GPNY Tells Cuomo We Need System Change, Not Climate Change at "Walk the Talk" Rally in Albany

Greens from across New York State rallied in Albany today as part of the "Cuomo Walk The Talk" event. Of course, Greens have are used to exposing Democrats who "talk" moderately progressive but "walk" to where the money is. Get involved with GPNY to learn how to build the grassroots power we need for a Green New Deal! Continue reading

Why I Will Risk Arrest on My Birthday

By GPNY Co-Chair Gloria Mattera On April 23rd I will turn 61. But that is not the big news. The news of the day is that I will be one of scores of New Yorkers who will come together in Albany from all over the state to demand that Governor Cuomo Walk the Talk and end all fossil fuel infrastructure projects. I always loved having a birthday around Earth Day because I have been an environmental and social justice activist. But there has not been much to celebrate when it comes to the state of our planet and the danger to all the species who live on it. Nationally, this country is slipping back from even the minimal commitments made by previous administrations. In New York, where the Governor likes to proclaim himself a leader on addressing climate change. we lag far behind other states in real action to reduce carbon emissions. All talk and very little meaningful action. Continue reading

GPNY Stands With Student Walkout for Gun Control đź’š

From GPNY Co-Chair Gloria Mattera: Today my sadness for those who continue to lose loved ones to preventable gun violence is accompanied by the pride I feel for my son Peter Sweeney and his fellow students at Brooklyn Tech High School for participating in today's historic, nationwide walkout for serious action on gun control. Continue reading

Green Candidate Elms Runs Unopposed for South Glens Falls Village Board

South Glens Falls, NY — The Green Party's Christine Elms is the only candidate ready to serve the community of South Glens Falls' on their Village Board. Continue reading

Green Party National Women's Caucus endorses "March for Our Lives"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Women's Caucus of the Green Party of the United States has endorsed the March 24 "March for Our Lives" and other student walk-outs in protest of gun violence in their schools in the wake of the horrific mass murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, in which 17 people were killed and 14 were wounded. Slayings at schools where parents trust that their children will be safe and protected appear to be on the rise. The Chicago Tribune has written that between 2000 and 2010, of the recorded 57 shooting incidents in 36 countries, 28 of them occurred in the United States. Continue reading

V-Day Links! From GPNY

Happy V-Day! Today marks the 20th Anniversary of feminist Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and claiming Valentine's Day as a V-day of Action to end violence against all women, everywhere. Continue reading

Green Links for February 13, 2018: Victory for Democracy (not Democrats) in PA! Percoco Trial Continues, Reproductive Healthcare is a Human Right

VICTORY In Pennsylvania! And not just for Greens, but for all who support real democracy Beyond the Duopoly. PA has long been home to some of the most unjust and frustrating ballot access requirements in the nation, requiring Greens and independent candidates to collect many thousands more petition signatures to run for office than their duopoly counterparts. That has come to end, at least for non-federal statewide elections, due to the PA Green Party and allied third parties gutting this case out in the courts for six years: Continue reading

Statement Concerning Cuomo's Criminal Justice Package

The Green Party of New York State signed on to a statement released by 38 signatories addressing concerns with Governor Cuomo's criminal justice reform package. The statement is quoted below. Continue reading

Green Links For January 23, 2018

Cuomo Administration Corruption Trial Begins, Syracuse Green Gets Press, and The NY Times Spotlights Congestion Pricing Continue reading

Green Party Says State Budget Should Invest in Healthcare, Education, Climate Action and Affordable Housing

The Green Party (GPNY) called today for a state budget that embraced the goals of Dr. Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign, rather than the regressive fiscal policies of Governor Cuomo that have locked the state into having the greatest income inequality in the country. Continue reading