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Madelyn Hoffman responds to Cory Booker withdrawal from presidential race

FLANDERS, NJ – “And now there is only one candidate Booker, ... the candidate for U.S. Senate” said Madelyn Hoffman. “We get why he dropped out. If anyone knows about the difficulties of competing on a level playing field in the U.S. electoral system, it’s the Green Party. We know all too well the story of being left out of important debates, presidential or otherwise, because we haven’t raised enough money or scored high enough in ‘polls’. These polls can be manipulated by corporate or special interests in our cases to even fail to include us.  Continue reading

Lisa Savage issues statement on BIW $45 million tax break

GRAY, Me – In response to reports last week that top Democratic lawmakers in Maine are questioning a $45 million tax break for Bath Iron Works (BIW), US Senate candidate Lisa Savage issued the following statement: Why would our state give BIW/General Dynamics Corporation a $45 million tax cut in the first place? Owner General Dynamics is one of the wealthiest weapons manufacturers in the world and does not need corporate welfare. I worked hard to block this bill in 2018 and was part of a group that succeeded in reducing the tax giveaway amount from the $60 million originally put in the bill sponsored by Democrats Rep. Jennifer DeChant and Sen. Eloise Vitelli. A bill that both House Speaker Gideon and Senate President Jackson voted for, incidentally. Continue reading

Trump says “War!” The world says “Peace!”

The world has gotten a look into the abyss, and doesn’t like what it saw staring back BOYNTON BEACH, FL – As Iran’s General Qassem Suleimani was arriving on a mission of peace — having been invited to Iraq to help mediate relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia — he was brutally ambushed by an American drone on his way from the Baghdad Airport.  A leader of Iraq’s own anti-ISIS militias was killed in the same blast. Continue reading

Drop all charges against the Venezuelan Embassy protectors!

Defend Democratic Rights! FT. LAUDERDALE, Fl. – Last spring, the Trump administration — in violation of the Vienna Convention — collaborated with violent right-wing Venezuelans in an attempt to take over the Embassy of Venezuela in Washington, DC. Continue reading

Maryland Green Party announces state meeting

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Green Party is excited to announce the date for our State Assembly in 2020.  The annual gathering will be held on Sunday May 31. Location and Time will be announced in the early months of the new year. The itinerary will include speakers, officer elections, and group discussions and panels. Additionally, presidential nominating convention delegates will be determined.  Continue reading

Rent Reduction Now!

As you know, rent in California has skyrocketed for many families. Too many corporate landlords have taken advantage. Too many people are out on the street, and even children are worried that their family could be next.  That’s why our Green Party campaign for Congress is calling for a bold new policy: National Rent Reduction. Rent shouldn't be more than 15% of a family’s income (Californians now pay around 40% of income on rent).  Continue reading

State of the State: Greens Say Cuomo Fiddles While Planet Burns

ALBANY, NY – 1/8/2020 – Green Party of New York (GPNY) officers have released a statement responding to Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State address, castigating New York’s top Democrat for ignoring real solutions to issues like the climate emergency and instead focusing on “small-bore, low-stakes reforms” that “pose no threat to his wealthy donors.” “Cuomo’s most ambitious move since his party’s takeover of the legislature last year was to install a commission to kill off minor parties in New York, under the guise of public campaign finance,” said GPNY Co-Chair Peter LaVenia.  Continue reading

No War With Iran

SAN FRANCISCO – The Green Party of California condemns the hostile military action by the United States’ administration in recently assassinating military leaders of Iran and Iraq. Such acts violating international law, as well as other provocations and threats against sovereign nations, will lead to more endless wars and devastation in the Middle East and the entire world, while endangering our military personnel who are being needlessly deployed as war fodder for misguided and failed foreign policies. Continue reading

PA Green Party announces 2020 presidential caucus

PHILADELPHIA – On December 30, the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) Steering Committee announced that their 2020 Presidential Caucus will take place during the month of April 2020. The Steering Committee further called for all Pennsylvania County Green Parties to schedule a county Presidential Caucus during their April membership meeting. Currently, there are seven candidates seeking the Green Party nomination for President of the U.S. They are Howie Hawkins of New York, Dario Hunter and Dennis Lambert of Ohio, Sedinam Moyowasiza-Curry of California, David Rolde of Massachusetts, Ian Schlakman of Maryland, and Chad Wilson of Tennessee. Continue reading

Where do you stand on the Assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani?

Hoffman Calls Out Senator Booker and Presidential Candidate Booker It was way back in 2001 when I heard these words spoken by Robert Jensen, "The world cannot afford any more U.S. patriotism." I took those words to include notions of so-called "American exceptionalism." On Thursday, January 2nd, as the world ushered in a new year, the world saw yet another example as to why. I first heard these words shortly after 9/11, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan illegally on October 7, 2001 and about 18 months before the U.S. recklessly and illegally invaded Iraq. Both actions had nothing to do with 9/11. I opposed the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 despite those who called me unpatriotic and suggested I leave the country. The U.S. remains in Afghanistan, more than 17 years later, in the nation's longest war.  Continue reading