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Green Party of Ohio Congratulates Sensible Toledo

18 Sep 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Ohio wishes to congratulate the Sensible Toledo organization that pushed for the successful passage this past Tuesday (9-15-15) of the "Sensible Marihuana Ordinance" initiative. read more »

Green Party: The U.S. must aid and admit Syrian refugees, end regime-change policies that cause displacement

10 Sep 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party calls for an expanded U.S. role in offering aid and new homes for Middle Eastern refugees and an end to interventionist "regime change" policies that continue to provoke violent conflict and displacement of civilians. read more »

Upper Hudson Green Party Denounces Lies Spread by Democrats About Green Candidates in Primary Mailer

9 Sep 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Schenectady – The Upper Hudson Green Party, confederation of local Green counties, denounced the outright lies about its candidates included on a mailer to Green registrants in the race for the Schenectady County Legislature, District 3. In it (see attachment), a "concerned Green," never named, who is a supporter of the Democratic Party and its candidates Levering and Constantine apparently accuses long-time Green Party activists Elmer Bertsch and Alex Brownstein of being Republican operatives. The UHGP believes this to have originated from either the Democratic candidates or its campaign supporters and calls on the Schenectady Democratic Party, Levering, and Constantine to renounce the mailer and publicly apologize to Elmer Bertsch and Alex Brownstein.read more »

Green Party Of Colorado Targets Vulnerable Legislative Seats

2 Sep 2015 | US Politics and Govt

At the annual statewide meeting held on August 29, 2015, the Green Party of Colorado (GPCO) has elected a new slate of officers, all focused on the goal of winning vulnerable seats in the state legislature and other partisan offices.read more »

Green Party to Jon Stewart and his fans: Join us in protesting "rigged" presidential debates

23 Aug 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Green Party members have responded to a petition requesting an invitation for Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" to moderate the presidential debates in 2016 with a challenge to Mr. Stewart and his fans to protest the "rigged" debates. read more »

Green Party of Ohio announces recommendations on Ohio statewide ballot issues

18 Aug 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Ohio today issued our recommendations of the 3 statewide ballot issues that will be voted upon this November.read more »

Green Party calls for an end to 'maniacal' belligerence by U.S. politicians against Iran

11 Aug 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party called for a halt in the flow of belligerent rhetoric against Iran and expressed hope that the deal negotiated by the U.S. and other nations in Vienna will prevent a military attack.read more »

Waterford, CT Green Party Adopts Official Platform

6 Aug 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Waterford, CT - On Monday, August 3rd, 2015, the Waterford Green Party (WGP) unanimously voted to adopt a comprehensive platform for the 2015 municipal election. The ambitious platform focuses on five specific areas that the Party believes requires improvement, including government structure and services, education, infrastructure, ecology, and fair economic practices.read more »

Green Party elects new national co-chairs

30 Jul 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of the United States is pleased to announce new co-chairs of the party.read more »

Ohio Green Party congratulates local activists for efforts regarding marijuana decriminalization

27 Jul 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Ohio Green Party wishes to acknowledge and congratulate the local activists working with SE Ohio NORML for their successful efforts in the city of Logan, OH. Logan residents will have the chance to vote on an issue this fall, that if passed, would lower the penalties prescribed by law for marijuana possession and cultivation.read more »

Green Party Hails Federal Court Ruling Concerning Pennsylvania's Restrictive Ballot Access

27 Jul 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Pennsylvania applauds Friday's Federal Court ruling which has declared Pennsylvania's restrictive ballot access procedures as unconstitutional. The July 24, Order by US District Judge, Lawrence Stengel takes aim at the restrictive, two-tiered scheme of forcing a disproportionate number of voter signatures, compared to the requirement for major parties; and the threat or imposition of litigation costs and fees on candidates whose nominating petitions are challenged successfully. In cases where independent candidates prevail in a petition challenge, the legal costs can be as high as $50,000.00, Judge Stengel properly notes. read more »

Final schedule of events for media at the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23-26

21 Jul 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of the United States has posted its final schedule of events open to media during the party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis from July 23 to 26 (http://2015greenpartyconvention.org). The schedule is appended below. read more »

Greens celebrate expanding field of Presidential Hopefuls

20 Jul 2015 | US Politics and Govt

With a national Annual Meeting scheduled for this week in St. Louis and Fergeson Missourri, Green Party activists acknowledged today a growing field of hopefuls seeking the Green Presidential nomination for 2016. Besides 2012 nominee Dr. Jill Stein of Massachusettes who filed with the FEC in early July, Bill Kreml of Illinois and Kent Mesplay of California have also announced 2016 campaigns in media statements. Meanwhile Earth First! co-founder Daryl Cherney and California Party activist KCM Curry have both been testing the waters in an exploratory manner with broadcast media appearances and social media activity. read more »

Greens to rally for racial justice at Ferguson Police Dept. during the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23-26

16 Jul 2015 | US Politics and Govt

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Ohio Green Party Announces Political Director and other positions

13 Jul 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The State Central Committee of the Ohio Green Party is proud to announce the filling of several new positions designed to build on our success in the 2014 election, where over 100,000 Ohioans voted for an alternative to the two party system.read more »

Schedule of Events for media at the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23-26

8 Jul 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Events at the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, will include a forum for Green candidates competing for the party's nomination and a rally for justice in front of the Ferguson Police Department's headquarters.read more »

The Green Party hails the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage

27 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of the United States hailed the Supreme Court's ruling that states cannot ban same-sex marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015), calling it a victory for LGBT rights and equality.read more »

Green Party joins lawsuit for inclusion in the presidential debates

23 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of the United States has joined in a lawsuit filed in a federal district court in Washington, D.C. on Monday alleging that third-party and independent candidates have been illegally excluded from the televised presidential debates in general elections.read more »

Green Party: Crisis of ongoing police violence, mass incarceration, racial disparities requires a deep overhaul of the justice system and the nation's response to racism

19 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Green Party members expressed their profound sympathy and condolences for members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., especially the bereaved families, and for all those affected by the June 17 massacre.read more »

The U.S. Social Forum is coming to Philadelphia June 25-28!

14 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Want to join the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) at the U.S. Social Forum? This is a "convergence driven by the understanding that people's movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity. The goal is to map out action plans for a cohesive movement and organize to be on the offense against all forms of oppression." read more »

Green Party Ideas for the Next Mayor of Philadelphia

8 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

"The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) recognizes that around thirty percent of the members of the Democratic and Republican Parties have now chosen two candidates for mayor," said GPOP Chair Glenn Davis following the Green's Membership Meeting on May 27 at Dream House Asian Bistro in Roxborough. "Those two candidates will now be observed and questioned by the great majority of voters, who did not participate in the primary election," continued Davis. "The Green Party has many good ideas, which should be pursued by the next mayor. Therefore our membership has voted to offer some Green Party policies for consideration by Mellissa Murray Bailey and James Francis Kenney. We hope that Philadelphia's voters will evaluate the responses of Bailey and Kenney before deciding between them."read more »

Jill Stein To Speak at Kshama Sawant's Re-Election Kick off event

5 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Dr. Jill Stein, who will formally announce her candidacy for President of the United States as a Green Party candidate later this month, will be a featured speaker at the rally to re- elect Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council.read more »

The Green Party of the U.S. joins other Green Parties of G7 countries in a challenge to G7 leaders on climate change

4 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of the United States has joined Green Parties from other countries represented in G7 in a statement challenging G7 heads of state to take decisive action against climate change when they meet in Schloss Elmau, Germany, on June 4.read more »

Texas Greens hold state meeting in Tarrant County June 6-7, 2015

3 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Texas will hold its annual state meeting this Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, at the United Bethlehem Center, 970 E. Humbolt St., Fort Worth. Regular party business including seeking consensus on various by-laws and platform amendments, and the election of state party officers will be conducted, along with party-building workshops and seminars.read more »

Upper Hudson Green Party Announces Candidate Slate

2 Jun 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Upper Hudson Green Party announced a slate of candidates that will be running for office this year in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. read more »

Ohio Green Party opposes "Better for Ohio" and "Responsible Ohio" marijuana proposals

29 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Ohio Green Party has studied the five various marijuana legalization proposals that are currently being promoted in the State of Ohio.read more »

Green Party leaders to be featured at Left Forum, May 29-31 in New York City

28 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

reen Party leaders, public officeholders, and candidates will participate in Left Forum (http://www.leftforum.org), which will take place Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, in New York City.read more »

Ohio Green Party views with disappointment the acquittal of Officer Brelo

26 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

We are disappointed that the prosecution over-reached on the charge of voluntary manslaughter, a charge virtually impossible to prove given the numbers of officers involved and the number of bullets that were fired. read more »

Michigan Greens Support New Fracking-Ban Petition Drive

22 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) is supporting the latest effort to ban horizontal hydraulic fracturing -- known as fracking -- in the state of Michigan. read more »

Michigan Greens Oppose HB 4540's New FOIA Loophole for Pipelines

19 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) announces its opposition to Michigan House Bill 4540, which would open a loophole in the state's Freedom of Information Act to keep public records on oil and gas pipelines and plans secret from the public.read more »

Greens Designate City Candidates

18 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Onondaga County designated three candidates at its county convention on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Peace and Social Justice Center at 2013 East Genesee Street in Syracuse. read more »

Green Party to Democratic U.S. Senators: Don't reverse defeat of fast track for Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

14 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party called on Democrats in the U.S. Senate not to reverse their defeat of fast-track trade authority for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).read more »

The Green Party will hold its 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23-26

6 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2014 Annual National Meeting, in St. Louis, Missouri, from Thursday, July 23 to Sunday, July 26.read more »

Green Party of Pennsylvania supports May Day USA march and rally

1 May 2015 | US Politics and Govt

May 1, May Day, is an internationally recognized celebration of labor. The date was chosen to commemorate the Haymarket Riot. The riot was a result of police action against laborers organized to obtain an 8 hour work day and a bomb thrown by one of the protesters.read more »

Green Party Members say, "Fund schools without property tax increase"

23 Apr 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) objects to Mayor Michael Nutter's budget for Fiscal 2016 because it heaps the cost of school services upon poor and working people. Meeting on April 22 at Cavanaugh's Restaurant in University City, Green Party members rejected Nutter's proposed tax increases and urged Philadelphia's City Council to tax the wealthy to pay for the public education of future citizens.read more »

Green Party of Pennsylvania Earth Day Statement

22 Apr 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Oil train derails in Philadelphia, Landfill seeks expansion in Northeastern Pennsylvania, rising levels of toxic radon gas in homes near drilling sites: the news goes from bad to worse. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approves permit after permit, cites violations and fines the perpetrators. This cycle has to stop. read more »

Green Party, 2012 Green presidential nominees are among the plaintiffs in the "Our America Initiative" law suit against the Commission on Presidential Debates

21 Apr 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party leaders expressed strong support for the "Our America Initiative" law suit (http://www.fairdebates.com) against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). The Green Party and Libertarian Party are among several plaintiffs in the suit.read more »

Green Party, 2012 Green presidential nominees are among the plaintiffs in the "Our America Initiative" law suit against the Commission on Presidential Debates

21 Apr 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party leaders expressed strong support for the "Our America Initiative" law suit and initiatives of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation (https://www.freeandequal.org) against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). The Green Party and Libertarian Party are among several plaintiffs in the suit.read more »

Green Party: National anti-discrimination legislation covering sexual orientation and identity is necessary to strengthen marriage equality

14 Apr 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Green Party leaders called passage of national anti-discrimination legislation that covers sexual orientation and sexual identity a necessary step after recent court decisions allowing same-sex marriage, especially in the wake of laws in Indiana and Arkansas that uphold a "right" to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.read more »

Michigan Greens Support SB 13 to End Straight-Ticket Voting

3 Apr 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) announces its support of Senate Bill 13 of 2015, which would end the "straight-party" ticket mechanism so often confused in its application in Michigan.read more »

Hawkins: Cuomo's 5th Straight Austerity Budget Escalates His War on Public Education

2 Apr 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party of New York's gubernatorial candidate in 2014, said today that the state budget just adopted is an austerity budget that assaults public schools, students, and teachers, underfunds needed social and environmental programs, and fails on ethics. He also criticized the failure to raise the minimum wage or pass the Dream Act.read more »

Green Party Calls on NYS BOE to Close LLC Loophole

30 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The New York State Green Party said today that the Commissioners of the New York State Board of Elections should move immediately to close the infamous "LLC Loophole" that allows limited liability corporations to skirt corporate campaign finance laws and donate $150,000 a year to candidates. read more »

Green Party urges passage of bills giving vote to ex-felons

30 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

The Green Party called for passage of a U.S. House bill that would secure the right to vote in national elections to ex-felons who have served their time.read more »

Rosa Clemente talks with Mississippians

24 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

A talented group of young black Mississippians conversed with one of the Green Party's most dynamic and articulate speakers during a teleconference March 20 with Rosa Clemente, 2008 Vice Presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States.read more »

Green Party calls for a halt to endless-war policies, threats against Iran, Venezuela, and Russia

20 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said that provocation and aggressive posturing by the U.S. against Iran, Venezuela, and Russia should be understood as dangerous attempts to assert U.S. political and economic hegemony abroad while maintaining a domestic wartime economy. read more »

Michigan Greens Look to Future, Elect New Officers

20 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

With spring approaching, the Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) looked to the future at its state membership meeting last weekend in East Lansing. The party elected new officers and adopted a plan to reach out to voters and groups across the state. read more »

Green Party: Flaws in Obamacare exposed by King v. Burwell Supreme Court case should motivate new demand for a Single-Payer national health program

10 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Green Party leaders expressed hope that King v. Burwell, now under review by the U.S. Supreme Court, would be decided against the plaintiffs, since the law suit threatens more than 8 million Americans with the loss of their health insurance, but also stressed the continuing need for a Single-Payer national health care program (Medicare For All).read more »

Pull the Plug on Nuclear Power!

9 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

March 11, 2015 marks the 4th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident. Radiation from the nuclear facility continues to enter the Pacific ocean and the atmosphere. read more »

Pennsylvania Green Party Opposes Governor Tom Wolf's Regressive Tax Plan

9 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

Governor Wolf's tax plan negatively impacts working and low income people in Pennsylvania. Already considered one of the "Terrible Ten" states with the most regressive tax systems, Wolf's plan does little to address the problem. Property tax is a major Pennsylvania issue, but Wolf offsets cuts with significant increases in regressive sales and income taxes.read more »

Philly Green Party Elects New Leadership

5 Mar 2015 | US Politics and Govt

On the evening of February 25, the members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) met at the Philadelphia Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Square to elect a new City Committee for 2015. read more »

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