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Libertarians and Greens call on Maryland officials to maintain their ballot access due to COVID-19 outbreak

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Libertarian and Green Parties are calling on the General Assembly, Governor, and Board of Elections to place them on the ballot for the November general election, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Both parties have been petitioning throughout the state to each collect over 10,000 signatures to get back on the ballot, but their petition drives have ground to a halt, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue reading

How to petition during the COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Green Party is calling on the General Assembly, Governor, and Board of Elections to place our party on the ballot for the November general election, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have been petitioning throughout the state to collect over 10,000 signatures to get back on the ballot. Our party's participation in the democratic process should not be made impossible or dangerous due to the declared public health emergency. Continue reading

Green Party condemns Cuomo plan to kill third parties in state budget

ALBANY, NY  03/29/20 — The Green Party of New York today blasted the reported plan of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put higher ballot access thresholds for third parties into the state budget. "Cuomo wants to rule without challenge from his left by the Green Party. He wants to sneak higher ballot access requirements designed to kill third parties in New York while the public is preoccupied with the coronavirus crisis," said Howie Hawkins, who received 4.8% of the vote as the Green candidate for governor in 2014. Continue reading

Statement from the National Black Caucus on recent issues and events

From the Executive Leadership of the National Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United Stateshttps://www.gp.org/caucuses#black FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 28, 2020 Contact:Darryl! LC Moch, co-chair, nubianphoenix1@gmail.comRobin Harris, co-chair, harris4six@gmail.com Continue reading

Illinois Green Party ballot access drive begins

But Greens Demand Emergency Relief Due to Coronavirus Pandemic WHEATON, Il (March 24, 2020) –  The Illinois Green Party (ILGP) has placed its presidential candidate on the statewide election ballot in every presidential year since 2008, with over 117,000 Illinois voters choosing Green Party Senate candidate Scott Summers in 2016. Yet oppressive ballot access laws in Illinois -- among the worst in the nation -- repeatedly force the Greens to collect tens of thousands of petition signatures from registered voters in each election cycle just to get their candidates’ names on the ballot. Continue reading

Pennsylvania Greens organize for 50th anniversary of Earth Day

PHILADELPHIA – "Earth Day, April 22, is important to members of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA)," said Chris Robinson, leader of GPPA's communication team. "In past years, GPPA has held big events for Earth Day. I remember when we organized with our movement friends to hold Earth Day 2013 demonstrations at every regional office of the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) because they were not protecting the environment from the fossil fuel industry." Continue reading

It's time to waive ballot petitioning for ballot access

Virginia Ballot Access Petitioning Requirements and COVID-19 The Green Party of Virginia sent the following statement today to the government of Virginia requesting that they waive the petitioning requirement for ballot access in light of the present pandemic. Continue reading

North Carolina Green Party response to COVID-19 and Its effects

PITTSBORO, NC – The outbreak of the specific coronavirus strain now working its way through the US has exposed many weaknesses in the US healthcare system, and in the way the US treats its working class and poor. As the Democratic and Republican parties argue over helping the 1% versus the rest of the country, the North Carolina Green Party recommends that both federal and state governments undertake the following actions to ensure that working class families and the poor, including the homeless, have a chance to emerge unscathed, both physically and financially, from the impact of COVID-19. Continue reading

News from the North Carolina Green Party

  North Carolina Green Party’s First Presidential Primary March 3 Thanks to all of our Green voters who showed up to vote Green on Super Tuesday, or during early voting! For the first time ever, the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) held a state-run presidential primary to apportion delegates to the national Green Party's Presidential Nominating Convention, to be held this July in Detroit. Continue reading

PA Green Party policies benefit every citizen

PHILADELPHIA – Two of the greatest strengths of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) are the popularity of Green Party policies, and the Green Party’s ability to introduce cutting edge ideas into the political mainstream.  Greens work side by side with citizen activists, frontline communities, and grassroots organizations to generate movements that positively affect policy for the enrichment of our society. Along with their allies, Greens have brought forth some of the most essential and popular programs of our time by using political influence. Continue reading