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Green Party of New York nominates slate of statewide candidates

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:33am

Green Party Nominates Howie Hawkins for Governor and Jia Lee for Lt. Governor, Mark Dunlea for Comptroller, Michael H. Sussman for Attorney General

At its state convention in a Rennselaer church on Saturday, the Green Party of New York designated Howie Hawkins for Governor and Jia Lee for Lieutenant Governor.

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Green Party Condemns Trump's Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:36pm

 

The Green Party of the United States condemns President Trump's reckless withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2018, and rejects the President's baseless statement that "this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made."

In spite of the saber-rattling rhetoric, Iran has remained compliant with the deal, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Green Party notes the one-sided nature of this deal, which punishes Iran while allowing Israel to proliferate nuclear weapons for "self-defense," a move that increases the possibility for escalated conflict in the Middle East. As stated by Michael J. Koplow of Haaretz Tuesday, "Netanyahu has convinced Trump that leaving the Iran deal protects Israel. But the U.S. walkout means a full on Israel-Iran war in Syria now becomes far more likely. "

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Green Party of Connecticut to hold nominating meeting in Portland

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:56pm

PORTLAND, CT — The Green Party of Connecticut will hold its annual meeting, including a nominating convention to select candidates for statewide office, on Saturday, May 12. The meeting will take place at the Senior Center, 7 Waverly Ave., starting at 11 a.m.

The Green Party plans to run a candidate for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Chris Murphy. Announced candidates currently seeking the Green Party endorsement are Jeff Russell of Glastonbury, TJ Elgin of Westport, and Angela Capinera of Stratford.

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Green Party of Michigan nominating convention in Flint on May 5

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:21pm

(Flint, Mich) -- The Green Party of Michigan will hold its 2018 state nominating convention in Flint on Saturday, May 5. Registration begins at 9 am. The convention takes place from 10 am to 5 pm at the University of Michigan-Flint, Harding-Mott University Center, 400 Mill St, Flint MI 48503. Candidates seeking the Green Party nomination for federal, state, and local partisan elected offices (or endorsement for non-partisan offices) will be present, vying to represent the party in the November 2018 election.

A press conference with nominated candidates will take place at the end of the convention at 4:30 pm. The convention agenda and brochure is available here.

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Montana Green Party's Motion For Removal To Court Denied

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:30am

(HELENA, MT)The Montana Green Party (MTGP) sought to have the ballot access case brought by the Montana Democratic Party (MTDP) moved to federal district court on Monday. This action was taken on the basis of the belief that the case “...is an action involving issues of law arising under the U.S. Constitution.” The motion claims that statute (MCA 13-10-601), regarding ballot access in primary and general election, is unconstitutionally burdensome to third parties.

The MTGP Coordinator Danielle Breck stated that “The Montana Green Party has repeatedly shown, through our various petitioning efforts, that we do, in fact, have the “modicum of voter support” the law requires and that our candidates are not “frivolous,” but rather provide an important alternative to pre-selected, unresponsive, corporate controlled candidates offered by the two-party oligarchy. The state statute on which the plaintiff’s case is based is itself unconstitutional, and it is for this reason we believe this matter should be heard in federal court.”

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WV Mountain Party Backs OK & KY Outlaw Teachers

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 10:53am

April 13, 2018 – Last week public school teachers throughout Oklahoma and Kentucky courageously followed the example of West Virginia’s educators, by committing to statewide wildcat* strikes. Between 2008 and 2015, per-student education spending in Kentucky fell by 11.4 percent; in Oklahoma, by 15.6. In both states, as in West Virginia, lawmakers paired disinvestment from education with tax cuts for high-earners and business interests.

WV Governor Justice (R-CoalBaron) came up with what turned out to be a low-ball offer, which teachers flatly rejected. It was probably because earlier in the year Justice had been pushing for tax cuts on the inventories of his many extraction industries.

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Montana Green Party Stands Up To Democrats' High-Powered Legal Counsel

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:36am

(MONTANA) The Montana Green Party (MTGP) and their legal counsel Quentin Rhoades joined with the Secretary of State's office Tuesday to defend the legitimacy of their ballot access petition. The lawsuit, which was filed by the Montana Democratic Party on April 2nd, calls into question the validity of a handful of the 7386 validated signatures turned in by MTGP supporters.

Although Montana state law only requires minor parties to collect 5000 signatures from 34 of its 100 house districts, it also requires a certain number from each district. The 180 validated signature that the Democrats are contesting come out of 9 strategic districts that, if rejected in, would disqualify them from the general election ballot in the fall.

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Stein breaks silence, completing handover of documents to Senate Committee

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:10pm

“We are facing a precarious historic moment. Democracy is threatened by interference in our elections, and by interference in our civil liberties. Likewise we are endangered by warmongering, rampant militarism, nuclear confrontation and accelerating climate change. To solve any of these interlinked problems, we need a functioning democracy and a voting system we can have confidence in.

As first steps to restore trust in that system, we are calling for a nonpartisan Emergency Commission for Election Protection & Voting Justice, as well as international negotiations for an election non-interference treaty. These should be stepping stones toward broader international dialogue to address other urgent looming threats that endanger not only our democracy, but our very survival.

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Green Party Joins Advocacy Groups Urging Devos to Retain Guidance on School Discipline

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:24am

The Green Party joins advocacy groups in urging U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos to retain essential guidance on school discipline in regard to race.

Devos is considering whether to rescind a 2014 letter — jointly issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice – that offers guidance to public elementary and secondary schools on administering student discipline in a manner that does not discriminate on the basis of race. This follows her rescission of guidance on the protection of transgender students and on campus sexual assault.

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Fairfield County Green Party Nominates 2018 Candidates

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:12pm

Stamford CT – The Fairfield County Chapter of the Green Party of Connecticut held a nominating convention for 2018 candidates today at 3:00pm.

Nominated by consensus was Megan E. Cassano for State Senate District 36, which covers Greenwich, North Stamford and part of New Canaan, and Cora Santaguida for State Senate District 27 which covers part of Stamford and Darien.

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Green Party: ALEC model bill in La. poses deep threat to environment, free speech

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:39am

Green Party Urges defeat of ALEC's model legislation in Louisana, calls bill a severe threat to the environment and constitutional rights.

The Green Party of the United States calls for vigorous opposition to the legislative assault perpetrated by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech and assembly and on our natural environment.

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Montana Green's Legal Counsel to Face Dems' Out-of-State Firm

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:45pm

(HELENA, MT) –  On Tuesday, Missoula's Quinten M. Rhoads will be in District Court in Helena, at 1:30pm, to represent the Montana Green Party (MTGP) and those who signed petitions to place the MTGP on the 2018 election ballot. Rhoads will face the international law firm of Perkins & Coie representing the Montana Democratic Party (MDP) with Peter Meloy of Helena. MTGP coordinator Dani Breck stated, "I did an internet search on the out-of-state firm, Perkins & Coie; for the Montana Dems to bring in this behemoth that has represented the DNC & HRC in attempt to silence Montanans' voices does not seem very 'democratic' or 'American' for that matter."

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Green Party condemns missile strikes on Syria

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:15am

The Green Party of the United States condemns the missile strikes carried out during the early morning of April 14, 2018, ordered by the Trump administration on purported chemical weapon sites in Syria, in flagrant violation of both the U.S. Constitution and international law.

In a now signature impetuous style, the Trump administration authorized the airstrikes without first initiating an investigation into claims that last week, Syrian government forces used chemical weapons on the last insurgent outpost in Eastern Ghouta. Additionally, Germany and Italy declined to participate in the airstrikes, demonstrating that the Trump administration also failed to use any diplomatic process before acting.

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Ohio Green Party Biennial Convention Elects Delegates & Welcomes Candidates throughout the State

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:20am

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Green Party held its' biennial convention this past Saturday in Columbus. The convention elected delegates to the Annual National Meeting this July in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Green Party re-elected Philena Farley of Columbus and Logan Martinez of Miami and welcomed newcomer Kevin Fay of Akron to the National Committee of the Green Party US.

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Green Party: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley rescind veto of Security Council draft statement on shootings of Palestine

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 8:03am

The Green Party of the United States called on US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, to rescind the US veto of the UN Security Council draft statement calling for an independent investigation into the Israeli military’s deliberate and brutal attack on Palestinians during nonviolent protests near the Gaza-Israeli border which began on Friday, March 30th.

Twenty-nine Palestinians have been killed and more than fourteen hundred injured – many of them by live fire and many seriously – by Israeli snipers in the planned and coordinated attack, 7 killed by Israeli fire, scores hurt in Gaza border protest. Over thirty thousand Palestinians were commemorating Land Day, which observes an Israeli attack in 1976 that killed six Arabs protesting Israeli occupation of their lands to build Jewish settlements. 

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Green Party Endorses Paul Glover for PA Governor

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:17pm

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) endorsed Paul Glover as candidate for Governor at their state convention on March 18. A resident of Philadelphia, Glover is a long-time social entrepreneur who has founded 18 campaigns for ecology and justice. He has authored six books on community power and previously taught urban studies at Temple University and ecological economics at Philadelphia University.

Glover urges Democrats and Republicans alike to quit expecting urgent change through the traditional parties, saying, "The Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln. The Democratic Party is no longer the party of FDR. Instead, both are dominated by major corporations and their lobbyists." As a Green Party candidate, Glover will accept no corporate or PAC funding.

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Ohio Greens release details for candidates and state convention

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:46pm

Green Party Fields a record number of candidates for May 8 Primary. Candidates to be showcased at April 7 Convention in Columbus.

The Ohio Green Party is pleased to announce a record number of candidates running in the May 8th primary. At the top of the ticket are Constance Gadell-Newton and Brett Joseph running for Governor and Lt. Governor. Constance is a defense attorney in Columbus. Brett is also a lawyer. He has a Ph.D., and is an instructor in sustainability. They have to get at least 3% of the gubernatorial vote in the November election or the Green Party will lose its Minor Party status. Recent changes in Ohio's election laws make it much more difficult for Minor Parties to exist. The Green Party is the only remaining Minor Party in Ohio.

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Victory for Democracy: DC Mayor Signs Fair Elections Bill Into Law

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:37pm

Coalition cheers final passage of bill, calls for full funding and implementation of landmark democracy reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advocates and activists celebrated on Tuesday as Mayor Bowser signed the Fair Elections Act, a major democracy reform that will bring small donor public financing to local elections. The campaign to pass the bill has been supported by dozens of economic, social, and racial justice organizations, as well as the entire D.C. Council.

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Green Party Recognized as New Party in North Carolina

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 8:25am

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Green Party is pleased to announce that residents can now register to vote Green in North Carolina! In one of the first meetings of the newly seated State Board of Elections, board members approved the Green Party’s application for recognition as a new political party. The application was submitted at the end of December 2017 in anticipation of the changes taking effect on January 1 of this year that amended requirements for new parties seeking ballot access. Recognition had been on hold since January, pending the seating of the board by Governor Roy Cooper.

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Green Party Of Pennsylvania Announces Six Candidates For 2018 State And National Election

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 5:31am

State Party endorses candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, US Senate, State Senate, and State House of Representatives

SCRANTON, PA --- Pennsylvania Greens from across the state convened in Scranton at the IBEW Local 81 on March 17th & 18th for their Annual State Convention and Business Meeting. The two-day event was filled with workshops and training, such as "How to Run a Local Campaign," "Event Planning 101," and "Encouraging more LGBT and Women Candidates.

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