2018 State of the Union Response

Watch and read the Green Party's response to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address.

The 2018 Green State of the Union includes a special broadcast of GreenStream and videos from Greens. See the videos below.

GreenStream featured Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party's 2016 national nominees, commenting on Mr. Trump's speech before Congress and then taking questions from viewers.

The show aired on the Green Party's Facebook page on Tuesday, January 30, at 9:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 PT, and began with a simulcast of the President's speech.


Howard Switzer, a long time member of the Green Party of Tennessee, talks about the Green position on monetary policy.


Constance Gadell-Newton, Green candidate for Ohio Governor, reflects on those who voted from Trump because they wanted to "shake up the system" and details why voting Green is the best way to "shake up the system".


The State of the Union January 2018

Hello, I am Greg Gerritt, a Green Party member since 1984 and a resident of Rhode Island. The State of the Union is fragile, threatened by three interconnected issues, the expansion of the war machine, growing inequality, and climate change.


Skip Mendler on the need to change to a multiparty democracy in America. Mendler chose to record this in a hospital waiting room because the state of our union nearing life support.

He is a member of the Green Party of Pennsylvania.


Gloria Mattera has been a member of the Green Party since 2001. Coming to the Green Party through the Nader campaign, Gloria has been involved in building a left, political independent movement since the mid 90's as a leader in the Labor Party New York Metro Chapter. She has served as a coordinating member of System Change Not Climate Change and is a founding member of Left Elect.

Gloria Mattera is a co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and co-chair of the Green Party of New York.


"The greed of those that represent us ... should be classified as crimes against humanity"

Carmen Mateo is an environmentalist and re-awoken activist from Nevada City, California. She serves as a member of the Green Party of California Nevada County Council.


Hello, my name is Neal Gale, speaking to you on behalf of the Pennsylvania Green Party. Thank you for taking just a few minutes to hear what I have to say in response to the President's State of the Union address.

I believe it is vitally important to counter the President's position on many issues, but I am going to focus on just one, climate change and our national response to it.



I'm Alex Shantz. A young Green, age 29, former St. Helena school board member, past co-chair for the Green Party of California, and current acting co-chair for the Napa County Green Party.

I want to discuss two ideas, anti-capitalism, why it's important, and local electoral insurrection.


Commentary on the Trump administration by Bill Kreml.

Prof. William P. Kreml received his B. A. degree from Northwestern University, his law degree from Northwestern University Law School, and his Ph. D. in political science from Indiana University, where he studied with Nobel Prize winning Professor Elinor Ostrom. He is the author of nine books on American Government, Constitutional Law, and Political Theory. Kreml spent the burden of his career as a political science professor at The University of South Carolina. He is the creator of an original political philosophy known as The Natural Left.


Hello everyone, my name is Chris Blankenhorn and I am a Green Party of the United States National Co-Chair, a Vice Chair of the Illinois Green Party, and a memmber and organizer with the Youth Caucus.

If you are like me, you’ve been getting emails, phone calls, and text messages on a daily basis from the Healthcare Marketplace reminding you that the deadline for Open Enrollment is fast approaching. This has become an all too familiar and depressing yearly chorus. In the fall you recieved a letter that your premiums premiums may go up. Then you recieve a letter about the new plan my your insurer wants to auto-enroll you in. This plan is seemingly guaranteed to be more expensive and provides less benefits. If you are like me, you recieved the same letter from your insurer last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. Every year it’s the same story. You’re premiums are skyrocketing and Benefits crashing.