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Saving the Menominee

Saving the Menominee

Michigan Greens support mining moratorium By Aimee Cree Dunn, Green Party of Michigan The proposed Back 40 Mine will poison Menominee County waters, members agreed at a recent meeting of the Green Party of Michigan (GPMI). They continue to support and promote a moratorium of metallic sulfide mining similar to a moratorium in Wisconsin. Also known as the ‘Prove It First’ law, the mining law in Wisconsin has helped protect their North Woods for nearly 20 years. The Back 40 Mine…

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News across America

News across America

More Green candidates enter races in 2017 In 2017, Greens across the nation have been electorally active and involved with the most candidates running on an off-year election. Here is a summary of some of what they have been getting up to: Nationally, 44 Greens were elected, bringing the total number of Green officeholders to 137. In addition, despite 2016 having the lowest number of enrolled Greens in 15 years, 2017 experienced a 19 percent increase of registered Greens with…

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New York gets attention in local elections

New York gets attention in local elections

By Peter LaVenia, Green Party of New York State 2017 was a banner year for Greens in New York: we put forward 47 candidates and perhaps the most significant number of serious local campaigns in our party’s history. As Greens, we find our greatest success in local races, where we reach the electorate door-to-door and do our best work countering the influence of big money by educating voters about our platform and putting forth a determined volunteer effort. Local election…

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Connecticut Greens successful this election

Connecticut Greens successful this election

Small, local campaigns make it possible By David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware The Green Party of Connecticut ran 30 candidates in the elections held this past November and saw 12 endorsed candidates win office. Although an off year for statewide elections, the state had many municipal positions open. If Greens start to make serious inroads in getting candidates elected to political office, it will probably begin in a state like Connecticut, where in a relatively small city there can…

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Stein/Baraka build the Green Party

Stein/Baraka build the Green Party

A review of the effects of the 2016 presidential campaign By Dave Schwab, Wisconsin Green Party Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka’s 2016 Presidential campaign was the Green Party’s most highly visible campaign since Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke first brought the Greens to national prominence in 2000. The Stein/Baraka ticket won 1,457,226 votes, 1.1 percent of the 2016 total. This was the Greens’ highest share of the Presidential vote since 2000, when Nader and LaDuke earned 2.74 percent with 2,882,955…

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A peace dividend: end war, get paid!

A peace dividend: end war, get paid!

Commentary by Daniel Martin, Green Party of Pennsylvania Ajamu Baraka, Green Party running mate in the 2016 presidential election recently wrote “Urgent: we need an anti-war movement to curtail the U.S. rogue state which continues to be a danger to the whole world.” Nothing could be more true. Before we can solve any of our domestic problems, it makes sense to work towards the single-most effective way to simultaneously save lives, free up money to invest in a greener economy,…

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End-of-life options an important civil rights issue

End-of-life options an important civil rights issue

Commentary by Dawn Lentz, Green Party of Delaware This spring the Green Party of Delaware declared support for a bill introduced in the Delaware legislature pertaining to the end-of-life options a terminal person may or may not decide to choose. Under current law, a terminal patient is left with only two choices: either decide to suffer, expiring slowly, swimming in pain and uncertainty; or choose to end their life by suicide — a tragic decision that is often not made jointly with…

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How to get Universal Health Care

How to get Universal Health Care

By Ursula Rozum, Green Party of New York State Universal health care is a political idea which is finally getting the attention it deserves. There are now single-payer healthcare bills in several state legislatures. At the national level, the Improved and Expanded Medicare for All Bill (HR 676) has more Congressional cosponsors than any previous year. The 2018 campaign season is well underway and the future of healthcare will be a primary election issue across the country in state and…

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On the necessity of the Green Party addressing adultism  

On the necessity of the Green Party addressing adultism  

Commentary by George Reiter, Green Party of Texas By adultism I mean treating children and young people with less than full respect for their humanity. That this is a problem in our culture should be clear enough from the fact that children are the only humans in the society who can be hit with impunity, and indeed, adults are encouraged to do so as a way of seeing to it that they “learn right from wrong,” learn to respect their…

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