Green Party accuses Pelosi, Democrats of trying to 'crush alternative parties'

The Green Party is accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of attempting to “crush alternative” political parties through campaign finance reform. The party, which has long been blamed by Democrats for Hillary Clinton’s loss to former President Donald Trump in 2016, announced its opposition to H.R. 1 — Mrs. Pelosi’s signature electoral reform legislation. Continue reading

NJ Green Party seeks candidates to run in 2021

One of the largest third parties in New Jersey needs candidates for town council, boards of education, mayor, county commissioner and more NEW JERSEY — Your energy and time are valuable, and you shouldn't squander it to power a political party that "disrespects" you. That's the pitch from the Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ) as it seeks candidates for office in 2021. The GPNJ says it's seeking Garden State residents who want to run for offices across the state. That includes candidates for town councils, boards of education, mayor, county commissioners and state senators/assembly members. Continue reading

Constitution, Green parties get more time to keep NC voters

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Two small political parties in North Carolina that failed to meet candidate support thresholds in November to remain on future ballots will get more time to retain their registered voters. The State Board of Elections agreed on Tuesday not to redesignate voters registered with the Constitution Party of North Carolina or North Carolina Green Party as unaffiliated voters until June. But the change won’t happen if the parties turn in enough signatures by then to be recognized again in time for the upcoming municipal elections. Continue reading

Green, Constitution Parties ask NC for time to regain recognition before voters get dropped

The State Board of Elections just decided to extend registration till June 12! The North Carolina Green Party and the Constitution Party of North Carolina are asking state election officials to temporarily hold off on labeling their registered voters as unaffiliated as the parties try to regain recognition in the state. Both parties failed to meet candidate support thresholds in the 2020 election, causing them to lose recognition. None of their candidates for president or governor received at least 2% of the vote in the state. Continue reading

Green Party’s outlook on last election, democracy

We need to stop the industrial assault on ecology that's promoted by the two political parties that claim total control over our government with no other parties' input. That's exactly what happened in the last presidential election here in Pennsylvania. The Green platform has 10 key values: grassroots democracy; social justice and equal opportunity; ecological wisdom; non-violence; decentralization; community-based economics; feminism and gender equality; respect for diversity; personal and global responsibility; and future focus and sustainability. The first four values all should be core values all Americans agree on. Continue reading

Green Party issues prez challenge

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, You Tough Enough to Run for Us?!? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will get clobbered as a third-party Presidential candidate unless he's willing to stand up to billionaires and fight for everyday people ... so says the Green Party. As you may have heard ... the WWE superstar-turned Hollywood megastar now says he'd seriously consider running for Prez "if that's what the people wanted" -- but Green Party spokesperson Michael O'Neil's not sure The Rock's got the stones. Continue reading

Brookline man announces bid as Green Party candidate for Pittsburgh City Council seat

Pittsburgh residents who live in the city’s South Hills neighborhoods have options when it comes to deciding who they want to represent them on city council. Connor Mulvaney, 27, of Brookline, is seeking the District 4 seat held by Democrat Anthony Coghill. Mulvaney is running as a Green Party candidate. Continue reading

Minnesota capital city moves forward with reparations plan

The Rondo Days Parade marches through the Rondo neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota, on July 21, 2018. Photograph by Tony Webster ST. PAUL, Mn. - The movement for reparations for Black Americans has seen greater urgency since the police killing of George Floyd last year. And in the state where he died, the effort to make amends has taken a big step. This week the St. Paul City Council unanimously approved a new commission to look at ways to produce financial reparations for descendants of chattel slavery who live in the capital city. Continue reading

With brutal memories of Standing Rock, Stop Line 3 campaigners wary of rule barring 'counterinsurgency tactics'

"I've been followed for hundreds of miles along the line by different trucks," said one Indigenous organizer. "I don't know if that's counterinsurgency, but it's certainly surveillance." Anticipating a repeat of the brutally repressive police and corporate crackdown on Indigenous-led protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, Winona LaDuke—a longtime leader of the movement against the recently approved Enbridge Line 3 pipeline extension in Minnesota—told The Intercept in an article published Tuesday that campaigners have little faith in a state rule formally barring the use of "counterinsurgency tactics" against them.  Continue reading

Green Party plans out next steps after losing ballot line

The Capital PressroomNovember 18, 2020 When all the votes are counted, the Green Party of New York will likely not meet the new vote threshold to retain its ballot line. Gloria Mattera, co-chair of the New York State Green Party, discussed the next steps for the party and the left-wing efforts in the state. Continue reading