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Nassau County Greens to meet on Monday

FREEPORT, NY – The next meeting of the Green Party of Nassau County is scheduled for Monday, December 16th, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520. Our meeting will feature a program by Rachel Silang of the Answer Coalition LI. All are invited! Continue reading

PA Greens support formation of Federal Renewable Energy Commission (FREC)

PHILADELPHIA – On December 1, the Steering Committee of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) endorsed the formation of a Federal Renewable Energy Commission (FREC). This newly created national agency would have the mission of organizing the Green New Deal and creating a sustainable energy structure for the U.S. Continue reading

The Pacific Green Party announces it's winter state convention

PORTLAND, Or – The Pacific Green Party will be holding it's 2020 Winter State Convention in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Join us at the Gresham Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a day of organizing and campaign planning. Registrations are now being accepted. Please indicate your needs for housing, transportation or other accommodations (special foods, translation, etc.) Continue reading

This is no time to sit back and watch

MADISON, Wi – As the Wisconsin Green Party (WIGP) gears up for a successful Fall and 2020 election cycle, we hope to see you out at our events and in the many exciting movements we are a part of. We have a lot of great opportunities for Greens to get involved including our fantastic commitiees which are always in need of writers, designers, communicators, tech savvy people, organizers and more. In addition, we will elect a new coordinating council at our Fall Gathering, and we would like to empower all Greens to think about nominating themselves or others to lead the charge as a secretary, treasurer, CD representative, at-large member, or even as a co-chair. Continue reading

Green Party & Libertarian Party Blast Democrats’ Anti-democratic Ballot Access Changes

ALBANY NY – Green and Libertarian Party officials announced they will pursue litigation against the anti-democratic changes in ballot access recommended by the Public Campaign Finance Reform Commission. Speaking at a press conference in Albany, they said the lack of response from the Assembly and Senate Democratic leadership highlighted their complicity in the Democratic-led Commission's vote along party lines to enact new thresholds that would prove nearly impossible for New York's third parties to meet. Officials from both parties said this proved the Commission had been fixated from the start on crushing third parties that challenge the major parties' duopoly under the guise of enacting a public campaign finance system, and that the Democratic leadership was scared of emerging third party insurgent success. Continue reading

Greens stand with students at #freezethefuels climate strike

Green candidate arrested MILWAUKEE – Friday, December 6th, 2019 hundreds of students and other local activists rallied in Zeidler Union Square Park to demand action against global warming. Students from all walks of life joined the strike including elementary and college students. North Division High School brought student speakers and a drumline which led the march. Among the speakers was Cheyanne Rupert (Sunrise Milwaukee Coordinator), and prior Wisconsin Green Party mayoral candidate for Racine, Fabi Maldonado (who currently serves on the Racine County Board). The climate strikers marched to Wells Fargo to demand their divestment of fossil fuel companies and their executives, as they chanted "people over profit" and "planet over profit." They also demanded the bank invests, instead, in green infrastructure and energy as well as fair labor practices. Though the Wells Fargo building was the focal point for the march, JP Morgan Chase was another bank the from which the protesters demanded action these actions. Continue reading

Green Party and Libertarian Party Ballot Access Press Conference

ALBANY. NY – The Green Party of New York and Libertarian Party of New York will hold a joint press conference to discuss their next steps in challenging the unjust ballot access thresholds implemented by the Public Campaign Finance Commission. Green speakers will include Mark Dunlea, former Comptroller candidate, and Peter LaVenia, state party co-chair. Libertarian speakers will include James Rosenbeck, party chair. Continue reading

Lancaster Greens - Important News for 2020

LANCASTER, Pa – The end of 2019 has nearly come so here is a brief synopsis of what 2020 may look like for Green actions in the County/Region. First, I will point out that January is typically the time for the Lancaster Green Party to elect County Officers and State Delegates. January also includes opportunities to fill positions for national delegations/committees from the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA). The next online State Committee Meeting is January 12 (RSVP here). Therefore, Lancaster Greens should meet once in the weeks leading up to that meeting. Additional to officer and delegate elections, Lancaster Greens are encouraged to work through updating our County Platform. Look forward to a future announcement for a January meeting date to kick off 2020! Continue reading

Green Star News & Events for December 2019

Working toward a future where people and planet are valued, and our government represents all of us. Working Toward Sanity and Democracy by GPPA Co-chair Sheri Miller Here we are again; finishing up another year of the Green Star Newsletter and nearing the end of my second year as Co-Chair. I've been honored to work with amazing volunteers and supporters across the state whose belief in the Four Pillars and 10 Key Values has given strength to our cause.  Continue reading

Joanna Herlihy – 1934 - 2019

Joanna Herlihy of Cambridge, Massachusetts, died in her home on November 29, 2019. She was born on March 9, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank and Betty Herlihy and grew up in Comstock, Michigan. Joanna entered the University of Chicago at age fifteen and graduated with a degree in linguistics. She and her first husband, Alexander Lipson (d. 1980), moved to Cambridge in 1955. They had four children: Sonia Lipson, Nathan Lipson (d. 2017), Sam Lipson, and Mimi Lipson. Continue reading