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2019-07-17 Green Party of New York demands justice for Eric Garner

NEW YORK – The Green Party of New York (GPNY) renewed its call for justice for Eric Garner in response to the Justice Department's announcement that it would not bring federal civil rights charges against the New York City Police Department officer responsible for killing Garner, an unarmed citizen, five years ago today. Read More

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2019-06-28 Supreme Court Majority says they can’t fix gerrymandering; Greens say the people can

The Green Party (GPUS) opposes yesterday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, in which the majority opinion ruled that partisan gerrymandering presents issues "beyond the reach of the federal courts." Instead of getting mired in the back-and-forth politics of gerrymandering, the GPUS calls for a system of true voter representation--a proportional voting system that virtually eliminates the possibility of gerrymandering instead of countering its effects on one party or another. "The Supreme Court ruling was unquestionably shameful in its reasoning," said Tony Ndege, Green Party. Co-chair of the Green Party of North Carolina. "Gerrymandering is fundamental to a two-party, winner-take-all system that favors the parties of the rich. That system itself is anti-democratic because the major parties use it to take voters for granted with no intent to represent them in government, all the while paying fealty to their corporate bosses." Read More

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2019-06-26 Green Party demands U.S. follow the U.N. protocol regarding humanitarian treatment of migrants

The Green Party of the United States, expressing outrage over deplorable and inhumane conditions in migrant camps, demands the U.S. government follow U.N. protocols regarding the humanitarian treatment of migrants and refugees, and further condemns the criminalization of humanitarian assistance to migrants. Green leaders are especially dismayed over reports of inhumane conditions in which children are being held. Children seeking refuge are being separated from their families, placed into concentration camps and denied basic supplies. Horrific conditions have led to the deaths of at least six children since the beginning of this year. Children are suffering due to inadequate food, water and sanitation and extreme temperatures in conditions described by one physician as “torture facilities.” John Sanders, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said today that he will resign on July 5. Read More

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2019-06-21 Green Leaders Call For Restraint & Peaceful Resolution To Escalating Tension In Iran

The Green Party is calling for a peaceful resolution to tensions with Iran as a series of recent events has unfolded into an escalating crisis between the two countries. A June 13th attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman has been blamed on Iran by the U.S., as well as allies and critics. On June 19th, Iranian forces downed an unarmed U.S. Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz, asserting that it had traveled into Iranian air space. Read More

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2019-06-11 Green Party: Arrest and Conviction of Green Party activist, Cheri Honkala, is an attack on 1st Amendment rights

Greens Deplore Conviction of Cheri Honkala as attack on First Amendment rights Green Party leaders responded to yesterday's ruling in the case of United States vs. Honkala with strong words of condemnation for government officials involved and strong support for Honkala. On June 10, 2019, a federal court in Washington, D.C., issued a guilty verdict in the case, finding former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Cheri Honkala guilty of charges of trespassing. Honkala is an internationally-known activist and founder of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC). Read More

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2019-05-16 Green Party of the United States Statement - Venezuelan Embassy

The Green Party strongly protests the arrests today of individuals inside the Venezuelan Embassy. Members of the organization Embassy Protection Collective had been staying inside the embassy since April 10, 2019, with permission of the embassy. Their objective was to help prevent a U.S. administration-aided effort by the Venezuelan opposition to take over the embassy. Several members of the Green Party were part of the organization. Read More

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2019-04-30 Green Party Opposes U.S. Administration support in attempted Venezuelan coup

The Green Party strongly opposes the U.S. administration's support of an attempted military coup in Venezuela. According to the Associated Press, opposition leader and self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido launched a military coup attempt against the Nicolas Maduro government about 7:30 am (EDT) this morning. While details are scarce, the action appears to have only limited military support. The Green Party joins with the United Nations in recognition of Nicolás Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Read More

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2019-04-24 Greens demand Congress cut off military aid to Saudis, withdraw support for Yemen war

Greens demand Congress cut off military aid to Saudis, withdraw support for Yemen war Apr 24, 2019 President Trump’s Yemen Veto Turns Our Constitution Upside-down The Green Party Peace Action Committee calls on the US House and Senate to overturn the President's veto by the required two-thirds majority to not only end our involvement in the immoral war in Yemen, but to reclaim congressional authority over the imperial presidency. “This war is yet another in a string of illegal wars carried on by the US without the declaration of war by Congress, as required under the US Constitution in Article I Section 8,” said B. Keith Brumley, Secretary of the Wisconsin Green Party, “Congress has not declared war since 1941.” Read More

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2019-04-22 Greens Call for Green Economy to Combat Climate Change

Greens Call for Green Economy to Combat Climate Change Apr 22, 2019 Greens blast corporate cash-in from looming climate disasters and economic collapse; call for new economic paradigm to address effects of climate change. Betting on disaster brings profit for a few while the public pays the real cost in terms of pubic health and infrastructure. A Green New Deal will provide “green jobs” to aid transition away from fossil fuel economy. Read More

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2019-04-21 Greens Support Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

PA Greens Support Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power Apr 21, 2019 The Green Party has a long history of supporting renewable energy and conservation as tools in the struggle against climate change. The platform of the Green Party of the U.S. calls for "a rapid reduction in energy consumption through energy efficiency and a decisive transition away from fossil fuels and nuclear power toward cleaner, renewable, local energy sources."Unfortunately, the nuclear power industry has been seeking another bailout from taxpayers. So far, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York have agreed, and the industry is now asking Pennsylvania taxpayers for a similar bailout. Their request can be found in PA House Bill 11 (HB 11), introduced by Rep. Thomas "Three-Mile-Island" Mehaffie (R-Dauphin), and in PA Senate Bill 510 (SB 510), introduced by Sen. Ryan P. Aument (R-Lancaster). Read More

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2019-04-17 Green Solutions for Governor Newsom's Climate Crisis Challenges

San Francisco, CA – The Green Party of California released the following statement today on Green Solutions for Governor Newsom's Climate Crisis Challenges For Earth Day 2019, the Green Party of California reaffirms its commitment to ecological wisdom and social justice, as two of the four pillars set forth by the Green Party of the United States. The current climate crisis that has brought wildfires and floods to our communities is the result of decades of profit-focused energy and environmental policies by our elected officials. In California, low-income communities and communities of color are most likely to live near refineries, fracking wells, flood-prone and fire-prone areas, leaving them most vulnerable to the catastrophic impact of climate change. Read More

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2019-04-16 Green Party Calls for Release of Julian Assange

Green Party Members Organize Protest at UK Embassy in Washington, DC at 5:00 p.m. today The Green Party of the United States strongly and unequivocally condemns the arrest of Julian Assange and calls for his immediate release. Assange was expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London this morning and is being held in the United Kingdom for extradition to the United States, where he is very likely to face espionage charges. Assange is the publisher of Wikileaks, which published documents exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, human rights violations at the Guantanamo Bay prison and State Department cables that showed corporate corruption of US foreign policy. Read More

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2019-12-19 Green Party launches ballot line initiative for 2020 elections

WASHINGTON, DC – The Green Party has launched an initiative to get ballot lines for all 50 states and DC and the U.S. territories in 2020. Green Party leaders said that increasingly restrictive ballot requirements were setting the stage in an attempt to eliminate all competition against the Democratic and Republican candidates in the 2020 presidential election. Read More

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2019-12-06 Green Party says strengthen the Paris Agreement, shut down NATO

The Green Party of the United States today called for NATO to be shut down and for an expansion of measures in the Paris Climate Agreement in light of the deepening global crisis. The NATO summit and 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) are both taking place this week. Dismantling NATO and redirecting military spending towards a Green New Deal would result both in honoring the US's pledge not to expand NATO and help to drastically reduce the U.S. military's carbon footprint, said Green Party leaders.
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2019-11-12 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

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2019-11-08 Green Party National Black Caucus supports Allen lawsuit against Comcast

The National Black Caucus of The Green Party of The United States stands in solidarity with media entrepeneur Byron Allen regarding his multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Comcast for racial discrimination, and the preservation of the 1866 Civil Rights Act. The 1866 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination when making and enforcing contracts. Trahern Crews, Chair of the National Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States Reparations Working Group stated, "We encourage President Trump to change his stance in support of Comcast and side with the American people instead of multinational corporations when it comes to civil rights in the United States of America." Read More

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2019-11-06 Green Party - Ranked Choice Voting Coming to NYC

New York City’s approval of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for primaries and special elections, with over 73% voting in favor of the ballot proposal, also marks an important milestone for one of the party’s signature issues. “We will continue organizing for RCV in general elections in America’s largest city,” said GPUS Co-Chair and Brooklyn resident Gloria Mattera. “Millions of voters directly experiencing the expanded democracy RCV brings will build on the already overwhelming support shown in the referendum. RCV for all NYC voters — every time they vote — will become an irresistible demand.” Read More

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2019-10-22 Green Party Supports Chicago Teachers Strike

The Green Party stands with the Chicago Teachers Union in their strike demands, including lowering class size and hiring more support staff such as nurses, librarians, social workers, special education case managers and bilingual teachers. We support their demands for affordable housing for new teachers and more than 16,000 homeless students, and their demands for higher raises and more school funding. "The Green Party emphasizes its pro-labor platform and urges all ... area residents to stand in solidarity with striking school employees, and workers everywhere to join and support those refusing to cross picket lines in whatever capacity they can," said Tony Ndege, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. Read More

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2019-08-28 Green Party denounces U.S. Helping Destruction of Brazilian Rainforest.

Private concerns are gutting the Amazon rainforest, contributing to fires, the loss of plant and animal species, and global warming through the release of carbon as trees are cleared. More than 74,000 fires have burned approximately 7,200 square miles this year in the Brazilian portion of the rainforest."Brazilian politicians are lobbying U.S. businesses like Cargill and Burger King for contracts by promoting the Amazon region for reckless and exploitative ranching, logging and mining operations," said Craig Seeman, member of the Green Party's Animal Rights Committee. Read More

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2019-08-05 Greens Call for Decisive Action On Gun Violence

Green Party leaders are calling for Congress to take swift and decisive action following an horrific mass shooting on August 3 at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart location in El Paso, Texas, that has left at least 20 dead and dozens injured; and an early morning shooting on August 4 in a Dayton, Ohio, entertainment district that left 9 people dead and 16 wounded.. This weekend’s violence follows on the heels of a shooting in Gilroy, California, which left 3 people dead and 13 wounded. There have been 32 mass shootings in the United States this year. Read More

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