Tag Archives: green new deal

Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Green Party editorial: Andrew Cuomo Wants Your Child To Compete In The Hunger Games

An opinion piece by Michael O’Neil, Secretary of the Green Party of New York State:

Editorial: Andrew Cuomo Wants Your Child To Compete In The Hunger Games

Kids from rich and poor districts compete against each other in a high-stakes game designed to reinforce a rigid class system. The plot to Suzanne Collins’ smash hit The Hunger Games, or Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new scheme for $200 million in “competitive school grants”?… Read more ...

Text of Jill Stein’s ‘People’s State of the Union’ now available, viewing parties occurring nationwide tonight

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be delivering her own response to the State of the Union address tonight, in what she is calling “The People’s State of the Union.”  The text is now available – it can be read below and the original is here – and there will be about thirty house parties across the US tonight to watch Stein give the address. … Read more ...

Hawkins blasts NY Governor Cuomo for arrests at Occupy Albany

(excerpt from a Howie Hawkins for Governor Press Release)

For Immediate Release: November 14, 2011

Howie Hawkins for Governor – Green Party
Media Release
http://www.howiehawkins.orghttp://www.gpny.org

Hawkins Blasts Cuomo for Arrests at Occupy Albany:
“Governor 1% Assaults Political and Economic Rights of the 99%”

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party’s 2010 gubernatorial candidate, blasted Governor Andrew Cuomo for the arrests of Occupy Albany demonstrators over the weekend.

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Jill Stein Launches Campaign for President (UPDATE)

Source: Green Party Watch

(BOSTON, MA) Jill Stein, a physician and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, announced today she is running for President of the United States to provide an alternative to the “Wall Street parties” on issues such as jobs, universal health care, peace and climate change. She is seeking the nomination of the Green Party of the United States.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins for Governor: Green campaign continues in NY

Howie Hawkins – Green for Governor
Media Release
www.howiehawkins.orgwww.gpnys.org

Hawkins Says the Green Campaign Continues
November 5, 2010

“We won the ballot line. Now we aim to win our Green New Deal policies for New York State,” Howie Hawkins said Friday, reflecting on the next steps for the Green Party after it passed the 50,000 votes for Governor threshold needed to secure a ballot line in New York for the next four years.… Read more ...

Green candidates support marijuana legalization

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

In a year that has seen the biggest upsurge of activism against marijuana prohibition in American history, Green Party candidates across the country are leading the fight for marijuana legalization while Democrats and Republicans defend the failed, destructive “war on drugs” prohibition regime.

The eyes of Americans who oppose prohibition are on California’s Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010.… Read more ...

Green Change: ‘If you want real change, vote Green’

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Gary Ruskin has written a piece at Green Change entitled “If you want real change, vote Green”:

Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in.

Democrats in Washington have enjoyed a rare opportunity during the last two years. With control of the presidency and giant majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate, this was the Democrats’ best chance in more than 30 years to take charge and lead.… Read more ...

Green Change: Green candidates call for end of corporate personhood

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

On Monday October 18 Green Change issued a press release entitled “Green candidates call for end of corporate personhood” announcing that 110 Green Party candidates nationwide are calling for a “Green New Deal” to end the legal doctrine of corporate personhood, which grants corporations constitutional rights that had previously been reserved for people.… Read more ...

Gayle McLaughlin re-election bid update

Gayle McLaughlin is the mayor of Richmond, California, a city of over 100,000 and the largest one in the United States to have a Green Party mayor.  She is up for re-election in November.  Below is her most recent campaign update sent to supporters, along with some news stories about the race.… Read more ...

Green Change: ‘Time for a Green New Deal’

Excerpt from an article at Green Party Watch by Dave Schwab:

Here are the ten policies you endorse by joining the Green New Deal Coalition:
• Cut military spending at least 70%;
• Create millions of green union jobs through massive public investment in renewable energy, mass transit and conservation;
• Set ambitious, science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and enact a revenue-neutral carbon tax to meet them;
• Establish single-payer “Medicare for all” health care
;
• Provide tuition-free public higher education;
• Change trade agreements to improve labor, environmental, consumer, health and safety standards;
• End counterproductive prohibition policies and legalize marijuana;
• Enact tough limits on credit interest and lending rates, progressive tax reform and strict financial regulation;
• Amend the U.S.… Read more ...