"The Green New Deal is a four part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. Inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal will provide similar relief and create an economy that makes our communities sustainable, healthy and just."
The older material is included for archival purposes to illustrate how the Green Party has been promoting the Green New Deal in the past.
Over the last decade, Maryland's political establishment repeatedly expanded corporate gambling in our state, promising the tax proceeds would swell funding for public education. In fact, the reverse happened, and the new tax revenue was used to offset steep cuts to K-12 education from the general fund budget.
A similar proposal was floated recently regarding taxing the fossil fuel industry, which could create a perverse incentive to maintain or even expand an industry wreaking havoc on our climate at a time when we must place a definitive sunset date on using dangerous energy sources altogether. While market-based proposals like a carbon tax or cap-and-trade might be an intermediate step in Maryland's green transition, these policies have been shown to be insufficient to the scale of the crisis we face; now is not a time for professional environmental incrementalism.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Green Party candidate Allen Smith brought his 9th Congressional District campaign to the Duke Energy Center in Uptown Charlotte on May 30.
Smith and the Green Party want to see the multi-billion-dollar energy company, and other utilities like it, become publicly owned.
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
A funny thing happened to us as Green Party candidates in 2018. Howie Hawkins ran for New York Governor and Madelyn Hoffman for U.S. Senator from New Jersey. We were scolded by many progressives to drop out and unite behind the Democrats against Trump. Then immediately after the election some Democrats in Congress took the central theme of our campaigns — the Green New Deal — and grabbed the national spotlight.
Black & Green Wednesday Forum
St Louis – In 2010 Green Party of New York candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins was the first to run for office on a Green New Deal (GND) platform. The GND seeks 100% renewable energy by 2030 along with the right to single-payer healthcare, a guaranteed job at a living wage and affordable housing. It would create 20 million jobs and end destructive extraction. The GND would mount a World War II-scale mobilization by investing in green businesses. It would redirect research funds toward wind, solar and geothermal energy.
The South Central Michigan Greens local will hold its monthly meeting 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Biggby's Coffee, 1125 East Michigan Avenue in Emmett Township, east of Battle Creek. RSVP for the meeting on Facebook.
Co-founders Monika Dittman Schwab of Jackson and John Anthony La Pietra of Marshall will report on the May 4 "Spring into Action" Labor History Walk sponsored by the local. Other local activities will also be discussed, along with planning for candidate recruitment.
Now that some Democrats are promoting a Green New Deal — the signature program of the Green Party for the last decade—how should Green Party candidates run on that program in 2020?
Green Party Origins of the Green New Deal by Howie Hawkins
I was the first US candidate to run for office campaigning for a Green New Deal in 2010. As the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York, I called for a Green New Deal of more progressive taxes to fund expanded public spending on public schools, single-payer health care, public housing, and a job-creating emergency program for 100% clean energy by 2020.
Bucks County, Pennsylvania –The purpose of this town hall is to provide our community with the chance to learn about the ambition, opportunity, and promise of a Green New Deal, hear from political and community leaders, and help everyone understand that the GND isn't about taking away cows or cars; it's about building things up and investing in the American people.
Vera Cole, President of the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association, Jenny Isaacs, Chair of the Bucks County Green Party, and Russell Zerbo, a representative of the Clean Air Council, will speak about various aspects of the Green New Deal and take questions from the audience.
New Orleans – Join us for an evening of ritual, short films, music, discussion, imagination and real conversation: about the ecological crisis we collectively face here in the Gulf South and what we must do to confront it.
The National Road to a Green New Deal Tour is organized by the youth-led Sunrise Movement, and the Flagship New Orleans tour stop is anchored locally by the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy with a growing list of local co-sponsors. The Green Party of Louisiana is proud to get behind this effort, and as chair of our local New Orleans chapter, I'm writing to urge you to attend.