Pa Green Party endorses shut down of berks county detention center

Meeting virtually on November 14, elected delegates to the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) unanimously endorsed the Shut Down Berks Coalition. The coalition is a group of organizations and individuals demanding the closure of the Berks County Family Detention Center (BCRC) in PA and an end to the practice of imprisoning immigrant families in the U.S. The endorsement was requested by Jay Walker (Allegheny County), a member of the GPPA Steering Committee. Continue reading

Montana ballot access law unconstitutional

HELENA, MT — Part of a Montana election law that states how many signatures minor parties must gather for their candidates to appear on ballots is unconstitutional, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The Montana Green Party in 2018 challenged the rules that require minor parties to gather signatures equal to at least 5 percent of the total votes cast for the winner in the most recent gubernatorial election in at least 34 of 100 state House districts. Continue reading

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Montana’s Unequal Distribution Requirement for the Petition to Create a New Party

The above quote is taken verbatim from a court recording during a hearing held by the Montana First Judicial District County of Lewis and Clark on May 17, 2018. On November 8, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Montana Green Party v Jacobsen, 20-35340. It struck down the unequal distribution requirement that has existed for Montana petitions for new party recognition ever since 1981. The unequal distribution requirement was responsible for the Green Party’s petition failure in both 2018 and 2020. It requires signatures from one-third of the State House districts. The fatal flaw is that it requires almost three times as many signatures from some districts as from others, even though all districts are approximately equal in population. Continue reading

Nevada Green Party starts petitioning for 2022

The Nevada Green Party has launched its party petition for the 2022 election. It needs 13,557 signatures. If it can get the job done before January 1, 2022, the old law will be in effect. The old law does not require a distribution requirement. Continue reading

UN General Secretary Declares Climate Emergency — Green Party Responds

PressTV news has Green Party Communications Manager Michael O'Neil speak on the United States' obligations to avert a global climate catastrophe. Original clip: https://www.urmedium.com/c/presstv/90278 TAKE ACTION Sign the petition for an ecosocialist Green New Deal! https://www.gp.org/ecosocialist_call_in Continue reading

Howie Hawkins on the Freedom to Vote Act

The Freedom to Vote Act is the newest effort by Democrats in Congress to pass a bill that can attract at least some GOP vote. Howie Hawkins, the recent Green Party candidate for President, says while the voting reforms in the bill need to be adopted, the provisions killing the Presidential campaign matching funds need to be rejected. With Mark Dunlea for the Hudson Mohawk Radio Network. Continue reading

Amicus Brief filed in U.S. Supreme Court in Case over Exclusion of Minor Parties from Ohio Election Commission

On September 15, the Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE), and the Green Party, the Constitution Party, and the national committee of the Libertarian Party filed this amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Libertarian Party of Ohio v Crites, 21-226. This is the case over the composition of the Ohio Elections Commission. Ohio law says it must have three members of each of the two largest parties, and one member who is not a member of any party. Thus a minor party member can never serve on the commission. Continue reading

Decades of post 9/11 wars have failed us

The North Carolina Green Party remembers the tragedy of 9/11/2001 and the subsequent two decades of endless wars in the following editorial by member and veteran Matthew Hoh. This has been edited from the original publication. Many have seen a video this week of a young Marine in Kabul tenderly giving water to an Afghan child. It makes me think of what might have been these last 20 years. In contrast with that Marine's act of compassion with the institutional actions of violence, greed and self-interest that, so far, have defined the American 21st century. What if rather than revenge, profit, and political opportunism, we as a nation had chosen restraint, wisdom, and compassion? While many Americans can honestly say the terror attacks of 9/11 took them by surprise, it is hard to argue they were without cause. Continue reading

Green Party Gov Candidate: $490K Debate Fundraising Quota Is A 'Travesty'

NEWARK, NJ — When the two main gubernatorial debates take place this election season in New Jersey, Madelyn Hoffman probably won't be taking the stage alongside Gov. Phil Murphy and Jack Ciattarelli. But according to the Green Party of New Jersey candidate, she's not surprised. After all, politics in the Garden State are "the best democracy that money can buy," Hoffman says. Continue reading

New London Green Party announces candidates for office

NEW LONDON, CT — The New London Green Party has announced three candidates for local office in the upcoming election, a group that includes prominent city activist Kris Wraight. Wraight is joined by City Council candidate Eddie Long, a member of the New London Arts Council and co-chairman of Public Art for Racial Justice Education, or PARJE. William Keith Kimball, an accountant and public education advocate who has an elementary school-aged daughter, is seeking a spot on the Board of Education. Continue reading