Author Archives: David Doonan

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.… Read more ...

Montana Court Decision kicks Greens off the ballot

Yesterday a Montana Court ruled in favor of a lawsuit brought by the Montana Democratic Party, thereby kicking the Green Party off the ballot. Among the arguments made by the Democrats was that they would have to work harder and spend more money if the Greens remained on the ballot. Below are responses by members of the Montana Green Party.Read more ...

Madelyn Hoffman and Diane Moxley Campaign Launch Fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday July 7 at 3:00 pm at Crossroads Bar And Grill, 78 North Avenue in Garwood New Jersey for an evening of Green Party speakers and the official launch of our Green Party candidates, Madelyn Hoffman for U.S. Senate and Diane Moxley for Congress.

Madelyn Hoffman has been one of the state’s leading voices for peace.

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July 4: Green Party Says it is Time to Declare Independence from Fossil Fuels

As New York suffers through a prolonged heat wave this July 4, the Green Party candidates for Governor and State Comptroller reminded New Yorkers of the need to declare independence from fossil fuel companies.

The Greens said that New York should become the second state after Rhode Island to file suit against the oil and gas companies for the damage they are causing by driving global warming.… Read more ...

Connecticut Greens Endorse Candidates in 2nd Congressional District

MANSFIELD, CT — At a special meeting held on June 30 at the Mansfield Public Library, Green Party members residing in Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District nominated Michelle Louise Bicking of Tolland to run against incumbent Representative Joe Courtney in the November elections.

Ms. Bicking is a first-generation West Indian American who heads Hidden Acres Farm, a nonprofit organization which provides workshops on food and environmental justice, supports women of color in agriculture, and promotes industrial hemp as a viable agricultural product.… Read more ...

Green Party Candidates Speak Out Against SCOTUS Rulings

Michigan Green Party gubernatorial candidate, Jennifer V. Kurland (Redford, MI), expressed dismay Wednesday over several key rulings handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States. Kurland said the decisions are among the worst ever made by the Court and reflect the opinions of the conservative ideologues who make up the majority.… Read more ...

Hawkins issues call to “Abolish ICE”

Hawkins Denounces Supreme Court decision upholding Muslim Ban

Will Join the NYC Protest on June 30 To Support Immigration, Reunification of Families

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, denounced Tuesday’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding the so-called Muslim Ban “as yet another action of a rogue Supreme Court that puts reactionary political beliefs ahead of the facts and fundamental constitutional rights.”

Hawkins said the decision grows out of decades of racist, Islamophobic, and xenophobic policies fueled by both major parties, growing out of 9/11, the so-called War on Terror and white nationalist opposition to immigration.… Read more ...

The Green Party, preparing for its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22, calls for renewable energy

The Green Party, preparing for its 2018 Annual National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-22, called for renewable energy instead of coal and nuclear in response to federal mandated coal and nuclear energy purchases.

Green Party leaders said reliance on nuclear and fossil fuels presents continuing security issues for the nation, including a profound threat to the water supply.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Appoint a Green to the NY Public Service Commission

Hawkins Calls for a Green to be Appointed to the New York Public Service Commission

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that a Green Party member should be appointed to fill the vacancy in the Public Service Commission (PSC).

By state law, no more than 3 members of any one party can be appointed to the 5-person Public Service Commission, which oversees the electric industry in New York.… Read more ...

PA Greens support Ranked Choice Voting

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is celebrating Maine’s landmark win for representative democracy on June 12th when the citizens approved a measure that adopts ranked choice voting for all state elections.

Ranked choice voting, also known as instant runoff voting, allows voters to rank their candidates in order of preference. If no candidate gets at least 50% of the vote, then there is no majority winner.… Read more ...

Steve Goodale: Why do pollsters ignore NY Gov candidates Larry Sharpe and Howie Hawkins?

A News Growl Special Report uncovers evidence of bias against third party candidates among some of America’s most respected polling organizations.

News Growl
By Steve Goodale
June 22, 2018

On November 6th New Yorkers will choose their governor using ballots with at least four options on them. Two of those options, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Larry Sharpe, are running unusually strong third party campaigns and have been doing so for months.… Read more ...

Green Party Statement on Child Separations in Immigration Cases

The Green Party of the United States affirms that migration is a human right, and we are outraged by the current situation at the U.S. border regarding the inhumane treatment of children and families seeking refuge from the United States’ imperialist policies visited upon Latin American nations.

Greens are not fooled by the games that the Trump administration now seems to be playing with human lives.… Read more ...