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GREEN POTUS CANDIDATE HAWKINS IN SALEM, OREGON TO DISCUSS HOW TO PAY FOR GREEN NEW DEAL

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.”

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Coquille, OR - Pacific Green Party to Address Climate Change & Corporate “Rights” at Fall Convention

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Coquille, OR - Pacific Green Party to Address Climate Change & Corporate “Rights” at Fall Convention

The Pacific Green Party is joining forces with local organizations fighting against Climate Change and so-called corporate “rights” at its Fall Convention in Coquille, October 19. The convention will be held at the Owen Building, Adams and 2nd Street in Coquille, from 10am-4pm with the morning dedicated to internal matters and the afternoon open to the public for information sharing and strategizing.

The afternoon program will include a community rights roundtable and brain-storming session with

Mary Geddry and Pattie Gouveia from Coos County, Debra Fant from Lincoln County and Nancy Ward from Columbia County

Coos County is one of the most ecologically abused counties in Oregon with more than 700K acres subject to harmful aerial spraying, as well as the proposed greenhouse gas emitting Jordan Cove LNG project. Currently, activists are working on ordinances for the rights of nature and the right to rest and shelter to protect the houseless from harassment for trying to survive.

The brain-storming session will also be attended by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Executive Director of Move to Amend, who is in the midst of a national campaign to intensify the debate over the nature and role of corporations in our body politic.

This coming together is in-line with what others have initiated elsewhere – women of all stripes and sectors of society are linking efforts to stop and reverse the trend in Climate Change – which will only come with a profound restructuring of society.  Our governing bodies must serve and protect the most vulnerable and voiceless first (children, women, the poor, nature) and not “the economy” or corporate privilege.

To that effect the Green Party is embarking on an ambitious organizing effort to create the needed connections through electoral campaigns in 2020.

A social event will follow in the evening, please contact convention@pacificgreens.org for the location, since it will be held in a private residence.

For more information or to register for the event (recommended), please visit www.pacificgreens.org/coos_bay_convention_2019.

Pacific Green Party of Oregon * PO Box 1606 * Eugene, OR 97440

Pacificgreens.org * info@pacificgreens.org * (541) 516-6059

The Race is On 2020

Roland G. Aranjo

Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifiza Curry

Howie Hawkins

Dario Hunter

Dennis Lambert

David Rolde

Ian Schlakman

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Your GPUS candidates so far as listed by the Presidential Campaign Support Committee!

https://www.gp.org/2020

The 2020 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention will take place in Detroit, Michigan, from July 9-12. The Detroit Green Party, Wayne County Green Party and the Green Party of Michigan will host the Convention at Wayne State University.  

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PGP news release supporting HB 2015

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[1]; deported known gang members to countries without the capacity to retrain or address crime[2]; and ignored the threat of climate change[3].

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.

Respectfully

PGP Coordinating Committee

 

[1] Guatemala (1954-1996), El Salvador (19079-1981), Nicaragua (1985-1987), Panama  (1990), Honduras (2009)

[2] https://www.apnews.com/61d49124f11c40d4bc73bce244027dfd

[3] https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/world/americas/coffee-climate-change-migration.html

 

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Greens Call for Green Economy to Combat Climate Change

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.

 

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Greens blast bipartisan legislation blocking free public electronic tax filing system

 

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.

 

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PGP Spring Convention - April 13, Bend

Saturday, April 13, 12pm - 5pm
Brooks Room, Deschutes Public Library, Downtown Bend
601 NW Wall St

Meet Up/Socialize
before: 10:30am - 12pm at the Crow's Feet Commons Cafe, 875 NW Brooks St (3 blocks away)
after: 5pm - ? at McMenamin's, 700 NW Bond St (2 blocks away)

Proposed agenda includes:
- bylaw change proposal to create alternate delegates to GPUS National Committee
- starting process of updating PGP platform
- forming policy on co-nominations
- discuss whether to opt-in to state funded primaries if SB226 passes

The final agenda is decided at the convention and may include items proposed there, except for changes to the PGP organizational documents.

Anyone may attend and speak at PGP conventions. Supporting members may vote.

Please RSVP at:

facebook event page
or email convention@pacificgreens.org
Live in/near Bend and want to help organize? Let us know! We need intel about parking, in case tax prep causes traffic at the library.

Venue is ADA compliant and has free open wi-fi and a digital projector.
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Thanks to all who attended for making this a success!
Major results:
- approved bylaws change to create position of alternate delegate to GPUS National Committee;
- elected two regular NC delegates and three alternates
- created platform committee
- next conventions: Portland July 27/28 (final), Coos Bay October 19/20 (tentative) 

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Pacific Green Party offers heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of OR SOS Dennis Richardson

Condolences on the death of Oregon SOS Dennis Richardson

 The Pacific Green Party offers heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of OR Secretary of State Dennis Richardson.  He served the State of Oregon with honor and distinction.

In particular, in his role as administrator of elections, Sec. Richardson was very supportive and respectful of the role of smaller parties in Oregon's democratic process and we are grateful for his contributions.

For further information on the party:  www.pacificgreens.org

The Pacific Green Party condemns Oregon SCR 9, "Condemning BDS"

Party Opposes Attack on First Amendment Rights
 
The Pacific Green Party condemns Oregon SCR 9, "Condemning BDS," and supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, a non-violent means to ending Israel's Apartheid regime.
SCR 9 is an insult to democracy, as it condemns our right to think and act critically as citizens.  It seeks to suppress Oregonians' right to freedom of speech and political action to serve the interests of a foreign government.  The Oregon Pacific Green Party, along with the national Green Party, unequivocally supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which seeks to end Israel's apartheid regime without violence, as it did South Africa's and as previous boycotts helped to end official racial segregation and oppression in the US.   
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