Green Party Awards Financial Assistance to Twenty Candidates

The Green Party of the United States Coordinated Campaign Committee (CCC) has awarded twenty Green Party candidates financial assistance for their federal, state, and local races. They are among over 200 Green Party candidates running in the midterm races, the winners of which will join 160 Green Party candidates in 19 states currently serving in office across the country. Erin Fox, Co-chair of the CCC, said, "The Green Party has an amazing lineup of candidates this year. We are pleased to disburse these financial awards to show our support and gratitude to Green candidates. We want to be clear that it’s time to get big money out of politics. We don’t do this for the money, but it takes money to do it. That’s why we’re asking Green Party supporters to match our awards and to contribute to these campaigns and any other Green candidates they are able to support." Continue reading

Green candidates barred from debate and polls in midterms protest media bias

Exclusion of candidates violates the right of voters to be informed about all names on the ballot Green Party candidates have been excluded from debates and polls across the country by news media and polling criteria that favor Democratic and Republican candidates. Exclusion means Green Party candidates cannot make their case to undecided voters or try to sway decided ones, which is especially crucial in races that determine ballot status. High numbers of undecided voters are a wild card in many races this year and may lead to some “Green” surprises on election day. Continue reading

Maine Green Independent Party Finds Susan Collins' Vote Profoundly Disturbing

The Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) is deeply disappointed in Senator Susan Collins' choice to support Brett Kavanaugh's election to the Supreme Court. We feel Kavanaugh's record, temperament and bias render him unfit to serve, and the credible allegations against him of sexual assault and aggression only strengthen that assessment. Senator Collins' willingness to disregard those allegations is profoundly distrubing. MGIP cochair, Niomi Larrivee Mays said "Susan Collins had shown us our current Democrat and Republican representatives are not voting with the people's majority interests in mind. It's time we stand up and back the clean, green representatives of the Green Independent Party". Continue reading

Dem Barbara Lee To Join Green Challenger Laura Wells In Historic Candidate Forum, Oct 5

Oakland, CA – In a move that surprised many, Democrat incumbent and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee will join in a public candidate forum with Laura Wells, the Green Party challenger for her District 13 House seat in the November 2018 General Election. The Green Party announced in June that due to a successful primary write-in campaign by Wells, three Green candidates are contesting U.S. House seats currently held by Democrats in California, including two candidates in Los Angeles, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan and Kenneth Mejia. Continue reading

How to achieve a demilitarised world through a peace-oriented Green security policy?

A Global Greens Webinar series on the impact of militarism & capitalism on environmental justice. Speakers will discuss the Greens position on the topic in their country and region as well as the current state of debate beyond the Greens. The webinar aims to move beyond stumbling points and exchange on what we can learn from each other to forge Green positions and proposals on how to achieve a demilitarised world through a Green peace-oriented security policy. Continue reading

State Green Parties aim for major-party status in midterm elections

State Green Parties are running statewide candidates in the midterm elections in many states to gain new ballot lines and defend existing ones. Achieving the votes required for ballot access in elections for statewide office is essential for the Green Party’s political survival because it enables other Green Party candidates to run with lower petition requirements, or without petitioning. In the 2016 general election, the Green Party had ballot lines in 44 states plus DC, including the seven largest states. Voters in three additional states could write in the presidential candidate, Jill Stein. Snapshots of some of these ballot access–critical races are below. Continue reading

South Central Michigan Greens announce monthly meeting

The South Central Michigan Greens local will hold its monthly meeting 2:00 –4:00 pm on Saturday, September 22 at Biggby's Coffee, 1125 East Michigan Avenue in Emmett Township east of Battle Creek.Co-founder John Anthony La Pietra of Marshall, who is also the Green candidate for 63rd District State Representative, will report on recent activities: Continue reading

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