The Pacific Green Party of Oregon issued a May Day statement declaring solidarity with working people of America.
Salem, Oregon –
"As we approach May Day, 2020, Pacific Greens of Oregon stand in solidarity with workers of the world, unionized and not, and invite us all, we the people, to envision a world that dignifies all people, without the extreme class divide which locks many into a permanent state of poverty. The Pacific Green Party supports workers’ rights to organize, to earn a living wage, to have medical care and affordable housing,” declares the open statement for May Day celebration.Continue reading
Green Party presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins, will appear in Salem, Oregon on Wednesday, October 16. Hawkins is the "Original Green New Deal-er" and will be discussing the details of his Ecosocialist Green New Deal, including a $2.7 trillion annual budget.
Hawkins is pleased to see Democratic candidates putting forward climate plans, but none go far enough. Hawkins said, “Even the best plan announced by Senator Sanders, fails to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions fast enough for climate safety. His cuts to the military, the largest climate polluter, are insufficient and vague. I am calling for a 75% cut in military spending to redirect major financial, physical and human resources into the Green New Deal.”
Women's Caucus member, Nathalie Paravacini, tabled today at the Hawthorne Street Fair! It was a wonderful "living room booth" and six women signed up to join our caucus.
Pacific Green Party Testimony to the Joint Committee on Transportation
In Support of HB 2015
May 1st 2019
The Pacific Green Party supports and urges the passage if HB 2015 because it is the right thing to do economically and morally for the following reasons:
- The agricultural sector in Oregon represents more than 8 billion US dollars; 1/12 Oregonians are employed in agriculture, which is vital for our rural areas. Safe transportation to and from work and being able to rely on your best employees is vital to these businesses. The constant disruptions from raids or deportations from traffic tickets are an undue burden on our economy.
- This bill is about public safety: guaranteeing that those driving are trained and insured; instead of creating a situation that forces workers to “break the law” in order to meet fundamental needs for work and livelihood. It is also vital for public safety that those who are picking our blueberries and lettuces be able to freely go to the doctor without fear of getting to the clinic.
- The vote in 2018 repealing measure 205 was loud and clear: after the uneducated vote in 2013 denying drivers licenses, people have affirmed that Oregon is a sanctuary state by a margin of 65%. Oregonians support the Universal Right of all people to work peacefully to feed their families, without the fear of unjust persecution.
- Immigrants are not criminals; they are not coming to break laws but to seek refuge and hope. They are fellow human beings, neighbors, friends, family, and colleagues; part of Oregon's great economy and community. We are all immigrants, children of immigrants, natives peoples and descendants of those brought here involuntarily.
It is the US criminal foreign policy that has fueled a safety crisis in Central America. The US has actively participated or supported military coups of democratically elected governments; deported known gang members to countries without the capacity to retrain or address crime; and ignored the threat of climate change.
Therefore, we, members of the Pacific Green Party, urge the members of the transportation subcommittee to approve the bill and submit it for a vote floor.
PGP Coordinating Committee
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Greens Call for Green Economy to Combat Climate Change
Greens blast corporate cash-in from looming climate disasters and economic collapse; call for new economic paradigm to address effects of climate change.
Betting on disaster brings profit for a few while the public pays the real cost in terms of pubic health and infrastructure.
A Green New Deal will provide “green jobs” to aid transition away from fossil fuel economy.
As the April 15th federal tax filing deadline draws near, Greens blast impending bipartisan legislation blocking the IRS from creating a free, public electronic tax filing system.
Under pressure from lobbyists from for-profit tax preparation companies, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the H.R. 1957, the Taxpayer First Act, on April 11. If approved by the Senate, the wide-ranging bill would make several administrative changes to the IRS. One of the bill’s key provisions would make it illegal for the IRS to create its own online system of tax filing.