Making sense of the Renewable Revolution

Here in New York State there are a number of proposals for overhauling the energy system to eradicate greenhouse gas emissions. Among these is the call to make New York State 100% renewable by 2030. A study by Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson[1] outlines what that system might look like in terms of energy sources. A transition of this nature is no small undertaking; no one said climate change would be comfortable! The real question then, is not whether such an endeavor should be considered, but what will it really take to make it happen. Current estimates put the price tag at $460 billion[2]. Superficially, that answers the question, but what does $460 billion really mean? How do we make sense of such a huge number? It's like hearing about "millions of light years" in astronomy documentaries. We know it’s a big number, but we really don’t have a way of contextualizing it. So let’s compare that number, and what’s required to spend it, with things people have already done. How doable is $460 billion? Continue reading

Green Party's Howie Hawkins Arrested for Civil Disobedience at #WeAreSenecaLake Veterans Action

Green Party 2014 candidate for governor Howie Hawkins has been arrested for his participation in the We Are Seneca Lake blockade against the Crestwood gas storage facility. Continue reading

Join Us For State of The Climate, Wednesday Jan 13

  Please join the Green Party of NY contingent at the State of the Climate on Wed. Jan. 13 in Albany. GPNY is proud to co-sponsor this event and we want to raise our voices and our signs to say New York needs a Green New Deal! It's time to halt the effects of climate change through 100% clean, renewable energy while creating millions of living wage jobs in the sustainability and conservation sectors.  Continue reading

Socialism, the Democrats and Bernie Sanders: Debating the 2016 Elections

The Democratic primary campaign of Bernie Sanders has ignited a new enthusiasm among many who are fed up with the status-quo of politics in the United States. Tens of thousands have joined rallies to hear Sanders decry the billionaire class and call for an end to inequality. Many on the Left have embraced the campaign. Others have argued against support for Sanders, calling instead for Leftist to organize independently of the Democratic Party. Continue reading

"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

Green's Darin Robbins Provides City's Only Contested Election

From TheLeader.com (Corning) Unopposed Corning city councilmen set agendas Candidates running unopposed for four city councilmen positions in Tuesday's general election all said Monday they are looking forward to serving the city for the next four years. Continue reading

Syracuse Newspaper Endorses Two Greens For School Board

By Editorial Board Published on October 29, 2015 www.syracuse.com Continue reading

Democratic Former City Officials Endorse Hawkins (Video)

Published on October 19, 2015 www.howiehawkins.com Continue reading

Green Wants to Watch City’s Greenbacks

By Walt Shepperd Published on October 14th, 2015 www.syracusenewtimes.com Continue reading

Green Party Leaders Say Nonmembers 'Hijack' Ballot Lines

By Robert Brodsky Published on October 10, 2015 www.newsday.com Continue reading

Race for Syracuse City Auditor Heats Up: Are 4 Audits A Year Enough?

By Tim Knauss Published on October 9, 2015 www.syracuse.com 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

Hawkins Pitches Stein To Campus Greens

By Nick Reisman Published on September 7, 2015 www.nystateofpolitics.com Continue reading

Newsmakers Dan Cummings Interviews Ursula Rozum (Video)

By Dan Cummings Published on August 28, 2015 www.localsyr.com Continue reading

Odd Dan Out

By Dave Lucas Published on August 27, 2015 www.wamc.com Continue reading

Green Party Candidate Alex White Offers Plans To Reduce Violence In Rochester

By David Kramer Published on August 24, 2015 www.democratandchronicle.com Continue reading