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WATCH TONIGHT – Why we need the Green Party in the 2020s

BALTIMORE – Green Party of the United States Co-Chair and 2016 U.S. Senate Candidate Margaret Flowers and former Maryland Green Party Co-Chair Andy Ellis will host a webinar tonight at 7:00 p.m. They will be making the case for why we need the Green Party in the 2020’s by comparing the Green Position to that of the Democrats and Republicans on issues including: Policing, health care, the climate crisis, and war and peace. You can tune in live on the Maryland Green Party Facebook page or directly via zoom.  Continue reading

Why I'm Green

When Ralph Nader ran for president in 2000, I was made aware of the Green Party. I had been a follower of Nader for decades. He was instrumental in the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Freedom of Information Act and other legislation. Through Public Citizen, he shed light on many issues and educated the public on civic responsibility. I circulated a petition and collected 100 signatures to put Nader on the Pennsylvania ballot. It was my first action in electoral politics other than voting. I learned of the Green Party values of democracy, social justice, non violence and environmental protection. I became a Green. Continue reading

The Maryland Green Party stands with the nationwide uprising for Black Life

BALTIMORE – In a few short weeks, a vibrant and powerful movement has erupted in this country, with reverberations and solidarity actions across the globe. Not just bystanders, Maryland Green Party members took part in actions and demonstrations in counties throughout the state. In addition to the rallies, protests and vigils, here is a brief snapshot of other events and activity the Maryland Green Party is involved in support of  the uprisings and movements proclaiming “Black Lives Matter”. Continue reading

Michael Cundick visits with Green VP Candidate Darlene Elias

SALT LAKE CITY – Tonight, June 30, 2020,  at 5:30 p.m. (MT), Michael Cundick, the Green Party nominated candidate for Salt Lake County Mayor, will visit with potential Green Party Vice-Presidential Candidate Darlene Elias to discuss Green Party values and her campaign. Continue reading

Philly Green Party joins call to defund police

PHILADELPHIA – On March 23, the members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) announced their endorsement of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as well as the protests that are a response to the murder of George Floyd. They encouraged people to get in the street and make their voices heard. However, they also asked participants to take precautions. Please be sure to follow all social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart, wear a mask, hand sanitize). The spread of COVID-19 is still a primary concern, though the need for social justice takes precedence. As Maya Angelou said, “The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.” Continue reading

Rename Delmar Blvd. to "George Floyd Divide"

An appeal from the Universal African Peoples Organization / Green Party of St. Louis ST LOUIS – Statues are coming down and street names are changing. This means that it as important to say what we foresee for the future as it is to dismantle the old. University City offers a unique opportunity to make "Black Lives Matter." In 2008, policeman Mike King was murdered on Leland Ave. When the police asked that a street be named after him, no one objected. The City Hall of University City is now at the corner of Delmar Blvd. and Sgt. Mike King Dr. We ask this question: If it is good to name a street after a policeman killed by a civilian, would it not be just to name a street after a civilian killed by a policeman? Continue reading

Join our Juneteenth Celebration

The Green Party National Black Caucus honors the legacy and collective power of the community and has been building up to today's celebration of Juneteenth (June 19). Juneteenth recognizes the time when freed slaves in Texas were finally aware of their freedom and the end of the “Civil War”. That day came nearly two and one half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Continue reading

Juneteenth - Time for Action!

An Illusive Freedom Latest news from the Green Party of Santa Clara County It was 155 years ago on June 19, 1865, that an "end to slavery" was declared in Texas. Juneteenth celebrates this historic event, but are Black people really free in the 21st century? The disenfranchisement, systematic racism and oppression of Black and Brown communities across our country are still very present. Continue reading

Police brutality, white supremacy and reparations

George Floyd's murder is not an aberration. Ahmaud Arbery's murder is not an aberration. Breonna Taylor's murder is not an aberration. Tony McDade's murder is not an aberration By Alan Smith, Co-chair, Green Party of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA – For the past four months we have stopped what we were doing. We have taken drastic, life altering, paradigm shifting changes in order to deal with a global pandemic. The same energy is needed now in dealing with a 400 year old pandemic called white supremacy. It's the brutal treatment by white enslavers on ships sailing across the Atlantic, and the bombing of dark skinned peoples by a Black president with drones flying high in the sky. It's 17 year old Antwon Rose, Jr, killed by a white police officer in Pittsburgh and a black neighborhood in Philadelphia bombed by a Black mayor. White supremacy is a world-wide disease characterized by the dehumanization and devaluation of Black life. Continue reading

We stand in solidarity with those who have died at the hands of police

Statement from the Indiana Green Party Black Caucus INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Black Caucus stands in solidarity with every community that has experienced recent police murders, especially in the past 30 days, and releases the following statement: As Black and Brown people are being brutally beaten or murdered with the perpetrators getting free passes and paid vacations, the Indiana Black Caucus calls for an end to police brutality and for a review of the laws, procedures and policies that impact community policing. Continue reading