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Baltimore AFL-CIO endorses Franca Muller Paz

Metropolitan Baltimore Council of AFL-CIO Unions makes history endorsing 12th District City Council Candidate Franca Muller Paz, their first ever support of a 3rd party challenger  BALTIMORE – Franca Muller Paz is building a powerful 12th District City Council campaign in Baltimore City, picking up the historic endorsement of the largest labor union council in Maryland, representing over 150,000 workers across the Baltimore region. In a vote tallied on 9/17, the Metro Baltimore Council AFL-CIO Unions approved the endorsement of Muller Paz’s surging campaign.  Continue reading

PA Green Party warns of rule by corporate club

PHILADELPHIA – With a 5-2 Democratic majority, the PA Supreme Court ruled on 9/17 that Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins, would be taken off the PA ballot for the General Election. This overturned a previous ruling by the PA Commonwealth Court. In response to this loss, by the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA), Co-chair Alan Smith (Chester) lamented, "All the hard work we did, being forced to petition during a pandemic, risking our lives and the lives of others, over 30 volunteers painstakingly reviewing our petitions line by line, thousands of dollars spent in lawyers fees, and the courts still manage to kick two of our candidates off the ballot, one of them a queer, working class Black woman". Continue reading

The Solution to Fires and Pandemics? Elect Greens

Saying 2020 has been an unusually challenging year is an understatement as the onslaught of environmental, social and health crises fill our daily lives.  California's recent lightning-sparked wildfires have brought the 2020 tally to well over 2 million acres of land burned and have forced tens of thousands of residents from their homes amidst a pandemic in full swing. We must acknowledge that this is the result of decades of destructive environmental policies dictated by the fossil fuel industry and a deep disregard for the Indigenous Nation's ancestral fire management practices for sustainable land stewardship. For centuries, Native nations of California have naturally managed small "good" fires in order to prevent devastating ones like the SCU Lightning Complex Fire and the currently raging Mendocino National Forest fire. Continue reading

Victory! TX Supreme Court restores our candidates

September Newsletter from the Green Party of Texas HOUSTON – August was a dramatic month for the Green Party of Texas (GPTX). We were forced to defend our candidates and Green voter choice in Texas from an overwhelming & last minute onslaught of Democrat litigation. All over the country, Democrat interests at every level have made every attempt to force Greens from the ballot, both in the Presidential/VP and down-ticket races. The good news though is that... Continue reading

PA Greens Charge Democrats With Delaying 2020 Ballot

PHILADELPHIA – According to reports from the Associated Press, the PA Democratic Party has already signaled it intends to appeal a decision by Commonwealth Court to the PA Supreme Court. This on-going legal action risks delaying the printing and distribution of mail-in ballots, which are more critical than ever while the state still faces a lethal pandemic that makes typical events and voting systems unsafe. Any delay to the printing and distribution of ballots narrows the time window for voters to return the ballots in time to be counted. Continue reading

Political protests are not hate crimes

Last week, Arkansas woke up to stories of North Little Rock and Little Rock police vehicles having been burned, and memorials statues to fallen officers had been vandalized with pro-BLM designs. As a result, the Little Rock Chief of Police Keith Humphrey has stated that the LRPD will investigate this crime as a hate crime. While we discourages vandalism of any kind, the Green Party of Pulaski County rejects the label of “hate crime” for three reasons. The first reason is that the definition of hate crime does not include a work profession. The police cannot be the victim of a hate crime because the police are not “a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity,” which is from the FBI definition of a hate crime and the local ordinance Chief Humphrey cites. Continue reading

We’re picking up momentum for the first debate!

Watch the Maine US Senate Debate with Lisa Savage The Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign is picking up momentum as we head for the first debate this Friday September 11th! We’re seeing campaign signs spring up around the state, excellent media coverage like Mainer’s cover story featuring Lisa as “The People’s Choice”, and more and more people posting on social media why they plan to #RankLisaFirst. Continue reading

Howie Hawkins for President rally

ALBANY, NY - A coalition of local organizations and activists from the Capital District will hold a rally for Green Party Presidential candidate Howie Hawkins on Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm at Townsend Park (intersection of Central Ave., Washington Ave., and Henry Johnson Blvd.). Hawkins is campaigning in Albany, which Biden and Trump will not do. Hawkins is also coming to Albany at a time when the Green Party of New York's future is uncertain due to increased vote thresholds and signature requirements enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Other speakers include Steve Greenfield, candidate for Congressional District 19, and Robert Alft, candidate for NYS Senate District 46. Continue reading

Michigan voters will have 30 green nominees to support

Bureau of Elections Resolves Challenge in Favor of Redford Township Clerk Candidate Evelyn Pridemore One of Six Wayne County Greens on the Ballot Eight Statewide Candidates Include Original Green New Dealer Howie Hawkins for President, Susan Hubbard for Supreme Court GRAND RAPIDS, Mi – The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) still has thirty nominees for this fall's general election, eight on ballots statewide, after a late challenge to one local candidate was withdrawn. Continue reading

New London Green Party announces candidate for 39th district run

NEW LONDON, Ct – At a nominating meeting held on August 30, New London Greens endorsed Erycka Ortiz as their candidate for State Representative in the 39th district. An organizer at Hearing Youth Voices, Ortiz is a 21-year-old artist, writer, singer, healer, and social justice activist. “As a Black Latinx visible Trans womxn, my mission is to help create a world which makes space for all.” She added, “I am excited to bring this message of empowerment to New Londoners as they consider who should represent them in Hartford." Continue reading