Green Party condemns missile strikes on Syria

The Green Party of the United States condemns the missile strikes carried out during the early morning of April 14, 2018, ordered by the Trump administration on purported chemical weapon sites in Syria, in flagrant violation of both the U.S. Constitution and international law. In a now signature impetuous style, the Trump administration authorized the airstrikes without first initiating an investigation into claims that last week, Syrian government forces used chemical weapons on the last insurgent outpost in Eastern Ghouta. Additionally, Germany and Italy declined to participate in the airstrikes, demonstrating that the Trump administration also failed to use any diplomatic process before acting. Continue reading

Ohio Green Party Biennial Convention Elects Delegates & Welcomes Candidates throughout the State

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Green Party held its' biennial convention this past Saturday in Columbus. The convention elected delegates to the Annual National Meeting this July in Salt Lake City, Utah.The Green Party re-elected Philena Farley of Columbus and Logan Martinez of Miami and welcomed newcomer Kevin Fay of Akron to the National Committee of the Green Party US. Continue reading

Green Party: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley rescind veto of Security Council draft statement on shootings of Palestinians

The Green Party of the United States called on US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, to rescind the US veto of the UN Security Council draft statement calling for an independent investigation into the Israeli military’s deliberate and brutal attack on Palestinians during nonviolent protests near the Gaza-Israeli border which began on Friday, March 30th. Twenty-nine Palestinians have been killed and more than fourteen hundred injured – many of them by live fire and many seriously – by Israeli snipers in the planned and coordinated attack, 7 killed by Israeli fire, scores hurt in Gaza border protest. Over thirty thousand Palestinians were commemorating Land Day, which observes an Israeli attack in 1976 that killed six Arabs protesting Israeli occupation of their lands to build Jewish settlements.  Continue reading

Green Party Endorses Paul Glover for PA Governor

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) endorsed Paul Glover as candidate for Governor at their state convention on March 18. A resident of Philadelphia, Glover is a long-time social entrepreneur who has founded 18 campaigns for ecology and justice. He has authored six books on community power and previously taught urban studies at Temple University and ecological economics at Philadelphia University. Glover urges Democrats and Republicans alike to quit expecting urgent change through the traditional parties, saying, "The Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln. The Democratic Party is no longer the party of FDR. Instead, both are dominated by major corporations and their lobbyists." As a Green Party candidate, Glover will accept no corporate or PAC funding. Continue reading

Ohio Greens release details for candidates and state convention

Green Party Fields a record number of candidates for May 8 Primary. Candidates to be showcased at April 7 Convention in Columbus. The Ohio Green Party is pleased to announce a record number of candidates running in the May 8th primary. At the top of the ticket are Constance Gadell-Newton and Brett Joseph running for Governor and Lt. Governor. Constance is a defense attorney in Columbus. Brett is also a lawyer. He has a Ph.D., and is an instructor in sustainability. They have to get at least 3% of the gubernatorial vote in the November election or the Green Party will lose its Minor Party status. Recent changes in Ohio's election laws make it much more difficult for Minor Parties to exist. The Green Party is the only remaining Minor Party in Ohio. Continue reading

Victory for Democracy: DC Mayor Signs Fair Elections Bill Into Law

Coalition cheers final passage of bill, calls for full funding and implementation of landmark democracy reform WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advocates and activists celebrated on Tuesday as Mayor Bowser signed the Fair Elections Act, a major democracy reform that will bring small donor public financing to local elections. The campaign to pass the bill has been supported by dozens of economic, social, and racial justice organizations, as well as the entire D.C. Council. Continue reading

Green Party Recognized as New Party in North Carolina

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Green Party is pleased to announce that residents can now register to vote Green in North Carolina! In one of the first meetings of the newly seated State Board of Elections, board members approved the Green Party’s application for recognition as a new political party. The application was submitted at the end of December 2017 in anticipation of the changes taking effect on January 1 of this year that amended requirements for new parties seeking ballot access. Recognition had been on hold since January, pending the seating of the board by Governor Roy Cooper. Continue reading

Green Party Of Pennsylvania Announces Six Candidates For 2018 State And National Election

State Party endorses candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, US Senate, State Senate, and State House of Representatives SCRANTON, PA --- Pennsylvania Greens from across the state convened in Scranton at the IBEW Local 81 on March 17th & 18th for their Annual State Convention and Business Meeting. The two-day event was filled with workshops and training, such as "How to Run a Local Campaign," "Event Planning 101," and "Encouraging more LGBT and Women Candidates. Continue reading

Green Party: Saudi Arabia deserves U.S. sanctions over war on Yemen, not a warm welcome for the Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman deserves protest and the threat of sanctions over his country's mass murder of Yemeni civilians instead of a friendly welcome to the U.S. The Saudi Arabian leader visited President Trump on Tuesday for friendly talks about military assistance, purchases of U.S. weapons, and sharing of wealth. Continue reading

Vote Suppression in Cook County, 2018 Primary Election

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT ON VOTE SUPPRESSION IN COOK COUNTY (2018 PRIMARY ELECTION) COOK COUNTY -- The Illinois Green Party strongly condemns the conduct of poll workers in Cook County during the 2018 primary elections. Continue reading