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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

Cassandra Lems speaks on New York Health Act and Taxation Reform

 At the League of Women Voters debate* held on Sunday at Hofstra University, Cassandra Lems, Green Party Candidate for Nassau County Executive, announced her support of the New York Health Act. *A video recording of the entire candidates forum may be found here. (Event begins at 19:05.) This single payer health insurance bill, if enacted, would bring affordable and expanded health coverage to all New Yorkers, including 1.2 million currently uninsured New Yorkers. The plan would be funded through progressive payroll and self-employment taxes, coupled with a progressive assessment on income from capital gains, dividends and interest. Continue reading

Good Turnout in Brooklyn's 35th City Council District

By Adrienne Craig-Williams, Treasurer for Jabari 2017 Brooklyn, NY — A convivial Green primary was held in Brooklyn's 35th City Council District. Scott Hutchins and Jabari Brisport campaigned for the Green Party line throughout the late summer.  Continue reading

GPNY Supports GPUS Statement on the Puerto Rican Day Parade

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States, led by the party's Latinx Caucus, affirmed its support for the 60th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, June 11. "Greens called for the release of Oscar López Rivera long before President Obama commuted his prison sentence during the final days of the Obama Administration. We're pleased to see him honored as 'Procer de la Libertad' -- National Freedom Hero -- in the Puerto Rican Day Parade," said Hector López, a member of the Green Party of Connecticut. Continue reading

2017 Platform

View the First Draft produced by the 2017 Platform Process, feedback welcome!   The Green Party of New York will renew our platform at our state committee and rank-and-file gathering on May 20, 2017 in Rensselaer, New York. ... and the GPNY Platform Committee needs your help to ensure our platform is sharp and up to date in articulating the demands of our movement. The Platform Committee is inviting all Green Party members to contribute proposed planks to a draft platform, on the issues you are active in and/or for which you have expertise. Continue reading

Rest in power, Lynne Stewart

The Green Party of New York mourns the loss of Lynne Stewart, the People's Lawyer and tireless warrior for justice, and expresses condolences to family and close friends. Stewart died at her home on Tuesday after suffering a stroke last week. Lynne Stewart spent most of her career defending the poor, the unwanted and sometimes controversial who were mistreated or ignored by the legal system. Continue reading

GPNY Co-Chair Speaks Against Bag Bill

New York, New York — Green Party of New York co-chair Gloria Mattera stood among fellow Greens and environmental allies to speak on the anti-democratic bill the state senate sent to the Governor. The bill prevents New York City from implementing a law passed by city council to reduce plastic bag waste in the city. The bill singles out New York City while leaving legislation in other jurisdictions in place. Continue reading