While the Green Party won't be selecting our presidential nominee for a year and a half, the race for the 2020 Green Party presidential nomination has already begun. An Active Candidates List is being maintained by the Presidential Campaign Support Committee, but a short list of active candidates is being maintained by the Presidential Campaign Support Committee.

They are Roland G. Aranjo, Sedinam Moyowasiza-Curry, Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter, Dennis Lambert, David Rolde and Ian Schlakman.

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Howie Hawkins: 'Close the Camps: End the Abuse of Immigrants, Enact Humane Immigration Policies'

Update: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials plan to launch nationwide raids and arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants as soon as this weekend. Reportedly, 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported by the federal government will be targeted. Agents will also reportedly arrest people who happen to be on the scene, even if they weren't the target of the raids. These so-called "collateral" deportations could include entire families. Officials said they will be held in detention centers together, where possible. Continue reading

Stonewall at 50, time to recommit to action for equal rights

Today, June 28, 2019, is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising that sparked the militant gay liberation movement and was the seed of PRIDE festivals and widespread advocacy for LGBTQIA rights. Today, we commemorate Stonewall and commit to continuing to work for equal rights for all. The Howie Hawkins 2020 campaign stands in solidarity with people seeking equal justice under law and for a society that is accepting and welcoming of the entire spectrum of human gender and sexuality. We oppose prejudice on any front including toward that continuum of sexuality, which our culture is only beginning to understand. Continue reading

US path to war in Iran must be reversed

The escalation of conflict between the US and Iran is at a fever pitch. It is time for the United States to recognize that war with Iran would be a multi-trillion dollar disaster that would lead to chaos and destruction in the region, would isolate the United States from the world diplomatic community even further, and would be another major foreign policy disaster. The way to a peaceful and positive relationship between the US and Iran requires the United States to reverse mistaken decisions and long history of imperialism against Iran. Continue reading

Unequal Protection Under Law, Dennis Lambert for President 2020

Democrats were holding their collective breaths for the Mueller Report to be completed and submitted since the appointment of the Special Council anticipating that President Trump would be charged with anything (No collusion!) and everything their wildest dreams permitted. Despite the obvious evidence of obstruction of justice by the President and those he has appointed, there is still no accountability for those crimes.It is likely nothing will come of the recent press conference by Robert Mueller who explained he was following tradition: that he could not charge a sitting president with a crime. Now that a long-time criminal toady has been appointed as Attorney General, there is no crime the Trump Administration can’t get away with. Continue reading

Sanders' "Socialism" is old-fashioned liberalism

Give Bernie Sanders props for popularizing the term “socialism.” It used to be a conversation stopper. Now it is a conversation starter. But Sanders isn’t helping the socialist cause by confusing it with the old New Deal liberalism of FDR. As Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party’s 1936 presidential candidate, famously quipped in a radio address, “Roosevelt did not carry out the Socialist platform, unless he carried it out on a stretcher.” Continue reading

Juneteenth 2019 Green Party Presidential Joint Statement on Reparations

A joint statement from Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, Dennis Lambert and Ian Schlakman Red-lining, Jim Crow, Stop and Frisk, Broken Windows Policing, Tax Seizures, Share-cropping, Military Draft, Lynching, Restrictive Covenants, Tipped Wages, Segregation, Wage TheftA nation that makes laws that are unjust must make amends for those injustices. Our nation, for better or worse, was built on a system of oppression, and despite legislation to reverse the institutional racism; we still have not done a full penance for the original sin of the foundation of the United States of America- slavery. Continue reading

Howie Hawkins campaign applauds Green Party achieving ballot status in Texas

The Howie Hawkins Campaign, which is seeking the Green Party nomination for president, applauded the Green Party of Texas for achieving ballot status. Governor Greg Abbott signed HB-2504 which gave the Green Party ballot access because Martina Salinas achieved more than 2% of the statewide vote total in her 2016 race for Railroad Commissioner. Continue reading

"Pride Month"

When I joined the Army over 27 years ago, I was asked three times if I had sex with a partner of the same sex. I was asked twice if I used illegal drugs. This was the first evidence I saw of structural prejudice towards the LGBTQ+ community. When Bill Clinton became president, in a half-hearted attempt to allow equal rights of LGBTQ+, he instituted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” program that said if you are willing to stay in the closet, you can serve your country. Don’t forget under President Clinton, the Defense of Marriage Act passed, preventing the marriage of same sex couples. Continue reading

Campaign Report: Major Progress In Texas

The Texas bill that will retroactively and automatically give the Green Party of Texas ballot access was signed into law earlier this week!This is a cool win for a couple of reasons. First, we’re on the ballot because of the new law and because of Martina Salinas’ 2016 Railroad Commissioner race. Martina garnered 3.25% of the vote in 2016, enough to get us on the ballot under the new law. Continue reading

Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands need the Green New Deal Now

The US territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands remain devastated from hurricane Maria in 2017. People still lack adequate food, water, housing, power, transportation, communications, schools, and health care while Trump seeks to cutoff disaster relief funds. 45% of Puerto Ricans and 22% of Virgin Islanders live below the poverty line Continue reading