crow" through the Michigan recount. It turns out that in Detroit and Flint there are over 75,000 ballots where voters appeared, but cast NO vote for ANY presidential candidate. This is glaring on its face, and surely demonstrates why a recount is needed there, yet those very ballots have been declared ineligible for recounting. Dr. Stein called this outrageous and vowed to fight as long as needed to see these issues addressed and resolved. Despite the cold and raw weather in Philadelphia, Jill was surrounded by the warmth and support of about 50 supporters. Continue reading

Green Party of Brooklyn Membership Meeting

At their membership meeting to be held on Thursday, December 8th, the Green Party of Brooklyn will be nominating officers for the following positions; Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and two at-large Executive Committee members. All terms are for two years. The position descriptions are as follows: Continue reading

#StandingWithStandingRock: Q&A with Green Activist, Diane Moxley, about Her Time in North Dakota

  The North Star: How long have you been an activist? Diane Moxley: In some ways I have been an activist my whole life, but got more involved when Occupy Wall Street started, in the fall of 2011. Continue reading

New Green Party chapter in Colorado

This year citizens of Longmont have come together in support of the Green Party and have created their own group, and potentially their own Chapter in the near future. The group was initially created to campaign locally for Green Party Candidates on the ballot in Colorado. They have a core of dedicated people who canvassed many Saturdays at the Longmont Farmers Market, canvassed at street fairs, festivals, door to door, community college, and other important Longmont locations and local events. Continue reading

#NoDAPL Scores Major Victory: No Final Permit For Pipeline

Cannon Ball, North Dakota (Oceti Sakowin or Council of the Seven Fires Camp) – Today, the people won a major victory in the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The US Army Corps of Engineers sided with the Water Protectors and refused the final permit that would have allowed Energy Transfer Partners to drill under Lake Oahe. There will be battles ahead but this was another amazing people-powered victory. When people unite, we have power. This time people power defeated big oil and big finance. Continue reading

Green Party is keeping democracy alive in US

Providence, RI – I spent much of the summer petitioning to put Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on the Rhode Island ballot. It was the easiest petitioning I ever did. I received quite a bit of flak from supporters of Hillary Clinton, but even more often the conversations were around keeping democracy alive. Now that the election is over and we are into recount season, it is quite obvious that it is the Green Party that is keeping democracy alive, a democracy in which every vote is properly counted. Continue reading

Activist report from Mississippi Stand & Standing Rock

The Jill Stein campaign has been very active in giving support to Standing Rock and Mississippi Stand. Mississippi Stand was the proactive group that were peacefully demonstrating at the site where Dakota Access was boring under the Mississippi River to install their rusty leaking oil pipeline. Continue reading

A Letter to Illinois Public Officials in Support of Sustainable Energy

A letter to Illinois public officials in support of sustainable, affordable community-based renewable energy and energy efficiency; and opposing a nuclear power bailout and rate hike. November 27, 2016 – To Our Elected Officials: Continue reading

Election observer training

The Stein/Baraka campaign has filed for a recount in Wisconsin to verify that there was integrity in the recent election. The campaign is looking for observers throughout the State of Wisconsin to oversee the recount in each county. Training sessions for election observers will be scheduled throughout Wisconsin in the very near future. The first one is targeted for people who reside in the 1st, 4th, and 5th Congressional Districts and will be held in the Milwaukee suburb of Muskego: Continue reading