Jill Stein invited to meet with Russian leaders


From Green Party Watch:

"Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has been invited to Russia later this year.  Stein said that after attending the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 in Paris, she is planning to visit Moscow on a mission for international peace and diplomacy."  Click here to read the full article.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 20 Nov 2015

TDOR.jpg   Greens celebrate the diversity of humankind. We believe everybody has a right to be who they are, free from constricting stereotypes, in peace. Our society must heal from all the useless violence by facing the awful truth of our social failures and embracing the radical changes necessary to build the better world we know in our hearts is possible.  To find events in your area click here.
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State-wide RANKED CHOICE VOTING to be on Ballot in Maine


by Alan F. Zundel

On November 18th the Maine Secretary of State determined that a state-wide ranked choice voting initiative has enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot in the November 2016 election. Maine voters will decide if ranked choice voting will be used for federal and state offices for the first time in U.S. history.

To read the rest of Alan's fine article please visit his blog at RCV Oregon.

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Portland Bans Fossil Fuel Export

oregan_ballot_box_map.JPG   "The City of Portland in Oregon took a stand yesterday against dirty fossil fuels. It passed a resolution—with teeth—against new fossil fuel transportation and storage infrastructure in Portland and on our iconic rivers. Coal, oil and gas companies want to export stunning volumes of dirty fuel through our communities—the City of Portland just made that harder."  Read the full article on EcoWatch here.
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Maine Initiative for Instant Runoff Voting Will Be On 2016 Ballot


Published in Ballot Access News on November 18, 2015, by Richard Winger.

On November 18, the Maine Secretary of State determined that the initiative for instant runoff voting (for all federal and state office except President) does have enough valid signatures. It will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

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Darryl Cherney running for Green Party Presidential nomination



I am deciding now if I'll run for the Green Party Presidential nomination. Many deadlines are approaching. I am requesting that state parties provide me information on the requirements for earning delegates and/or qualifying for a primary. Please read my revised platform/manifesto and "like" my facebook page

I need your signatures here to achieve recognition from the GPUS as a candidate. I seek your input now!

My platform is below the fold.

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Speech by noted author and activist Chris Hedges to our neighboring Green Party of Orange County on September 20, 2015.

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America’s Big Election Night


Photo and Article by Blair Bobier

Although a number of important—and under-reported—elections just took place in the U.S., the election that might ultimately matter most to Americans happened last month in Canada. There, the Liberal Party executed an ’08 Obama-like ousting of the governing Conservative Party.

Three aspects of the Canadian election are particularly notable and inspiring—if not downright revolutionary. One is the Liberal Party’s promise to change Canada’s winner-take-all elections; two is the re-election to Parliament of Green Party leader Elizabeth May; and three, is the inclusive Cabinet appointed by the new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

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German Greens support protection for Snowden

snowden_2015.jpg   The European Parliament narrowly adopted a nonbinding but nonetheless forceful resolution on 29 October 2015 urging the 28 nations of the European Union to recognize Edward J. Snowden as a “whistle-blower and international human rights defender” and shield him from prosecution. “It’s the first time a Parliament votes to ask for this to be done — and it’s the European Parliament,” said Mr. Albrecht, a German lawmaker with the Greens political bloc.  Click here to read the full article.
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U.S. Congresswoman: CIA Must Stop War to Overthrow Assad

Tulsi Gabbard - a Democrat from Hawaii and member of the Armed Services Committee - demonstrates great knowledge and courage to go against the grain in the US and explain the Syria situation along with Russian and US roles the way it is. 

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