From Green Party of the United States <[email protected]>
Subject GreenLine June 2019
Date June 29, 2019 4:27 PM
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Hello Greens and Happy Pride Month! It's warming up around the country so it is a great time to be seen being Green. Party members are getting out into their neighborhoods collecting petition signatures for their Candidates. Some of us are marching proudly with our banners and tabling at the annual Pride Parades and Puerto Rican Day parades. Summer is usually a busy time for Green Party activists. Here is a sample of what our candidates and organizers have been up to. - Starlene Rankin, GreenLine Editor and Green Party Staff Member

Just as GreenLine was ready for distribution we received this sad news: "GPUS recognizes the passing of comrade Bruce Dixon of the Georgia Green Party and Black Agenda Report. We ask that you keep Bruce and his family in your thoughts this weekend." 

Texas Greens Win Huge Ballot Access Victory! <[link removed]>

TheGreen Party of Texas <[link removed]>(GPTX) enjoyed a tremendous victory for ballot access! Join the Green Party of the United States in this celebration by helping us to achieve urgent and critical ballot access victories in other key states today.

On Monday, Texas Gov. Abbott signedHB2504 <[link removed]>into law. The new law makes it easier for political parties to retain ballot access, which reduces the vote test from 5% to 2% of any statewide race in any of the last five elections.

In 2016, GPTX candidate for Railroad Commission,Martina Salinas <[link removed]>won over 287,000 votes. Because of Salinas’ strong campaign, Green Party of Texas will now be guaranteed ballot access through 2026!

Lavender Green Caucus "Pride Month 2019" statement <[link removed]>

It was business as usual on June 28, 1969 when the police launched yet another raid on a gay bar in New York City, but this time, the police wagons were late. The Stonewall Inn was a place patronized by drag queens, trans men, trans women, and prostitutes, and where homeless trans/bi/lesbian/gay youth loitered. Their very existence was against the law. The sight of arrested patrons waiting on the sidewalk drew a crowd of pissed off LGBTQIA community members, and sparks (and the most famous "brick" in history) flew. 

The cops involved survived the night, but the riots lasted for days and ignited a worldwide movement. Within two years, there were LGBTQIA organizations in major cities throughout the U.S. and around the planet. Now same-sex marriage is legal here in the U.S. due to a Supreme Court ruling, but we can still be fired for getting married in many states, and many of us, especially queer and trans people of color, risk our lives and lose them just by walking down the street. On top of that, there's a steady drumbeat of pressure from within our own LGBTQIA communities, as well as the larger society, to "mainstream" ourselves in pursuit of equal rights.

Members of the LGBTQIA community exist in every category of humanity. No race, no ethnicity, no class, no geographic location is unrepresented among our ranks. We have every ability and disability. We are of every age. We have much to celebrate over these past 50 years and much more yet to accomplish.

Darlene Elias, Co-Chair of the Green Party National Women's Caucus, at the 62ND National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYCMonica James for Muncie City Council District #4 (Indiana) out knocking on doors.Green Party Activist, Sadie Fulton, was arrested with other activists, last week for blocking access to an Arms Manufacturing Plant, Bath Iron Works, in Maine. Green Party of Brooklyn - GPNY county organization. Daniella Liebling (GPNY SC member) and Candace Carponter (GPBK chair) Brooklyn Pride Fair on June 8A Green Wave has swept the European Parliament! 
💚 Historic number of Green seats 
💚 Double the seats from France, Denmark and Finland 
💚 Seat gains in 10 countriesPhilena Irene Farley and Austin Bashore Feeling the Pride💚🏳️‍🌈Power Up Green 2019 -- Green Party Annual Meeting -- Salem State University  
Register Now for $130! -- Price increases July 1

The Green Rainbow Party of Massachusetts will be hosting the Green Party at its Annual National Meeting July 25-28, 2019 in the beautiful, historic coastal city of Salem, Massachusetts.

Greens from around the country will meet at the Salem State University in a city known for its home to the House of Seven Gables, Salem Willows, Pioneer Village, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, and the Peabody Essex Museum.

Don't miss all the organizing, networking, workshops, and events including:

- Thursday Opening featuring Dr. Toussaint-Losier [link removed]
- Over 30 workshops covering a variety of topics such as a Green New Deal , Eco-socialism, Colonialism, Anti-War and Digital Tools for Organizing
- Film "Colonization is Extinction" and discussion with producer Gualterio Alomar 
- Presidential Candidate Forum
- Great speakers including Ajamu Baraka, Amy Tyler (Global Greens) and more
- Fundraiser featuring Lee Camp
- Caucus and committee meetings
- Anti-oppression training
- And, much more…

Go to [link removed] to register or for more information.

To register for lodging and/or meals click here <[link removed]>.

Can't make the meeting - you can help someone come by donating here <[link removed]>.  

See you in Salem.  Check out pictures of the facility and Salem here <[link removed]>.

See the draft schedule here <[link removed]>.

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JUN 28, 2019 Supreme Court Majority says they can’t fix gerrymandering; Greens say the people can <[link removed]> The Green Party (GPUS) opposes yesterday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, in which the majority opinion ruled that partisan gerrymandering presents issues "beyond the reach of the federal courts." Instead of getting mired in the back-and-forth politics of gerrymandering, the GPUS calls for a system of true voter representation--a proportional voting system that virtually eliminates the possibility of gerrymandering instead of countering its effects on one party or another. "The Supreme Court ruling was unquestionably shameful in its reasoning," said Tony Ndege, Green Party. Co-chair of the Green Party of North Carolina. "Gerrymandering is fundamental to a two-party, winner-take-all system that favors the parties of the rich. That system itself is anti-democratic because the major parties use it to take voters for granted with no intent to represent them in government, all the while paying fealty to their corporate bosses." CONTINUE READING <[link removed]>

JUN 26, 2019 Green Party demands the United States follow the U.N. protocol regarding the humanitarian treatment of migrants; asserts that humanitarian assistance to migrants is not a crime <[link removed]>. The Green Party of the United States, expressing outrage over deplorable and inhumane conditions in migrant camps, demands the U.S. government follow U.N. protocols regarding the humanitarian treatment of migrants and refugees, and further condemns the criminalization of humanitarian assistance to migrants. Green leaders are especially dismayed over reports of inhumane conditions in which children are being held. Children seeking refuge are being separated from their families, placed into concentration camps and denied basic supplies. Horrific conditions have led to the deaths of at least six children since the beginning of this year. Children are suffering due to inadequate food, water and sanitation and extreme temperatures in conditions described by one physician as “torture facilities.”  John Sanders, acting commission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said today that he will resign on July 5. CONTINUE READING <[link removed]>

JUN 21, 2019 Green Leaders Call For Restraint And Peaceful Resolution To Escalating Tension In Iran <[link removed]>. The Green Party is calling for a peaceful resolution to tensions with Iran as a series of recent events has unfolded into an escalating crisis between the two countries. A June 13th attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman has been blamed on Iran by the U.S., as well as allies and critics. On June 19th, Iranian forces downed an unarmed U.S. Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz, asserting that it had traveled into Iranian air space. CONTINUE READING <[link removed]>

JUN 11, 2019 Green Party: Arrest and Conviction of Green Party activist, Cheri Honkala, is an attack on 1st Amendment rights  <[link removed]>Greens Deplore Conviction of Cheri Honkala as attack on First Amendment rights Green Party leaders responded to yesterday's ruling in the case of United States vs. Honkala with strong words of condemnation for government officials involved and strong support for Honkala. On June 10, 2019, a federal court in Washington, D.C., issued a guilty verdict in the case, finding former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Cheri Honkala guilty of charges of trespassing. Honkala is an internationally-known activist and founder of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC).  <[link removed]>CONTINUE READING <[link removed]>

Green Party of Pima County Illegally Removed from Ballot, Files Lawsuit Against City of Tucson <[link removed]>

TUCSON, Az., June 14, 2019 — On Wednesday the Green Party of Pima County (GPPC) filed a lawsuit against the City of Tucson for depriving the party of ballot status in the upcoming elections on November 5, 2019. The Green Party is legally entitled to representation in the 2019 election but has been left off the roles and will not be on the ballot if the City has its way. The City of Tucson has attempted to unlawfully suppress the voice of the Green Party of Pima County and deprive 262,000 registered voters in Tucson from hearing and voting for Green Party solutions to the political and economic challenges facing our community. CONTINUE READING <[link removed]>

Ranked Choice Voting May Come to New York City ... But Not for Everyone <[link removed]>

The Green Party of New York (GPNY) said last night's vote on a ballot measure to introduce ranked-choice voting (RCV) for New York City municipal primaries and special elections was disappointing, as commissioners voted 8-6 against applying RCV to general elections. Party officers praised the six commissioners, including Democrat Sal Albanese and Republican Stephen J. Fiala, who made a strong case for RCV in all municipal elections for New York City voters. CONTINUE READING <[link removed]>

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