Green Party of Philadelphia calls for an elected School Board to replace the School Reform Commission

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) applauds the tireless work of the grassroots coalition Our City Our Schools, whose pressure led Mayor Jim Kenney to announce on November 2 that he will abolish the School Reform Commission and return Philadelphia schools to local control. The state takeover of our schools by an unaccountable body has been a failed experiment, and this victory belongs to the many community activists who made their voices heard. However, Mayor Kenney's decision to move to a model of a Mayoral-appointed board is a missed opportunity to reorganize Philadelphia's public school system under the democratic control of its students, parents, and teachers. Continue reading

Waterford Greens Win Big

Waterford, CT – Waterford's 2017 municipal elections were highly contested, with over 50 candidates running on three different party lines. Newest to town is the Waterford Green Party, having been founded back in the fall of 2013. The Waterford Greens have been growing over the past several years, running their first candidate in 2014, and winning their first election in 2015. In the 2017 race they nearly doubled the size of their slate from 2015, endorsing a total of nine candidates. Continue reading

Vote Today!

Voting is taking place today for 124 Green Party candidates. There are 14 candidates for state or federal offices, with the rest running for local offices, including 10 Mayoral candidates. In races earlier this year, Greens won 22 of 66 campaigns. A full list of our 2017 candidates can be viewed here. Continue reading

Green Party of New Jersey Condemns Endorsement of Assemblyman Parker Space by the New Jersey Herald

TRENTON, N.J. (Nov. 6, 2017) – In response to this past Sunday's endorsement of Assemblyman Parker Space (R – 24th District) by the New Jersey Herald editorial board, the Green Party of New Jersey issued the following statement: The Green Party of New Jersey strongly condemns the New Jersey Herald's endorsement of Assemblyman Parker Space. In addition, the Green Party of New Jersey demands the removal of editorial staff responsible for the utterly inappropriate and unacceptable language published in justification of their endorsement of Assemblyman Space. Continue reading

Green Governor Candidate Takes Aim at Trump’s Racist Response to NY Deaths

Jersey City, NJ – Pausing amidst his last days of campaigning in this racially diverse city, gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale denounced what he qualified as the "racist politicization of terror and fear" by the Trump Administration, and claimed racism is becoming more evident in this country and his state since Trump took office. "This is outrageous. Barely grieving for the victims, the hater-in-chief is exploiting the Uzbeki origin of the man responsible for the mischief-night killings in New York to advance his policies of racial and ethnic cleansing," Kaper-Dale said after President Trump labeled the man alleged to be responsible for the Manhattan bike path killings a terrorist who should be sent to the Guantanamo military prison while taking aim at the federal Diversity Visa program. Continue reading

Green Party of Rhode Island announces details for it's 25th Anniversary celebration

2016 Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominees Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka to appear at Green Party of RI Regional Summit This December For the past 25 years, the Green Party of Rhode Island has been an active force in New England politics both in the ballot box and in the streets. Now we are going to mark the occasion in a historic and important way. Continue reading

Next GreenStream broadcast: Interview on Nov. 2 with Merrily Mazza, Green candidate for reelection to Lafayette, Colorado City Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The next broadcast of GreenStream, the Green Party's livestream show, will present an interview with Merrily Mazza, Green incumbent candidate for City Council in Lafayette, Colorado. The show will air on the party's Facebook page on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading

Green Party news and newsmakers in the 2017 election

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Expanded ballot access for alternative parties and endorsements for Green candidates were among the top Green Party stories in the 2017 general election. The Green Party also gained a state legislator in Maine, after he converted from the Democratic Party. At least 124 Green candidates are on the ballot in the Nov. 7 election. At least 141 Greens currently hold elected office in 18 states. Continue reading

On 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Green Party Calls for NYC to Commit to 100% Clean Renewable Energy by 2030

On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Green Party is calling upon NYC to commit to 100% clean energy for all uses by 2030. Despite being one of the three most vulnerable cities on the planet to sea level rise from climate change, the city under Mayor de Blasio still only calls for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. Recent studies now say that sea level rises of more than 6 feet are possible by the end of the century, and that NYC will experience 500-year floods (more than 7 feet) every five years or so by 2030. Continue reading

Maine Greens Call For People’s Veto of Bill Effectively Killing RCV

  Maine Green Independent Party co-chairs Riva O'Rourke and Jon Olsen today condemned the Maine State Legislature's actions in special session yesterday in passing passed LD 1646, "An Act To Implement Ranked Choice Voting in 2021." This bill, supported by members of both the Democratic and Republican parties, "sabotages the citizen referendum on ranked choice voting," said Olsen and O'Rourke. "This vote severely damages our first-in-the nation statewide effort to initiate RCV, and may have dealt it a fatal blow." Continue reading