Cheri Honkala announces candidacy, 1/28, 10:00 am

Cheri Honkala Announces Candidacy Before Mural of Former Senator Roxanne JonesPhoto/video with natural sound will include Cheri Honkala’s announcement, comments of endorsement, gathering of community members and supporters with signs, backdrop of Roxanne Jones Mural. Continue reading

Green Party condemns the "Trump Wall of Shame" and other racist executive orders targeting immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States strongly condemned President Trump's executive orders, announced on Wednesday, imposing severe immigration restrictions, expanding the criminalization and deportation of undocumented immigrants, and authorizing construction of a massive border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Greens urged all Americans to reject the "Trump Wall of Shame" and to stand up for the basic rights of documented and undocumented immigrants, racial justice, protected legal status and amnesty for the undocumented, and hospitality for refugees. Continue reading

Green Party urges mass public pressure to reverse Trump's order approving the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party is calling for mass public resistance in reaction to President Trump's announcement that he is permitting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines to move forward. "The public protests, on-site camps, direct action, citizens' lobbying efforts, and law suits that persuaded President Obama to reject the KXL and halt the DAPL must resume, with appeals for congressional action to reverse President Trump's decision," said Robin Laverne Wilson, 2016 Green nominee for the U.S. Senate in New York and co-chair of the Green Party Black Caucus. Continue reading

Green Party Condemns Schumer's Vote for Torture-Supporter Pompeo

Albany – The Green Party of New York denounced Senator Schumer's Monday evening vote in favor of Mike Pompeo as CIA Director. Citing Pompeo's own statements that CIA officials who engaged in torture were "patriots" and that he would be open to altering a 2015 law prohibiting the government from using interrogation techniques not listed in the Army Field Manual, his portrayal of the "War on Terror" as a religious conflict between Muslims and Christians, claims that Islamic leaders are potentially complicit in terror because they don't speak against it, and appearances on anti-Muslim radio programs – Green officers questioned why New York's senior senator would vote to confirm Mr. Pompeo. Continue reading

Green Party Animal Rights committee commends activist success in shuttering Ringling Brothers

The Green Party Animal Rights Committee applauds activists for decades of pressuring Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to cease exploiting animals, resulting in the recent announcement that the circus will be shutting down in May. “This will be a welcome relief to the many hundreds of animals who have been stolen from the wild, imprisoned in cages, paraded in costumes, and trained to perform unnatural tricks for the purpose of amusing dwindling audiences,” said Mary Lawrence, co-chair of the GP Animal Rights Committee. Kenneth Field, Chairman and CEO of parent company Field Entertainment, cited declining ticket sales, high operating costs, elimination of elephants from the touring circus, and an increasingly negative public sentiment about forcing captive wild animals to perform as entertainment as factors in the decision to cease. Continue reading

Green Party thanks President Obama for pardons for Oscar Lopez Rivera and Chelsea Manning, urges pardons for all other political prisoners and whistle-blowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders and activists expressed appreciation for President Obama's pardons for Oscar Lopez Rivera and Chelsea Manning and urged him to use his final days in office to pardon other political prisoners and whistle-blowers. Greens called for presidential pardons for political prisoners Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu Jamal, as well as whistle-blowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Jeffrey Sterling, and all others who were punished or face punishment for revealing military, government, and intelligence crimes, public deception, and corruption. Continue reading

Green Party prepares for protests, other events on and around Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party members from across the U.S. are preparing to join the D.C. Statehood Green Party at various events in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 20, and 21 in response to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Green Party leaders, candidates, and activists will be available for interview throughout the week: contact Scott McLarty at 202-904-7614 to reach them. Continue reading

Green Party of Philadelphia to host Welcome Party for New Members

On Saturday, February 4th, the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) is hosting a Welcome Party for New Members at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., from 1PM to 3PM. All Greens, old and new, are invited to attend, including anyone who simply wants to learn more about the Green Party. The Welcome Party is an opportunity for new members – and for those who are interested -- to socialize, build friendships and community, and learn about specific ways to get involved. Belinda Davis, GPOP Recording Secretary said, the Welcome Party will allow voters "to learn about what Green Party members have been doing, and to figure out how they would like to get involved and move the Green Party forward. Greens are interested in both electoral politics and other forms of political action." Continue reading

Upper Hudson Green Party Statement of Support for Workers on Strike at Momentive Performance Materials

Albany – The Upper Hudson Green Party (UHGP) stands in solidarity with the workers of IUE-CWA Local 81359 on strike at the Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) plant in Waterford, NY. Noting the absolute greed of Leon Black, billionaire chair of Apollo Global Management – which controls MPM – in refusing to negotiate in good faith and instead hiring inexperienced scab workers who have presided over deadly chemical spills every 2.6 days, the UHGP called for a fair contract for the IUE-CWA workers. UHGP officers also noted the power of collective action and class struggle by workers and community members fighting against the corrosive effects of inequality and environmental assaults in late capitalist society, and the need to pass pro-labor legislation and radically transform society. Continue reading

2017 Occupy Inauguration and Women's March activities

The DC Statehood Green Party in conjunction with the National Green Party of the United States invite fellow Statehood Greens, Greens, and our political and community allies to join us as we demonstrate our solidarity and our resolve to resist hatred, corporate plundering of our communities, and tyranny characterized by the incoming administration. Bring your songs, puppets, banners, shirts, hats, buttons and other items to show your solidarity!!!! Come join fellow Greens and advocates for political transformation on Jan. 20 and 21 at Occupy Inauguration - the Washington DC protest addressing the real problem: the bipartisan meltdown that Trump represents! AND the Women's March in Washington, DC. Occupy Inauguration is a broad-based collaboration among social justice organizations including the US Green Party, Occupy Wall Street, Socialist Alternative, Indigenous Environmental Network, Code Pink, Popular Resistance, the Native Organizers Alliance, Veterans for Peace, Liberty Tree, Move to Amend, Roots Action, Disabled Americans for Change and many more. Continue reading