Green Party of the United States 2019 National Meeting In Salem, MA

Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party's 2019 Annual National Meeting in Salem, Massachusetts, July 25-28 Continue reading

Green Party Says New York Needs to Declare a Climate Emergency

Faults Democrats for Delay on Single Payer Health Care, Marijuana Legalization, Rent Control ALBANY — The Green Party of New York (GPNY) demanded that New York State Democrats in Albany enact the strongest climate change legislation possible rather than taking half-steps that would not prevent catastrophic climate change. Continue reading

Demand for Climate Action Drives Green Party Vote Surge Throughout Europe

The Green Party of the United States congratulated Green Parties throughout Europe for their strong showing in the recent elections for European Parliament, where the Greens won 71 seats, up from 52. News reports said that the "Green Wave" was driven by the party's strong climate agenda. The party polled particularly well among young voters and in cities. Continue reading

Green Party of the United States Statement - Venezuelan Embassy

The Green Party strongly protests the arrests today of individuals inside the Venezuelan Embassy. Members of the organization Embassy Protection Collective had been staying inside the embassy since April 10, 2019, with permission of the embassy. Their objective was to help prevent a U.S. administration-aided effort by the Venezuelan opposition to take over the embassy. Several members of the Green Party were part of the organization. Continue reading

Green Party Opposes U.S. Administration support in attempted Venezuelan coup

The Green Party strongly opposes the U.S. administration's support of an attempted military coup in Venezuela. According to the Associated Press, opposition leader and self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido launched a military coup attempt against the Nicolas Maduro government about 7:30 am (EDT) this morning. While details are scarce, the action appears to have only limited military support. The Green Party joins with the United Nations in recognition of Nicolás Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Continue reading

Greens demand Congress cut off military aid to Saudis, withdraw support for Yemen war

President Trump’s Yemen Veto Turns Our Constitution Upside-down The Green Party Peace Action Committee calls on the US House and Senate to overturn the President's veto by the required two-thirds majority to not only end our involvement in the immoral war in Yemen, but to reclaim congressional authority over the imperial presidency. “This war is yet another in a string of illegal wars carried on by the US without the declaration of war by Congress, as required under the US Constitution in Article I Section 8,” said B. Keith Brumley, Secretary of the Wisconsin Green Party, “Congress has not declared war since 1941.” Continue reading

Happy Earth Day 2019

Celebrate Earth Day 2019 By Supporting the Green Party's Green New Deal San Francisco, CA – The Green Party of California released the following statement today on Earth Day 2019. In 1969, a three million gallon oil spill despoiled the coast of Santa Barbara and was the impetus for the creation of Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, twenty million people in the United States took part in Earth Day events and vowed to protect our only home. This year, it is expected that almost one billion people will recognize Earth Day, but it isn't enough. Only a few countries are to blame and ours is one of them. Continue reading

Greens Call for Green Economy to Combat Climate Change

Greens blast corporate cash-in from looming climate disasters and economic collapse; call for new economic paradigm to address effects of climate change. Betting on disaster brings profit for a few while the public pays the real cost in terms of pubic health and infrastructure. A Green New Deal will provide “green jobs” to aid transition away from fossil fuel economy. Continue reading

PA Greens Support Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

The Green Party has a long history of supporting renewable energy and conservation as tools in the struggle against climate change. The platform of the Green Party of the U.S. calls for "a rapid reduction in energy consumption through energy efficiency and a decisive transition away from fossil fuels and nuclear power toward cleaner, renewable, local energy sources."Unfortunately, the nuclear power industry has been seeking another bailout from taxpayers. So far, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York have agreed, and the industry is now asking Pennsylvania taxpayers for a similar bailout. Their request can be found in PA House Bill 11 (HB 11), introduced by Rep. Thomas "Three-Mile-Island" Mehaffie (R-Dauphin), and in PA Senate Bill 510 (SB 510), introduced by Sen. Ryan P. Aument (R-Lancaster). Continue reading

Green Party of Michigan leaders react to arrest of Julian Assange

Strong Support For Wikileaks Publisher's Immediate Release Among Michigan Greens (DETROIT, MI – 04/15/2019) Leaders and members of the Green Party of Michigan issued strong reactions to the arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by Metropolitan Police officers last Thursday. Greens cited journalistic freedoms and whistleblower protections should be available to Assange, who has been confined inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Continue reading