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Florida under Siege. DeSantis to Florida: "Drop Dead!"

Congressional Candidate Kim O’Connor at the first Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Panama City, Florida BOYNTON BEACH, Fl – When I wrote "Florida under Siege" published May 14, the official Florida Covid-19 death count stood at 1,898 (among 42,402 confirmed cases). Today the death score is 3,546 dead out of 146,341 cases. On May 14th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had just appointed his Re-Open Florida Task Force. Now we reap the harvest. Continue reading

Greens Blast NYC Budget Capitulation

NEW YORK CITY – Green Party officers responded to the passage of New York City's FY 2021 budget with the following statement: "In the face of a massive month-long social uprising demanding the end of police violence against Black and Brown communities and a massive reduction in the NYPD budget, the Mayor and City Council instead used accounting tricks to maintain funding for the department, while attempting to claim otherwise," said Chris Archer, chair of the Green Party of New York County. "We are disgusted by the half-truths and lies emanating from city government, and the continued police violence against our communities as well as peaceful protesters. In a time when the elimination of 22,000 city jobs is being proposed, the Mayor and City Council's refusal to cut the NYPD shows where their priorities lie: maintaining a police state above all else." Continue reading

Crisis of Authoritarian Capitalism

June 2020 Newsletter HOUSTON – You don’t need the Green Party of Texas (GPTX) to tell you that the current moment is a crisis of authoritarian capitalism. Abuse of authority, police brutality, white supremacy, systemic racism – heartbreaking economic & social conditions – sheer incompetence and waste, all are on full display for anyone to observe.  How can we navigate a pandemic without healthcare for all? How can we loosen environmental restrictions and disregard responsible climate action in a time of looming climate crisis? How can we be so completely dysfunctional? Continue reading

WATCH TONIGHT – Why we need the Green Party in the 2020s

BALTIMORE – Green Party of the United States Co-Chair and 2016 U.S. Senate Candidate Margaret Flowers and former Maryland Green Party Co-Chair Andy Ellis will host a webinar tonight at 7:00 p.m. They will be making the case for why we need the Green Party in the 2020’s by comparing the Green Position to that of the Democrats and Republicans on issues including: Policing, health care, the climate crisis, and war and peace. You can tune in live on the Maryland Green Party Facebook page or directly via zoom.  Continue reading

Why I'm Green

When Ralph Nader ran for president in 2000, I was made aware of the Green Party. I had been a follower of Nader for decades. He was instrumental in the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Freedom of Information Act and other legislation. Through Public Citizen, he shed light on many issues and educated the public on civic responsibility. I circulated a petition and collected 100 signatures to put Nader on the Pennsylvania ballot. It was my first action in electoral politics other than voting. I learned of the Green Party values of democracy, social justice, non violence and environmental protection. I became a Green. Continue reading

The Maryland Green Party stands with the nationwide uprising for Black Life

BALTIMORE – In a few short weeks, a vibrant and powerful movement has erupted in this country, with reverberations and solidarity actions across the globe. Not just bystanders, Maryland Green Party members took part in actions and demonstrations in counties throughout the state. In addition to the rallies, protests and vigils, here is a brief snapshot of other events and activity the Maryland Green Party is involved in support of  the uprisings and movements proclaiming “Black Lives Matter”. Continue reading

Michael Cundick visits with Green VP Candidate Darlene Elias

SALT LAKE CITY – Tonight, June 30, 2020,  at 5:30 p.m. (MT), Michael Cundick, the Green Party nominated candidate for Salt Lake County Mayor, will visit with potential Green Party Vice-Presidential Candidate Darlene Elias to discuss Green Party values and her campaign. Continue reading

Philly Green Party joins call to defund police

PHILADELPHIA – On March 23, the members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) announced their endorsement of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as well as the protests that are a response to the murder of George Floyd. They encouraged people to get in the street and make their voices heard. However, they also asked participants to take precautions. Please be sure to follow all social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart, wear a mask, hand sanitize). The spread of COVID-19 is still a primary concern, though the need for social justice takes precedence. As Maya Angelou said, “The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.” Continue reading

Rename Delmar Blvd. to "George Floyd Divide"

An appeal from the Universal African Peoples Organization / Green Party of St. Louis ST LOUIS – Statues are coming down and street names are changing. This means that it as important to say what we foresee for the future as it is to dismantle the old. University City offers a unique opportunity to make "Black Lives Matter." In 2008, policeman Mike King was murdered on Leland Ave. When the police asked that a street be named after him, no one objected. The City Hall of University City is now at the corner of Delmar Blvd. and Sgt. Mike King Dr. We ask this question: If it is good to name a street after a policeman killed by a civilian, would it not be just to name a street after a civilian killed by a policeman? Continue reading

Join our Juneteenth Celebration

The Green Party National Black Caucus honors the legacy and collective power of the community and has been building up to today's celebration of Juneteenth (June 19). Juneteenth recognizes the time when freed slaves in Texas were finally aware of their freedom and the end of the “Civil War”. That day came nearly two and one half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Continue reading