Maribel Barajas Cortés
The Green Party of the United States National Women’s Caucus strongly condemned the murder of Partido Verde Ecologista de Mexico (PVEM) Candidate Maribel Barajas Cortés.
“The Green Party's National Women’s Caucus would like to express our sincerest condolences to Maribel's family, friends, and also Partido Verde Ecologista de Mexico during these difficult times. We were shocked and in disbelief upon learning of her tragic and untimely death. Maribel was only 25 years old, but her bravery, leadership, and her accomplishments will remain a lasting legacy for many years to come,” said National Women’s Caucus co-chair Joy Davis.Read more
Activist Rosa Clemente speaks at UMass on International Women's Day
AMHERST — Throughout much of the world, International Women's Day garners widespread attention and demonstrations. But the holiday has not yet gained the same level of notoriety here in the United States.
Members of several campus organizations at the University of Massachusetts hoped to do their part in raising the day's profile by organizing an event titled "Press for Progress" Thursday evening in the Student Union.Read more
#PressforProgress: The Time is Now.
Green Women Rising Statement on International Women’s Day
In this era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, International Women’s Day 2018 follows a movement that has arisen from the voices of people globally for the rights of women and equality and justice. The public is demanding change as an outcry against sexual harassment, violence, gender gap in wages, and discrimination against women. The time is now. #PressforProgress.Read more
Green Party National Women's Caucus endorses "March for Our Lives"
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Women's Caucus of the Green Party of the United States has endorsed the March 24 "March for Our Lives" and other student walk-outs in protest of gun violence in their schools in the wake of the horrific mass murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, in which 17 people were killed and 14 were wounded.
Slayings at schools where parents trust that their children will be safe and protected appear to be on the rise. The Chicago Tribune has written that between 2000 and 2010, of the recorded 57 shooting incidents in 36 countries, 28 of them occurred in the United States.Read more
Green Party National Women's Caucus Calls on Greens to Support "March for Our Lives"
The Green Party of the U.S. National Women's Caucus calls on Greens to support the March 24th "March for Our Lives" and other student walk-outs in protest of gun violence in their schools in the wake of the horrific mass murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, where 17 people were killed and 14 more people were wounded. It is long past the time to listen to our children.Read more
Up North Green Party to host viewing, discussion of sexual assault documentary
PETOSKEY — The Up North Green Party invites the public and interested Green voters for a viewing and discussion of the documentary film "The Hunting Ground" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, at the Red Sky Stage, 445 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey.
"The Hunting Ground," which premiered in 2015, documents the survivors of rape and sexual assault on the nation's college campuses through first-person testimonies and expert insights. The film follows two college activists who network with other survivors at colleges and universities around the country and use a Title IX legal strategy to fight the educational institutions that have tried to silence them.Read more
Meet the Indigenous Woman Running for Arizona Senate
It's not every day a woman runs for Senate—and definitely not in Arizona. Eve Reyes-Aguirre won't let that deter her, though. The 42 year old is trying to become first woman senator in the state and the first indigenous woman senator, at that.
Reyes-Aguirre, an Izkaloteka Mexican Native who lives in Phoenix, is running as a third-party candidate with the Green Party and still needs to secure 1,000 signatures before she can appear on the ballot come November, but she's not worried. She's got until May and already has about 400.Read more
PA Greens Laud Women's March, 2018 Mission; Participating in Philadelphia, and Across the State
Green Party marks Dr. King's birthday, 50th anniversary of Poor People's Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States celebrates Dr. King's birthday on January 15, 2018 and the 50th anniversary of the Poor People's Campaign, launched by Dr. King, which culminated with the Solidarity Day Rally for Jobs, Peace, and Freedom on June 19, 1968.
Green Party leaders expressed support for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC), founded and led by Cheri Honkala, the Green vice-presidential nominee in 2012. PPEHRC, which is based in Philadelphia, held several events during the holiday weekend.Read more
Green Party National Women's Caucus demands passage of House bill upholding human rights for Palestinian minors and international law
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Women's Caucus of the Green Party calls on Congress to pass HR 4391, "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act."
The bill, submitted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-Minn.), would prevent the use of U.S. tax dollars for the Israeli military's ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.Read more