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Hawkins: Make Spectrum a Public Broadband Utility

Syracuse, NY – With state regulators demanding that Charter sell Spectrum, Howie Hawkins, the Green Party of New York candidate for governor, said today that New York State itself should take over Spectrum for its own public broadband utility. A study by Harvard University researchers published earlier this year found that community broadband networks charge substantially lower rates than their private-sector counterparts. More than 750 communities nationwide already provide public broadband. New York would be the first state to provide public broadband. Continue reading

Kenneth Mejia wins endorsement from important progressive organization

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEAABirds (Southeast Asian American Progressive Coalition) is proud to endorse Kenneth Mejia for Congress. He is unapologetic about his bold vision for CA-34, and his unwavering determination is amplified by his experience as a first-generation Filipinx-American community organizer. A flaming progressive, Filipinx-American congressional candidate Kenneth Mejia works in CA-34 as a community organizer, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Board Member of the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council. Continue reading

Steve Greenfield pledges to support Tulsi Gabbard's OFF Act

In response to requests from organized supporters of Tulsi Gabbard's OFF (Off Fossil Fuels) Act, Steve Greenfield, Green Party candidate for Congress in New York's 19th District, has endorsed the bill, and signed the pledge to co-sponsor the bill upon taking a seat in the House of Representatives. He is the only candidate in New York's 19th District to do so. Continue reading

Press Conference - Les Lester for Congress

If you are in Saint Paul today, you can help Greens make a difference! Les Lester, the Green Party endorsed candidate for Congress from Minnesota's 5th Congressional District will be holding a press conference Monday morning at 11:00 am at the Secretary of State's Office - Elections and Administration, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, St. Paul, MN 55155.  He is holding this press conference to bring attention to the way Keith Ellison undermined democracy by waiting until the last day of filing to abdicate his seat, taking away the opportunity for qualified citizen candidates to file in time to appear on the ballot.  Continue reading

Green Party Candidates Reaffirm Support for LGBTQIA Rights In Michigan

Jennifer V. Kurland, Michigan Green Party candidate for Governor, praised members of Michigan's LGBTQIA community and their supporters for continuing pressure on Michigan's elected leaders to include gender identity and sexual orientation in our state's civil rights laws. Kurland also sharply criticized Attorney General Bill Schuette for overreaching his constitutional authority in issuing a "legal opinion" that claims Michigan law does not provide for the protection of the civil rights of LGBTQIA people. "In May, Michigan's Civil Rights Commission ruled that discrimination because of sex, which is prohibited by the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation," Kurland said. "The Attorney General does not have the authority to determine what the law is. His job is to enforce the law." Continue reading

Media Advisory: Jia Lee and Howie Hawkins - Wed. 11:30, LCA press room, Albany, NY

Howie Hawkins and Jia Lee, the Green Party’s gubernatorial ticket, will hold a news conference in the LCA press room of the Legislative Office Building to discuss their education policies. The Greens will also respond to the recent Janus court decision on union dues. Lee, a NYC public school teacher and recent candidate for UFT president, will call to end the racial, class, and academic segregation in public schools. The Green Party candidates advocate the scrapping of standardized tests to evaluate, rank, and allocate or deny resources to students, teachers, and schools. Continue reading

Dunlea Calls on DiNapoli to Agree to Comptroller Debates, Including on Divestment

Dunlea Calls for DiNapoli to Agree to Series of Debates for State Comptroller Race Candidates should discuss divestment from fossil fuels, combating corruption, tax relief Continue reading

Green Party Announces Candidate for U.S. Congress, 2nd District 

TOLLAND, CT  — The Green Party of Connecticut announces the candidacy of Michelle Louise Bicking for U.S. Representative in the 2nd District.  Ms. Bicking is a Tolland resident and a licensed clinical social worker and Justice of the Peace. She is a first generation Barbados/Vincentian (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) American who is the Executive Director/Founder of Hidden Acres Farm. Her platform of social justice and economic equality reflects her worldview, shaped by over twenty years of direct service experience to socially and economically disenfranchised youth and families, including in under-served city and rural communities throughout the Northeast. Continue reading

Connecticut Green Candidates to appear at festival

Colin Souney for State Rep and Green candidates to appear at Potato and Corn Festival in North Branford NORTH BRANFORD, CT  — The Shoreline Green Party, a chapter of the Green Party of Connecticut, announces the Souney for State Rep campaign is hosting a table and inviting all Green Candidates and supporters to join us at the huge PoCo Fest, as part of the GREEN WAVE Aug 4th. Continue reading

Replace the Middle Class with the Mutual Class, says Candidate for PA Governor

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) has nominated community economic developer Paul Glover as its 2018 candidate for Governor of PA. Glover says, "The struggling middle class can escape treadmills of debt by uniting to become a powerful mutual class." "Pennsylvania's middle class is struggling, no matter how hard they work. While good jobs evaporate, banks foreclose and rents rise," Glover explained, "We're a rich state with a lot of poor people. Yet there are many solutions to these problems." Continue reading