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

Monroe County January 2018 Meeting

Local Greens Elect Party Officers for 2018 & Adopt Platform Plank on Combating Addiction 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

VIDEO: GPNY Delivers Live, "Green State of the State Address"

Green Party of NY Co-Chairs Gloria Mattera and Peter LaVenia are joined by 2014 GPNY Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins for a Green State of the State for 2018 in New York. Continue reading

GPNY in Legislative Gazette: A green state of the state message

The Albany-based Legislative Gazette has published an op-ed from GPNY's 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins on a Green agenda for 2018! The op-ed is republished below. Continue reading

Thoughts on the day after, and the next day, and the next...

Today we're proud of our Green candidates, their campaign teams, the solutions they fought for and the races they ran. Jabari Brisport ran an inspiring campaign for City Council in Brooklyn, receiving 29% of the vote and demonstrating a Red-Green Alliance for Greens and socialists around the US! In Glens Falls, Robin Barkenhagen received 35% of the vote for Councilor-At-Large, riding a swell of community support that we know will only grow with him in the fights ahead. Continue reading

Happy Election Day! Go Greens!

Election day is finally here! It's time to exercise your right and Vote Green in 2017! There are over 40 Greens running in over 15 counties across the state. No candidate or campaign could have made it here without your support. Knocking on doors, drafting policy, donating, making phone calls, tweeting, tabling — it all culminates in today's Get Out The Vote push. Continue reading

Barred From Environmental Candidates Forum, Green Party Candidate Cassandra Lems Stages Protest

Nassau County - Cassandra Lems, Green Party candidate for County Executive, organized a mini-protest Sunday outside an Environmental Candidates Forum at Adelphi University. Ms. Lems and a small group of Green Party members handed out campaign literature to attendees at the forum, which was sponsored by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund in partnership with Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Vision Long Island and Adelphi University. In late September and against last week, when Green Party members Jim Brown and Peter Louis called forum organizer Joshua Klainberg to ask that Cassandra Lems be included, they were told that Green Party candidates do not receive enough campaign contributions or media attention to be “viable.” Mr. Klainberg offered to allow Ms. Lems to sit in the audience, to have her presence acknowledged, and speak to attendees after the event. However, Ms. Lems declined that offer, saying she found it “patronizing and demeaning to be expected to sit and listen to ‘the real candidates’ speak.” Continue reading