Green Party: President Trump and Congress must remove all barriers to emergency relief for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States called on the White House and Congress to repeal the Jones Act and all barriers to emergency relief for Puerto Rico and provide massive aid for the island in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The devastation in Puerto Rico may be even worse than in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Virgin Islands have also suffered severe damage and need emergency aid. Continue reading

Green Party candidates to watch in 2017 local elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Local and state Green Parties are running several strong candidates in well-organized campaigns for public office in 2017. The Green Party of the United States welcomed Maine State Rep. Ralph Chapman, who announced his new membership in the Maine Green Independent Party on Thursday. Mr. Chapman is Maine's second Green in the Maine House of Representatives, following John Eder, who served from 2004 to 2006. Continue reading

Rep. Chapman joins Maine Green Independents

After unenrolling from the Democratic Party this spring, Maine State Rep. Ralph Chapman announced Thursday he has joined the Maine Green Independent Party, becoming the only Green state representative in Maine, and the first since John Eder finished his term in the 122nd Legislature in 2006. In a letter announcing his enrollment with the Maine Greens, Chapman wrote, "I have joined the Maine Green Independent Party in order to highlight the democracy-diminishing effects of corporate funding influence on the statehouse party leadership of Maine's two largest political parties." Continue reading

Green Party Peace Action Committee marks Peace Day, blasts Trump's U.N. speech and the U.S. Senate's military budget hike

WASHNGTON, D.C. - The Green Party's Peace Action Committee (GPAX) calls for the development of alternative solutions to violence on the International Day of Peace. GPAX, an official committee of the Green Party of the United States, has chosen Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace ("Peace Day"), to announce its reorganization after a hiatus of several years. Continue reading

The Green Party of Utah Achieves Ballot Access

On September 18, the Green Party of Utah received notification from the Lieutenant Governor's office that we have met the 2,000 signature threshold to gain ballot access as a political party in Utah. This allows for Green Party candidates to appear on ballots in 2018/2020, and voters will be able to register to vote as Green beginning November 30. We were thrilled to hear this news, and believe this is a step forward for democracy in Utah as we try to offer voters not just more choices, but better choices than those presented by the political duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties. This represents the better part of a year's worth of work, and we have had such a great time speaking with so many voters in our state! Continue reading

Green Party of St. Louis Calls for Independent Investigation of Police Complicity with Property Damage

September 19, 2017 – St. Louis, Missouri. We know that several windows were broken in the Central West End on the night of Friday, September 15, the day that Judge Timothy Wilson announced his "not guilty" verdict in St. Louis cop Jason Stockley's 2011 murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. We know that several more windows were smashed in the Delmar Loop of University City on the night of Saturday, September 16 and in downtown St. Louis the night of Sunday, September 17. However, we also know that ... Continue reading

Waterford, CT Green Party Nominating Petitions Approved, Pushes Platform

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Waterford Green Party received confirmation from the Secretary of the State of Connecticut's office that their nominating petitions were officially approved. Petitions were submitted before the state's August deadline for five of the nine candidates that the party is running in the 2017 municipal election. Candidates required to petition to appear on the Green ballot line included Kevin Kelly (Board of Finance), Mike Buscetto III (Board of Assessment Appeals), Billy G. Collins (Zoning Board of Appeals), Andrew Frascarelli (RTM District 1), and Carl D'Amato (RTM District 4). Other candidates appearing on the Green ballot include Deb Roselli Kelly (Board of Education), Darcy Van Ness (Zoning Board of Education Alternate), Baird Welch-Collins (RTM District 2), and Joshua Steele Kelly (RTM District 3). Continue reading

Next GreenStream broadcast: Interview with Julie Bañuelos, Green candidate for Denver School Board, on Sept. 20

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The next broadcast of GreenStream, the Green Party's livestream show, will feature an interview with Julie Bañuelos, Green candidate for the Denver, Colorado, Board of Education. The show will air on the party's Facebook page on Wednesday, September 20, at 9:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading

Green Party to Congress: Pass the Sanders bill and HR 676, enact Single-Payer now

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party is calling for swift passage of Single-Payer national health care, which now has Sen. Bernie Sanders' legislation in the U.S. Senate (Medicare for All Act of 2017) along with House bill 676 to make conversion to a universal health care system possible. The Green Party of the United States supports a National Improved Medicare for All system that includes everyone living in the country, provides comprehensive benefits and eliminates cost-sharing such as co-pays and deductibles. The party has endorsed Single-Payer / Medicare For All ever since the party was founded. Continue reading

Green Party condemns President Trump's cancellation of DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States strongly condemns President Trump's cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), urges Congress to override the White House and reinstate the program, and demands humane U.S. policies on the treatment of undocumented immigrants. Greens said that the president's order, which threatens 800,000 young immigrants with uncertain status and possible deportation, is the culmination of bipartisan disregard for the rights and welfare of undocumented immigrants in recent decades. A statement from the Latinx Caucus of the Green Party of Colorado on President Trump's decision and the role of Democrats follows below. Continue reading