GreenLine For September 1, 2022
A Word About International Peace Month
The month of August commemorated the 96th annual International Peace Month. TIME magazine inaugurated International Peace Month in August of 1926, when 4,000 pacifists from 30 countries assembled for the International Democratic Peace Conference.
For almost 100 years, generations have carried the torch for global, peaceful solutions to resolve conflict — even when those paths require more time and discussion.
As we continue to resist and campaign against the United States' proxy war with Russia and the push toward more militarization, surveillance, and national enmity, let's remember the communities on every side of each conflict organizing for de-escalation and justice. As residents in the center of empire, it’s our responsibility to expose how war and militarism undermine every aspect of the struggle for a more sustainable and equitable planet.
When we contact Joe Biden to demand a Green New Deal, we need to talk about cutting the military budget by 50%, to fund it. When we demand the release of Julian Assange and other whistleblowers, we do so knowing they are facing persecution precisely because they have exposed the Pentagon’s war crimes and lies.
We're truly grateful for our Green candidates, organizers and community who are building toward peace wherever they are — we work diligently to raise awareness of your efforts.
Peace is priceless and war is costly — for the planet, our families and our society. Let us “wage peace” through transformative programs like Single Payer Healthcare, a Universal Basic Income, and a Green New Deal for all communities to show what a world beyond war can look like.
Green Party National Black Caucus Celebrates Day for People of African Descent
Beginning in 2021, August 31st marks a global celebration of the International Day for People of African Descent. Founded by the U.N., “through this Observance, the United Nations aims to promote the extraordinary contributions of the African diaspora around the world and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against people of African descent."
The Green Party US National Black Caucus is working to address these issues by encouraging Black Americans in the Green Party to run for office and support candidates who will address issues such as criminal injustice, education, housing, employment and other issues that affect marginalized communities both in the nation and globally.
Tonight: Matt Hoh for Senate Fireside Chat with Howie Hawkins
Join Matt Hoh for Senate for a virtual Fireside Chat on Thursday September 1 at 8pm ET with special guest Howie Hawkins!
Matt and Howie will talk about Ranked-Choice Voting and other needed reforms for a more inclusive and vibrant democracy. They'll also discuss issues of the day and take questions from the audience.
Now that Matt and the North Carolina Green Party have won their legal fight against the Democratic Party establishment's coordinated campaign to keep them off the ballot, Matt Hoh for Senate will be holding a series of Fireside Chats to talk with the people about critical issues. Join us and invite friends!
Green Party of PA News: Petition to Ban Fracking Filed, Demanding Community-Based Economics, Campaign Updates
In August, the Green Party of Pennsylvania filed more than 500 petitions containing thousands of signatures from registered voters from across the state to qualify five candidates for ballot access in the November 2022 General Election. That filing put critical issues like fracking, climate change, healthcare, criminal justice modernization, corruption in government, and voting reforms on the ballot, giving voters a starkly different political vision than offered by Republicans and Democrats.
The Green Party candidates include Christina "PK" DiGiulio for PA Governor, Michael Bagdes-Canning for PA Lieutenant Governor, Richard L. Weiss for U.S. Senator, Jay Ting Walker for PA Representative District 23, and Queonia "Zarah" Livingston for PA Representative District 32.