Former Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate, Cheri Honkala Guilty for HUD Protest

Posted by Kevin Zeese

Above Cheri Honkala (center) outside of the DC Superior Court in Washington, DC after being found guilty on June 10, 2019. Cheri is with Kaylen Phillips, Alison Hawver McDowell, Tanya Curry, Gregory Copeland, Meg Olkiewicz and Pastor Keith Collins.

DC Court finds Cheri Honkala Guilty

WASHINGTON D.C., June 10, 2019: Former Green Party vice presidential candidate, Cheri Honkala was found guilty in the DC  Superior Court for going into the building of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeking to speak to a HUD official about their policies toward the poor.… Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Joins Libertarian Party

Lincoln Chafee, the former senator and governor of Rhode Island, has joined the Libertarian Party.

First reported by the Boston Globe, Lincoln Chafee has reportedly made a move from Rhode Island to Wyoming and registered Libertarian in the process. When asked about whether he would run for some office in the future under the Libertarian Party label, Chafee was non-committal.… Read more ...

Green Party of the United States 2019 National Meeting In Salem, MA

  • Schedule of Events for Media at the Green Party’s 2019 Annual National Meeting in Salem, Massachusetts, July 25-28

CONTACTS:
Holly Hart, media@gp.org | 202-804-2758
Craig Seeman, media@gp.org
Darlene Elias, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts, mialmavive@gmail.com
Deeanna Taylor, tamar Yager, Green Party National meeting Committee, anm_info@gp.org

When: Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28, 2019
Where: Salem State University Central Campus, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Meeting Details: Website | Directions | Draft Schedule

Media events at the Green Party’s 2019 Annual National Meeting in Salem will include three press conferences with meeting organizers and candidates, and a forum for candidates seeking the 2020 Green Party presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Book Release: Double Dads One Teen

  • Pennsylvania Green and Judge of Elections Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes publishes Queer family memoir on 25 years of activism in USA and Taiwan: Double Dads One Teen

Double Dads One Teen: A Queer Family’s Trailblazing Life in the USA and Taiwan has been published by Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes, a Green Party Judge of Elections in Newtown, PA, and professor of Counselor Education at CUNY Lehman College as a celebration of his 25 years of activism with his husband, Dr.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins 2020 and Third Party Presidential Nominations

On May 28th Green Party founder and Perennial New York Candidate Howie Hawkins announced he’d run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination, later that same day the official Green Party twitter made a now deleted post commemorating his entry into the race. Immediately afterwards another Green Party Presidential Candidate, Ian Schlakman, immediately questioned the tweet calling to the attention the fact that they did not do so for the other Green Party Presidential Candidates.… Read more ...

How Do Greens Run For President In An “Anybody But Trump” Election Year?

By Kevin Zeese

Above: Screenshot from On Contact with Chris Hedges with Howie Hawkins.

The 2020 election cycle is going to be a very challenging one for the Green Party especially when it comes to running for president. President Trump is an unpopular president who is very divisive. Indeed, he seems to govern by dividing the nation over issues like immigration, racism and women’s rights.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Makes A Financial Turnaround

The Libertarian National Committee, based on recent Federal Election Committee (FEC) reports, appears to have made a financial turnaround.

The Libertarian National Committee, also known as the LNC, ended 2018 with $13,728 in cash on hand and almost $150,000 in debt and obligations owed to other entities. These debts included more than $50,000 owed to the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans for the 2018 convention, $27,702 to Blackbaud for the annual licensing of software used by the LNC, and various other debts owed to 18 other vendors and contractors.… Read more ...

Socialist Action Party Names 2020 Presidential Ticket

The Socialist Action Party has named Jeff Mackler and Heather Bradford as its 2020 Presidential Ticket. Jeff Mackler is a former teacher, labor activist, and anti-war activist from Oakland, California. Heather Bradford is a labor, LGBT, environmental, and antiwar activist from Duluth, Minnesota.

A more detailed report on the ticket can be found on the Socialist Action website.Read more ...

Green Party Says New York Needs to Declare a Climate Emergency

  • Faults Democrats for Delay on Single Payer Health Care, Marijuana Legalization, Rent Control

ALBANY — The Green Party of New York (GPNY) demanded that New York State Democrats in Albany enact the strongest climate change legislation possible rather than taking half-steps that would not prevent catastrophic climate change.

The Greens also chastised the Democrats for their delay in delivering on the progressive agenda that they promised New York voters including single payer healthcare, marijuana legalization, labor rights for farmworkers and expansion of rent control and tenants’ protection.… Read more ...

May News from the Illinois Green Party

Action Alert: Stop HB 1633!

As reported in our last newsletter, we are still in a struggle to defeat Illinois House Bill 1633 in the State Senate. Thank you to all who filed witness slips or contacted your State Senator to urge a “no” vote.

Unfortunately, the fight is not yet over.… Read more ...

People’s Demand for Climate Action Drives Green Party Vote Surge Throughout Europe

Posted by Kevin Zeese

Above: European Green parties rode a green wave in the European elections because of their policies for action climate chaos were consistent with the people’s demands for action on climate.

The Green Party of the United States congratulated Green Parties throughout Europe for their strong showing in the recent elections for European Parliament, where the Greens won 71 seats, up from 52.Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Announces Campaign for Green Party Nomination for President

Posted By Kevin Zeese

Hawkins Releases Budget for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal 

Howie Hawkins announced in Brooklyn today that he is seeking the Green Party nomination for president.

The centerpiece of Hawkins’ campaign for president is an ecosocialist Green New Deal. He is calling upon the nation to declare a climate emergency and mobilize a crash program to convert the economy to 100% clean renewable energy with zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.… Read more ...