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In a recent Gallup poll, a record 62% of US voters said we need a new major party.
Stop HR-1, the Voting Rights Bill That Restricts Voter Choice
HR-1 is sold as a way to get money out of politics and to protect voters, but it contains a poison pill for democracy and opposition parties like the Green Party in its campaign finance reform section. HR1 quintuples the amount of money Green presidential campaigns will be required to raise to qualify for federal matching funds: from $5,000 in each of 20 states to $25,000 per state.
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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.
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
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.
Working toward a future where people and planet are valued, and our government represents all of us.
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.
SEATTLE – The Green Party of Washington will hold a statewide membership meeting on Wednesday, February 3. We will discuss news and happenings with the national Green Party, and give input for upcoming decisions at the national level regarding state affiliation of Green Party chapters in RI and GA.
We will hear updates from our Green Party US committee representatives and our local Green Party chapters.
Celebrating Black History Month
MINNEAPOLIS – African Americans have contributed to America for over 400 years and this month we celebrate those contributions and the legacy of Black Americans in the United States. The Minnesota Green anti-racist leaders have been busy in the fight for racial justice. Green Party activist Trahern Crews worked closely with city councilwoman Jane Prince on working on and passing bipartisan resolution the Saint Paul Recovery Act which will set up a commission to study reparations at the city level in Saint Paul City Council passes Reparations ordinance
HOUSTON – What is a political party if not its platform? The 2021 Texas Green Party (GPTX) Annual State Meeting is the next opportunity to update our state party platform. This is distinct from the national party platform, and to some degree reconciliation may be desirable.
In essence, the Green platform is a Platform for Human Dignity, in this case as curated by the consensus of the Green Party of Texas in the two decades since our inception. We recognize the 10 key values of the Green movement as the basis for our decision-making.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Here is the January 2021 news from the Green Party of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.
AREAS OF FOCUS, 2021
Please choose and rank items you would like to see GPAMA direct its efforts in 2021. We plan to focus on the top-three items from the vote results. Thank you for your input. www.opavote.com/en/vote/4734327020584960
REGULAR MEETING DAY
We anticipate our monthly meeting to move from the second Thursday to the third Wednesday. It is not clear when this will take effect. Please check the web site gpabqmetro.org for the latest news on this.
Updates on January 25th Events
CHICAGO – Massive change requires massive organizing. Massive organizing requires big resources. The big donors from the corporations and the 1% will never support the changes the Illinois Green Party is fighting for.
Give what you can and keep working, learning, teaching and building whenever and wherever you can to make the world we want, need, and deserve.
As we close out 2020, we may feel tired of the struggle, but we can't give up. It is crucial that we maintain our ballot line as an alternative for progressive candidates and a pressure point on the status quo.
In 2021, the Green Party of Texas (GPTX) must focus on recruiting candidates for the 2022 general election. We have collected relevant information for prospective candidates on our website: txgreens.org/candidate_faq. You can help by referring good prospective leaders you may encounter in your community to this information resource & emphasizing the value of not being screened out in a competitive primary. Once an individual files to run for office, GPTX can post a profile & give guidance about the convention process.
Congratulations to Michael Cundick, 2020 Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate, for making history in the Green Party of Utah (GPUT)! Michael earned the votes of 17,622 Salt Lake County voters, representing 3.34% of the county-wide vote.
Thank You to H20 Volunteers, Resist Raytheon in Buncombe, What's Next for NCGP Ballot Access, The Dems' SCOTUS Sham, Building a Mass Party Now and for the Future
The North Carolina Green Party has several updates for you this month: an Election Day roundup, what's next for Green Party ballot access, how to build the party we need for the future, and a call to resist the new expansion of Raytheon into Buncombe County.
Thank you to all who voted Green in 2020, making a clear demand for the changes we need. While the scenery of the political theater changes, the circumstances of people's lives remain precarious. The climate catastrophe continues whether we prepare for it or not, and the empire continues its short-sighted pursuit of safeguarding the status quo.
The Green Party of Texas (GPTX) retains ballot access through 2026. By holding the door open for progressive candidates to access the ballot without competing in a crowded Democratic primary, Greens serve as a pressure point to force issues into the public debate, and a very real threat that if progressive voices are continually denied they will go elsewhere.
Pro-democracy movement in the streets
Baltimore Green Party members came out to a demonstration across Northern Parkway on November 4 to demand that all votes be counted. In the photo are Erica Harts'horn and Bill Barry, who were also joined by Cynthia Marshall, at the corner of Northern Parkway and York Road. There were demonstrators at every major intersection in Baltimore after a press conference at a church in Pimlico. Post-election, Green Party members across the country are rallying to protect the democratic right to vote and have every vote be counted, and remain involved in many local political activities and community organizing at this crucial time in our city and country.
News from the Pacific Green Party of Oregon
Ranked Choice Voting in Benton County Commissioners Race
Ranked Choice Voting will be used for the first time in Oregon to elect the County Commissioner. Mike Beilstein, long-time green party member, is running, providing the electorate a first time opportunity to see how RCV works.
PITTSBORO, NC – As the election ramps up, the North Carolina Green Party wants to let you know about this month's news from the North Carolina Green Party:
- Organize with us to get out the vote for the Hawkins/Walker Green Party presidential campaign;
- Donate to our presidential campaign fundraiser;
- Check out our most recent activism in solidarity with BLM;
- Read our open letter calling on Gov. Cooper to put farmworker safety before profits during Covid.
Latest news from the Green Party of Allegheny County (GPOAC)
PITTSBURGH – With about a month to go before election day, we need ALL HANDS ON DECK to get the word out about our Green candidates! Check out the events and ideas below for ways you can get involved.
Join The Medicaid March on Thursday 10/1
Saying 2020 has been an unusually challenging year is an understatement as the onslaught of environmental, social and health crises fill our daily lives.
California's recent lightning-sparked wildfires have brought the 2020 tally to well over 2 million acres of land burned and have forced tens of thousands of residents from their homes amidst a pandemic in full swing. We must acknowledge that this is the result of decades of destructive environmental policies dictated by the fossil fuel industry and a deep disregard for the Indigenous Nation's ancestral fire management practices for sustainable land stewardship. For centuries, Native nations of California have naturally managed small "good" fires in order to prevent devastating ones like the SCU Lightning Complex Fire and the currently raging Mendocino National Forest fire.
The North Carolina Green Party cosponsors protests against police violence and racism and calls for immediate end to police immunity
PITTSBORO, NC – The North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) continues to emphatically support the protests and actions in North Carolina, across the US, and around the world that have arisen in response to decades of systemic police violence and institutionalized racism that culminated in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020.
HOUSTON – The Green Party of the United States nominating convention held July 11th finalized our Presidential & Vice-Presidential nominees. Congratulations to Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker who won broad approval throughout the party. Follow them on Twitter @HowieHawkins & @AngelaNWalker. GPTX supports our nominees!
Great news! Hawkins/Walker 2020 has already qualified for federal matching funds. So donations through most of August can be DOUBLED, letting the campaign put more into ballot access efforts!
HOUSTON – You don’t need the Green Party of Texas (GPTX) to tell you that the current moment is a crisis of authoritarian capitalism. Abuse of authority, police brutality, white supremacy, systemic racism – heartbreaking economic & social conditions – sheer incompetence and waste, all are on full display for anyone to observe. How can we navigate a pandemic without healthcare for all? How can we loosen environmental restrictions and disregard responsible climate action in a time of looming climate crisis? How can we be so completely dysfunctional?
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”.
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.
The May Newsletter from the Green Party of Texas
HOUSTON – As 2020 continues, many of us are trying to figure out how to proceed in the current political landscape. the Green Party of Texas (GPTX) invites lonely Greens scattered around Texas to join us on Monday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. for our bi-weekly "Eco-Social" video conference, to discuss how to activate our party & any other topics of interest to Texas Greens. Active members will be on hand to explain background & provide orientation & encouragement to Green-interested participants.
Human rights during the COVID-19 crisis
San Jose, Ca – As California ramps up its testing capacity for COVID-19 and a portion of workers are allowed to return to work, let's not forget that over 3 million Californians - and currently about 100,000 Santa Clara County residents - remain without health insurance, the vast majority of whom are undocumented immigrants. Even though Santa Clara County is proposing initiatives to provide health coverage to those who can't afford it, many with coverage can't pay their medical bills and/or avoid going to the doctor or the hospital for fear of contracting the coronavirus. This situation hugely benefits for-profit health insurances at the expense of people's health and well-being.
PORTLAND, Me – Please join the Maine Green Independent Party in congratulating our candidates vying to be state representatives in the Maine House of Representatives!
Support them by liking their social media accounts, donating to their campaigns or volunteering. Visit their sites for more information about their campaigns and how to get involved.
WHEATON, IL – Justice is something for which we constantly struggle but only occasionally obtain in the U.S. legal system. Once in a while, though, we get a measure of it. And we are pleased to announce that this just occurred in the lawsuit we recently filed in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois.
As explained in the last newsletter from the Illinois Green Party, Illinois has among the most repressive ballot access laws in the nation, requiring so-called “new” parties to gather 25,000 petition signatures from registered voters, in just 90 days, in order to get their candidates’ names on the November ballot. We have achieved that monumental task a number of times in the last 20 years. However, the public-health measures now in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic made petitioning virtually impossible.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by Registering GREEN!
SAN FRANCISCO – In these time of physical separation, the spirit of the human community and gratitude for our beautiful planet is with us all. Today, on Earth Day, please take a moment to reflect on the enormity of our responsibility in protecting and defending our home against greed and destruction.
Indeed this responsibility weighs heavy on the shoulders of all Greens worldwide but we all know a better world is possible and we will continue to work towards making it a reality for all future generations to come.
BALTIMORE – The Maryland Green Party is calling on the General Assembly, Governor, and Board of Elections to place our party on the ballot for the November general election, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We have been petitioning throughout the state to collect over 10,000 signatures to get back on the ballot.
Our party's participation in the democratic process should not be made impossible or dangerous due to the declared public health emergency.
North Carolina Green Party’s First Presidential Primary March 3
Thanks to all of our Green voters who showed up to vote Green on Super Tuesday, or during early voting! For the first time ever, the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) held a state-run presidential primary to apportion delegates to the national Green Party's Presidential Nominating Convention, to be held this July in Detroit.
CHICAGO – As previously announced, the Illinois Green Party's 2020 Spring Convention and membership meeting will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield, Chicago, Illinois.
The meeting will be followed by a social hour from 5:00-6:00 pm, and a presidential forum, featuring recognized Green Party candidates for president of the United States, at 6:00 p.m. The forum will feature Green Party US recognized candidates Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter, and David Rolde. More information about the candidates can be found here.
“We must recognize that we can’t solve our problem now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power… this means a revolution of values and other things. We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together… you can’t really get rid of one without getting rid of the others… the whole structure of American life must be changed. America is a hypocritical nation and [we] must put [our] own house in order.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Report to SCLC Staff, May 1967.
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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.
BALTIMORE – We are so excited to share with you that the Maryland Green Party has officially launched our 2019 year-end fundraising campaign! We have the goal of raising $2,500 in individual gifts and 28 new monthly sustaining donors to our ranks by December 31st. I know how much our Maryland Green Party values of ecology, social justice, and grassroots democracy mean to you and I so hope that you’ll join me in making a gift of $15, $30, or $99 to secure a more equitable and sustainable Maryland for all!
PHILADELPHIA – The 2020 election season is off to a fast start, and the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) has big plans. We want Green candidates across the Commonwealth to run for state legislature. We know voters are tired of the same old politics in Harrisburg, and ready to hear new voices supporting the 4 Pillars and 10 Key Values of the Green Party.
To ordinary citizens, running for office often feels intimidating. The Green Wave Team of GPPA is here to educate potential candidates from the start. And between now and the end of this year, our Sowing the Seeds candidate incentive campaign will make a $250 donation to all candidates who organize and file a campaign committee for 2020.
BALTIMORE – Over the past year, the Maryland Green Party has been actively working to regain Ballot Access and to lay a foundation for the 2020 election. We look forward to the 2020’s as a crucial decade for the direction of the state of Maryland and for the Planet, we know that increasingly more and more people are demanding an alternative to the two party system and we want to be well positioned to be that alternative.
So far this year we have:
Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance Coming to Illinois!
For years, Popular Resistance has been an indispensable source of information for the peace movement and struggles for economic, racial and environmental justice. Now co-director and frequent contributor Kevin Zeese will be coming to Illinois to speak at several events, including our Fall Conference in Urbana on October 26th.
EUGENE, Or – The focus of the Pacific Green Party will defined at the convention to be held on Saturday, October 19; but our aim is to focus on statewide races while supporting local races and local chapter strengthening. We are making the convention accessible for participation online via zoom meeting by going to this link: https://zoom.us/j/950279953
Please let us know you are coming by registering; particularly if you want to join us for the evening social in Coos Bay; you can email [email protected].
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Colonialism, Capitalism, and Conquest Versus Connectedness
by GPPA Co-chair Alan Smith
My great grandfather, James, built a house for our family and white supremacists bombed it. He died from the injuries he suffered. He was Cherokee. His wife's mother was Lumbee, and lived enslaved on a North Carolina plantation.
Petition Signing Party for Santa Clara Green County Council
Saturday, October 5, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
San Jose Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S 7th St, San Jose, 95112
Please join us at our Petition Signing Party as our County Council candidates gather signatures from registered Greens to get on the ballot for the March 2020 Primary Elections! Come by and enjoy a fun afternoon of food, drinks, and music while meeting new Greens and discussing our work and campaigns.
HOUSTON – Climate Strike & Extinction Rebellion events have been called for everywhere 9/20-9/22. The Green Party of Texas (GPTX) encourages all Greens to participate with these events in their area in order to amplify the clear demand for climate action and peace. The People's Mobilization is planned in NYC, and the Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX) has schedule and other information.
Get Ready for Campaign Season!
Santa Clara, Ca – As leaves start to fall off trees and California Assembly and Senate members reconvene in the Capitol, we, Santa Clara Greens, get ready to fight for the causes and campaign for the bills and candidates we have endorsed. From Public Banking, Rent Control, and Ranked Choice Voting bills to the Climate Strike to our County Council elections, we are busy bringing our Green values to our communities.
New Orleans – At September meeting of the Green Party of New Orleans we learned there's a lot going on in the Crescent City, across the state, and around the world, that will be of interest to all Greens.
Even as I type, people are converging on the Public Service Commission meeting in Baton Rouge. If you care about solar energy, contact your commissioner immediately and demand the preservation of net metering.
The Green Party of Texas (GPTX) is now recruiting Green candidates who support our ten key values for the 2020 general election ballot. For detailed information on running as a Green, please review our Candidate FAQ.
GPTX is committed to maintaining a ballot line to advocate for the people's issues as articulated in our platform. For this reason, GPTX has joined with other parties, candidates, and voters in filing a lawsuit to challenge Texas' unconstitutionally burdensome ballot access requirements.
Help Wanted: Candidate to Run for U.S. Senate!
The Illinois Green Party is looking for a well-qualified candidate to run for U.S. Senate in 2020.
Instead of waiting for someone to come to us and then seeing if that person is a good fit, we have decided to set out our qualifications first, and then see if you, or anyone you know, would like to apply for the role.
CHAPEL HILL NC – In our last newsletter, we announced Allen Smith’s campaign for Congress in the District 9 special election. Please consider donating to his campaign and volunteering. Allen is an outstanding candidate and will carry the Green Party message throughout his campaign.
This week we want to highlight the NC Green Party’s endorsement of Joshua Bradley for Raleigh City Council District A. This is a nonpartisan race, but Joshua is carrying the banner of the Socialist Party USA and the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP). Josh is a dual member of both organizations. NCGP members and supporters in the Triangle area, please donate to his campaign and volunteer. Josh and the campaign will need canvassers and poll workers, among other volunteers.https://www.ncgreenparty.org/2019_membership_drive
Time to stand up and resist corporate-dominated media & politics!
The Green Party of Santa Clara County is excited to have candidates running in different upcoming elections!
KPFA (94.1 FM), Northern California's only progressive/Left community radio station, is holding elections for its Local Station Board from August 15 - October 15, 2019. The Rescue Pacifica slate is composed of Greens and progressives whose mission is to preserve KPFA's and Pacifica's independent, rebellious, and uncensored voice. Our own county councilmember Christine Pepin is running as part of the Rescue Pacifica slate.
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The Violence of Nuclear Energy
by Co-chair Alan Smith, Green Party of Pennsylvania
I awaken, head to the bathroom and look out the window. A column of steam greets my eyes as it rises from a nuclear power plant. I turn to look in the mirror and put on a peace sign necklace, taking a moment to meditate. The peace symbol, first used in 1958, was derived from international semaphore code which uses flag positions to symbolize letters. The letters used are N and D representing nuclear disarmament. In order to bring about peace we must rid this planet of the use of nuclear energy.
Wheaton, IL – A big thank you to all of you who contacted your representatives or state senators, or who sent in witness slips opposing HB 1633, the obnoxious ALEC-sponsored bill that would have sweepingly criminalized certain forms of protest against what its proponents called “critical infrastructure” (such as oil or gas pipelines). As one of our allies put it, it should have been called the “Protect Big Energy From the People Bill.”
Action Alert: Stop HB 1633!
As reported in our last newsletter, we are still in a struggle to defeat Illinois House Bill 1633 in the State Senate. Thank you to all who filed witness slips or contacted your State Senator to urge a “no” vote.
Action Alert: Stop HB 1633!
As we reported in a March newsletter, the Illinois Green Party opposes Illinois House Bill 1633, and we ask you to do the same. Unfortunately, despite our opposition and that of a number of other social justice, civil rights and environmental organizations, and despite there being many more witnesses opposing the bill than supporting it, the bill passed by a large majority in the House. Read more ...
Maryland Green Party State Assembly
The Maryland Green Party's (MGP) annual state assembly will be on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Baltimore County Pubic Library (Towson Branch), 320 York Road, in Towson, 21204. Hear about issues MGP members are working on, discuss a strategic plan for the MGP and recruiting local candidates. We are inviting candidates for the Green Party presidential nomination to the assembly and are planning further opportunities to hear from them as we get closer to the nomination. The assembly will also elect MGP officers for the coming year.
Santa Clara, California – This week, May Day was celebrated around the world with marches & rallies to defend and protect workers' rights and demand economic equity, social justice, environmental responsibility, and global peace.
Meanwhile, yet another U.S.-orchestrated coup to topple Venezuela's democratically-elected President Maduro has failed! 'We the People' know these issues are related. The U.S. disastrous economic policies of greed have led to growing income inequality, marginalization of our poor, lack of nationalized healthcare for all, and worldwide political instability. And we say #ENOUGH!
Happy Earth Day
As Earth Day 2019 is celebrated in more than 190 countries around the world, it is a time to reflect on our actions to protect our planet, combat pollution and systemic injustices, and propose real Green alternatives. From Public Banking to Sustainability Fairs to a bold Green New Deal, let's celebrate Earth Day every day and spread the Green Party's message of Planet, People, Peace over profit!
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.
The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom: A 34-mile walk to Expose Oily Wells
Wells Fargo Bank has a dirty-energy secret: it's a leading lender to the fossil-fuel industry. That's why a coalition of supporters - including Santa Clara County Green Party - is participating in a campaign targeting San Francisco-based "Oily Wells" and marching 34 miles, from Palo Alto to San Francisco.
Change is a constant, but we Greens work for change at an unprecedented scale, because that is what our world needs. By seeding our communities with the small changes we want, we continue to gather power to collectively create massive forests of change from the small seedlings we nurture everyday.
We invite you to join us at these events and actions and help plant the world with revolutionary change.
"If we have a future, it will be green."
~ Petra Kelly, cofounder of the German Green Party
The Courage that Came Before
by GPPA Co-chair Sheri Miller
I read a comment in Facebook recently that was a lament about all the protesting that’s been going on. The woman who wrote it felt that these public displays in the streets were disturbing and not the best way to change things. You can imagine the firestorm of comments that followed. I was actually glad this was posted, because the discussion that was generated prompted me to revisit my history as a woman and I developed a renewed gratitude for the courage and sacrifices of those historical women who brought about the freedoms I have today.
The Green Party of Santa Clara County stands in opposition to the US-led coup in Venezuela against the democratically-elected socialist President Nicolas Maduro. We also ask Wells Fargo - aka "Oily Wells" - to stop funding the worst environmental fossil fuel projects on the planet through a march from Palo Alto to San Francisco. Oil wars and oil wells are killing people and the planet. The Green Party's message of People, Planet, Peace Over Profit has never rung so true.
This month is about Peace & Love. Peace for the planet with a call to end all wars for oil and stop US imperialism (think Syria and Venezuela). Love for the people through a national week of actions to push for Improved Medicare For All (Single Payer).
This message of People, Planet, Peace Over Profit is what the Green Party is all about!
Welcome to your new Green Party of Washington newsletter. We’re still working on an easy way for people to submit news for the Newsletter. For now you can send it to [email protected]
Report from the Fall Gathering 2018
Usually the Green Party of Monroe County has its monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month. For this month we are bumping that a week to Thursday, December 20th. Why? So we can get together to watch the latest Michael Moore movie, Fahrenheit 11/9!
Join us to watch Fahrenheit 11/9 on the 20th at 7:00 pm at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street. It’s free, wheelchair accessible, and of course the captioning will be on.
From the Chair, Sheri Miller
In this final Newsletter of 2018, I wanted to look back over the year and review our many accomplishments! Through the volunteer efforts of nearly 100 signature gatherers, we were able to get six candidates on the PA ballot. We also had a special election candidate and, after we received a request by voters in Congressional District 13 who wanted alternative choices on November 6, we were able to mount a write-in campaign.
The Green New Deal
When we Greens talk about our policies and platform it may seem that we are talking about separate platform planks. But our policies come together in an integrated plan called the Green New Deal!
You all may have heard a lot about it in the recent weeks as young progressive Democrats seem to have found the concept and brought it to corporate Media'a attentions!
Welcome to your new Green Party of Washington newsletter. I am anxiously awaiting a name of my own! Send me your ideas for my name and you can all vote on them at our Fall Gathering on November 10th using Ranked Choice Voting!
Join us in supporting Seattle Solidarity Women's March on the Pentagon! Sunday, October 21st Boeing Headquarters In Seattle! For details go to www.MarchonPentagon.com.
We often hear "Why don't Greens run for local offices?". We are proud to share that many Greens across California do run for local and non-partisan offices in every election and many are elected! Greens currently serve in over 60 public offices in California and they have all won their seats by running grassroots campaigns with PEOPLE POWER and with NO corporate or lobbyist contributions.
Greetings Fellow Greens and Green Supporters!
I am so excited to tell you that our candidates' campaigns are off and running! Several candidates have received endorsements from some prominent organizations such as Our Revolution and Action Together NEPA. If you want to help our candidates win, we have campaigns throughout the state, in NEPA, SEPA, and Western PA, as well as our three state-wide candidates.
The debate is on and we want to make sure Howie Hawkins is a part of it.
On Wednesday, August 29, Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for Governor will be live on Facebook with post Democratic Gubernatorial debate comments and to answer your questions beginning at 8pm. Organize a watch party or attend one in Park Slope or Red Hook. To RSVP and get the location contact the following.
Signatures collected successfully: In a record 4 days we collected the required 500 signatures (619 collected) to print the Green party statement in the Voter’s Guide for the November elections. Thanks to those who contributed!
NO to Measure 105 – We need all our hard-working Latino friends and family feel safe in Oregon. No to ignorant bigotry, mistreatment and exploitation. SUPER Important to start spreading thre word about this. More info forthcoming soon, now please connect with orunited.org: donte and/or write opeds and letters to your local papers, speak at churches/associations, contact your local immigrant rights groups. Purchase and display yard signs, stay tuned.
Join the Santa Clara County Greens and all Greens from many neighboring counties at this historic, RISE FOR CLIMATE, JOBS AND JUSTICE just before Jerry Brown's Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Meet us under the Green flags at the start of the march at Embarcadero Center, and come by our table at the end of the march at the SF Civic Plaza where Greens will be tabling and leafleting. RSVP
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday Sept 8th
Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march and Rally in San Francisco
Saturday, September 8 at 9 AM - 4 PM
Embarcadero Plaza, 4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111
The Green Party of Santa Clara County is kicking it into high gear campaigning for our THREE Green congressional candidates that have passed the Top Two hurdle and are on the November ballot. THIS IS HISTORICAL FOLKS!
It's a rare opportunity for us to get a Green into congress to bring our values and demand to light. Imagine what a corporate-free congress could do for "We The People"!
Congratulations to all THREE of our Green California candidates, Laura Wells, Kenneth Mejia and Rodolfo Cortes Barragan for breaking through the Top Two stranglehold on our democracy! They are all moving on to the November 6th General Elections!
The Green Party of California is working hard to mount a statewide campaign and organize volunteers behind our fine candidates and YOU CAN HELP!
Please DONATE to our candidates, volunteer to phone bank or text bank and advocate for them on social media. We Greens have to be our own media because main stream corporate media has locked us out of the conversation for decades. Help us turn our government GREEN! #WeAreGreen
Congratulations to Kenneth Mejia and Rodolfo Cortes Barragan for earning the votes of so many in their districts and getting through the top two primary and moving on to the November 6th General Elections!
This is very exciting news for California Greens and we are proud to support these congressional candidate. THIS is the time for us all to donate and volunteer and help these Green representatives take the Green Wave all the way to Congress!
Your Signature is Needed!
Watch how easy it is to do your part to restore fair democracy in Indiana. This short instructional video explains how to sign a petition to get our candidate for Secretary of State, George Wolfe, on the ballot for the November Election.
The Green Party of Santa Clara County reminds you to VOTE GREEN in tomorrow's primary.
Not registered to vote? You can still go to your County Elections Office to register and vote conditionally until June 5th! You ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process. Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San José. Learn more HERE.
We don't usually send out links to articles from corporate entities, but this one is pretty telling. Jon Campbell reports on how nothing is getting done in the NYS Senate because those in power put party over people. It's chaos and gridlock in Albany as you and I try to deal with crisis after crisis with climate change, health care, systemic racism, and more. You can read the article here.
That is why we are so proud and excited about our candidates for statewide office as well as the Brian White for State Senate campaign in the 55th district to replace Rich Funke. Take a look at what Brian is trying to do with his campaign, then see how you can support him. This is a perfect example of why Greens run for office. The two-party system is not working and if those in power don't want to do anything, we will.
The June 5th primary Election is jsut around the corner and voting by mail has already begun. We have been campaigning and phone banking for our amazing Green and corporate-free candidates and they need your vote! We invite you to change the heart of politics!
We need YOU to Get Out The Green Vote and spread the word about our Green and Corporate-free candidates who will fight for ‘We the People’. #WeAreGreen
If you find that you share these ideals and want to work toward a future where people and planet are valued and our government represents all of us, come and join the movement.
Everything we do is based on our Four Pillars and Ten Key Values.
The first quarter of 2018 brought us many new opportunities to serve our community and to campaign for our endorsed Green candidates. There is never a shortage of issues and actions for Green Party activists but even if you don't think of yourself as an activist, by just registering Green, you are taking a strong stand against the establishment political system that is set on dismantling our democracy. Here we bring you more oppotiunities to engage with issues and campaigns.
Volunteer with us and together, we can make a better world possible. #WeAreGreen
Welcome to the April 2018 issue of the DC Statehood Green Party monthly newsletter!
Follow along to learn more about a HUGE victory for democracy right here in Washington, DC, hear from our newest declared candidate for the 2018 election, and get the latest updates about how you get can get involved in the "DC Divest" and "Put a Price on Carbon" campaigns.
There is a lot happening in the local Green Party scene in Monroe County!
First of all, if you missed the March monthly meeting on Food Justice, fear not. We have video!
News, Candidates, Information, Events Nationally, Statewide & Locally
If you find that you share these ideals and want to work toward a future where people and planet are valued and our government represents all of us, come and join the movement. Everything we do is based on our Four Pillars and Ten Key Values. Want to help? Sign the PA Green Party Petition to decriminalize below!
Wisconsin Green Party Co-chair's Report: Winter 2018, By Dave Schwab, WIGP Co-chair
The Wisconsin Green Party has been busy since our Fall Gathering in Muskego. One of the first steps we took, after electing new officers and adding more active members to our committees, was to convene a Structure Team to address some of the structural issues that have held our party back from greater growth and effectiveness. The Structure Team's first task was to propose substantial revisions to our bylaws, which are presented in this newsletter for our members to review.
Welcome to the March Newsletter of the Santa Clara County Green Party
With the arrival of Spring we can't help but be rejuvenated and hopeful for the future of our world. No doubt there is enough daily bad news to bring us down. Yet we are hopeful, because our work in the Green Party, is the actual expression of HOPE against stacked odds! We belief that TOGETHER, we will claim our democracy back and have the government we truly deserve. From February, the month of PEACE and LOVE, we are moving into March, the month of COMPASSION! Please join us in serving our communities, in any way available and possible.
We can ONLY do better, if we ALL do better. People, Planet and Peace Over Profit.
We have arrived at the month of LOVE and our government is sharing no love with the seven countries we continue wage war and occupation in. We are dedicating February to PEACE, one of the four pillars of the Green Party, and we are gearing up for our Divestment Community Forum and many anti-war street rallies for peace. What we need in our world is more peacemongers, so we are getting our community engaged in the PEACE MOVEMENT. Please join us at our events and help put People, Planet and Peace Over Profit.
January was an active month for the Green Party of Texas. We filed with TX SOS to seek 2018 ballot access. Many Greens across Texas participated in the national Women's March activities including the Harris County Green Party with the Houston Women’s March. Many Greens across the country spoke to our Green vision and platform at Greens speak out on the State of the Union. This series offers good insight into what it means to be Green. The Green Party nationally offered it's response to Trump’s State of the Union.
15 Elected Greens in PA Office!
We had great results for election year 2017. We're gearing up for 2018, including several special elections. If you want to get involved and work with us directly on these efforts, consider volunteering or joining a committee.
Happy 2018 to all Greens and Greens-at-heart. We begin this year with a renewed commitment to bring the message of People, Planet and Peace Over Profit to our communities. Our work will be guided by the Green Party's four pillars of Social Justice, Democracy, Ecology, and Peace.
We truly believe that if everyone in our country could make a free and informed choice about their political party, they too would be Green! Because fundamentally, we all share the Green's HUMAN values! Please begin this year with us by renewing your support and commitment to our mission and shared values. If you are not already a registered Green, take the leap and register to join the original people's party.
If you missed the December monthly meeting, fear not. We taped our guest speaker, Dave Attridge from Recovery Now, NY – including the Q&A section – and you can watch it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/1pToHVfZ1Ak. Folks who were at that meeting were interested in creating a local platform plank for the Green Party of Monroe County and that process is in progress. We hope to have something for registered Greens to vote on at the next monthly meeting. That meeting happens to be…
Join us on Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 pm at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street in Rochester.
It’s going to be a meeting full to the brim as our guest speakers will be Alice Carli and Rohith Palli from the local chapter of the Campaign for New York Health. We will be discussing ways to get Single Payer Health Care in New York State. There will be action to take at this meeting, so it won’t be just talk. Just like last month, we hope to have a group of people (of any and all political persuasions) who would be interested in creating a Green Party local platform plank on health care.
Fellow Indiana Greens, Phil Sanders here, a member of the Circle City Green Party of Indianapolis and the Indiana Ballot Access Liaison.
It is time for us to gather signatures on Indiana's (CAN-19) Indiana Petition of Nomination for Federal, State, State Legislature or Local Office IN 2018. Some of our Indiana Green Party groups have begun this procedure already, and I am appreciative of that initiative!
The Arizona Green Party (AZGP) is nearing the end of our Fall 2017 on-line fundraiser (ending Wednesday, November 29, 2017). We are asking all of our members to make a donation of $20.00 to support our important work. So far, 7 of our members have made donations. We would like to double that number before our fundraising deadline. For your donation, you will receive one of our new AZGP t-shirts! The t-shirts are a Green Grass color, made in the USA (by American Apparel), and are printed by Custom Ink (see photo below). Please support our on-line fundraiser.
Circle City Greens
The Circle City Greens is the local group for Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Monthly meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month near downtown Indianapolis. The Circle City Greens are in the process of nominating officers for the following positions: Chair, Assistant Chair, Treasurer, Documentarian, and two Media Czars. The deadline to submit nominations is December 1st.
It's the time of year to offer our gratitude to loved ones, friends and family, our communities, and ofcourse mother nature for sustaining us for another year. We'd also like to thank all you Greens for sharing far and wide, our message of People, Planet and Peace Over Profit! Let's keep striving together for a society based on human values.
October Was All About Healthcare!
Our mission is to bring the Green Party’s message and platform to our neighbors and communities, defend our shared values, and implement people–focused policies. So we are committed to reach out to all Santa Clara registered Greens, like you, and invite you to join us and help put People, Planet and Peace Over Profit!
JOIN US AT OUR MEET & GREET SOCIAL
Happy Independence Day to you all. We Greens are big fans of our government being independent from corporate influence, so by principle we do not accept donations from Lobbyists, superPACS and corporations. The Green Party of US is the only party on the ballot in 48 States that can make that claim. If you believe we will not have our democracy back until we eliminate the influence of money on our politicians and policies, then join us in standing for PEOPLE, PLANET, PEACE, OVER PROFIT.
This year our Green Party of Santa Clara Chapter was honored to be marching in the San Jose Rose, White and Blue Parade on July 4th. We celebrated this day by declaring our continued independence from corporate-run politics, while sharing our message of peace, love and justice with our community. Photos can be seen here.
Knox Greens March in Pride Parade
The Knox Greens show solidarity while having a great time at the Pride Parade. We have been participating in Knoxville Pride since its beginnings. Our first local Green Party candidate we met at Pride Norris Dryer. He was an inspiration to us all. He was the first openly gay candidate for Knoxville City Council.
The DC Statehood Green Party (DCSGP) is a progressive, grassroots organization dedicated to representing the interests of the citizens of the District of Columbia. We are the District’s second largest political party by vote total and we’ve had enough of corporate-dominated politics. The longer we wait for change, the harder it gets. Join us! Vote Green!
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Mayor Bowser's Budget:
Green Party of Tennessee Annual Meeting
Please join the Green Party of Tennessee at its Annual meeting this Saturday June 17, 2017 at McCabe Park Community Center 101 46th Avenue Nashville, TN. 37209. We will be discussing upcoming plans, electing officers, sharing ideas and resources. This is a great opportunity to meet up with Greens from all across Tennessee.
The Green Party stands in solidarity with indigenous nations fighting the Direct Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock. We will consider a resolution to honor Greens from Colorado who have resisted DAPL and worked on-site at Standing Rock.
Saturday May 13th @ 3-5 p.m in the Flagstaff room, Main Branch Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302
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