"Movement Building -- Bernie Sanders and/or the Green Party"

The Gotham Greens local of the Green Party of New York County is organizing a free public forum on the candidacy of Bernie Sanders for President. The Sanders campaign has generated a lot of interest because it is raising the public profile of issues that have wide support among those on the political Left. A number of registered Greens are involved in the Sanders campaign in order to advance certain policy objectives even while taking issue with some of the candidate's specific policy positions. Others are critical of Sanders' decision to run as a Democrat and feel that the long-term path to building an independent political movement must be outside of the two corporate parties. Regardless of who wins the Democratic Party nomination, the Green Party will be running its own candidate for President in 2016 and Jill Stein and others are actively campaigning for the Green Party's nomination. This forum will explore whether and how Sanders supporters and Greens can work together to advance our shared policy goals both during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. Continue reading

Statement from The Green Party of New York on Silver Conviction

The seven-count guilty verdict of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver just puts a legal stamp on what everyone has known for years. The people of New York are not surprised that Silver has been illegally buying and selling access to further enrich himself and his wealthy friends–they are only surprised that he actually went to trial and was convicted. Continue reading

Election Day! Support Our 2015 Candidates

Last night, Green Party candidates and their volunteers across the state were calling supporters one more time to remind them to vote today and ensure they are able to get to their polling places. For these campaign teams, today will represent the culmination of months of knocking on doors, making phone calls, coordinating and delivering literature, crafting talking points, sweating over budgets and fundraising, wrestling with databases, haranguing the media, and much, much more. All for this morning, when the polls open at dawn. Continue reading

Greens In The News: September 28, 2015

Greens were in the local, state and national media this week talking about the need for building independent political power for working people, the emergency of climate change, and much more! Continue reading

From The Campaign Trail: Updates From Syracuse and Rochester

This past week saw Frank Cetera amassing volunteers to cover the district with doorhangers, Rajesh Barnabas in Rochester gave a climate talk to interested students, and Alex White released a scathing video outlining how both corporate parties let the rich and connected bilk the people through shady real estate deals. Continue reading

Statement on 9/11, 2015

On the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, The Green Party of NYS remembers the victims and their families who have suffered a tragic loss on this day. The bravery and compassion of first responders, trade unionists, health care workers, community activists and ordinary citizens on September 11th and the days and weeks to follow brought NYC and the country together. Continue reading

2015 Con-fusion and Opportunity to Ballot Wall of Shame

Democrats and Republicans From Orange and Westchester Counties Have Submitted Petitions for the Green Party Line Without Authorization! Continue reading

Defend Our Ballot Line! Never Sign For OTB

Opportunity to Ballot (OTB) can occur if the Green Party does not have a candidate for a particular office. A candidate who wants to hijack our party line will hire someone to collect OTB petition signatures from registered Greens. Continue reading

2014 Election Results

Congratulations to our 2014 GPNYS candidates!Howie Hawkins, Governor and Brian Jones, Lt. Governor: 176,269, 4.74%Ramon Jimenez, Attorney General: 76,697, 2.06%Theresa Continue reading

Kshama Sawant, Socialist City Council Member of Seattle, Speaks Out For Hawkins/Jones

At an event following Saturday's events at Left Forum 2014 in Manhattan, Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative, the Continue reading