DACA crisis inevitable conclusion of Democrat failure

The Latinx Caucus of the Green Party of Colorado expresses solidarity with all young immigrants of every stripe who are now the target of the Trump administration’s decision to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was an executive action implemented by the administration of Barack Obama in June 2012. The United States bears responsibility for the turmoil created in the birth countries of DACA recipients, through policies enacted during both Democratic and Republican administrations, like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), initiated during the George H.W. Bush administration and signed by Bill Clinton in December 1993, before the birth of many current DACA recipients. This policy alone caused intense economic upheaval for Mexico, by flooding Mexico with heavily-subsidized American-grown corn and putting millions out of work. Then, because NAFTA incentivized maquiladoras (factories) along the border that paid less-than-poverty wages and the export of good-paying jobs from American factories, Mexicans were caught in this economic disaster. Continue reading

Green Party to "Draft Bernie" organizers hoping to launch a new party: Go Green!

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders are challenging organizers and voters convening in Washington, D.C., to discuss founding a new progressive party centered around Bernie Sanders to recognize that such a party already exists and to "Go Green." The "People's Convergence" is meeting from September 8 through 10 at American University and will present a "Draft Bernie" petition to Sen. Bernie Sanders that asks him to lead a new People's Party. Continue reading

Green Party of Virginia Denounces Trump's Ending of DACA

RICHMOND, VA – The Green Party of Virginia strongly opposes President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as "the Dream Act" or DACA. This program protects immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have fully assimilated into our culture and institutions, are gainfully employed, pay taxes, and have committed no crime. These people were brought here by others and should not be punished for it. DACA has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation to a nation that most do not even know, granting them a status that allows them to work legally in the United States while pursuing citizenship. Continue reading

Candidates seeking Green Party nominations to hold trio of campaign announcements

Wayne County activists launch bids for office (FLINT, LANSING, DETROIT) 08/29/2017 - Anita Belle and Jennifer V. Kurland will tour the state on Wednesday, seeking the nomination of the Green Party of Michigan in a pair of statewide contests. The pair will hold press conferences in Flint, Lansing and Detroit, where Belle will announce her candidacy for U.S. Senate and Kurland will announce a run for Governor of the State of Michigan. Continue reading

Green Party statement on Labor Day 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States released the following statement in celebration of Labor Day 2017. The statement was written by Steering Committee member Chris Blankenhorn. Continue reading

Green Party: Hurricane Harvey is the latest alarm bell on climate change

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders are calling Hurricane Harvey the latest alarm bell on global warming and said that President Trump and Congress must make solving the climate crisis the nation's top priority. Greens expressed sympathy and solidarity with people in Houston and other parts of Texas and Louisiana who are suffering the effects of the hurricane and have lost homes, belongings, and loved ones. Continue reading

Green Party of NJ Co-Chair and Assembly Candidate Condemns Racially Charged Facebook Post by Assemblyman Parker Space

TRENTON, N.J. (Aug. 29th, 2017) – In the aftermath of this past weekend's racially charged Facebook post by Assemblyman Parker Space (R – 24th District), Green Party of New Jersey Co-Chair and General Assembly candidate in the 24th Legislative District Aaron Hyndman issued the following statement: When my current representative in the state legislature, Assemblyman Parker Space, posted a picture on Facebook of him and his wife posing in front of a Hank Williams-themed Confederate Flag decorated with the phrase "If the South would have won, we would have had it made," he sarcastically captioned the image with the phrase "Hope no one is offended! LOL." Continue reading

LD-28 Senate Challenger Demands Meaningful Legislative Action Toward Health Care Reform

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (Aug. 24, 2017) -- Troy Knight-Napper, Green Party candidate for State Senate in Legislative District 28 – which encompasses Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Nutley, and portions of Newark – issued the following statement today regarding health care reform: Last week, the incumbent Legislative District 28 Senator issued a statement rightly congratulating Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier for the laudable decision to resign from one of President Donald J. Trump’s advisory councils as an act of protest against the President’s reprehensible failure to properly condemn racism and white supremacy. Continue reading

GPVA Calls For Adoption of an Environmental Sustainable State Building Code

RICHMOND, VA – A number of environmental groups in Virginia have been advocating for years for Virginia to establish an energy saving and environmentally friendly building code that would make a substantial reduction in carbon emissions in the commonwealth. Carbon emissions from buildings (commercial and residential) are the largest energy use in the United States. Studies by environmental groups and universities in Virginia have indicated that energy savings from the Earthcraft building program can be as great as 40 percent, and save tenants and or homeowners many thousands of dollars of utility costs over time. A new environmentally friendly building code would result in a substantial cost savings for homeowners, tenants, and commercial property owners while substantially reducing carbon based electricity and heating costs. The consumer benefits are substantial and accrue particularly to low income persons, cutting their housing costs and allowing them a better standard of living. Continue reading

Green Party urges enactment of Single-Payer health care: Livestream show on Aug. 23

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party, calling for enactment of a Single-Payer / Medicare For All health care system to replace the Affordable Care Act, will present a half-hour livestream interview with Single-Payer organizer Ursula Rozum on August 23. The GreenStream show will air on the party's Facebook page on Wednesday, August 23, at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT. Continue reading