Biden's Gas Tax Holiday (From Hell)

And so it has come to this. Today, President Joe Biden called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes amounting to 18 cents/gallon for three months. He urged states to take similar action. The past months' gas prices have been painful for everyday people like us. Had Democrats and Republicans listened to the last 12 years of warnings from Greens and others calling for a Green New Deal — that dependence on fossil fuels was becoming increasingly environmentally and financially unsustainable — we might be in a very different place than we are today. Continue reading

Inflating your expenses, deflating your vote

Rising prices for the necessities of life are hurting everyday people. And while many of us are still reeling from the pandemic and related economic crash, our government's response is to drive down wages, raise interest rates, and make sure it's not too easy for working people to find employment. That's because they think it's just fine for the wealth of billionaires to skyrocket during a global health crisis, but everyday people gaining a tiny bit of leverage against their employers can only be regarded as a problem that must corrected. Continue reading

Sustainer Saturday #8 — Justin is fighting for justice

Happy Sustainer Saturday! We want to lift up Justin Paglino, a Monthly Sustainer who is running as a Green candidate for US House of Representatives. Justin was interviewed for this piece by Green Party National Co-Chair Rei Stone-Grover. Continue reading

Sustainer Saturday #7 — Ann is Anti-War

Give a BIG, Green welcome to the subject of this month's Sustainer Saturday profile, Ann Link! Ann is a leader and organizer putting her passion for peace and social justice into action in several key roles for the Green Party. Let's learn about Ann's story: Continue reading

Wait, $40 billion on *what*…?!

Can you believe it? $40 billion worth of arms to pour gasoline on the already-raging inferno in Ukraine. Every. Single. House. Democrat voted in favor, sending this bill to the Senate. Continue reading

Sustainer Saturday: Laura Wells

This month’s Sustainer Saturday feature is about Laura Wells! Laura is running for Controller of California, and has previously run for Governor of California and U.S. Congress. Green Party US Treasurer Hillary Kane sat down with Laura last week to learn more about her history with the party and why she is a monthly sustainer at the local, state and national level. Continue reading

We won't get (fossil) fooled again

Among the dire consequences erupting from the conflict in Ukraine, the austerity and insecurity resulting from the disruption of fossil fuel sources is a reminder of how foolish we are to remain addicted to oil, gas and other forms of dirty energy. It brings an even greater sense of urgency to this year's Earth Day to May Dayorganizing, which you can support today with a generous contribution to the Green Party. The Green Party's plan for re-routing military spending into an Eco-Socialist Green New Deal would benefit the 99% in our country while signaling a commitment to peace and climate justice to the rest of the world. Continue reading

Sustainer Saturday – Tommie James

Happy Saturday! Today I'm excited to share with you the story of Green Party Monthly Sustainer Tommie James. Tommie is an experienced Green organizer and campaigner with a lot to say about why supporting the Green Party is important to her! I have worked in many areas of life, including as an advertising and fine artist, a legal secretary and several jobs in the aviation industry. When I retired due to a disability at 41, I was enjoying a decade-long career as an airport consultant assisting with planning, contracting and FAA non-operations compliance. Continue reading

Sustainer Saturday #4 — Thomas has our back

Happy Saturdayyyyy! How is your February going? Are you living 2022 to the fullest, so far? Today, I hope you'll join me in celebrating one of our Green Party Monthly Sustainers to the fullest — Thomas James Vincek! Thomas supported the Green Party for several years before joining our Lavender Greens Caucus in 2021. He's a passionate supporter of LGBTQIA rights, gender equality and renewable energy. As a former frontline healthcare worker, Thomas also supports improved Medicare-For-All, including end-of-life care with dignity. Continue reading

Green relief work in Venezuela

I hope you have been able to spend at least some of this holiday season resting and reconnecting with your family, friends and community, even as we face renewed threats from the pandemic. As difficult as this pandemic has been for us, can you imagine enduring it under the suffocating weight of economic sanctions enforced by U.S. imperialism? Continue reading