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Green Party and Libertarian Party Ballot Access Press Conference

ALBANY. NY – The Green Party of New York and Libertarian Party of New York will hold a joint press conference to discuss their next steps in challenging the unjust ballot access thresholds implemented by the Public Campaign Finance Commission. Green speakers will include Mark Dunlea, former Comptroller candidate, and Peter LaVenia, state party co-chair. Libertarian speakers will include James Rosenbeck, party chair. Continue reading

Lancaster Greens - Important News for 2020

LANCASTER, Pa – The end of 2019 has nearly come so here is a brief synopsis of what 2020 may look like for Green actions in the County/Region. First, I will point out that January is typically the time for the Lancaster Green Party to elect County Officers and State Delegates. January also includes opportunities to fill positions for national delegations/committees from the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA). The next online State Committee Meeting is January 12 (RSVP here). Therefore, Lancaster Greens should meet once in the weeks leading up to that meeting. Additional to officer and delegate elections, Lancaster Greens are encouraged to work through updating our County Platform. Look forward to a future announcement for a January meeting date to kick off 2020! Continue reading

Green Star News & Events for December 2019

Working toward a future where people and planet are valued, and our government represents all of us. Working Toward Sanity and Democracy by GPPA Co-chair Sheri Miller Here we are again; finishing up another year of the Green Star Newsletter and nearing the end of my second year as Co-Chair. I've been honored to work with amazing volunteers and supporters across the state whose belief in the Four Pillars and 10 Key Values has given strength to our cause.  Continue reading

Joanna Herlihy – 1934 - 2019

Joanna Herlihy of Cambridge, Massachusetts, died in her home on November 29, 2019. She was born on March 9, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank and Betty Herlihy and grew up in Comstock, Michigan. Joanna entered the University of Chicago at age fifteen and graduated with a degree in linguistics. She and her first husband, Alexander Lipson (d. 1980), moved to Cambridge in 1955. They had four children: Sonia Lipson, Nathan Lipson (d. 2017), Sam Lipson, and Mimi Lipson. Continue reading

Injunction news and last week of candidate filing

HOUSTON – Great news! A Texas court has enjoined the new requirement that candidates seeking the nomination of a convention party must pay a filing fee. If you have considered running as a Green, but have been held back by this requirement, you may wish to evaluate your candidacy in light of this development. This is the LAST WEEK TO FILE for nomination to the 2020 ballot. Completed & notarized applications for federal and state offices must be received by cochair@txgreens.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 9. Continue reading

Annual Meeting for the Green Party of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Our meeting on Tuesday is the annual meeting for our chapter, Green Party of New Orleans, as specified by our bylaws. Our current officers' terms are ending, and we need to elect new officers to keep the chapter going. Who should we choose? You! We urgently need new blood to build the movement for grassroots democracy, social justice, ecological wisdom and peace in New Orleans, in Louisiana, and worldwide. Details on the meeting are available here. Continue reading

Campaign School coming next week to Maine

If you have ever considered running for office, or helping someone who is, now is the time to do it. Join us Saturday, December 7th and help the Maine Green Independent Party grow! Green Party of the United States & Coordinated Campaign Committee members Hillary Kane and Erin Fox will share the key elements and best strategies for campaigning, from a municipal level seat, to running for the U.S. Senate. This training is for you, regardless if you're planning to someday run for office or if you plan to be a part of someone's campaign team. It takes teamwork to win these elections and everyone needs to be prepared. If we want to change the world, now's the time to act. Continue reading

Green Party of New York calls Cuomo comments undemocratic and wrong

ALBANY, NY – 11/26/19 - Green Party of New York leaders said Gov. Cuomo's comments at a press conference today, in which he stated third parties needed to prove their viability before receiving public funding, are not just wrongheaded, but dangerously undemocratic. Officers said that the exact opposite should be true: public campaign financing should aid third parties and candidates in becoming viable. By placing nearly insurmountable barriers to entry to the ballot and public campaign financing Cuomo and the Commissioners expect third parties to run a marathon with a weight attached to their legs, while Democrats and Republicans are driven to the finish line in limos. Continue reading

Green Party slams Cuomo and commission for trying to kill third parties

ALBANY, NY 11/25/2019 — Green Party of New York officials said today the Public Campaign Finance Commission's decision to raise ballot access thresholds to 2% of the vote or 130,000 votes (whichever is greater) for presidential and gubernatorial elections was an anti-democratic decision that would limit voter choice in New York. Continue reading

Green Party of Suffolk Endorses Transgender Day of Remembrance

HUNTINGTON, NY – The Green Party of Suffolk continues its support of Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR is a worldwide event held every November to raise awareness about discrimination, violence, and murder directed against transgender (living as or expressing a gender other than the one expected at birth), intersex (biologically in-between or outside male and female), and gender-nonconforming (acting in any way contrary to gender stereotypes) people, to commemorate the lives of transgender, intersex and gender-nonconforming people around the world who have been killed due to this kind of discrimination and violence within the past year, making a more safe, understanding, and accepting world. Continue reading