PA Greens support Ranked Choice Voting

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is celebrating Maine's landmark win for representative democracy on June 12th when the citizens approved a measure that adopts ranked choice voting for all state elections. Ranked choice voting, also known as instant runoff voting, allows voters to rank their candidates in order of preference. If no candidate gets at least 50% of the vote, then there is no majority winner. The candidates with very few votes are dropped out and the top candidates continue in an instant runoff process: If a voter's first choice is dropped out, then their second choice receives their vote.  Continue reading

Green Party Statement on Child Separations in Immigration Cases

The Green Party of the United States affirms that migration is a human right, and we are outraged by the current situation at the U.S. border regarding the inhumane treatment of children and families seeking refuge from the United States’ imperialist policies visited upon Latin American nations. Greens are not fooled by the games that the Trump administration now seems to be playing with human lives. His executive order today, while a victory for public activism and direct action in general, seems more an attempt to mollify the public and create a legal situation in which current law regarding the maximum time limit for detention could be challenged. Continue reading

Portland Greens Condemn ICE

Portland, OR – The Green Party of Portland condemns the actions of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for separating families in the name of making our country "great." The removal of children from their parents is traumatic, heartless, and immoral. Despite President Trump's assertions, this is not the way. Despite the assertions of Democrats, they too have a shameful history of supporting deportations. We support the #OccupyICE action and any nonviolent means of resistance against ICE facilities in our community and across the United States. Continue reading

Green Party Calls for Action in Response to UN Report on Poverty in the U.S.

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights recently released a damning report on poverty and income inequality conditions in the United States. The report will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, June 21. The Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the council yesterday, claiming it was "bias[ed]" against Israel, among other reasons. The report pointed out that over 40 million Americans live in conditions of poverty. It also found that the Republican-passed tax cuts bill has already worsened income inequality while it benefits the wealthiest Americans. Continue reading

Green Party of Virginia Condemns Family Separation Endorses Marches, Actions Against the Policy

RICHMOND, VA -- The Green Party of Virginia is appalled by the treatment of immigrant children at Health and Human Services (HHS) centers across the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Justice (DOJ), has forcibly taken nearly 2,000 children from their parents in the last several months. Despite President Trump’s statements, there is no law forcing the President or any executive agency to remove children from the custody of their parents. Continue reading

Greens vote: No county funds to Amazon to move its new offices HQ2 to Arlington

At their June 6 meeting, the Arlington Green Party voted to oppose any county funds for Amazon to move its new office to Arlington. Greens are concerned with the secretive and hidden negotiations between the County Government and Amazon to provide that company with potentially billions of public dollars in order to open a large office complex in Arlington or nearby Alexandria. Greens are very concerned that these public funds will detract from funds now used to support our schools, libraries, public safety, affordable housing assistance, recreation, and the other public programs that make Arlington a great community already. It is bad for democracy to keep the people in the dark. Continue reading

Green Party of Utah Condemns the Separation of Families and Demands the Defunding of (ICE)

Salt Lake City, Utah - The Green Party of Utah (GPUT) is denouncing the U.S. Federal Government’s practice of separating children from their immigrant families and is demanding the dismantling of ICE to put an immediate halt on inhumane policies. The Green Party Platform on Immigration stands firmly for social justice for all those living in this country regardless of their immigration status. Calling for humane policy and laws are consistent with Green Values, and the nation’s values. Continue reading

Green Party Candidates Advance To Challenge U.S. Congress Seats In California

Los Angeles, CA – The Green Party of California announced today that at least two of its candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives have advanced to the November election and will launch a strong challenge to win seats currently held by the Democratic Party. The two Green challengers are Kenneth Mejia in Congressional District 34, and Rodolfo Cortes Barragan in District 40. Both districts are in Los Angeles County. Several other Green candidates for Congress are awaiting final vote tallies to see if they will advance to the general election. Continue reading

Mountain Party Tops Ticket with Congressional Nominee

On Saturday, June 9, the WV Mountain Party nominated a number of its members, thus qualifying each to register to be officially on West Virginia's ballots for General Election this November. Qualifying at the top of the Mountain Party ticket is Daniel P. Lutz, US Congress, 2nd District nominee. Vietnam War Veteran, and retired US Air Force Major Lutz will now square off against incumbent Alex Mooney (R) and Talley Sergent (D). Asked why he chose to be a Congressman, Lutz responded, "West Virginians need a voice, not an echo in Congress." Lutz explained by predicting, "Alex Mooney will continue to echo Donald Trump’s toxic policies. And, based on Talley Sergent’s active political promotion of the 2016 Clinton campaign, she, too, appears to be just an echo for business as usual in Congress." Continue reading

Green Party holds June 9 State Convention in Stockton

Highlights Dangers Of Radioactively Contaminated Explosives Facility Upwind Of Stockton STOCKTON, CA – The Green Party of California – whose national party remains the only major party with nationwide ballot access that accepts no corporate donations – announced that it will hold its first state meeting of 2018 over the weekend of June 9-10, in the city of Stockton in San Joaquin County. Continue reading