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PA Greens Learn Lessons from 2018 Elections

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 9:23pm

The Chair of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) expressed both disappointment and encouragement in response to the 2018 election. "I thought the election results were discouraging after all the work our many volunteers put into these campaigns," said Sheri Miller, Green Party Chair. "However, our Congressional and State Assembly candidates did well in races with only one opponent, leading me to believe that fear of the greater evil was the biggest factor in voters' minds."

"As in previous election cycles," continued Miller, "Green campaigns faced many obstacles. The mainstream press essentially ignored our campaigns; however we were surprisingly pleased by the excellent coverage by some more local press and alternative media outlets."

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Huge victory for election integrity!

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 8:10pm

Great news! Today we ended our recount lawsuit in the state of Pennsylvania with a settlement guaranteeing that Pennsylvania will provide new voting systems using paper ballots by 2020, followed in 2022 by automatic audits after every election to confirm the accuracy of the vote before results are certified.

This is a critical victory for everyone concerned with the integrity of our elections, and we accomplished it together. Please help build the momentum for elections we can trust by sharing this great news on Facebook and Twitter!

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Green Party Outraged By Attacks On Migrants

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 3:43pm

The Green Party of the United States expresses its outrage over the recent tear gas and rubber bullet attack on immigrants seeking legal asylum, as authorized by U.S. law, causing severe injury to asylees and creating mayhem in what should be an orderly process of intake and application.

Further, as a party of peace, we call for the immediate suspension of the tear gas attacks being launched over the border with Mexico, as this action constitutes unprovoked aggression against a sovereign nation and may be classified as an act of war.

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Green Party of California Statement On Wildfire Crisis & Climate Disruption

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 4:29pm

Paradise, CA - The Green Party of California released the following statement today on the current wildfire crisis, and its origins in climate disruption and corporate, for-profit, energy systems and development.

The Green Party of California stands in solidarity with the victims of the Hill, Camp, and Woolsey fires and calls upon the California and U.S. governments to immediately engage all resources and actions necessary to aid the victims of this crisis. We call for the immediate mobilization of all resources to provide emergency field housing, and medical, food, clothing, housing, and sanitation facilities necessary to relieve the suffering of the victims of this horrific and systemic failure. No Evictions of the emergency sites should be contemplated under any circumstances.

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US Green Party Representatives Deliver Call for Full Investigation of Israel's War Crimes Against Palestinians to International Criminal Court

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 7:29am

The Hague, The Netherlands – Members of the Green Party of the United States traveled to the International Criminal Court (ICC) today to deliver a letter calling for a full investigation of Israel for war crimes it has committed against the Palestinians. 

In addition to being endorsed by the Green Party U.S., the letter was signed by over 1,000 organizations and individuals from the United States who want prosecutors at the ICC and the world to know that there is a political party and there are people in the U.S. who support holding nations accountable to international law. "The United States is complicit in Israel's crimes by providing financial support, selling weapons and providing political cover to Israel. Unlike the major political parties, the Green Party opposes these actions and has the courage to make this opposition official," said Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party U.S. co-chair.

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Green Party Gains Ballot Status in MA and Breaks New Ground in Midterms

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:03am

The Green Party gained ballot status in Massachusetts and maintained ballot status in Connecticut, the District of Columbia (DC), Michigan, and New York. In DC, Massachusetts and Michigan, multiple candidates got the required votes for ballot status, and Howie Hawkins broke a New York record by winning the ballot line for a third party in three consecutive gubernatorial elections. 

The Green Party lost ballot lines in Arizona, Maryland and Ohio based on the number of votes in the gubernatorial races; however, these races energized members, promoted public discussion of Green Party positions, and set the stage for future wins. The total number of states where the Green Party currently has ballot lines is 19 plus DC. Candidates can run in other states by petitioning to get on the ballot.

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There's A New Political Party In Massachusetts!

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 1:45pm

We are pleased to announce that in the November 6th statewide election, the Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) statewide candidates earned enough votes to be formally recognized as an official party in the state of Massachusetts. The GRP expects to receive its elevated status later this month once the results are fully certified by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Altogether, more than one hundred thousand voters chose Green-Rainbow in this election.

"I think people are tired of fear-mongering and the failings created by today's divisive two-party system," said Juan Sanchez, the GRP candidate for Secretary of State and the first Puerto Rican to qualify for inclusion on the state ballot. "In Massachusetts, voters are extremely independent-minded. They really responded to our inclusive, grassroots campaign and my progressive stance on voter and election reform."

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Election clearly stolen from Georgia Voters

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 9:29am

Greens welcome Abrams stand for election integrity, concerned for scope

Green candidate documents cronyism in Kemp's mismanagement of Georgia elections


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Hawkins for 3rd time wins ballot status in NY

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:09pm

Hawkins Declares Mission Accomplished As He Wins Ballot Status for Greens for Third Time in a Row

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, declared “mission accomplished” tonight as his vote total surpassed the 50,000 votes needed to maintain a ballot line for the Green Party in New York.

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Kurland Responds to Super-PAC Mailers

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 7:19am

It came to the attention of our campaign Friday afternoon that unauthorized mailers are being distributed via a Super-PAC with ties to the Republican Party of Michigan. Thanks to the excellent reporting at Eclectablog, the funding for these mailers were funneled through three separate Super-PACs, in a manner most banks would consider to be laundering money. Not only do these mailers imply our campaign has the support of Bernie Sanders, who has already stumped and endorsed one of our opponents, but they also imply that the Super-PAC itself supports our campaign.

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Green Party slates to watch

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 3:45pm

The Green Party of the United States has identified "Green Slates to Watch" on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. The candidates in these slates in California, Illinois, and Maryland are running to make inroads for the Green Party in particular areas of the country and to overcome the hurdles faced by individual candidates.

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PA Greens Condemn Recent Hate Attacks

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 8:24am

This has been a horrendous week of hate: Beginning with the Administration’s efforts to persecute and threaten the lives of millions of transgender people through a change in the official definition of gender, and ending with the unspeakable, anti-semitic tragedy in Pittsburgh.  

Green Party of Pennsylvania members extend our deepest sympathies and offer our support to the victims of these acts of violence. These unspeakable anti-semitic, cissexist, bigoted attacks are a tragic indignity to our American values. We stand in solidarity with the Tree of Life Synagogue, the trans community, and the victims of these horrific hate crimes.

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Latinx Caucus Statement on Central American Refugee Caravan

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 7:31pm

The Latinx Caucus of the Green Party of the United States calls on all Americans to take a stand for justice and compassion and to take responsibility for the human rights crisis created by decades of abusive and exploitative American foreign policy. We must allow the refugees flooding out of Central America to apply for political asylum.

Thousands of Central American refugees are marching to the United States-Mexico border in the hope that they will be able to apply for political asylum. This march started in Honduras on October 13, 2018, with about 600 Hondurans, consisting of entire families who are escaping violence and persecution. This violence stems from the erosion of the rule of law and the destabilization of entire communities as collateral damage resulting from decades of United States intervention in the region. Violence is also perpetrated by gangs which originated in the United States.

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Green Party candidates to watch on November 6

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:45pm

The Green Party of the United States has identified "Green Candidates to Watch" in federal, state and local races on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018.

The list includes Green candidates who are running energetic, well publicized, and well organized campaigns for local office across the U.S. The list is a sample of the many Green Party candidates running in the midterms who deserve attention. 

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LWV-PA Gubernatorial Debate

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 8:21am

League of Women Voters of PA Candidate Forum To Feature Green and Libertarian Candidates for Governor

Glenside (Montgomery County) PA – The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania has announced that it will sponsor a gubernatorial candidate forum on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the North Penn VFW Hall, 2218 Jenkintown Rd in Glenside. All four ballot-qualified candidates were invited, but Republican Scott Wagner & incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf have declined to appear. Green Party candidate Paul Glover and Libertarian Party candidate Ken Krawchuk have both confirmed their attendance.

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Green Party Awards Financial Assistance to Twenty Candidates

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 7:25am

The Green Party of the United States Coordinated Campaign Committee (CCC) has awarded twenty Green Party candidates financial assistance for their federal, state, and local races. They are among over 200 Green Party candidates running in the midterm races, the winners of which will join 160 Green Party candidates in 19 states currently serving in office across the country.

Erin Fox, Co-chair of the CCC, said, "The Green Party has an amazing lineup of candidates this year. We are pleased to disburse these financial awards to show our support and gratitude to Green candidates. We want to be clear that it’s time to get big money out of politics. We don’t do this for the money, but it takes money to do it. That’s why we’re asking Green Party supporters to match our awards and to contribute to these campaigns and any other Green candidates they are able to support."

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Green candidates barred from debate and polls in midterms protest media bias

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:42am

Exclusion of candidates violates the right of voters to be informed about all names on the ballot

Green Party candidates have been excluded from debates and polls across the country by news media and polling criteria that favor Democratic and Republican candidates. Exclusion means Green Party candidates cannot make their case to undecided voters or try to sway decided ones, which is especially crucial in races that determine ballot status. High numbers of undecided voters are a wild card in many races this year and may lead to some “Green” surprises on election day.

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Maine Green Independent Party Finds Susan Collins' Vote Profoundly Disturbing

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:06pm

The Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) is deeply disappointed in Senator Susan Collins' choice to support Brett Kavanaugh's election to the Supreme Court. We feel Kavanaugh's record, temperament and bias render him unfit to serve, and the credible allegations against him of sexual assault and aggression only strengthen that assessment. Senator Collins' willingness to disregard those allegations is profoundly distrubing.

MGIP cochair, Niomi Larrivee Mays said "Susan Collins had shown us our current Democrat and Republican representatives are not voting with the people's majority interests in mind. It's time we stand up and back the clean, green representatives of the Green Independent Party".

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Dem Barbara Lee To Join Green Challenger Laura Wells In Historic Candidate Forum, Oct 5

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:55am

Oakland, CA – In a move that surprised many, Democrat incumbent and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee will join in a public candidate forum with Laura Wells, the Green Party challenger for her District 13 House seat in the November 2018 General Election. The Green Party announced in June that due to a successful primary write-in campaign by Wells, three Green candidates are contesting U.S. House seats currently held by Democrats in California, including two candidates in Los Angeles, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan and Kenneth Mejia.

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How to achieve a demilitarised world through a peace-oriented Green security policy?

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:32pm

A Global Greens Webinar series on the impact of militarism & capitalism on environmental justice.

Speakers will discuss the Greens position on the topic in their country and region as well as the current state of debate beyond the Greens. The webinar aims to move beyond stumbling points and exchange on what we can learn from each other to forge Green positions and proposals on how to achieve a demilitarised world through a Green peace-oriented security policy.

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