Happy V-Day! Today marks the 20th Anniversary of feminist Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and claiming Valentine's Day as a V-day of Action to end violence against all women, everywhere.Read more
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:Read more
Cuomo Administration Corruption Trial Begins, Syracuse Green Gets Press, and The NY Times Spotlights Congestion PricingRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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The Green Party of New York State today extended its deepest sympathies to the family of Erica Garner. Party officials said that Ms. Garner was a leading voice in the struggle against police brutality since her father, Eric Garner, died at the hands of NYC police in 2014. Party leaders noted the movement against police brutality had lost a leading light, but that it would continue to organize while remembering Erica and her father.Read more
Green Party Calls for Single Payer Health Care, Climate Action, A Ban on Plastic Bags, and Mass Transit Funding
The Green Party of New York State announced its four top state legislative priorities for 2018: enact a statewide single payer universal health care program, enact a Green New Deal to promote full employment and accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy, provide $40 billion or more in funding for mass transit in NYC and statewide, and enact a statewide ban on plastic bags.Read more
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.Read more
The Green Party of New York (GPNY) State Committee made a decision at its quarterly meeting on Saturday, September 16 to issue a statement that it would decline to endorse either the pro or con side of the New York State Constitutional Convention vote in November.Read more