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We give our thanks ...

Portland, ME – This holiday season, many of us are celebrating our communities and all that we have to be thankful for. We would like to take this opportunity to give our thanks to our candidates for state representative. Our 2018 Maine Green Independent Party nominees did incredible work in promoting our vision and values in their communities. Here are their vote totals: Continue reading

Banking & Monetary Reform Committee forms

The Green Party has approved the mission statement for a new standing committee, the Banking and Monetary Reform Committee (BMRC).We are inviting state parties and caucuses to appoint new members to the committee. Members from at least 5 states or caucuses are required for the committee to be recognized formally as a standing committee. Continue reading

December News from Monroe County, NY

Usually the Green Party of Monroe County has its monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month.  For this month we are bumping that a week to Thursday, December 20th.  Why?  So we can get together to watch the latest Michael Moore movie, Fahrenheit 11/9! Join us to watch Fahrenheit 11/9 on the 20th at 7:00 pm at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street.  It’s free, wheelchair accessible, and of course the captioning will be on. Continue reading

December Green Star from Pennsylvania

From the Chair, Sheri Miller Accomplishments In this final Newsletter of 2018, I wanted to look back over the year and review our many accomplishments! Through the volunteer efforts of nearly 100 signature gatherers, we were able to get six candidates on the PA ballot. We also had a special election candidate and, after we received a request by voters in Congressional District 13 who wanted alternative choices on November 6, we were able to mount a write-in campaign.  Continue reading

Green Party Response to Poverty in PA

Members of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) were saddened by the recently released U.S. Census Bureau report showing persistent poverty across Pennsylvania. The data indicate that there were more than 1.5 million Pennsylvania citizens living in poverty over the past year. That's 12.5% of the population or 1 in 8 people. Continue reading

Green Party of New York announces 2019 Legislative Agenda

The Green Party of New York announced its 2019 Legislative Agenda on December 13 in a press conference held Legislative Office Building in Albany, NY. Speakers included Mark Dunlea, recent candidate for Comptroller on the Green Party line, CJ Chapman, local health care organizer and activist and Peter LaVenia, co-chair of the Green Party of New York. Continue reading

South Central Michigan Greens to Meet

The South Central Michigan Greens local will hold its monthly meeting 1:00  – 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 15 at the downtown Jackson Coffee Company (201 South Mechanic Street in Jackson). The agenda will recap some of the items discussed at the November 24 post-election meeting at the Biggby's Coffee location in Emmett Towmship, including news that the next Statewide Membership Meeting has been scheduled for March 10, 2019 at Muskegon Community College. Continue reading

Latest News from Philly

Here's a rundown of what happened at the most recent General Membership meeting of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP). There is no General Membership meeting in December, but at our January meeting we will hear from candidates for both our 2019 City Committee (like a steering committee) and nominations for 2019 elections, including City Council. Continue reading

Mental Health: Heartbreak & Healing

St Louis, MO – The next episode of Black & Green Wednesday will feature a panel discussion on Mental Health: Heartbreak & Healing. In a society soaked with violence and toxins, we are witness to an epidemic of “mental illness” – or is it a symptom of a bigger pathology? Join us for a compassionate conversation as we question the causes of suffering, call for humane care and the need for to change the underlying conditions feeding fear. We will discuss some innovations – and question others – as we challenge the Treatment Industrial Complex and ourselves to demand changes for a saner world. Continue reading

"if you are home, you can vote!"

Baltimore, MD – In 2007, a group of local activists led by former felons, went to Annapolis with a bill they had crafted entitled, the Voter Registration Protection Act, which restored voting rights to former felons upon completion of their court-ordered sentence. However, they continued fighting to expand the law even further, and in 2015 Out for Justice and others successfully got the Maryland General Assembly to extend that opportunity to anyone who was not currently incarcerated, which took effect in 2016.  Continue reading