The telethon, hosted by 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Philena Farley, and Erin Fox, is intended to raise awareness about candidates currently running for office and to raise money for the Coordinated Campaign Committee's candidate fund. "The Green Party is a people-powered movement," said Holly Hart, Co-chairperson of the Coordinated Campaign Committee.
(Helena, Mt) On Monday the Montana Green Party (MGP), and 8 of its supporters, filed suit in Federal District Court. The case, which names the Montana Secretary of State, Corey Stapleton, as the defendant, asks the court to grant an immediate and permanent injunction on the enforcement of MCA, § 13-10-601(2)(a), (b), (c), and (d), as these statutes impose an unconstitutional burden on the MGP and its supporters by violating the first and fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution.
The initial complaint declares that "the Plaintiffs will be denied their rights to actively engage in the exercise of their free speech, right to political association, right to form a political party, seek redress of grievances, cast an effective vote, and equal protection and due process of the laws of the State of Montana and the United States of America."Read more
On Saturday, July 28, the Wayne County Green Party added two more candidates to the Michigan Green Party’s already robust 20 candidates across the state. D. Etta Wilcoxon, The People’s Advocate, accepted the Green Party nomination for the 13th Congressional U.S. House seat. According to Wilcoxon, “It is an incredible honor to accept the Green Party nomination for the U.S. House seat once held by Representative John Conyers, II”.
She continued, “It will take an enormous amount of work to even come close to filling the shoes left behind by Congressman Conyers”. Wilcoxon’s decades of fighting for the residents of Metro-Detroit has prepared her for such a task. According to Wilcoxon, “The tenants of the Green Party such as grassroots democracy and inclusion are at the forefront of my political experience”, and she looks forward to fighting for voter access, ballot access, living wage jobs, healthcare for all, and making America greater than she currently is.Read more
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.Read more
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."Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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".Read more
As New York suffers through a prolonged heat wave this July 4, the Green Party candidates for Governor and State Comptroller reminded New Yorkers of the need to declare independence from fossil fuel companies.
The Greens said that New York should become the second state after Rhode Island to file suit against the oil and gas companies for the damage they are causing by driving global warming. New York City has already filed suit. They added that New York should become the first state to commit to halt all new fossil fuel infrastructure and commit to transitioning to 100% clean energy and net zero carbon emissions by 2030.Read more