Category Archives: Green Party

Green Party and Libertarian Party Ballot Access Press Conference

ALBANY. NY – The Green Party of New York and Libertarian Party of New York will hold a joint press conference to discuss their next steps in challenging the unjust ballot access thresholds implemented by the Public Campaign Finance Commission. Green speakers will include Mark Dunlea, former Comptroller candidate, and Peter LaVenia, state party co-chair.… Read more ...

Today’s news from the Green Party

Injunction news and last week of candidate filing

Statement on Bolivia
https://www.gp.org/statement_on_bolivia
https://latinx.gp.org/statement-on-bolivia

The Green Party was a minor force in Maine politics. This activist could help revive it.

Annual Meeting for the Green Party of New Orleans

How third party candidates could upset US presidential election

Jill Stein sues to reopen election security case in Pennsylvania

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The Green Party was a minor force in Maine politics. This activist could help revive it.

PORTLAND, Maine — It has been 13 years since a Green Party candidate qualified for a statewide election in Maine, the first state to enshrine such a party in 1984. It has seen some local success in Portland, though just one Green has been elected to the Legislature and the party lists six local officeholders of the hundreds across the state.… Read more ...

Jill Stein sues to reopen election security case in Pennsylvania

  • Issues flagged by election security experts when the settlement was reached a year ago figure prominently in the filing to reopen the case.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit that prompted Pennsylvania’s mass voting machine upgrade want a federal judge to reopen the case because they say state officials are violating the settlement.… Read more ...

On Thanksgiving: Hawkins Calls For Pelosi To Meet With Climate Hunger Strikers, and Urges Presidential Pardon for Leonard Peltier

By Howie Hawkins

The Extinction Rebellion Hunger Strikers are challenging the power structure with their own suffering. In Washington, DC the strikers are focused on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and refusing to eat until Pelosi agrees to a one-hour public meeting with them over the climate crisis.

This Thanksgiving while many will be feasting with family and friends, they will be risking their health by not eating.… Read more ...

Green candidate: Don’t let NY Democrats get away with killing 3rd parties

To the Editor: The “Democrats’ Secret Plan to Kill Third Parties in New York,” as the headline on an Oct. 29 New York Times report put it, is no longer secret.

On Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, the Public Campaign Financing Commission voted to raise the vote threshold to secure a party ballot line from 50,000 to the higher of 130,000 or 2% every two years in gubernatorial and presidential years, instead of every four years in gubernatorial elections.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York calls Cuomo comments undemocratic and wrong

ALBANY, NY – 11/26/19 – Green Party of New York leaders said Gov. Cuomo’s comments at a press conference today, in which he stated third parties needed to prove their viability before receiving public funding, are not just wrongheaded, but dangerously undemocratic. Officers said that the exact opposite should be true: public campaign financing should aid third parties and candidates in becoming viable.… Read more ...

Green Party slams Cuomo and commission for trying to kill third parties

ALBANY, NY 11/25/2019 — Green Party of New York officials said today the Public Campaign Finance Commission’s decision to raise ballot access thresholds to 2% of the vote or 130,000 votes (whichever is greater) for presidential and gubernatorial elections was an anti-democratic decision that would limit voter choice in New York.… Read more ...

Hawkins: Assange Case Is A Political Show Trial

By Howie Hawkins

Sweden decided this week to drop the investigation into sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange for insufficient evidence. It was the third time Sweden has ended its investigation. That Sweden is ending the investigation now when they are not needed to keep Assange detained in the UK is more indication that the Assange case has been a political show trial all along.… Read more ...

Green Party Black Caucus Statement in Support of Hardel Sherrell Family

On September 2, 2018, Hardel Sherell, a father of three, died in the Beltrami County, MN, jail due to neglect & abuse. The National Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States stands united with the family of Hardel Sherrell as they seek justice. Newly released ​video​ and phone records contradict​ authorities’ version of the events leading up to Mr.… Read more ...

Greens to State Department: Respect Bolivia’s Self -Determination

The Green Party expresses outrage at Sunday’s coup against Bolivian President Evo Morales, and calls on the U.S. States to refrain from interfering in Bolivian elections.   On Sunday, November 10, Morales resigned under duress due to protests orchestrated by a right-wing opposition and the Organization of American States. USAID had provided funding to opposition groups for over a decade until being expelled by Morales in 2013.… Read more ...

SF Public Defender Backed By Libertarians, Greens, Wins District Attorney Race

In a closely fought race ultimately decided by only 2,825 votes out of over 190,000 cast, deputy San Francisco public defender Chesa Boudin, running with the support of the Libertarian Party and Green Party among other community groups, has been declared San Francisco’s next district attorney.

Boudin’s top campaign issues included an end to money bail, mass incarceration, and the “War on Drugs”, and he also supports decriminalization of sex work.… Read more ...