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
Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party's 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22
When: Thursday, July 19, to Sunday, July 22, 2018
Where: Press conferences will be held in Room 1A at the University of Utah Peterson Heritage Center, 151 Connor Road, Salt Lake CityRead more
The Green Party, preparing for its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22, calls for renewable energy
The Green Party, preparing for its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22, called for renewable energy instead of coal and nuclear in response to federal mandated coal and nuclear energy purchases.
Green Party leaders said reliance on nuclear and fossil fuels presents continuing security issues for the nation, including a profound threat to the water supply.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania is celebrating Maine's landmark win for representative democracy on June 12th when the citizens approved a measure that adopts ranked choice voting for all state elections.
Ranked choice voting, also known as instant runoff voting, allows voters to rank their candidates in order of preference. If no candidate gets at least 50% of the vote, then there is no majority winner. The candidates with very few votes are dropped out and the top candidates continue in an instant runoff process: If a voter's first choice is dropped out, then their second choice receives their vote.Read more
The Green Party of the United States affirms that migration is a human right, and we are outraged by the current situation at the U.S. border regarding the inhumane treatment of children and families seeking refuge from the United States’ imperialist policies visited upon Latin American nations.
Greens are not fooled by the games that the Trump administration now seems to be playing with human lives. His executive order today, while a victory for public activism and direct action in general, seems more an attempt to mollify the public and create a legal situation in which current law regarding the maximum time limit for detention could be challenged.Read more
Portland, OR – The Green Party of Portland condemns the actions of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for separating families in the name of making our country "great." The removal of children from their parents is traumatic, heartless, and immoral. Despite President Trump's assertions, this is not the way.
Despite the assertions of Democrats, they too have a shameful history of supporting deportations. We support the #OccupyICE action and any nonviolent means of resistance against ICE facilities in our community and across the United States.Read more
The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights recently released a damning report on poverty and income inequality conditions in the United States. The report will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, June 21. The Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the council yesterday, claiming it was "bias[ed]" against Israel, among other reasons.
The report pointed out that over 40 million Americans live in conditions of poverty. It also found that the Republican-passed tax cuts bill has already worsened income inequality while it benefits the wealthiest Americans.Read more
RICHMOND, VA -- The Green Party of Virginia is appalled by the treatment of immigrant children at Health and Human Services (HHS) centers across the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Justice (DOJ), has forcibly taken nearly 2,000 children from their parents in the last several months. Despite President Trump’s statements, there is no law forcing the President or any executive agency to remove children from the custody of their parents.Read more
Salt Lake City, Utah - The Green Party of Utah (GPUT) is denouncing the U.S. Federal Government’s practice of separating children from their immigrant families and is demanding the dismantling of ICE to put an immediate halt on inhumane policies.
The Green Party Platform on Immigration stands firmly for social justice for all those living in this country regardless of their immigration status. Calling for humane policy and laws are consistent with Green Values, and the nation’s values.Read more