Green New Deal

"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.

This week progressives nationwide are talking about a Green New Deal and, while mainstream media is saying that insurgent Democrats came up with this, we beg to differ! We applaud the efforts of Democrats for finally adopting what the Global Greens began to work on in 2006 while noting that the delay of 12 years is very significant when it comes to climate change.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talked about the platform of the Green party. Topics included the influence of money in politics, the progressive stances of the Green party, the Green party jobs plan called the “Green New Deal,” a proposed universal system of free higher education, and the threat of climate change. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

The United Nations last month announced that we have 12 years left for an emergency worldwide mobilization - unprecedented in human history - to halt the use of fossil fuels and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

Failure to take such dramatic action increases the likelihood that human civilization as we presently know it will cease to exist. Floods, sea level rise, wildfires, heat waves and droughts will make parts of the planet uninhabitable. Climate refugees will likely be in the hundreds of millions. Support systems involving energy, food and water will break down, leading to wars over such resources. Hundreds of millions, if not billions, could die.

Chris Hedges explains why it is important to get Howie Hawkins the 50,000 votes needed for Green Party to be on Gubernatorial ballot in New York State.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges was in Troy Saturday night to speak about his new book, America: The Farewell Tour.

GLENS FALLS, NY — Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins and comptroller candidate Mark Dunlea believe that current politicians have failed to clean up Albany.

“I think it’s rife with corruption,” Hawkins said Wednesday in an editorial board meeting with The Post-Star.

I am thrilled to be partners with two Green Congressional candidates from Los Angeles. All three of us are running against incumbent Democrats, with no Republicans in the race. Please read an inspiring message from Jill Stein below. We can all raise our expectations, and pressure Washington to provide what we want and need!

Laura Wells for Congress, District 13
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We invite you to join the Green Wave in support the three California candidates running corporate-free for Congress; Kenneth Mejia (CD 34), Rodolfo Cortes Barragan (CD 40), and Laura Wells (CD 13).

The November 6th election is less than 14 weeks away and our candidates have a LOT of phone calls to make and doors to knock on, and they need our help to get the word out about this historic opportunity to get Greens into Congress.

In response to requests from organized supporters of Tulsi Gabbard's OFF (Off Fossil Fuels) Act, Steve Greenfield, Green Party candidate for Congress in New York's 19th District, has endorsed the bill, and signed the pledge to co-sponsor the bill upon taking a seat in the House of Representatives. He is the only candidate in New York's 19th District to do so.

Hawkins Calls for a Green to be Appointed to the New York Public Service Commission

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that a Green Party member should be appointed to fill the vacancy in the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Green Party Nominates Howie Hawkins for Governor and Jia Lee for Lt. Governor, Mark Dunlea for Comptroller, Michael H. Sussman for Attorney General

At its state convention in a Rennselaer church on Saturday, the Green Party of New York designated Howie Hawkins for Governor and Jia Lee for Lieutenant Governor.