A mother's wish for Mother's Day

As families around the country celebrate the women in their lives this Sunday, I am reminded of the origins of Mother’s Day and how much we need that sentiment today. Women organized for peace, spoke out against war and grieved for every son that had been killed. Mother’s Work Day and Friendship Clubs took action by fighting poverty and unsanitary living conditions for poor women and children. The Green Party stands against wars and imperialism which disproportionately affect women and children. Our 10 Key Values exemplify the early iterations of a “Mother’s Day” that had peace, equal rights and access to child care as its focus. Continue reading

Earth Day Every Day

Like many people around the world, I’ll be celebrating Earth Day today.  And as a Green, I know that Earth Day is about much more than one time actions like recycling or picking up litter (as important as they are) but about ongoing sustainability. Sustainability is one of the Green Party’s 10 Key Values.  Sustainability is the idea that we as humans need to live in concert with the planet for the ongoing maintenance of that planet.  We need to live in a manner that allows the Earth to sustain itself for generations to come. Continue reading

Celebrating Green Sheroes

Women's History Month is a time to honor and celebrate our sheroes. The Green Party has many strong women leaders. Three of those women left a legacy of leadership in the party with their passing in 2018. We celebrate and remember their lives and their roles in making our world a better place. Continue reading

The cost of war

When the United States invaded Iraq 16 years ago how many of us predicted the wide-scale destruction and mass casualties of both civilians and combatants? Today is the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq – and although there was a formal withdrawal in 2011, this U.S. led military operation was renewed in 2014 as Operation Inherent Resolve and continues today. The damage inflicted is almost immeasurable but here are the latest statistics: Continue reading

Young people demand Climate Change

Yesterday, around the world, young people gathered to demand that their elected leaders take serious action on climate change. "Politicians have known the truth about climate change and they’ve willingly handed over our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence," wrote Greta Thunberg, one of the organizers for the action. Last month, thousands of scientists signed a letter in support of such climate strikes, writing, "They have every right to be angry about the future that we shall bequeath to them, if proportionate and urgent action is not taken." Clearly, children, students, and young people today understand what our leaders do not - that climate change requires massive action, not grandstanding and piecemeal reform. Continue reading

How to build a paradise for women

Today, March 8 is International Women's Day – a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. It is a day to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. The roots of International Women’s Day go back to the labor movements of the 1900s in North America and across Europe, but since then, it has taken on a global, international focus – especially since 1977, when the United Nations General Assembly invited Member States to recognize March 8th as an annual UN Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Continue reading

Help us stop the "Voting Rights" bill that restricts voter choice!

Have you heard about HR 1, the poison pill sponsored by Congressman John Sarbanes disguised as a bill to get money out of politics? As electoral reform including getting big money out of politics has become more popular among voters, the Democrats are using it as a smokescreen to push for changes that will continue to restrict voter choice and silence opposition parties like the Green Party. Continue reading

The REAL Green New Deal!

The Green New Deal is suddenly a hot topic in the news and on the streets. Did you know that the Green Party has been promoting a Green New Deal for climate protection and economic human rights in our platform and on the campaign trail since 2010? Greens are glad to finally see a spotlight on a comprehensive plan to address the climate emergency and, in the process, create millions of good jobs. But most Democrats and environmental groups who have picked up our slogan have also watered down the program. Continue reading

One click is all it takes!

Why only two national parties? Of course, we have more choices -- but the major parties want us to believe we only have two. They don't want to share power with the "non-major" parties. And they manipulate laws and the media to get their way. Continue reading

Victory for Election Integrity in Pennsylvania

This week, Jill Stein announced a huge victory for election integrity in Pennsylvania. There will now be voting systems which include paper ballots by 2020 and automatic audits after 2022. This victory builds on years of Green Party led fights for electoral justice in Pennsylvania. Continue reading