Rizzo statue continues to stir emotions

The Friday arrest of a Germantown man for defacing the bronze statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo in front of the Municipal Services Building marked the end of a tumultuous week for the controversial statue. Police arrested Wali Rahmen, a 40-year-old African-American for scrawling "Black power" on the bronze statue, charging him with criminal mischief, institutional vandalism, and desecrating objects. All of the charges are misdemeanors. Continue reading

Judge approves Jill Stein's plea deal for pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge on Wednesday accepted a plea agreement that spares former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein any jail time for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline nearly a year ago. Judge Gail Hagerty accepted a plea deal in which Stein pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge. Continue reading

Ogden native plans Green Party bid for U.S. Rep. Bishop's House seat

SOUTH JORDAN — Saying more attention needs to be paid to working-class people, an Ogden native plans to make a Green Party bid for the U.S. House seat now held by Rep. Rob Bishop. Bishop, says Adam Davis, a tech consultant for software companies who's now living in South Jordan, is more attuned to business owners and the wealthy. Davis, by contrast, said one of his focuses would be assuring "better protections" for working people. Continue reading

Getting On A Ballot May Soon Be Easier For Third Parties In NC

A bill to make it easier for third-party candidates to participate in elections in North Carolina is poised to pass possibly as soon as next week when lawmakers have scheduled a special session. That has representatives of organizations like North Carolina's Constitution Party excited. Continue reading

Green Party of Michigan to create groups in Bay City, Saginaw

BAY CITY, MI -- The Green Party of Michigan is forming groups in Bay City and Saginaw. The organization is scheduled to host two meetings Sunday, June 11, according to party officials. The first meeting takes place at 3:30 p.m. at Brewtopia in Bay City. A second meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at Red Eye Coffeehouse, 205 N. Hamilton St., in Saginaw. Continue reading

How Green Party can build alternative to Trump

The Green Party is the real alternative to the corporate agenda of the Trump administration, because our candidates have always talked about issues of peace, ecology, justice and democracy in local, state and national campaigns. We are also a more activist-oriented party than either the Democrats or Republicans, to put immediate pressure on the government to address these issues. Continue reading

Green Party's Howie Hawkins will make his third run for Syracuse mayor

Syracuse's stalwart Green Party candidate will run for mayor this fall. Howie Hawkins, who has run for office 20 times since moving to Syracuse in 1991, plans to announce his candidacy for the city's top job in early May. Hawkins, 64, has run for governor, U.S. senate, city auditor, Common Council and mayor. In his most recent race against City Auditor Marty Masterpole in 2015, Hawkins took 35 percent of the vote in a citywide race. In a mayoral general election that could have at least four candidates, those kind of numbers would make him competitive. Continue reading

New Jersey Green Party Condemns U.S. Missile Strike

Are you worried about the ramifications of last week's U.S. missile strike on Afghanistan? So is the Green Party of New Jersey. After the U.S. Air Force dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in a military action on Thursday, targeting an ISIS tunnel complex in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the Green Party of New Jersey released the following statement condemning the attack. Continue reading

Activists Rally: Demand Albany Pass NY Single-Payer Bill

With the country once again debating the future of health care, activists rallied Tuesday in Albany, NY in support of a bill that would create a universal, publicly-financed health-insurance plan for all New Yorkers. Rallygoer and Green Party candidate for Albany Mayor Dan Plaat believes having a state single-payer plan in place would have a positive impact on local economics. "It reminds me a lot of the anti-fracking movement. Each year the rally gets a little bit bigger. More partners are made and more people catch on to the necessity and the importance of this issue in getting this law passed, this piece of policy done." The New York Health Act has passed twice in the Assembly, which expects to pass it again for the third year in a row. Assembly Health Committee Chair and bill sponsor Democrat Dick Gottfried says support for universal health care is growing with the public and in the state Senate, where it is co-sponsored by nearly half of all senators. Continue reading

Rich Cirino is Green Party candidate for mayor

Rich Cirino announced his candidacy for Glens Falls, NY mayor on the Green Party line. "We're here because Glens Falls is home," Cirino said, in a speech at the Warren County Green Party Gala on Saturday. Continue reading