Green Party US - Press Release
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."
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.
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".
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.
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.
State Green Parties are running statewide candidates in the midterm elections in many states to gain new ballot lines and defend existing ones. Achieving the votes required for ballot access in elections for statewide office is essential for the Green Party’s political survival because it enables other Green Party candidates to run with lower petition requirements, or without petitioning. In the 2016 general election, the Green Party had ballot lines in 44 states plus DC, including the seven largest states. Voters in three additional states could write in the presidential candidate, Jill Stein. Snapshots of some of these ballot access–critical races are below.
The South Central Michigan Greens local will hold its monthly meeting 2:00 –4:00 pm on Saturday, September 22 at Biggby's Coffee, 1125 East Michigan Avenue in Emmett Township east of Battle Creek.
Co-founder John Anthony La Pietra of Marshall, who is also the Green candidate for 63rd District State Representative, will report on recent activities:
The Green Party has endorsed a letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) that was drafted by the party's Peace Action Committee. The letter, which is appended below, outlines the history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and requests that alleged war crimes by Israel that have been reported since June 2014 be investigated by the ICC.
The ICC opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine on January 16, 2015.
The Green Party has endorsed the School of the Americas Annual Border Encuentro to be held on November 16-18, which has gathered for the past two years in Ambos Nogales, Arizona/Sonora for nonviolent protest against U.S. intervention in Latin America. The Annual Border Encuentro is sponsored by School of the Americas Watch (SOAW), which has advocated over 27 years for the closure of the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation in Ft. Benning, Georgia.
"We've endorsed the Annual Border Encuentro to highlight the disastrous effects of U.S. political, economic, and military intervention in Latin America," said Dee Taylor, Co-Chair of the Green Party Peace Action Committee, which sponsored the endorsement. "The School of the Americas has trained over 80,000 Latin American military and police officers since its founding in 1946. These officers have been connected to some of the worst violations of human rights in the region and include nearly a dozen Latin American dictators, some of whom have overthrown democratically elected leaders in coups."
Hundreds to gather in New Haven to urge humane reform of Connecticut's and US Prison policy
August 20, 2018 — On Saturday August 25th, residents from across Connecticut will mobilize in New Haven to voice their support for prisoners around the United States who will be participating in strike actions, calling for an end to inhumane conditions of confinement, including overcrowding, lack of rehabilitation services, labor at a fraction of the minimum wage, and the absence of any meaningful process by which prisoners may voice grievances.
Surf’s up! The Green Party of the United States is preparing for its first-ever “Green Wave Telethon,” a fundraising effort that is scheduled for broadcast on Facebook this Saturday, August 18th. The telethon will feature live candidate interviews and recorded videos from dozens of Green Party candidates and supporters. The two-hour long event will be hosted by David Cobb, Philena Farley and Erin Fox. You can watch here.
The telethon, hosted by 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Philena Farley, and Erin Fox, is intended to raise awareness about candidates currently running for office and to raise money for the Coordinated Campaign Committee's candidate fund. "The Green Party is a people-powered movement," said Holly Hart, Co-chairperson of the Coordinated Campaign Committee.
(Helena, Mt) On Monday the Montana Green Party (MGP), and 8 of its supporters, filed suit in Federal District Court. The case, which names the Montana Secretary of State, Corey Stapleton, as the defendant, asks the court to grant an immediate and permanent injunction on the enforcement of MCA, § 13-10-601(2)(a), (b), (c), and (d), as these statutes impose an unconstitutional burden on the MGP and its supporters by violating the first and fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution.
The initial complaint declares that "the Plaintiffs will be denied their rights to actively engage in the exercise of their free speech, right to political association, right to form a political party, seek redress of grievances, cast an effective vote, and equal protection and due process of the laws of the State of Montana and the United States of America."
On Saturday, July 28, the Wayne County Green Party added two more candidates to the Michigan Green Party’s already robust 20 candidates across the state. D. Etta Wilcoxon, The People’s Advocate, accepted the Green Party nomination for the 13th Congressional U.S. House seat. According to Wilcoxon, “It is an incredible honor to accept the Green Party nomination for the U.S. House seat once held by Representative John Conyers, II”.
She continued, “It will take an enormous amount of work to even come close to filling the shoes left behind by Congressman Conyers”. Wilcoxon’s decades of fighting for the residents of Metro-Detroit has prepared her for such a task. According to Wilcoxon, “The tenants of the Green Party such as grassroots democracy and inclusion are at the forefront of my political experience”, and she looks forward to fighting for voter access, ballot access, living wage jobs, healthcare for all, and making America greater than she currently is.
The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States has announced the election of four new co-chairs, Joy Davis, Margaret Flowers, Anita Rios, and Violet Rose Zitola, and the re-election of treasurer Hillary Kane. Davis, Flowers and Rios were elected July 21 to replace steering committee members whose terms had ended, Kane was re-elected July 21, and Zitola was elected July 1 to fill a vacancy after a resignation.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania is proud to announce our candidates for office in 2018.
On July 31, 2018 Green Party of Pennsylvania representatives went to Harrisburg, PA and filed for six candidates to be on the ballot in the General Election on November 6, 2018.
The Green Party of the United States closed the 2018 Annual National Meeting at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City held July 19 to 22 with a challenge to the corporate-funded Democratic and Republican Parties and a call to action.
"Green campaigns are powering up for victory in Utah and all across the country," said Erin Fox, Co-chair of the party's Coordinated Campaign Committee. "Our candidates aren't just asking for votes, they are asking voters to participate in our shared democracy by getting involved in a movement that puts the people, planet and peace first."
During the 2018 Green Party Annual National Meeting, two press conferences were held; one for state & local candidates and one for candidates running for federal offices.State & Local Candidates
The participants in this press conference spoke in the following order:
The Latinx Caucus of the Green Party joins the chorus of condemnations of the egregious human rights violations that continue to be perpetrated at the US Mexico border and which have spread throughout America. Through his administration’s hateful policies towards people of color President Donald Trump has shown himself unfit to govern. In removing kids from their mothers and fathers to incarcerate them in “tender age” shelters as a “deterrent” to immigration the Trump administration ignores basic principles of human rights.
The very notion that the government of the United States of America would create an infrastructure for the mass removal of children from their parents is a profound human rights violation and a reprehensible affront to the dignity and morality of all Americans.
Final schedule of events for media at the Green Party's 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22
The Green Party of the United States has posted its final schedule of events open to media during the party's 2018 Annual National Meeting at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City from July 19 to 22. The schedule is appended below. Former presidential candidates Jill Stein and David Cobb will be attending along with Green Party candidates running in 2018.
The events include a Thursday afternoon opening press conference and evening opening ceremony and two candidate press conferences on Friday morning.