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PA Green Party announces 2020 presidential caucus

PHILADELPHIA – On December 30, the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) Steering Committee announced that their 2020 Presidential Caucus will take place during the month of April 2020. The Steering Committee further called for all Pennsylvania County Green Parties to schedule a county Presidential Caucus during their April membership meeting. Currently, there are seven candidates seeking the Green Party nomination for President of the U.S. They are Howie Hawkins of New York, Dario Hunter and Dennis Lambert of Ohio, Sedinam Moyowasiza-Curry of California, David Rolde of Massachusetts, Ian Schlakman of Maryland, and Chad Wilson of Tennessee. Continue reading

Where do you stand on the Assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani?

Hoffman Calls Out Senator Booker and Presidential Candidate Booker It was way back in 2001 when I heard these words spoken by Robert Jensen, "The world cannot afford any more U.S. patriotism." I took those words to include notions of so-called "American exceptionalism." On Thursday, January 2nd, as the world ushered in a new year, the world saw yet another example as to why. I first heard these words shortly after 9/11, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan illegally on October 7, 2001 and about 18 months before the U.S. recklessly and illegally invaded Iraq. Both actions had nothing to do with 9/11. I opposed the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 despite those who called me unpatriotic and suggested I leave the country. The U.S. remains in Afghanistan, more than 17 years later, in the nation's longest war.  Continue reading

Anti-war protest in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – A number of Greens were in attendance at the Troops Out of Iraq / No War on Iran rally on Saturday. It was an eventful rally as speakers talked about the true costs of war and the need to end US imperialism. David Hughes spoke on behalf of the Green Party about the US’s long history of lying to get into wars. The event was even disrupted by apparent Nazis shouting anti-semitic slogans, but the crowd gave them the boot pretty quickly once identified. Continue reading

Terminate the war machine

Lost amongst the media's coverage of Trump's assassination of Soleimani is the fact that, last month, the Democratic Party caved to GOP demands by allowing more funding for war with Iran. Like most members of the Democratic Party, my opponent, the 14-term Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, voted YES to more arms for Trump, all the while pretending to oppose Trump by voting for impeachment. This lines up well with Democratic Party history: Remember when Hillary Clinton said the U.S. should "totally obliterate" Iran? Continue reading

Green Party of Virginia opposes new fossil fuel infrastructure; calls for Real Green New Deal

Green Party of Virginia calls for Real Green New Deal RICHMOND Va – At this time when we must ban all new fossil fuel infrastructure including the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Mountain Valley Pipeline and Buckingham Compressor Station in Union Hill, Democratically controlled Virginia is threatening two new compressor stations, one in Prince William County and one in the city of Chesapeake, and the expansion of the existing Ladysmith compressor station in Caroline County.  Continue reading

Green Party of Virginia condemns recent airstrikes on Iraq

Green Party of Virginia Calls for De-Escalation of Tension RICHMOND, VA -- The Green Party of Virginia condemns the recent airstrike on Iraqi soil by the Trump administration which targeted and killed high ranking Iranian and Iraqi officials. This strike is likely illegal under U.S. and international law, made without consultation of Congress, the United Nations or the Iraqi government. The Pentagon has also failed to provide exculpatory evidence of a direct threat against American soil, despite its claims of acting in self-defense. Continue reading

Indiana Green Party Statement

INDIANAPOLIS –  The Indiana Green Party condemns the recent unilateral U.S. killing of Qasem Soleimani, the escalating use of military force and might, and the above reproach aggression by the military-industrial complex and its enablers. Our actions facilitate a decline in stability in the Middle East resulting in a cycle of violent aggression and retaliation. The murder of Iranian military leader, Qasem Soleimani, further threatens stability and is one of many examples of violence giving rise to more complex conflict throughout the world. The long-term consequences of such a careless foreign policy will further erode a path towards peace. Continue reading

US Senate candidate Lisa Savage condemns airstrike against Iran

Calls for restoration of congressional authority over US military U.S. Senate Candidate Lisa Savage, of the Maine Green Independent Party, strongly condemns Thursday's airstrike by the U.S. military near the Baghdad, Iraq, airport. At least five individuals were killed in the drone attack, including Major General Qasem Soleimani, of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard and Chief of its Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, pro-Iranian chief of an umbrella group for Iraqi militias. Continue reading

Green Party of Delaware retains ballot status for 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. – I am happy to report that the Green Party of Delaware (GPDE) retained its ballot access status for the coming election cycle. People involved with the Stein campaign in 2016 will recall the desperate situation GPDE was in during July of 2016 when we needed 50 more people registered and could only register new voters at that point. Because of Delaware’s arcane primary rules, no one is allowed to switch registration status from the beginning of June until the party primaries in early September, not even unaffiliated voters.  But smaller parties have to have their numbers set by August 1.  Fortunately the Stein campaign sent us some people to help with canvassing for new registrants and we just barely got there. Continue reading

Green Party of New York unveils 2020 legislative agenda

December 19, 2019 – ALBANY, NY – The Green Party of New York announced its four top state legislative priorities for 2019: enact Single-Payer Universal Healthcare through passage of the NY Health Act; move towards a Green New Deal with an initial $10 billion annual investment, a halt to new fossil fuel infrastructure including in homes and buildings, and a declaration of a climate emergency; Marijuana Legalization and Criminal Justice Reform and Electoral Reform, starting with overturning the Public Campaign Finance Reform Commission's ballot access thresholds, reform of the campaign finance system they constructed, alongside ranked-choice voting and proportional representation to ensure democratic elections in New York State. Continue reading