Tuesday, November 7th is Election Day. While this is considered an off-year for electoral politics, there are 124 Greens running for office across the county. They’re contesting races from school to Governor. So far in 2017, Greens have won 33% of the races they’ve competed In (22 victories out of 66 races).Read more
Jersey City, NJ – Pausing amidst his last days of campaigning in this racially diverse city, gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale denounced what he qualified as the "racist politicization of terror and fear" by the Trump Administration, and claimed racism is becoming more evident in this country and his state since Trump took office.
"This is outrageous. Barely grieving for the victims, the hater-in-chief is exploiting the Uzbeki origin of the man responsible for the mischief-night killings in New York to advance his policies of racial and ethnic cleansing," Kaper-Dale said after President Trump labeled the man alleged to be responsible for the Manhattan bike path killings a terrorist who should be sent to the Guantanamo military prison while taking aim at the federal Diversity Visa program.
Next GreenStream broadcast: Interview on Nov. 2 with Merrily Mazza, Green candidate for reelection to Lafayette, Colorado City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The next broadcast of GreenStream, the Green Party's livestream show, will present an interview with Merrily Mazza, Green incumbent candidate for City Council in Lafayette, Colorado.
The show will air on the party's Facebook page on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. PT.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Expanded ballot access for alternative parties and endorsements for Green candidates were among the top Green Party stories in the 2017 general election. The Green Party also gained a state legislator in Maine, after he converted from the Democratic Party.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders declared their support for a recent demand by the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) for "international human rights observers [to be] sent to Puerto Rico to witness the extent of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and whether the recovery efforts are putting poor people before profits or are further contributing to Puerto Rico’s economic crisis.".
A follow-up statement from PPEHRC is appended below. The organization's co-founder and leader is Cheri Honkala, the Green Party 2012 vice-presidential nominee.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party's International Committee, on behalf of the party, has issued a statement on the crisis in Catalonia. The text of the statement is appended below.
The Green Party condemns Spain's brutal suppression of Catalans who tried to vote in the referendum for independence on Oct. 1 and calls for peaceful negotiation without threats of reprisal to solve the impasse and for the release of political prisoners and withdrawal of sedition charges.Read more
PHILADELPHIA, PA – On October 19, cities across the country will submit their proposals to become the home of Amazon's new $5 billion headquarters. The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) City Committee condemns Mayor Jim Kenney's decision to enter Philadelphia into this competition while ignoring the harsh reality of the poor and working class citizens of Philadelphia. Far from improving our city, an Amazon headquarters would only exacerbate the crises we already face.
Amazon, which made $136 billion in revenue in 2016, is demanding tax breaks from the city it selects as its new home. Philadelphia cannot afford any more corporate welfare. The city has already given Comcast a ten-year property tax abatement in addition to tens of millions of dollars for Comcast's new Center City building. It seems Mayor Kenney, a willing participant in Amazon's bribery, can somehow put money on the table for Amazon but can't seem to do so for the people of Philadelphia.Read more
Green Party: Rebuilding Puerto Rico requires cancellation of debt and austerity, ending colonial status, and granting independence
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said that restoring Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria requires cancellation of the island's massive and unpayable debt and austerity policies under PROMESA, enabling Puerto Ricans to declare independendence, and an end to Puerto Rico's ongoing status as a colony of the U.S. since 1898.
The Green Party calls for massive and ongoing aid beyond the U.S. House's proposed $36.5 billion disaster aid package. Puerto Rico remains in a state of dire emergency with a severe need for food, water, medicine, fuel, power generators, supplies for temporary shelter, and repairs for dams and other damaged infrastructure (see "Green Party: Remove barriers to emergency relief for Puerto Rico," Sept. 27. The party also supports debt cancellation and post-hurricane relief for the Virgin Islands.Read more