Joshua Harris: I come from the place where red-lining was invented

Joshua Harris for Maryland House of Delegates, District 40 Joshua Harris is a leader and visionary who advocates on behalf of the community. He is dedicated to creating attainable solutions for the challenges Baltimore faces. Joshua has passion for, and is commitment to, empowering his community. As a young child, Joshua grew up in poverty and his family struggled to make ends meet. Through access and opportunity his family was able to overcome those struggles. Harris knows there are many hard-working families in Baltimore that are struggling every day and simply need the access and opportunity. Continue reading

"We are the Radical Left they've been warning you about"

Ryan Sullivan for Maryland House of Delegates, District 7 I'm running to represent our community as a delegate in the Maryland legislature because I look out and I see a world on fire . . . a world plagued with exploitation, predation, waste, greed, ecological instability, and a complete lack of political will to do anything. I see an unwillingness to seriously get at the root causes of the oppressions and abuses so many are expected to tolerate daily on the part of the media and our representatives. Like the late Stephen Hawking, I'm skeptical about humanity's odds of surviving this century without putting an end to capitalism and its impossible contradictions. Continue reading

Green Party Independence: We're Quite Literally a Different Party

Greens must build a party that has a clear line of demarcation from the Democrats, especially because we are not satisfied with superficial gestures. We seek system change, and capitalism is the problem. It’s funny how, when we critique the policy of the Democratic Party and its candidates, how touchy some people can get.  It’s almost as if they think the Green Party is only the left wing of the Democrats.  Well, we’re not.  We’re working toward system change, not just climate change, because the system is the problem. Continue reading

Paula Overby for Senate

Paula Overby is a member of the working class. She's worked in manufacturing as a union member and she's been on strike. We are not rewarding hard work anymore. She understands the experience of working people with wages that can't keep up with the soaring cost of housing, education and health care. She knows we can do better. Paula is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in psychology and a second major in computer science. As a full time working mother of three, she had a successful career as a systems analyst with experience in quality assurance, data analysis and process design. Paula has worked with minor parties since 2014. Her endorsement speech in 2014 focused on the corporate take over of America. She was talking about wealth inequality before Bernie Sanders was so well known. Since leaving the two-party establishment in 2014 she has focused on political process reform and building a political movement that can successfully challenge the politics of wealth and the incumbency lock of the two major parties. Continue reading

How Green Party Performs "Vital Function" For Democracy

Jimmy Dore in conversation with Constance Gadell-Newton, the Ohio Green Party candidate for Governor. Constance Gadell-Newton was born in Belleville, Illinois.  Raised by a nurse (mother) and teacher (step-father), Gadell-Newton experienced poverty as a child. Through hard work, Gadell-Newton’s parents were able to enroll her in Bishop Watterson, a private high school in Columbus, Ohio, which prepared her to graduate with honors from the Ohio State University with her B.A. in Philosophy and Women's Studies in 2002. Continue reading

George Wolfe for Secretary of State of Indiana

Why am I running? Because politicians bankroll their campaigns with money from corporate donors and wealthy individuals who don’t have the same interests as we, the people, do. It is up to us to wrestle the power away from the wealthy 1%. Both political parties have become beholden to rich donors and engage in corrupt practices like gerrymandering and voter suppression. Furthermore, we must reform this broken system so no party can do what the Democratic National Committee did to Bernie Sanders. Continue reading

Laura Wells for Congress

My name is Laura Wells and I’m running for Congress in California’s District 13 as a Green Party candidate. I am running because we need to raise our expectations and use our power to challenge a system that refuses to provide the very basics for us, in this, the richest country on earth. Barbara Lee was running unopposed on the June “Top Two” primary ballot. We ran a write-in campaign and won. Now I am one of three Green candidates for Congress, on the California November ballot, going head-to-head against incumbent Democrats. Continue reading

Diane Moxley, marching for what she believes in

Diane Moxley is running for Congress in the Seventh Congressional District on the Green Party line. She is also a mom, lawyer, activist, advocate for social justice and for human rights. Diane earned her undergrad degree in political science and philosophy from Kean University with her young daughter in tow at the on-campus daycare center. As an undergrad and single parent. She knew what it felt like to literally pinch pennies and other coins dug out of seat cushions to buy milk. Diane spent time on welfare lines. Then with some perseverance and a lot of loans, she graduated from CUNY Law with the specific purpose of serving those in need, those left behind without representation. Continue reading

Colin Souney for CT State Assembly, District 86

Colin Souney is a long time Guilford resident and 1993 Guilford High School graduate who has worked in the area over two decades in a variety of vocations including Construction, Welding and Machining. Mr. Souney is well aware of what the working person today is tasked with on a daily basis. He is an advocate for sensible and equitable economic and tax reform, including legalization, regulation, and taxation of Marijuana to address Connecticut’s budget deficit. In his advocacy, he has appeared and spoken before the state legislature and often been quoted in the press. Continue reading

Cliff Willmeng for Boulder County Commissioner

Cliff Willmeng, husband and father of two, is a registered nurse and a leader in the fight against oil and gas drilling in Colorado. With over 30 years of experience as a community organizer, union activist, and proponent of community rights, Cliff has devoted a lifetime to building grassroots power throughout the country.​Cliff began his activist work in high school fighting against racism in Chicago. This work connected him to efforts to end US wars in Central and South America and brought him to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico in the 1990s. Continue reading