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  • Green Party congratulates Mark Webber and Cheri Honkala on the opening of his film "Flesh and Blood"

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States congratulated filmmaker Mark Webber and his mother, Cheri Honkala, on the debut of his semi-autobiographical film "Flesh and Blood." The movie opened on March 11 to widespread praise from critics and audiences.

  • Green Party calls Trump "criminally negligent" for reckless policies as the climate crisis worsens

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders spoke out today about the environmental and public health threat posed by the Trump Administration's reckless industry-friendly actions, including attacks on regulations and Scott Pruitt's appointment to head the EPA. The Green Party has endorsed upcoming marches for environmental and climate justice, including the March for Science, April 22 in Washington DC; the People's Climate Movement March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate, April 29 in Washington DC; and satellite climate marches throughout the U.S.

    Greens are continuing to promote the Green New Deal as an alternative to regressive Republican and compromised Democratic policies.

  • Green Party urges voters betrayed by the DNC's sharp turn to the right to go Green

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders today reached out to voters frustrated and disappointed by the Democratic National Committee's vote against banning corporate contributions and Tom Perez's election as chair of the DNC.

    The Green Party is now focusing on local and state campaigns as a necessary step in resisting the Trump Agenda and ending rule by the "two parties of war and Wall Street."

    Greens said that the DNC votes confirmed the Democratic establishment's rejection of Bernie Sanders and his supporters, whom many Democrats continue to blame for Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016, as well as Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who was seen as the progressive contender for DNC chair.

  • The Green Party of Ohio Issues Call for Candidates for the 2017 & 2018 Elections

    The Green Party is looking for progressives to run for elected office in 2017 and in 2018.  An off-year election, 2017 provides opportunities for many local offices from city councils to school boards to township trustees. The filing date is fast approaching for many city council races, in some of the larger cities the filing dated has passed.  

    In 2018, seats in the US Congress, the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives, and other local offices are up for election.  To be competitive for these seats candidates need to begin their campaigns early.

    If you or someone you know is thinking of running, please contact your local Green Party, the Green Party of Ohio or our Political Director Joe DeMare. 

  • Green Party: Secretary of Education DeVos's school privatization schemes are bipartisan: Democrats promoted and enacted the same 'reforms'

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said today that outrage over Senate's confirmation of patently unqualified Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education was entirely justified -- but the outrage should also be directed at Democratic Party leaders, including ex-President Obama, who worked to enact the same school privatization schemes favored by Ms. DeVos.

    "Democrats can hardly claim to lead the opposition to the Trump-DeVos agenda on public schools, when they joined Republicans in facilitating charter schools, vouchers, and other programs designed to transfer public education funding to private businesses during the past two decades," said Aaron Renaud, co-chair of the Green Party of Texas and a high school teacher.

  • Green Party: Democrats abdicating their role as the "resistance" to Trump

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said today that Democrats in Congress are retreating from their claim to be an opposition party during Donald Trump's presidency.

    "We're seeing this over and over. Just enough Democrats are voting for Trump's appointees to enable their confirmation. In some cases, dangerous and unqualified appointees are getting confirmed with little or no Democratic objection. That's not what an opposition party does," said Laura Wells, 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of California.

  • The future looks bright, the future looks Green

    16252499_1213636052046114_6495230011433212075_o.jpgJanuary 21st 2017 was a great day for the Ohio Green Party. Greens, DemExiters, and progressive independents from all over the state came together for the first full statewide meeting of the year. Attendees from Bowling Green all the way down to Cincinnati met in Columbus to discuss the growth of the party and a slate of candidates for the 2017-2018 elections.

     

  • Green Party condemns the "Trump Wall of Shame" and other racist executive orders targeting immigrants

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States strongly condemned President Trump's executive orders, announced on Wednesday, imposing severe immigration restrictions, expanding the criminalization and deportation of undocumented immigrants, and authorizing construction of a massive border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

    Greens urged all Americans to reject the "Trump Wall of Shame" and to stand up for the basic rights of documented and undocumented immigrants, racial justice, protected legal status and amnesty for the undocumented, and hospitality for refugees.

  • Green Party urges mass public pressure to reverse Trump's order Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party is calling for mass public resistance in reaction to President Trump's announcement that he is permitting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines to move forward.

    "The public protests, on-site camps, direct action, citizens' lobbying efforts, and law suits that persuaded President Obama to reject the KXL and halt the DAPL must resume, with appeals for congressional action to reverse President Trump's decision," said Robin Laverne Wilson, 2016 Green nominee for the U.S. Senate in New York and co-chair of the Green Party Black Caucus.

  • Green Party thanked President Obama for pardons for Oscar Lopez Rivera and Chelsea Manning, urges pardons for all other political prisoners and whistle-blowers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders and activists expressed appreciation for President Obama's pardons for Oscar Lopez Rivera and Chelsea Manning and urged him to use his final days in office to pardon other political prisoners and whistle-blowers.

    Greens called for presidential pardons for political prisoners Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abdul Jamal, as well as whistle-blowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Jeffrey Sterling, and all others who were punished or face punishment for revealing military, government, and intelligence crimes, public deception, and corruption.

    Those convicted for whistle-blowing or for political reasons and have already served their sentences should have their criminal records expunged, said Green Party leaders.