The Green Party of the United States is urging Congress and state legislatures to adopt a Green New Deal (GND) to respond to the climate emergency while committing to a full employment, sustainable economy.
Howie Hawkins' Green Party campaign for Governor in New York in 2010 was the first time a comprehensive Green New Deal agenda was promoted in the United States. It was based on a call for a Green New Deal in Europe developed a few years previously by the European Greens and others. The GND was a central focus of Jill Stein's two Green Party presidential campaigns in 2012 and 2016.Read more
This week progressives nationwide are talking about a Green New Deal and, while mainstream media is saying that insurgent Democrats came up with this, we beg to differ! We applaud the efforts of Democrats for finally adopting what the Global Greens began to work on in in 2006 while noting that the delay of 12 years is very significant when it comes to climate change.Read more
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talked about the platform of the Green party. Topics included the influence of money in politics, the progressive stances of the Green party, the Green party jobs plan called the “Green New Deal,” a proposed universal system of free higher education, and the threat of climate change. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.Read more
The United Nations last month announced that we have 12 years left for an emergency worldwide mobilization - unprecedented in human history - to halt the use of fossil fuels and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.
Failure to take such dramatic action increases the likelihood that human civilization as we presently know it will cease to exist. Floods, sea level rise, wildfires, heat waves and droughts will make parts of the planet uninhabitable. Climate refugees will likely be in the hundreds of millions. Support systems involving energy, food and water will break down, leading to wars over such resources. Hundreds of millions, if not billions, could die.Read more
I am thrilled to be partners with two Green Congressional candidates from Los Angeles. All three of us are running against incumbent Democrats, with no Republicans in the race. Please read an inspiring message from Jill Stein below. We can all raise our expectations, and pressure Washington to provide what we want and need!Read more
The November 6th election is less than 14 weeks away and our candidates have a LOT of phone calls to make and doors to knock on, and they need our help to get the word out about this historic opportunity to get Greens into Congress.Read more
In response to requests from organized supporters of Tulsi Gabbard's OFF (Off Fossil Fuels) Act, Steve Greenfield, Green Party candidate for Congress in New York's 19th District, has endorsed the bill, and signed the pledge to co-sponsor the bill upon taking a seat in the House of Representatives. He is the only candidate in New York's 19th District to do so.Read more