"Hillary Clinton: Jill Stein "is a Russian asset. I mean, totally"

Over the weekend it came out that Hillary Clinton unleashed another unconscionable smear against the Green Party and our 2016 presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein, calling Dr. Stein “a Russian asset...I mean totally.” We need to fight back right now. Will you sign up to become a Monthly Sustainer right now, or upgrade your monthly contribution if you are already a Sustainer? Let’s show Hillary Clinton and the DNC leadership their slander and scaremongering won’t work — and that it will only make our party and our movement stronger. Continue reading

If you missed it we've got you covered

Get to know candidates like Danielle Swift with the Green Wave Telethon Video on Demand! Woot-woot! 🎉 Last week’s Green Wave Telethon livestream featured a FABULOUS showcase of Greens running for office from across the country. Did you miss it? We’ve got a link below for you to catch up. The telethon had two goals: 1. We want to celebrate who is out there fighting in the trenches for our party’s values in 2019 and 2. We’re asking you to give to our Coordinated Campaign Committee (CCC), a fiercely dedicated team that provides year-round support and training for current and aspiring Green candidates. Continue reading

Texas Greens Win Huge Ballot Access Victory! Critical Ballot Access Hurdles Ahead

Last week, the Green Party of Texas (GPTX) enjoyed a tremendous victory for ballot access! Join the Green Party of the United States in this celebration by helping us to achieve urgent and critical ballot access victories in other key states today. On Monday, Texas Gov. Abbott signed HB2504 into law. The new law makes it easier for political parties to retain ballot access, which reduces the vote test from 5% to 2% of any statewide race in any of the last five elections. Continue reading

#WarOnWomen gets bipartisan support

Recently, Dee Taylor wrote to you about the saddening blow to women’s health rights in Alabama, where Governor Kay Ivey signed into law one of the most restrictive bills ever against a woman’s right to choose. Strong Green women everywhere were shocked and outraged by this oppressive move to quash women’s health rights... but that’s not the worst of it. Continue reading

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