Green Party Independence: We're Quite Literally a Different Party

Greens must build a party that has a clear line of demarcation from the Democrats, especially because we are not satisfied with superficial gestures. We seek system change, and capitalism is the problem. It’s funny how, when we critique the policy of the Democratic Party and its candidates, how touchy some people can get.  It’s almost as if they think the Green Party is only the left wing of the Democrats.  Well, we’re not.  We’re working toward system change, not just climate change, because the system is the problem. Continue reading

Paula Overby for Senate

Paula Overby is a member of the working class. She's worked in manufacturing as a union member and she's been on strike. We are not rewarding hard work anymore. She understands the experience of working people with wages that can't keep up with the soaring cost of housing, education and health care. She knows we can do better. Paula is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in psychology and a second major in computer science. As a full time working mother of three, she had a successful career as a systems analyst with experience in quality assurance, data analysis and process design. Paula has worked with minor parties since 2014. Her endorsement speech in 2014 focused on the corporate take over of America. She was talking about wealth inequality before Bernie Sanders was so well known. Since leaving the two-party establishment in 2014 she has focused on political process reform and building a political movement that can successfully challenge the politics of wealth and the incumbency lock of the two major parties. Continue reading

How Green Party Performs "Vital Function" For Democracy

Jimmy Dore in conversation with Constance Gadell-Newton, the Ohio Green Party candidate for Governor. Constance Gadell-Newton was born in Belleville, Illinois.  Raised by a nurse (mother) and teacher (step-father), Gadell-Newton experienced poverty as a child. Through hard work, Gadell-Newton’s parents were able to enroll her in Bishop Watterson, a private high school in Columbus, Ohio, which prepared her to graduate with honors from the Ohio State University with her B.A. in Philosophy and Women's Studies in 2002. Continue reading

George Wolfe for Secretary of State of Indiana

Why am I running? Because politicians bankroll their campaigns with money from corporate donors and wealthy individuals who don’t have the same interests as we, the people, do. It is up to us to wrestle the power away from the wealthy 1%. Both political parties have become beholden to rich donors and engage in corrupt practices like gerrymandering and voter suppression. Furthermore, we must reform this broken system so no party can do what the Democratic National Committee did to Bernie Sanders. Continue reading

Laura Wells for Congress

My name is Laura Wells and I’m running for Congress in California’s District 13 as a Green Party candidate. I am running because we need to raise our expectations and use our power to challenge a system that refuses to provide the very basics for us, in this, the richest country on earth. Barbara Lee was running unopposed on the June “Top Two” primary ballot. We ran a write-in campaign and won. Now I am one of three Green candidates for Congress, on the California November ballot, going head-to-head against incumbent Democrats. Continue reading

Diane Moxley, marching for what she believes in

Diane Moxley is running for Congress in the Seventh Congressional District on the Green Party line. She is also a mom, lawyer, activist, advocate for social justice and for human rights. Diane earned her undergrad degree in political science and philosophy from Kean University with her young daughter in tow at the on-campus daycare center. As an undergrad and single parent. She knew what it felt like to literally pinch pennies and other coins dug out of seat cushions to buy milk. Diane spent time on welfare lines. Then with some perseverance and a lot of loans, she graduated from CUNY Law with the specific purpose of serving those in need, those left behind without representation. Continue reading

Colin Souney for CT State Assembly, District 86

Colin Souney is a long time Guilford resident and 1993 Guilford High School graduate who has worked in the area over two decades in a variety of vocations including Construction, Welding and Machining. Mr. Souney is well aware of what the working person today is tasked with on a daily basis. He is an advocate for sensible and equitable economic and tax reform, including legalization, regulation, and taxation of Marijuana to address Connecticut’s budget deficit. In his advocacy, he has appeared and spoken before the state legislature and often been quoted in the press. Continue reading

Cliff Willmeng for Boulder County Commissioner

Cliff Willmeng, husband and father of two, is a registered nurse and a leader in the fight against oil and gas drilling in Colorado. With over 30 years of experience as a community organizer, union activist, and proponent of community rights, Cliff has devoted a lifetime to building grassroots power throughout the country.​Cliff began his activist work in high school fighting against racism in Chicago. This work connected him to efforts to end US wars in Central and South America and brought him to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico in the 1990s. Continue reading

David Cobb in conversation with Chase Iron Eyes

Standing Rock and BEYOND! Live on a Green Way Forward, David Cobb is in conversation with Attorney Chase Iron Eyes. North Dakota Drops Felony Charges Against Chase Iron Eyes In what defense attorneys are calling a major victory for their client and for the water protectors of Standing Rock, North Dakota prosecutors have dropped all serious charges against former North Dakota congressional candidate Chase Iron Eyes in his case resulting from protests of the Dakota Access pipeline. Continue reading

Angel Torres, Teamsters union steward is running for Arizona Governor

Angel Torres is a native Arizonan, and has lived in South Phoenix/Laveen for the past 28 years. His father (deceased) was from Puerto Rico, and his mother is Mexican-American. He is the oldest of three siblings. All three children (Angel, Danny, and Cristina) attended Creighton Elementary School. Angel and his brother graduated from East High School (Go Longhorns!), while his sister graduated from Camelback High. All three of them, and their father, also graduated from Arizona State University (ASU). Angel was the first in his family to graduate from college, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from ASU in 1986. Continue reading