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

Montana Green Party Candidates Issue Commitment Statements

(Missoula, Mt) Montana Green Party announces that it has received commitment statements from five of the candidates who will be running on their ticket in 2018. On Friday the Montana Green party issued a statement denouncing John Gibney of HD85 for his refusal to apologize for the bigoted remarks he made during an anti-immigration rally in 2016. In this statement party leaders addressed the concerns which have been raised regarding the legitimacy of their remaining 5 candidates; stating that they had requested each of these candidates to issue statements regarding their commitment to the Green Party and its values. Continue reading

Maine Green Independents field slate of candidates

Following the deadline for submitting qualifying signatures, the Maine Green Independent Party has six candidates who will appear on Maine House ballots this November. This follows the early-season good news of Green Gil Harris's election to the Limerick Board of Selectmen, along with a number of other municipal candidates. "This is an exciting group of candidates," said Maine Green Independent Party Co-Chair Niomi Larrivee, "representing the broad spectrum of voices that has been attracted to the Maine Green Independents." Continue reading

Right to Rest Defeat Exposes Moral Weakness of House Democrats

Reps. Rosenthal, Pabon, Valdez, Gray prioritize profits over human rights Denver, CO, March 16, 2018 -- Colorado Greens express outrage over the indefinite postponement of HB 18-1067, the Colorado Right to Rest Act, yesterday in the State House Local Government committee, effectively killing the bill via procedural motion. House Democrats were split over the motion to indefinitely suspend the bill. Continue reading

Green Party of Philadelphia Supports Student Walkout and Calls for Action on Gun Control

The Green Party of Philadelphia supports Philadelphia students participating in today’s National School Walkout to protest Congress’ inaction on gun control legislation. A vast majority of Americans support more gun control and our government's years of inaction is yet another example of how we do not have a functioning democracy. Today we stand with the students and call for action on gun control in the Pennsylvania legislature. The recent gun control legislation passed in Florida marks a major victory for student and family activists from Parkland. "We salute the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for turning this tragedy into a call to action. It's thrilling to see young people stepping so powerfully and fearlessly into the role of activist to create the change they want, need, and deserve," said Michael Georgeson, GPOP City Committee Recording Secretary. Continue reading

The Green Party of New York Stands With Student Walkout for Gun Control

From GPNY Co-Chair Gloria Mattera: Today my sadness for those who continue to lose loved ones to preventable gun violence is accompanied by the pride I feel for my son Peter Sweeney and his fellow students at Brooklyn Tech High School for participating in today's historic, nationwide walkout for serious action on gun control. Continue reading

The Green Party will hold its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, July 19-22

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22. Greens will convene at the University of Utah. The meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events. Green candidates running in 2018 and elected officials are expected to attend. Continue reading

New Leadership for Philadelphia's Green Party

Members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) elected their 2018 leaders while meeting at Shissler Recreation Center in Fishtown. The new leadership is young and energetic, two characteristics which will be useful in their rejuvenation of the Green Party. This was recognized by Margie Neary, the newly elected GPOP Membership Secretary, who had told the Greens, "lf elected, I would bring positive energy, organizational skills and fresh ideas to the position." The new GPOP City Committee will be the youngest in its history, and it is faced with several long-term problems, including a dwindling Green Party membership. This is the result of a continuous membership slide during the past eight years. Continue reading