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2019 Illinois Green Party Spring Convention

The Green Party is needed today more than ever. With both parties currently in power answering to big money special interests, only a party that rejects all big money special interest donations and stands for the 99% can help restore true democratic government in America. The Illinois Green Party holds two Membership Meetings each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. These meetings are our chance to conduct official, statewide business and to hold training and educational sessions, as well as panel discussions and keynote addresses from invited speakers. Continue reading

Support Senate Bill 141!

The United States takes pride in calling itself a "democratic" republic, with "free and fair elections." Yet Illinois election laws are fixed to give a huge advantage to the candidates of just two political parties, stifling all other competition. Such a system cannot justly be described as "democratic" or "free and fair." That is why the Illinois Green Party urges Illinoisans to speak up and take a strong stand in support of Senate Bill 141. Illinois has one of the most repressive, restrictive and grossly unfair ballot access laws in the United States. For example: Continue reading

You can vote GREEN on Tuesday April 2 for the President of the Board of Aldermen!

If you live in St. Louis City the election for Board of Alderman (BOA) President is not over! Besides the incumbent Democrat Lewis Reed, the Green Party candidate, Jerome Bauer, will be on the ballot. Unlike Reed, Green Party candidate Bauer has consistently opposed privatizing the airport. Continue reading

PA Greens endorse Divest from the War Machine

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) Steering Committee has endorsed and joined the new coalition, Divest from the War Machine. The purpose of Divest from the War Machine is "removing invested assets from companies that derive their profits from U.S. military interventions, the global arms trade, and the militarization of our streets." Alan Smith, co-chair of GPPA from Chester County, explained, "A year to the day before he was killed, April 4, 1967, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "Beyond Vietnam" speech. On the anniversary of that speech, Code Pink and the Black Alliance for Peace with Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Green Party nominee for vice president, co-sponsored the new coalition, Divest from the War Machine." Continue reading

Michigan Green Cliff Yankovich Appointed to Lowell City Council

(LOWELL, MICHIGAN) Home to approximately four thousand residents, the City of Lowell is known for famous former residents including William Seward Burroughs I, who invented the adding machine and was the grandfather of ‘60s counter-culture beat writer William S. Burroughs, as well as vocalist Anthony Kiedis of the funk-rock outfit Red Hot Chili Peppers. Located in Kent County, Lowell has a classic Americana vibe, its downtown lined with storefronts and including a vintage showboat anchored just off the main street, as an eye-catching, downtown centerpiece. Continue reading

Hands off Venezuela

On Saturday, March 16, thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C. against the Trump administration's effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela. The aggressive policy against Venezuela repeats the ugly pattern of wars for regime change in the oil-rich countries of Iraq and Libya. National Security Advisor John Bolton is reading from the same script, declaring a "troika of tyranny" in Latin America (like the "axis of evil") as a precursor for regime change first in Venezuela, and then Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump has always said that the "mistake" of the Middle East wars was that the U.S. didn't "take the oil." Continue reading

In The News: Green New Deal Forum in Albany; Facebook Live Town Hall Tonight

TONIGHT: Facebook Live Town Hall at 8:00 p.m. (Thursday, March 14) Join us tonight at 8:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the first draft of our 2019 Platform in a Facebook Livestream Town Hall. Continue reading

2019 Green Party of New Mexico State Convention

The Green Party of New Mexico (GPNM) will hold its state meeting and convention on Saturday April 13. Among the business to be conducted will be election of new officiers. Oliver LaFarge Library 1730 Llano Street, Santa Fe, NM We will be meeting in the Community Room from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. MDT  For more information, contact info@greenpartyofnm.org.

State Convention in Pittsburgh

The Green Party Pennsylvania (GPPA) will host a 2-day Convention on March 23 and 24 at the Pittsburgh Mennonite Church in Swissvale (Pittsburgh) PA. You will not want to miss out on this event. Together we will focus on how to run meaningful local campaigns while embracing the necessity of global issues like that of the Green New Deal during what will certainly be a tumultuous 2019-2020 campaign season. To help us charge up for the task we will be joined by Howie Hawkins, a three-time New York Gubernatorial candidate, as well as Dario Hunter and Ian Schlakman who are are both seeking the 2020 Green Party US Presidential nomination. They will kick-off the event as we ask what a successful Green Party will look like in the next few years. Continue reading

Building the Green Party of Tennessee and the National Green Party

Elections are great for the short term building of the party. They accomplish name recognition. They accomplish wider understanding of what the party is about. However they do not do away with the Republican/Democratic lock-hold on the election system. We need to be going out speaking about the purpose of the Party. The actions including trying to get bills introduced at local, state and federal levels. Continue reading