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Governor Murphy: extend democracy to the Green, Libertarian, Socialist Parties and all independent candidates during this crisis

TRENTON, NJ – The Covid-19 crisis continues to unravel and put a heavy strain on our society, critical medical care system and overall resources. On March 19th, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 105, allowing for Democratic and Republican Parties to submit their petitions online, in addition to in person, and the Secretary of State to create an online form that allows voters to submit their signatures on petitions electronically. The Green Party of New Jersey is a political party seeking ballot access for races this November. We are facing the same dilemmas the two mainstream parties faced recently with regards to collecting ballot petitions and signatures. We have two candidates Madelyn Hoffman, Hoffman For Senate and Craig Cayetano,  Cayetano4council Hawthorne Ward, that are campaigning for the general election on November 2nd, and will be petitioning for our presidential candidate. Continue reading

Green Party of New York blasts DNC’s attack against NYS Board of Elections & congressional candidate Greenfield

NEW PALTZ, NY — Green Party officers condemned the unprecedented legal action by the Democratic National Committee that seeks to prevent the New York State Board Of Elections from exercising its lawful function of ruling on the specific objections local Democrats filed to the petition of Green candidate Steven Greenfield, of New Paltz, in New York's 19th Congressional District. The Party said the Democratic Party had issued a similar legal notice to its candidate Harry Burger in New York’s 2nd Congressional District. Continue reading

COVID-19 News in Santa Clara County

SAN JOSE, Ca – As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in California and in Santa Clara County, the Green Party of Santa Clara County reminds everyone to observe the shelter-in-place orders that have been extended to May 3rd and avoid close contact with anyone outside your immediate family. Learn more on the CDC website. Even though we all have to observe strict social distancing we can still practice mutual aid and solidarity, care, and compassion. You may help your neighbors in need through staying in touch by phone or online, providing information, and running errands for them when necessary (see precautions and resources below). Continue reading

Greenfield blasts egregious DNC attempt to block NY State BOE from approving his candidacy for congress

New Paltz, NY – Steve Greenfield, Green Party of New York candidate for Congress in New York's 19th District, was served with legal papers this afternoon by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), by way of its official counsel Perkins, Coie LLC, headquartered in Washington, DC, that name The New York State Board of Elections (BOE), along with Mr. Greenfield, as respondents in an unprecedented attempt by the DNC to have a court prohibit the BOE from continuing with its lawful function of examining the Democratic Party's challenges to signatures on Mr. Greenfield's nominating petition The court filing seeks an injunction prohibiting the BOE from fulfilling its obligation to examine and rule upon the challenge, and to pre-emptively bar Mr. Greenfield from the ballot. Continue reading

The Green Party of Hawai’i Annual State Convention 2020

KAILUA-KONA, Hi – Mahalo! The Green Party of Hawai’i Annual State Convention 2020 will be held on: The Big Island of Hawai'i Saturday May 23, 2020 at the Unitarian Universalists of Puna 15-1791 14th Avenue Keaau, HI (Hawaiian Paradise Park). If you can't make it in person, you may also join the Conference Call (860) 484-3114 or Watch Us Live On YouTube from our YouTube Channel. We hope to see you there! Continue reading

COVID-19 public health measures makes signature petitioning impossible

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Governor Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2020-004 on March 11, 2020, as a timely response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting series of Public Health Emergency orders increasingly restricted public gatherings and interpersonal contact. The stay-at-home order was recently extended through April with the expectation that measures would be in place at least through the middle of May. Continue reading

US Senate Candidate Savage delivers petition calling for immediate closure of Bath Iron Works

SOLON, Me – Today Lisa Savage, independent Green candidate for US Senate, delivered a petition to Maine Governor Janet Mills and leadership of the Maine State Legislature, calling for them to immediately close Bath Iron Works in light of the COVID-19 outbreak: "As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads through Maine -- with 376 confirmed cases as of this writing and broad understanding that there are as many as 10 times more in the state population -- General Dynamics, the owner of the Bath Iron Works Shipyard, must close the facility immediately," Savage said. "The diagnosis of a worker there on March 22 is a canary in the coal mine. As a state, we would be unwise to ignore that warning. Continue reading

Close Bath Iron Works petition sent to Gov. Mills & Maine legislators today

SOLON, Me – Today I sent a petition to our elected officials who have the responsibility and the power to close Bath Iron Works for the public health. Thank you to the 200 people who rallied to sign this petition quickly in the face of a severe pandemic. Background on why BIW should close and send workers home with pay is in our campaign press release announcing delivery of the petition. Continue reading

Green Party of New York Executive Committee statement In support of Transgender Rights

ALBANY, NY – There has been considerable discussion over the last few weeks within the Green Party about transgender rights. The Lavender Caucus of the Green Party of the United States issued a statement calling on the state Green Party of Georgia to retract its endorsement of the “Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights” or face decertification by the national party. Some Greens have condemned Georgia’s actions outright while others have called for a respectful dialogue to facilitate understanding of the different points of view. Continue reading

Candidate Brody-Andrew Mulligan receives key endorsement from Green Party of Texas

HOUSTON – Brody-Andrew Mulligan, who is running for Texas House of Representatives, District 92, has received endorsement from the Green Party of Texas. Mr. Mulligan is a respected lifelong member of his community in the mid-cities, and is an accomplished symphonic musician & music educator. Continue reading