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Green Party Mourns Death of David McReynolds

Green Party Mourns Death of David McReynolds

The Green Party of New York State today mourned the passing of David McReynolds at the age of 88, long-time anti-war activist, editor of the journal Liberation, Socialist Party USA presidential candidate in 1980 and 2000, and former Green candidate for US Senate in 2004. He was a longtime member of the War Resisters League, and helped organize one of the earliest draft-card burning protests against the Vietnam War. Party officials said McReynolds was an inspiring and dedicated advocate for…

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Statement on the Death of 2016 Mayoral Candidate Emanuel McCray

Statement on the Death of 2016 Mayoral Candidate Emanuel McCray

Remembering Green Party Mayoral Candidate Who Was Committed to a Baltimore with Fair Development Yesterday, after a long fight with cancer, 2016 Green Party Mayoral candidate Emanuel McCray passed away. McCray, attended Milford Mill High School, was an active labor organizer and ran for mayor on a platform of fair development, with 5 core issues: quality jobs, permanently affordable housing, dependable public services, quality public schools, and community control of the police. McCray was 39 years old and leaves behind…

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Morgen Victoria D’Arc

Morgen Victoria D’Arc

PORTLAND, ME –  Morgen Victoria D’Arc passed away July 24, 2018, at the Barron Center in Portland, following a prolonged illness. Morgen was born in Philadelphia to Solomon Meyer Berman and Lilly Gottlieb Berman and was one of seven siblings. Morgen was an avid swimmer, biker and walker. Morgen was an unforgettable member of our human family with a wide variety of interests and talents. A passionate seeker and creator, she dug deeply into many aspects of the human puzzle to…

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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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