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Elections & Upcoming Meetings in New Orleans

Please join us in September and October, but note that these meetings are scheduled on Tuesday evenings, and in differing locations. Find details and RSVP on our website. Note that our August meeting was canceled on very short notice when the entire library system was shut down because of concerns about Hurricane Harvey. We apologize for the confusion. District A candidate Drew Ward asked to speak to our group, showed up at the closed library, and had an extended dialog in the parking lot with some frustrated library patrons! Continue reading

Whole Washington and Single Payer Health Care need your help!

The critical, immediate need for Whole Washington is for donations: we have one week to raise $4,000 dollars to pay the final installment of the Friedman study (see below). While we have grown a grassroots movement, and small donations add up, we need more donors – and fast! We are working hard, and have completed the following actions: Continue reading

Today is Primary Day in New York

Green Party voters in New York State today will be selecting candidates for Mayor of Albany and New York City Council. Polls open at 6:00 AM in New York City and Noon throughout the rest of state. They remain open until 9:00 PM. Jabari Brisport and Scott Hutchins are seeking the Green Party nomination for New York City Council, District 35. Bryan Jimenez and Dan Plaat are running for Mayor of Albany. Continue reading

Battle Continues In War Over Stolen Elections

Defending democracy and justice for the 197th District Philadelphia, PA – The nationwide fight for fair elections will continue in the halls of the US Court House this week. Dozens expected to attend the long awaited preliminary hearing held in response to accusations of corruption during the special election for State Representative in the 197th Legislative District back in March. The lawsuit filed by Cheri Honkala, Green Party candidate and longtime resident of the district, alleges illegal voter assistance, electioneering and other questionable poll activities. Members of the press are encouraged to attend this public hearing on, September 14th - 3:00 pm, room 313A at 601 Market Street. Continue reading

Black & Green Wednesday: The Unfolding Green Party

A few years after the Green Party began in Germany in 1980, differences arose between "fundis," who wished to stick to fundamental principles, and "realos," who focused on getting elected to office. This profoundly affected how German Greens acted once they were elected to office. Since the 1990s, Green organizing in the US has been at least as complicated on the national, state and local levels. Come hear from those involved in organizing Green Parties in Germany, the US, Missouri and St. Louis. Continue reading

Santa Clara County September Newsletter

Our mission is to bring the Green Party’s message and platform to our neighbors and communities, defend our shared values, and implement people–focused policies. So we are committed to reach out to all Santa Clara registered Greens, like you, and invite you to join us and help put People, Planet and Peace Over Profit! JOIN US AT OUR MEET & GREET SOCIAL Continue reading

Green Party of Rhode Island 25th Anniversary Regional Summit

The Green Party of Rhode Island has been active for 25 years, running candidates for office and agitating on a number of issues in Rhode Island politics. Now we will mark this anniversary with a celebration and regional summit this fall to bring together Greens and progressives from across New England to plan and build our future efforts. With a duopoly system that is still dysfunctional almost a year after the election and a White House that is engaging in an obvious 'shock-and-awe' publicity campaign strategy, the Left in New England needs to come together to build and develop a strategy for 2018 but also 2019, 2020, and beyond. The best defense against both neoliberalism stemming from the Democrats and neofascism fostered by Trump and his base which targets frontline communities, is a proper offense. This means we cannot and should not pass up the opportunity to build on the municipal, state, and regional level. Rhode Island was home to one of the early American Green Parties and so it is only right to take inspiration from this progressive heritage to move forward boldly into the future with a political party for the 99%. Continue reading

Protest at Senator Peters' Lansing, MI office, 10:00 am on September 6th

There's a Green Party of Michigan action happening tomorrow in Lansing. Please attend if you are able! Continue reading

Do what's best for those most in need of help

Help to end subminimum wage for disabled people. Recently the Seattle Disability Commission voted unanimously to recommend the city end the practice, after a 4 month review. Multiple disabled people and organizations commented in favor of ending it, and we worked with the families and employers of workers making subminimum wage, all of whom consented to end it. Recently though parents with Friends of Fircrest (an organization that believes in institutionalizing people with I/DD) has started spreading misinformation and contacting the City Council and agencies, even if they don't live in Seattle. If YOU do, please take a minute to send a short email to the Office of Labor Standards in support of wage equality for disabled people.  Continue reading

Waterford, CT Green Party Endorses, Releases Platform

Waterford, CT – On Saturday, August 26, the Waterford Green Party (WGP) unanimously voted to adopt their 2017 Platform. The document outlines five areas in which they wish to see town policy change: local economics, environmentalism, infrastructure, education, and government transparency. Under each category, the party puts forth numerous ideas for how to improve town management, maintain a balanced budget in the face of Millstone’s potential closure, lessen environmental damage, improve the quality of the education given to our children, and more. In total, the 2017 platform lists 36 ways in which the party wishes to change town operations, and the WGP is confident that the vast majority of these common-sense proposed policies will be of interest to liberal, conservatives, and independents alike. The WGP was the only political party in town to release its own platform in both 2015 and so far in the 2017 election cycle, and it hopes that the town will consider its proposals as they head to the polls on November 7th, 2017. The platform is available online at waterfordgreenparty.org/platform. Continue reading