Green Party Peace Action Committee marks Peace Day, blasts Trump's U.N. speech and the U.S. Senate's military budget hike
WASHNGTON, D.C. - The Green Party's Peace Action Committee (GPAX) calls for the development of alternative solutions to violence on the International Day of Peace.
GPAX, an official committee of the Green Party of the United States, has chosen Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace ("Peace Day"), to announce its reorganization after a hiatus of several years.Read more
On September 18, the Green Party of Utah received notification from the Lieutenant Governor's office that we have met the 2,000 signature threshold to gain ballot access as a political party in Utah. This allows for Green Party candidates to appear on ballots in 2018/2020, and voters will be able to register to vote as Green beginning November 30. We were thrilled to hear this news, and believe this is a step forward for democracy in Utah as we try to offer voters not just more choices, but better choices than those presented by the political duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties. This represents the better part of a year's worth of work, and we have had such a great time speaking with so many voters in our state!
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party is calling for swift passage of Single-Payer national health care, which now has Sen. Bernie Sanders' legislation in the U.S. Senate (Medicare for All Act of 2017) along with House bill 676 to make conversion to a universal health care system possible.
The Green Party of the United States supports a National Improved Medicare for All system that includes everyone living in the country, provides comprehensive benefits and eliminates cost-sharing such as co-pays and deductibles. The party has endorsed Single-Payer / Medicare For All ever since the party was founded.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States strongly condemns President Trump's cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), urges Congress to override the White House and reinstate the program, and demands humane U.S. policies on the treatment of undocumented immigrants.
Greens said that the president's order, which threatens 800,000 young immigrants with uncertain status and possible deportation, is the culmination of bipartisan disregard for the rights and welfare of undocumented immigrants in recent decades. A statement from the Latinx Caucus of the Green Party of Colorado on President Trump's decision and the role of Democrats follows below.Read more
The Latinx Caucus of the Green Party of Colorado expresses solidarity with all young immigrants of every stripe who are now the target of the Trump administration’s decision to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was an executive action implemented by the administration of Barack Obama in June 2012.
The United States bears responsibility for the turmoil created in the birth countries of DACA recipients, through policies enacted during both Democratic and Republican administrations, like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), initiated during the George H.W. Bush administration and signed by Bill Clinton in December 1993, before the birth of many current DACA recipients. This policy alone caused intense economic upheaval for Mexico, by flooding Mexico with heavily-subsidized American-grown corn and putting millions out of work. Then, because NAFTA incentivized maquiladoras (factories) along the border that paid less-than-poverty wages and the export of good-paying jobs from American factories, Mexicans were caught in this economic disaster.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders are challenging organizers and voters convening in Washington, D.C., to discuss founding a new progressive party centered around Bernie Sanders to recognize that such a party already exists and to "Go Green."
The "People's Convergence" is meeting from September 8 through 10 at American University and will present a "Draft Bernie" petition to Sen. Bernie Sanders that asks him to lead a new People's Party.Read more
RICHMOND, VA – The Green Party of Virginia strongly opposes President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as "the Dream Act" or DACA. This program protects immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have fully assimilated into our culture and institutions, are gainfully employed, pay taxes, and have committed no crime. These people were brought here by others and should not be punished for it. DACA has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation to a nation that most do not even know, granting them a status that allows them to work legally in the United States while pursuing citizenship.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States released the following statement in celebration of Labor Day 2017. The statement was written by Steering Committee member Chris Blankenhorn.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders are calling Hurricane Harvey the latest alarm bell on global warming and said that President Trump and Congress must make solving the climate crisis the nation's top priority.
Greens expressed sympathy and solidarity with people in Houston and other parts of Texas and Louisiana who are suffering the effects of the hurricane and have lost homes, belongings, and loved ones.Read more
U.S. Representative Bob Brady, who has been the head of Philadelphia's Democratic Party for three decades, has been besieged this summer with allegations that he bribed a political opponent in 2012 to drop a would-be primary challenge against him.
But a swirl of corruption accusations around Brady is nothing new. In fact, an ongoing federal lawsuit pits Brady's party apparatus against plaintiffs asserting that there was election fraud in a special election to fill a seat in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives.Read more