Judge Stops Recount, Green Party Calls For Voting Integrity

The Green Party of Pennsylvania calls for the elimination of Direct Recording Electronic voting machines and replacement with a verifiable paper ballot. Paper ballots can be tabulated with an optical scanner. This system is now used in several Pennsylvania counties. Random audits can verify the accuracy of the scanners. Continue reading

Iowa Green Party Statement of Support for Stein Recount Effort

The Iowa Green Party expresses thanks and support for the recount effort that was initiated by Dr. Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party presidential candidate. We thank Dr. Stein for creating an opportunity for elections researchers to gather data critical to uncovering technical and logistical problems, potential for electronic fraud, and voter suppression. Continue reading

Green Party of New York Supports Stein Campaign Recount

New York - The Green Party of New York declared its support of the recount effort launched by 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Party officers added the recount effort was focused on election integrity and making sure all votes are counted, a fundamental principle of grassroots democracy and the Green Party.   Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio supports ballot issue for Cleveland minimum wage

The Green Party of Ohio is dismayed by the efforts of Cleveland city leaders to subvert a ballot initiative that has been approved for a special election this coming May. These leaders, including Council President Kevin Kelley, have taken the undemocratic step of asking the state legislature to step in and block the vote from occurring through legislative means. Continue reading

DC Statehood Green Party calls for Electoral College vote proportional to popular vote, citing the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The DC Statehood Green Party is calling on Electoral College members in eleven states to assert their constitutional mandate by proportionally allocating their electoral votes for president. Statehood Greens cited the Malapportionment Penalty Clause of the second section of the 14th Amendment pursuant Title Two Section Six of the United States Code (2 U.S.C.§6) in their appeal to electors in the eleven states who are pledged to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio issues statement of support for Stein recount effort

The Green Party of Ohio stands in support of the recount effort that was initiated by Dr. Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party presidential candidate. It is our firm belief that the reason over 41% of registered voters did not bother to cast a ballot in the latest election, is partially due to distrust of a system that has failed them. Continue reading

The Green Party of Pennsylvania declares victory in the general election

The Green Party of Pennsylvania's status is elevated from Political Body to Minor Party as a result of the General Election. Row Office candidates Kristin Combs, Treasurer and John J Sweeney, Auditor General, reached 3% of the vote total in their respective races. This will place the Green Party option on voter registration forms and allow the Green Party of Pennsylvania to place a candidate on the ballot in the event of a special election. Continue reading

Green Talking Points: Green Party sees need for sustained protest and organizing under Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party has compiled a set of talking points on the need for intense and sustained protest during the next four years. Greens support sustained protest and community organizing against the Trump Administration's expected policies, actions, and appointments. Greens across the U.S. are participating in various protest actions. Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio calls upon other Political Parties to condemn bigotry

Cleveland OH – The Green Party of Ohio is aware of the increase in acts of violence and intimidation against members of minority communities that have occurred in the wake of Presidential election. We are calling for Party leaders, particularly those of the Ohio Republican Party, to immediately condemn these instances and for members law enforcement, whether Republican, Democratic or independent, to use all efforts to apprehend and prosecute offenders. Continue reading

"Death" of Trans-Pacific Partnership Declared a Victory for People Power

WASHINGTON, DC – Activists celebrated the announcement from Congressional leaders that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a highly unpopular corporate trade agreement, would not be acted upon by legislators during the lame-duck session of Congress. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would not act upon it, and House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted they did not have the votes for the deal to pass in the House. The public 'death' of the TPP, while touted by president-elect Donald Trump, is actually the culmination of a 5-year grassroots campaign to resist the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal with broad impacts whose secretive negotiation process was questioned from the start. Hillary Clinton, one of the "leading drivers" of the negotiations as Secretary of State, pushed the TPP 45 times in Congress before opposing it as a candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading