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Ann Eagan

Ann Eagan

Our beloved comrade, Ann Eagan, passed away at the age of 83 after her health deteriorated recently. For years she had lived in an unregulated apartment in a private house in Sunnyside, Queens. She became a victim of gentrification as the rent went up beyond her abuility to pay. She moved to senior subsidized housing on West 87th Street. While in Queens she was a community activist and organized a Green Parrty local there. After moving to Manhattan, she became…

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Caught in the hurricane

Caught in the hurricane

Texas and Florida Greens tell their stories Compiled by Deanna Dee Taylor, Green Party of Utah This segment of a series focuses on stories of Green Party members who lived through two of the most catastrophic Atlantic hurricanes since 2005, Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. Hurricane Harvey in Texas Joy Davis, a Green from Houston, recalls the buildup to the hurricane. “Houstonians began to prepare for Hurricane Harvey. Our Governor, Greg Abbott, told people to evacuate….

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Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

By David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware In the late spring of 2017, the Latinx Caucus of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) released a statement by co-chair Darlene Elias, in support of the actions of the New York Puerto Rican Day parade, which noted that “it is now to the point that it [Puerto Rico] can no longer sustain itself and a humanitarian crisis now exists. . . .” That statement was prescient as the situation has…

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How to deal with all the garbage

How to deal with all the garbage

New York Greens propose Pay-As-You-Throw By Mark Dunlea, Green Party of New York State The production of garbage and waste is a huge problem throughout the planet. The creation of waste depletes critical natural resources and its disposal usually creates additional harmful pollution. Disposing of garbage is one of the biggest expenses taxpayers face at the local level. Also, the disposal of waste is often an environmental justice problem as landfills, incinerators and transfer stations are often situated in low-income…

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This red state is turning Green

This red state is turning Green

A profile on Texas From gp.org The nation’s second-largest state is also one of its reddest. In 2012 and 2014, Republican candidates for president, governor, and U.S. Senate all topped 57 percent of the vote in Texas, and the state has not had a non-Republican governor or senator in more than 20 years. But even in such seemingly inhospitable terrain, the Green Party is making inroads. This past June, 2017, Alexsandra Annello won a seat on the El Paso city…

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Politics and music stay in the family

Politics and music stay in the family

Portrait of a Utah Green – Brendan Phillips By Deanna Dee Taylor, Green Party of Utah Brendan Phillips can be described in many ways. He is a stay-at-home dad of two boys, musician and DJ, activist and grandson of musician/dissenter, Utah Phillips. The 34-year-old was also Green Party write-in candidate for Utah’s Congressional District 3 special election this fall. “I began organizing at the young age of 17 years old.” Phillips said he never channeled all of those experiences into…

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What would Green tax reform look like?

What would Green tax reform look like?

The national platform on fair taxation FAIR TAXATION Federal and state taxes must be strongly progressive. Our current tax system is outrageously unjust. It is riddled with loopholes, subsidies and dodges for corporations and the super-rich. Most working people pay too much in taxes compared to corporations, multi-millionaires and billionaires. Many of our biggest and most profitable corporations pay little or no tax. Much investment income is taxed at less than the rate workers pay. We can afford to cut…

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Tax bill another reason to vote Green

Tax bill another reason to vote Green

By Joy Davis, Green Party of Texas As one of the Green Party’s National Outreach Committee co-chairs as well as a co-chair of the National Women’s Caucus, I want to let you about the senate and house versions of the GOP Tax Reform bills and what it could mean for you. Tuition waivers, for example: currently, grad students who work as research or teaching assistants are exempt from paying taxes on the tuition waivers they receive in exchange for work….

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Maine legislators join Green Party

Maine legislators join Green Party

By Deyva Arthur, Green Party of New York State The Party’s commitment to clean money politics and real democracy has been a significant cause of two Maine State Representatives while in office to defect to Green. Henry John Bear and Ralph Chapman both joined the Maine Green Independent Party this fall, making them the highest-ranking elected Green officeholders in the country. “I have joined the Maine Green Independent Party in order to highlight the democ­racy-diminishing effects of corporate funding influence…

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California candidate arrested at DACA protest

California candidate arrested at DACA protest

On December 5, Green congressional candidate Angelica Dueñas was detained by police, after demonstrating in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Los Angeles office in support of permanent protection for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. Dueñas made a statement about DACA and her detention: The current presidential administration is on the path of destroying millions of people’s lives — including by taking away DACA protection from over 800,000 Dreamers, putting them at risk to lose everything that they are working for. Breaking up families and…

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