Green Party urges Int'l Criminal Court to probe Israel's war on Palestinians

The Green Party has endorsed a letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) that was drafted by the party's Peace Action Committee. The letter, which is appended below, outlines the history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and requests that alleged war crimes by Israel that have been reported since June 2014 be investigated by the ICC. The ICC opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine on January 16, 2015.  Continue reading

Green Party Endorses School of the Americas Annual Border Encuentro

The Green Party has endorsed the School of the Americas Annual Border Encuentro to be held on November 16-18, which has gathered for the past two years in Ambos Nogales, Arizona/Sonora for nonviolent protest against U.S. intervention in Latin America. The Annual Border Encuentro is sponsored by School of the Americas Watch (SOAW), which has advocated over 27 years for the closure of the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation in Ft. Benning, Georgia. "We've endorsed the Annual Border Encuentro to highlight the disastrous effects of U.S. political, economic, and military intervention in Latin America," said Dee Taylor, Co-Chair of the Green Party Peace Action Committee, which sponsored the endorsement. "The School of the Americas has trained over 80,000 Latin American military and police officers since its founding in 1946. These officers have been connected to some of the worst violations of human rights in the region and include nearly a dozen Latin American dictators, some of whom have overthrown democratically elected leaders in coups." Continue reading

Connecticut Residents Rally In Support of Nation-wide Prison Strike

Hundreds to gather in New Haven to urge humane reform of Connecticut's and US Prison policy August 20, 2018 — On Saturday August 25th, residents from across Connecticut will mobilize in New Haven to voice their support for prisoners around the United States who will be participating in strike actions, calling for an end to inhumane conditions of confinement, including overcrowding, lack of rehabilitation services, labor at a fraction of the minimum wage, and the absence of any meaningful process by which prisoners may voice grievances. Continue reading

Watch the Green Wave Telethon on Saturday!

Surf’s up! The Green Party of the United States is preparing for its first-ever “Green Wave Telethon,” a fundraising effort that is scheduled for broadcast on Facebook this Saturday, August 18th. The telethon will feature live candidate interviews and recorded videos from dozens of Green Party candidates and supporters. The two-hour long event will be hosted by David Cobb, Philena Farley and Erin Fox. You can watch here.  Continue reading

Green Party Facebook Telethon to support midterm candidates

The Green Party Coordinated Campaign Committee is hosting the first national Green Wave Telethon for midterm candidates on the Green Party's Facebook page. The telethon, hosted by 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Philena Farley, and Erin Fox, is intended to raise awareness about candidates currently running for office and to raise money for the Coordinated Campaign Committee's candidate fund. "The Green Party is a people-powered movement," said Holly Hart, Co-chairperson of the Coordinated Campaign Committee.   Continue reading

Montana Green Party Seeks Emergency Injunctive Relief In Federal Court

(Helena, Mt) On Monday the Montana Green Party (MGP), and 8 of its supporters, filed suit in Federal District Court. The case, which names the Montana Secretary of State, Corey Stapleton, as the defendant, asks the court to grant an immediate and permanent injunction on the enforcement of MCA, § 13-10-601(2)(a), (b), (c), and (d), as these statutes impose an unconstitutional burden on the MGP and its supporters by violating the first and fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution. The initial complaint declares that "the Plaintiffs will be denied their rights to actively engage in the exercise of their free speech, right to political association, right to form a political party, seek redress of grievances, cast an effective vote, and equal protection and due process of the laws of the State of Montana and the United States of America." Continue reading

Wayne County Green Party Nominates Candidates for U.S. House and Michigan State Senate

On Saturday, July 28, the Wayne County Green Party added two more candidates to the Michigan Green Party’s already robust 20 candidates across the state. D. Etta Wilcoxon, The People’s Advocate, accepted the Green Party nomination for the 13th Congressional U.S. House seat. According to Wilcoxon, “It is an incredible honor to accept the Green Party nomination for the U.S. House seat once held by Representative John Conyers, II”. She continued, “It will take an enormous amount of work to even come close to filling the shoes left behind by Congressman Conyers”. Wilcoxon’s decades of fighting for the residents of Metro-Detroit has prepared her for such a task. According to Wilcoxon, “The tenants of the Green Party such as grassroots democracy and inclusion are at the forefront of my political experience”, and she looks forward to fighting for voter access, ballot access, living wage jobs, healthcare for all, and making America greater than she currently is. Continue reading

The Green Party announces new national party co-chairs

The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States has announced the election of four new co-chairs, Joy Davis, Margaret Flowers, Anita Rios, and Violet Rose Zitola, and the re-election of treasurer Hillary Kane. Davis, Flowers and Rios were elected July 21 to replace steering committee members whose terms had ended, Kane was re-elected July 21, and Zitola was elected July 1 to fill a vacancy after a resignation. Continue reading

PA Greens File for Six Candidates in the 2018 General Election

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is proud to announce our candidates for office in 2018. On July 31, 2018 Green Party of Pennsylvania representatives went to Harrisburg, PA and filed for six candidates to be on the ballot in the General Election on November 6, 2018.  Continue reading

Green Party Candidates Lay Out Midterm Challenge to Major Parties

The Green Party of the United States closed the 2018 Annual National Meeting at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City held July 19 to 22 with a challenge to the corporate-funded Democratic and Republican Parties and a call to action. "Green campaigns are powering up for victory in Utah and all across the country," said Erin Fox, Co-chair of the party's Coordinated Campaign Committee. "Our candidates aren't just asking for votes, they are asking voters to participate in our shared democracy by getting involved in a movement that puts the people, planet and peace first." Continue reading