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March 2021 news from Pennsylvania

Working toward a future where people and planet are valued, and our government represents all of us. Choose to Challenge, International Women’s Day, March 8 by Co-chair Beth Scroggin, Green Party of Pennsylvania Welcome to March, a month during which we celebrate growth and progress! Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, when plants and animals emerge from a long, cold winter, reminding us all of our natural resiliency. Additionally, countries around the world (regardless of hemisphere) observe International Women’s Day on March 8, an occasion whose roots extend back over a century, beginning with a declaration of the day from the Socialist Party of America. Continue reading

Bipartisan Disaster

Georgetown, Texas - February 16: Multiple People Outside of HEB Grocery Store During Texas Blizzard There is bipartisan responsibility for utility failures during Texas' arctic freeze, resulting from privatization, regulatory capture by industry interests & profit motive that erodes the public infrastructure. Though the crisis occurred under Republican leadership, ERCOT was established in 1970 and the Public Utility Commission began deregulating in 1995, during Democratic administrations. The duopoly parties are too invested in capital interests and have failed to prioritize the public interest. Continue reading

Jill Stein vs the Federal Elections Commission

Join the Green-Rainbow Party this morning, Thursday at 10 AM on Zoom to support Jill Stein in this monstrous show trial. The FEC plans to make Jill Stein’s 2016 Presidential Campaign pay back $175,000. While the FEC is criticized for overlooking the corruption of super PACs and foreign money, it's also known to go after small, grassroots political alternatives for obscure or non-existent offenses. In this case, it's the Green Party’s 2016 presidential campaign on the firing line (again). Specifically, the FEC is demanding Jill Stein personally repay $175,000 in public funding spent on ballot access after the Green Party’s nominating convention in 2016. Continue reading

Green Party: Lamont's new vaccine schedule is "shameful"

HARTFORD, CT – On the day that the United States marked one-half million Covid-19 deaths, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a new vaccine schedule. While the schedule prioritizes vaccination of educators and school staff, it is otherwise age-based, contrary to the schedule suggested by the CDC and followed by other states. Lamont is quoted as saying that the goal is to "get as many people vaccinated as quickly as we can." Continue reading

Green Party Says Democrats Need to Stop Blocking Marijuana Legalization

ALBANY, NY 2/23/21 - The Green Party of New York said today it was time for the Democrats to finally deliver on their call to legalize marijuana, a position the Greens have advocated for decades. The Greens said that while the legislative proposal was better than the Governor's, both fell far short of true legalization. The Green Party agrees with the Michelle Alexander paradigm that the drug laws created the New Jim Crow. The Greens want to repeal all cannabis laws. Continue reading

Maine Lavender Greens Caucus

The Maine Lavender Greens is a caucus of the Maine Green Independent Party and one of our most active groups. The Maine Lavender Greens Caucus held a big meeting on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 4 PM. Maine Green Independents were invited to join our caucus to help put forward a Green vision for the LGBTQIA+ community here in Maine! For more information about the caucus please email the caucus chair (and co-chair of the party), Jake Kulaw at [email protected] Continue reading

Latest news from New Jersey

GPNJ Solidarity Action, Seth Kaper-Dale Special Conversation & Upcoming Meetings TRENTON, NJ – The Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ) now has 11,488 registered Greens as of February 1st! Our coalition work continues this weekend with an urgent action. We also are announcing our next Special Conversation featuring Seth Kaper-Dale and few upcoming state chapter meetings. Solidarity & Support Alabama Amazon Union Continue reading

EcoSocialism, From Theory to Practice

SAN FRANCISCO – The Green Party of California invites you to join us for a discussion on EcoSocialism we are co-hosting with the Green EcoSocialist Network (GEN) and a number of County Green Parties. In this presentation, we discuss how to build EcoSocialist programs in our own communities as our amazing lineup of guest speakers will explore specific programs focused on non-reformists reforms that help implement an EcoSocialist future. Beginning with a performance by Shamako Noble, a brief recap of the first webinar is followed by a series of discussions; Kali Akuno and David Cobb will discuss Cooperatives, then Mel Figueroa will speak on Traditional Ecological Knowledge, followed by Misty Cross of the Moms4Housing movement and David Bond on Housing and Tenant Unions. Continue reading

February 2021 Green Star

Working toward a future where people and planet are valued, and our government represents all of us. Introducing the New Co-chairs of PA’s Green Party by Co-chairs Beth Scroggin and Tina Olson Happy New Year, everyone! We are delighted to have been elected as co-chairs of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, www.gpofpa.org) and hope to build our party in strength and numbers. Now, more than ever, we need to elect Green Party candidates and advocate for Green values at every available opportunity. As the new co-chairs of GPPA, we would like to introduce ourselves to those who don’t already know us. Continue reading

Connecticut Green Party responds to Gov. Lamont's "unimaginative" budget

Lamont's budget sells out working people, democracy, and the planet; Green Party of Connecticut says "Tax the rich, free the people, save the planet" HARTFORD, CT – Like most working people in Connecticut, we in the Green Party of Connecticut are disappointed but not surprised by the lackluster, unimaginative, business-as-usual tone of Governor Lamont's proposed budget. Imagination is fostered by freedom, and any plan for Connecticut's future that prioritizes keeping rich people safe from paying their fair share of taxes will begin its political life bound hand and foot to the status quo. Continue reading