Green and Libertarian Parties Open Letter to Governor Kathy Hochul

In an open letter to Governor Kathy Hochul, the co-chairs of the Green and Libertarian Parties of New York ask her to overturn undemocratic ballot access laws put in place by her predecessor and to restore democracy in New York State. Link to PDF.   Continue reading

Statement of Green Party of New York City on Response to Black Lives Matter Protests

The Green Parties of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York counties strongly condemn the violence perpetrated by the New York Police Department (NYPD) during the past week of protests in the five boroughs of New York City, as protesters voiced their outrage over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Party officials denounced Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call for more police and a curfew, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s refusal to rein in the heavy-handed tactics of the NYPD. Continue reading

Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and Solidarity Protests Around New York State

The Green Party of New York is outraged by the murder of George Floyd by former officer Derek Chauvin while fellow officers menacingly kept distressed and concerned by-standers at bay. The evidence is unequivocal that Chauvin and the other former officers killed Floyd and all of them need to be arrested, charged, and convicted for their crimes. The arrest of Derek Chavuin, while a welcome development, must be followed with the same for the other former officers. Continue reading

Join GPNY for April 29th Presidential Candidates Forum; Send in Your Absentee Ballot

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during the pandemic. GPNY invites you to join our April 29th online Virtual Candidates Forum for Green Party presidential candidates! You'll be able to watch live on Facebook and YouTube. Continue reading

Attn Greens! Vote for President. Join us for Candidate Livestream and May 16 State Convention

We hope that everyone is keeping well and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic although we know our state has been severely impacted by this public health crisis. The Green Party of New York has taken this into consideration so the 2020 presidential preference vote will be conducted by absentee ballot instead of an in-person State Party Nominating Convention.  Continue reading

GPNY Executive Committee Statement In Support of Transgender Rights

There has been considerable discussion over the last few weeks within the Green Party about transgender rights. The Lavender Caucus of the Green Party of the United States issued a statement calling on the state Green Party of Georgia to retract its endorsement of the “Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights” or face decertification by the national party. Some Greens have condemned Georgia’s actions outright while others have called for a respectful dialogue to facilitate understanding of the different points of view. Continue reading

GPNY Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic and NY State Budget

The world faces an unprecedented crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic. New York has become the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, and the actions taken here will have an outsized impact on the course of the crisis.  It is imperative that New York’s elected officials choose a path that empowers the working class, people of color, and low-income families, rather than the wealthy. During this crisis acts that were considered extraordinary yesterday will be enacted tomorrow. It is up to those of us in the Green Party and on the Left to ensure that those measures benefit working New Yorkers, and that we push for the most comprehensive, democratic, and ecosocialist version of those measures. Continue reading

Be Green - Run Green 2020!

The Climate Crisis. Single-Payer Healthcare. Marijuana Legalization. Ecosocialism. As a party we organize for building a world where people and the planet matter. You’ve helped us: by voting Green, donating to our campaigns, and supporting us as a Green enrollee, and we salute you for that. This year we’re looking for a few good Greens to step up and carry the Green flag just a little further. We’d like you to consider being a Green candidate for office in 2020! Continue reading

GPNY Statement on Cuomo's 2020 State of the State Address

The Governor of the State of New York has yet again completely ignored the planetary climate emergency at a time when strong leadership is desperately needed. Not one of his 30+ proposals directly addressed the climate crisis, and they barely touched on other pressing issues facing New Yorkers (like the need for single-payer healthcare or progressive taxation to close the $6 billion budget gap). Governor Cuomo prefers small-bore, low-stakes reforms because they pose no threat to his wealthy donors. Continue reading

New York’s public campaign finance commission

Read the November 1, 2019 op-ed in The New York Daily News from GPNY co-chair Peter LaVenia taking issue with specious claims by Governor Cuomo, former Governor Paterson, and Public Finance Commission member Jay Jacobs, that campaign finance and third-parties can't co-exist. Continue reading