If you missed the December monthly meeting, fear not. We taped our guest speaker, Dave Attridge from Recovery Now, NY – including the Q&A section – and you can watch it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/1pToHVfZ1Ak. Folks who were at that meeting were interested in creating a local platform plank for the Green Party of Monroe County and that process is in progress. We hope to have something for registered Greens to vote on at the next monthly meeting. That meeting happens to be…
Join us on Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 pm at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street in Rochester.
It’s going to be a meeting full to the brim as our guest speakers will be Alice Carli and Rohith Palli from the local chapter of the Campaign for New York Health. We will be discussing ways to get Single Payer Health Care in New York State. There will be action to take at this meeting, so it won’t be just talk. Just like last month, we hope to have a group of people (of any and all political persuasions) who would be interested in creating a Green Party local platform plank on health care.Read more
Mimi Signor and Pamella Gronemeyer on Green Time TV
What does "single payer" mean? How does that term differ from "Medicare for all?" Host Don Fitz and guests Mimi Signor and Pamella Gronemeyer, of Missourians for Single Payer, discuss efforts to create single payer health care programs in each state and obstacles that need to be cleared in doing so.Read more
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
The critical, immediate need for Whole Washington is for donations: we have one week to raise $4,000 dollars to pay the final installment of the Friedman study (see below). While we have grown a grassroots movement, and small donations add up, we need more donors – and fast!
We are working hard, and have completed the following actions:Read more
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (Aug. 24, 2017) -- Troy Knight-Napper, Green Party candidate for State Senate in Legislative District 28 – which encompasses Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Nutley, and portions of Newark – issued the following statement today regarding health care reform:
Last week, the incumbent Legislative District 28 Senator issued a statement rightly congratulating Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier for the laudable decision to resign from one of President Donald J. Trump’s advisory councils as an act of protest against the President’s reprehensible failure to properly condemn racism and white supremacy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The next broadcast of GreenStream, the Green Party's livestream show, will feature an interview with Ursula Rozum, an organizer in the movement for Single-Payer health care in New York. The show will air on the party's Facebook page on Wednesday, August 23, at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT.
Theo Williams, a member of the Green Party of New Jersey, will interview Ms. Rozum. Technical producer for the show will be Craig Seeman.Read more
We are reaching out to you today based on your previous support for the Green Party of Rhode Island and our efforts.
If you have not heard already, we are in the midst of a petition drive that is meant to pressure Senators Reed and Whitehouse to put a single-payer Medicare for All bill on the floor of the Senate to parallel the one entered in the House by Rep. John Conyers, HR 676, and co-sponsored already by David Cicilline.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C -- New Jersey Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Seth Kaper-Dale accompanied 13-year old Joel Massie, the son of a recently deported Indonesian refugee to an America's Voice Father's Day event in Washington, DC on Tuesday. Kaper-Dale and Massie were invited by America's Voice, along with New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Pallone and Gutierrez to highlight the effects of deportation of migrants.
Kaper-Dale is a pastor who most recently gained national attention when Indonesian community members, who previously took sanctuary in his church for 11-months, were deported by ICE.Read more
The General Assembly is the primary decision-making body of the Green Party of California (GPCA) and consists of delegates from each active county organization recognized by the GPCA. The General Assembly generally meets twice a year, once in Northern California and once in Southern California.
The General Assembly Planning Committee is asking that counties submit a list of their selected delegates to the State Meeting Planning Committee no later than Friday, June 9th.Read more
Green Candidate for Syracuse Mayor
Howie Hawkins has been an organizer for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent politics since 1967 when he got active in "The Movement" as a teenager in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since moving to Syracuse in 1991, he has lived on the South Side where he has been active in the community on many issues. He is currently a Board member and the Treasurer for the Eat To Live Food Cooperative and for the Southside Community Coalition.
Howie works at UPS unloading trucks, where he is a member of Teamsters Local 317, He is also a supporter of Teamsters for a Democratic Union, US Labor Against the War, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare, and the Labor Notes network.
A former Marine, he helped organize opposition to the Vietnam War. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was a leader in the anti-apartheid divestment movement to end US corporate investment in the system of racist labor exploitation in South Africa.
After attending Dartmouth College in the early 1970s, Howie worked in construction and helped organize a workers cooperative that specialized in energy efficiency and solar and wind installations.
He was a co-founder of the anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976 and the Green Party in the US in 1984.
Howie moved to Syracuse to develop cooperatives for CommonWorks, a federation of cooperatives that worked in the 1990s for a local economy that is cooperatively owned, democratically controlled, and ecologically sustainable.
Howie was active in the campaigns to establish the Citizens Review Board in the 1990s and the Living Wage Ordinance in the 2000s.
As the Syracuse Green Party's candidate for Mayor in 2005, Howie's campaign succeeded in putting public power – a city-owned power utility – on the city's agenda.
Howie has been a Green Party candidate for Common Council, Congress, U.S. Senator, and City Auditor. His vote has grown from 3% for Councilor At-Large in 1993 to a near win in 2011 with 48% of the vote for 4th District Common Councilor. In 2015, he received 35% of the citywide vote for City Auditor.
As the New York Green Party's candidate for Governor in 2010 and 2014, he campaigned for a ban on fracking, 100% clean energy by 2030, a $15 minimum wage, an end to Governor Cuomo's test-punish-and-privatize education agenda, and for progressive taxes and revenue sharing as the alternative to Cuomo's austerity budgets for schools, cities, and public services. In 2014, he received 5 percent of the vote, the most for an independent progressive party candidate for Governor in New York history except the 5.7% in 1918 and 5.6% in 1920 received by the Socialist Party candidates.
When the Socialist Party of Eugene Debs, A. Philip Randolph, Helen Keller, and Norman Thomas re-established itself in 1973, Howie joined and remains a member. He is also a member of Solidarity, a democratic socialist organization that stands for "socialism from below," the self-organization of the working class and oppressed peoples.