The Pacific Green Party of Oregon today called for a "Real Green New Deal" that addresses not only the climate crisis but also the corporate control of our government and economy.
While Democrat presidential candidates and Senators Jeff Merkley and Cory Booker, along with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, this week announced their support for a Green New Deal, based on language and issues the Green Party has been promoting for almost twenty five years, the Democrats' version ignores the economic inequity and rampant corporatism at the heart of our current environmental crisis.Read more
The Green New Deal is suddenly a hot topic in the news and on the streets. Did you know that the Green Party has been promoting a Green New Deal for climate protection and economic human rights in our platform and on the campaign trail since 2010?
Greens are glad to finally see a spotlight on a comprehensive plan to address the climate emergency and, in the process, create millions of good jobs. But most Democrats and environmental groups who have picked up our slogan have also watered down the program.Read more
Albany, January 14, 2019 – At a meeting of the Green Party State Committee in Rensselaer on Saturday, the Green Party of New York affirmed its legislative priorities for 2019: Climate Change, Electoral Reform, Single-Payer Healthcare, and Marijuana Legalization. Party officers said they were committed to organizing for the passage of bills on these issues in 2019. They also said that they would be a presence at the State of the State address on Tuesday in Albany.Read more
Howie Hawkins first began promoting a Green New Deal (GND) when he was the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York in 2010. He discusses the origins of the GND, including the role of the European Greens in 2006, and analyzes the present Green New Deal proposals by Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.Read more
Climate activists are urging Governor Cuomo to declare an emergency climate mobilization in New York in response to the recent report by the United Nations that we have only 12 years left to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Cuomo is expected to preview his 2019 legislative agenda, including on climate, in a speech on Monday.Read more
Albany, NY -- Green Party of New York officers said Gov. Cuomo's State of the State preview was short on everything except Andrew Cuomo's positioning for the 2020 Presidential election. The party leadership said Cuomo's plans on climate change and health care will doom millions of New Yorkers who already suffer from the intensifying climate catastrophe, and from the ongoing health care emergency of nonexistent or expensive, poor insurance. They also stated that Cuomo's proposals for electoral reform needed to include RCV, proportional representation, and full public campaign financing.Read more
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- Guarantee a Living Wage Job For Every American Willing and Able to Work
- Establish a Full Employment Program That Will Create 25 Million Jobs By Implementing a Nationally Funded, Locally Controlled Employment Initiative
- Enact Worker's Rights, Including The Rights to a Safe Workplace, to Fair Trade, and to Organize Unions Without Fear Of Reprisal
- Ensure The Right to Quality Health Care By Means Of a Universal Single-Payer Medicare-For-All Program
- Guarantee Tuition-Free Public College and Grant Student Debt Forgiveness
- Provide All Americans with Decent, Accessible, Affordable Housing and Democratically Run, Publicly Owned, Not-For-Profit Utilities
- Reform Tax Codes and Laws to Assure Fair Taxation
- Distributed In Proportion to One's Ability to Pay
The Green Party of New York announced its 2019 Legislative Agenda on December 13 in a press conference held Legislative Office Building in Albany, NY.
Speakers included Mark Dunlea, recent candidate for Comptroller on the Green Party line, CJ Chapman, local health care organizer and activist and Peter LaVenia, co-chair of the Green Party of New York.Read more
The Green Party of the United States is urging Congress and state legislatures to adopt a Green New Deal (GND) to respond to the climate emergency while committing to a full employment, sustainable economy.
Howie Hawkins' Green Party campaign for Governor in New York in 2010 was the first time a comprehensive Green New Deal agenda was promoted in the United States. It was based on a call for a Green New Deal in Europe developed a few years previously by the European Greens and others. The GND was a central focus of Jill Stein's two Green Party presidential campaigns in 2012 and 2016.Read more
This week progressives nationwide are talking about a Green New Deal and, while mainstream media is saying that insurgent Democrats came up with this, we beg to differ! We applaud the efforts of Democrats for finally adopting what the Global Greens began to work on in 2006 while noting that the delay of 12 years is very significant when it comes to climate change.Read more