The Green Party of New Jersey Questions the New Congress's Priorities — Military Aid for Israel Instead of Re-opening the Federal Government?

Trenton, NJ – On Tuesday, January 8th, in the midst of a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Senate will be voting on a series of bills, packaged into one bill, S1. This is the first piece of legislation to be voted on by the new Congress. The Green Party of New Jersey questions why. "What does this say about the priorities of the new Congress?" said Carrie Gordon, chair of GPNJ's communications committee. "Women in the WIC program, families on food stamps, and some federal employees are not getting paid at this time, but the U.S. Senate can think of approving the largest military aid package in U.S. history to assist the state of Israel.  Continue reading

PA Green Party Requests U.N. to Takeover Fukushima Reactors

In December 2018, the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) and Green Party of the United States (GPUS) requested the United Nations to take over the crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Fuku) in Japan. Acting in response to a request by Pennsylvania Greens, the National Committee of GPUS has requested the UN Economic and Social Council to direct the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to take over the Japanese nuclear reactors. Continue reading

Green Party Calls for Action in Border Refugee Crisis

El Paso, Texas — El Paso and other border towns have been helping refugees find safe temporary residence and assisting with basic living needs for years. Recent actions by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have dramatically increased the stress on organizations providing refugee assistance. The Green Party of El Paso County assesses this to be a critical situation for the community and immediate action by the US government is needed to avoid further deterioration. Continue reading

Green Party Says Cuomo's Proposals Would Help Doom the Planet

Albany, NY -- Green Party of New York officers said Gov. Cuomo's State of the State preview was short on everything except Andrew Cuomo's positioning for the 2020 Presidential election. The party leadership said Cuomo's plans on climate change and health care will doom millions of New Yorkers who already suffer from the intensifying climate catastrophe, and from the ongoing health care emergency of nonexistent or expensive, poor insurance. They also stated that Cuomo's proposals for electoral reform needed to include RCV, proportional representation, and full public campaign financing. Continue reading

Green Party Urges Congress and States to Enact a Green New Deal on Climate, Economic Justice

The Green Party of the United States is urging Congress and state legislatures to adopt a Green New Deal (GND) to respond to the climate emergency while committing to a full employment, sustainable economy. Howie Hawkins' Green Party campaign for Governor in New York in 2010 was the first time a comprehensive Green New Deal agenda was promoted in the United States. It was based on a call for a Green New Deal in Europe developed a few years previously by the European Greens and others. The GND was a central focus of Jill Stein's two Green Party presidential campaigns in 2012 and 2016. Continue reading

PA Greens Learn Lessons from 2018 Elections

The Chair of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) expressed both disappointment and encouragement in response to the 2018 election. "I thought the election results were discouraging after all the work our many volunteers put into these campaigns," said Sheri Miller, Green Party Chair. "However, our Congressional and State Assembly candidates did well in races with only one opponent, leading me to believe that fear of the greater evil was the biggest factor in voters' minds." "As in previous election cycles," continued Miller, "Green campaigns faced many obstacles. The mainstream press essentially ignored our campaigns; however we were surprisingly pleased by the excellent coverage by some more local press and alternative media outlets." Continue reading

Huge victory for election integrity!

Great news! Today we ended our recount lawsuit in the state of Pennsylvania with a settlement guaranteeing that Pennsylvania will provide new voting systems using paper ballots by 2020, followed in 2022 by automatic audits after every election to confirm the accuracy of the vote before results are certified. This is a critical victory for everyone concerned with the integrity of our elections, and we accomplished it together. Please help build the momentum for elections we can trust by sharing this great news on Facebook and Twitter! Continue reading

Green Party Outraged By Attacks On Migrants

The Green Party of the United States expresses its outrage over the recent tear gas and rubber bullet attack on immigrants seeking legal asylum, as authorized by U.S. law, causing severe injury to asylees and creating mayhem in what should be an orderly process of intake and application. Further, as a party of peace, we call for the immediate suspension of the tear gas attacks being launched over the border with Mexico, as this action constitutes unprovoked aggression against a sovereign nation and may be classified as an act of war. Continue reading

Green Party of California Statement On Wildfire Crisis & Climate Disruption

Paradise, CA - The Green Party of California released the following statement today on the current wildfire crisis, and its origins in climate disruption and corporate, for-profit, energy systems and development. The Green Party of California stands in solidarity with the victims of the Hill, Camp, and Woolsey fires and calls upon the California and U.S. governments to immediately engage all resources and actions necessary to aid the victims of this crisis. We call for the immediate mobilization of all resources to provide emergency field housing, and medical, food, clothing, housing, and sanitation facilities necessary to relieve the suffering of the victims of this horrific and systemic failure. No Evictions of the emergency sites should be contemplated under any circumstances. Continue reading

US Green Party Representatives Deliver Call for Full Investigation of Israel's War Crimes Against Palestinians to International Criminal Court

The Hague, The Netherlands – Members of the Green Party of the United States traveled to the International Criminal Court (ICC) today to deliver a letter calling for a full investigation of Israel for war crimes it has committed against the Palestinians.  In addition to being endorsed by the Green Party U.S., the letter was signed by over 1,000 organizations and individuals from the United States who want prosecutors at the ICC and the world to know that there is a political party and there are people in the U.S. who support holding nations accountable to international law. "The United States is complicit in Israel's crimes by providing financial support, selling weapons and providing political cover to Israel. Unlike the major political parties, the Green Party opposes these actions and has the courage to make this opposition official," said Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party U.S. co-chair. Continue reading