Green Party Women's Caucus statement on sexual assault by politicians and celebrities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party National Women’s Caucus published a statement by co-chair Joy Davis on the recent revelations of sexual harassment and assault by powerful political and entertainment figures. A video of Ms. Davis reading the statement is online here: Continue reading

Statement on Election of Rep Terry Goodin as Minority Leader

We are disappointed in the outcome of the Minority Leader election for the Indiana House Democrats. Our concerns with the selection of Representative Terry Goodin are many. Rep Goodin has authored or co-authored a number of troubling bills that clearly demonstrate his staunch support for the widespread availability of guns. He has voted many times with conservatives, to oppose marriage equality, reduce environmental protections, implement drug testing of welfare recipients, DNA testing arrestees, and restrict state agencies ability to protect our health and safety. Continue reading

Green Party summit featuring Jill Stein & Ajamu Baraka this Saturday in Providence

The Green Party of Rhode Island, one of the oldest in America, is pleased to announce it will be holding its 25th Anniversary Celebration and New England Regional Summit on December 2, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at Bell Street Chapel in Providence. Keynote speakers Dr. Jill Stein and Mr. Ajamu Baraka, the 2016 presidential and vice-presidential nominees, will appear as will local activists the Party has chosen for recognition in thanks for their important efforts over the years. Tickets are now on sale for $10 each. Greens and Green voters from across the state, region, and nation are welcomed to this historic summit. Continue reading

Maine House Rep. Henry Bear registers Green, announces CD2 candidacy

On Monday, Henry John Bear, Tribal Member Representing the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians in the Maine House of Representatives, officially registered as a member of the Maine Green Independent Party. The move comes in anticipation of his Friday announcement as a Green candidate for U.S. House Representative to Maine's Second Congressional District, challenging incumbent Congressman Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine. Bear will announce his candidacy with an event at 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the Aroostook Treaty Education Center, 41 Elm Street, in Houlton. Continue reading

PA Green Party celebrates 6 wins in 10 races in 2017

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is celebrating several election victories for 2017. Out of ten candidates running, six were elected to office. Jules Mermelstein, statewide candidate for PA Superior Court Judge was not one of those elected. However his strong showing was a victory in its own right, ensuring minor party status for the Green Party of Pennsylvania for two more years. More than one out of every 20 voters across the state voted for Jules. His vote count of 106,131 was more than eight times the number of registered Greens in the state, showing strong cross-party support. Jules needed to get 2% of the number of votes received by the winner with the highest vote total in order for the Green Party to keep minor party designation in PA. Achieving over 9% statewide and over 10% in 15 Counties, Jule’s campaign for Superior Court Judge was a victory for PA Greens. Continue reading

Second state representative enrolls Green Independent

HOULTON -- State Rep. Henry John Bear (G--Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians) became the second member of the State Legislature to enroll Green Independent this year. Bear joins State Rep. Ralph Chapman (G--Brooksville), increasing the Green Independent Party's legislative caucus to two. Chapman joined the party in September. "I have had the honor of serving in Maine’s House of Representatives with Representative Henry Bear for the past half-dozen years," Chapman said. "His approach toward legislative matters and other legislators is thoughtful, well-informed, and very respectful. His wisdom and gentle leadership on issues, especially of civil rights and our environment, will contribute greatly to Maine’s Green Independent Party which he has joined. I am thrilled to be able to work further with Henry as a fellow Green Independent party member and legislator." Continue reading

Maine Greens open primaries to unenrolled voters

The Maine Green Independent Party voted at its Fall Assembly this month to allow unenrolled voters – commonly referred to as "Independents" – to participate in the party's primary election in 2018. "The nearly 40 percent of unenrolled Maine voters speaks volumes about the dissatisfaction they have with the corporate parties," said Jon Olsen, one of the party's two co-chairs. "We offer an alternative by allowing them into our primary, agreeing with them that the major parties represent the interests of corporations instead of citizens. We hope they will see the Maine Green Independent Party as 'their' party." Continue reading

The Green Party endorses Unity March for Puerto Rico on Nov. 19 in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party has endorsed the Unity March for Puerto Rico, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 19. Green Party co-chair Darlene Elias will speak at a rally associated with the march. Ms. Elias spoke about the liberation of Puerto Rico before the U.N. Decolonization Committee on June 19, 2017. Continue reading

LA County Green Party endorses ballot measure to overturn Top Two elections

The Green Party of California (GPCA) and the Green Party of Los Angeles County (GPLAC) have endorsed the Initiative to Repeal The Top Two Candidates Open Primary Law – a ballot measure that would overturn Top Two elections in California. "Californians deserve more choice in elections, not less," says Michael Feinstein, former Mayor of Santa Monica and co-founder of the Green Party of California. "Top Two elections undermine democracy by limiting voters to only two general election choices, while driving up the cost of running for office and making ballot access more difficult. Continue reading

Candidate Reveal & Press Conference

Join the Green Alliance of Southwest Missouri at the Joplin Public Library on November 21st at 5pm for our HISTORIC candidate announcements! For too long candidates have ran unchecked and uncontested in Representative & Senate races across Southwest Missouri. Uncontested elections like these don't even give the illusion of a Democracy like what was envisioned by our countries founders. Continue reading