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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

Latest News from California

We have some exciting announcements for the month of December! Desiree Davenport, has won her seat for the Humboldt Community Services District in the final counts, making her the 4th elected Green Party candidate in Humboldt County. “I will speak up for working families and find solutions such as an affordable water program for our low-income residents, seek grants that taxpayers already fund for infrastructure repair and upkeep and reward ratepayers who are using water wisely,” Desiree said to the Tuluwat Examiner in an interview. Continue reading

Thought about running for office?

Have you thought about running for office? Even if you haven’t, consider the following: Americans are hungry for new voices outside the political establishment. National polls show that roughly 60% of Americans - including over 70% of millennials - agree that we need a new major party. With local elections coming up in Spring, now is the perfect time to think about running for office with the Wisconsin Green Party to help build the movement for people, planet and peace from the grassroots up. Continue reading

Green Party of Santa Clara December Newsletter

The Green New Deal When we Greens talk about our policies and platform it may seem that we are talking about separate platform planks. But our policies come together in an integrated plan called the Green New Deal! You all may have heard a lot about it in the recent weeks as young progressive Democrats seem to have found the concept and brought it to corporate Media'a attentions! Continue reading