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Green Party of Santa Clara Co. June Newsletter

SANTA CLARA, Ca. – We had a lot of Calls to Action last month – THANK YOU for calling and writing your legislators! Thanks to you, some of these bills passed and are now on their way to the State Senate or Assembly. Public banks, Ranked Choice Voting, and Affordable Housing are crucial issues that lie at the heart of the Greens' social, economic & electoral reforms. The encouraging results of Green parties in the recent European elections – and the very concerning establishment of nationalist and xenophobic groups around the globe - are a good reminder that people are demanding change and that we need to keep pushing for greater justice and representation. Continue reading

South Central Michigan Greens monthly meeting

JACKSON, Mi – The South Central Michigan Greens local will hold its monthly meeting 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the downtown Jackson Coffee Company (201 South Mechanic Street in Jackson). RSVP on Facebook. Continue reading

Pinkney Calls Whitmer Out Over Proposed High School Closing

Civil Rights Activist Addresses Benton Harbor Area Schools Board, Local Residents BENTON HARBOR, Mi. – On Tuesday, dozens of Benton Harbor residents filled the city's high school auditorium for a special meeting of the BHAS board. The meeting was called to discuss concerns over a plan by the State of Michigan to shutter that district's high school following the 2020-2021 academic year. At the meeting, board members, students and residents spoke out in opposition to the plan. Continue reading

Statewide meeting in Tennessee

The Green Party of Tennessee must fight the duopoly just to get on the ballot, then we must fight the mass media blackout of progressive voices speaking truth to power in order to be heard. Our nation is moving rapidly toward a fascist police state that the people do not want and the political process is ruled by big money to keep the people's voices from being heard.  Continue reading

GPNY: Marijuana Deal Needs to Include Reparations, Expunge prior criminal records

ALBANY — The Green Party of New York called today for the State legislature to legalize the use of marijuana, including repealing existing laws criminalizing possession and use. Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers have recently said that legalization is unlikely to occur this session partially due to opposition by suburban Democratic legislators. The Greens, who have advocated for legalization for decades, said that the Democrats must ensure economic equity while allowing for home growing and preventing the use of pesticides and genetic engineering. Continue reading

City Council Candidate Anthony Beckford supports Universal Rent Control in New York

For the past few years Community Leader / City Council Candidate Anthony Beckford and many other Housing Advocates and Organizations have been fighting for the rights of Tenants in New York. The fight has taken place at City Hall and in Albany. With only 11 days left before New York's rent laws expire, the push to renew and strengthen the rent laws have intensified. There was always talk about Republicans getting in the way and of the IDC. Well, now that the Assembly and Senate in New York are run by Democrats, there are no more excuses that can be given to passing progressive and much needed legislation in both the Assembly and NYS Senate. Continue reading

Stop the closing of Benton Harbor Public Schools!

The Michigan Department of Education has proposed a unilateral plan to close Benton Harbor High School in 2020 with redistribution of high school students to a proposed charter school under Lake Michigan College and nine other local school districts. Would this EVER happen to St. Joe schools? NEVER! Continue reading

May News from the Illinois Green Party

Action Alert: Stop HB 1633! As reported in our last newsletter, we are still in a struggle to defeat Illinois House Bill 1633 in the State Senate. Thank you to all who filed witness slips or contacted your State Senator to urge a “no” vote. Continue reading

Green Party of Florida Annual General Membership Meeting

Green Party of Florida 2019 General Membership Meeting May 31 – June 2, New Smyrna Beach, FL Continue reading

The Green New Deal: Promise and Problems

Black & Green Wednesday Forum St Louis – In 2010 Green Party of New York candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins was the first to run for office on a Green New Deal (GND) platform. The GND seeks 100% renewable energy by 2030 along with the right to single-payer healthcare, a guaranteed job at a living wage and affordable housing. It would create 20 million jobs and end destructive extraction. The GND would mount a World War II-scale mobilization by investing in green businesses. It would redirect research funds toward wind, solar and geothermal energy.  Continue reading