GPUS Statement on Ukraine

Green Party US declares solidarity with Russians who oppose the invasion, often at great personal cost, and joins peace activists in Russia, Ukraine and around the world in demanding a negotiated solution.

Read the full statement.

Green U. S. Senate Candidate Matthew Hoh to Rebut SOTU Address

“…we choose another side—the people—and condemn the decades-long policies of US, NATO, Russian, and Ukrainian leaders that have led to this point.” 

Matthew Hoh on Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Redistricting Matters

FYI: The letter to the editor was published in the December 7th edition of the Albuquerque Journal.

Post-census redistricting has begun. There is a somewhat hierarchical list of requirements for good redistricting: population balance (one person, one vote), protection and representation of under-represented and oppressed groups, district contiguity and compactness, party and incumbent neutrality, and representation for communities of interest. A former, long-time state representative once said that politics is about the division or distribution of resources. Basically, who gets what and how much. It is important for the breadth of diversity of a state, county, or city to be represented in the decision makers. With these concepts in mind, a coalition of groups (including GPAMA and GPNM), led by Fair Districts New Mexico, supports the adoption of redistricting maps from the sets of maps adopted by the Citizen Redistricting Committee. We strongly encourage you to write letters to the editor of your local newspapers, print and electronic, and to contact your legislators directly to encourage adoption of one of the CRC maps for Congress, State Senate, State House, and Public Education Commission.

Let’s not forget counties, cities, and school districts. Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties are nearing the end of their adoption processes with the Sandoval County Commission generating controversy by considering a party-centered map. Cities, towns, and school districts–with odd-numbered year elections–will undertake redistricting in 2022.

GPAMA sent a letter to the editors of news publications in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties. Read or download it below.

Taking Action for Peace

The GPAX webinar on November 18, 2021, should contain lots of insight and useful information for how proponents of peace move forward in a violent world. Check out this list of speakers!

  • Ajamu Baraka, Black Alliance for Peace
  • Allen McGonagill, Extinction Rebellion
  • Christopher Velazquez, Veterans for Peace
  • Henry Stoever, PeaceWorks Kansas City
  • Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate 2012 & 2016
  • Kelly Maracle, Water Protector & Land Defender – Line 3 Arrestee

Register below:

https://www.gp.org/nonviolence_in_a_violent_world

COP26: The Global Climate Change Conference of Parties

October 31-November 12, 2021, Glasgow, Scotland

As indicated in the primer below, the rise of global corporate power may be the greatest obstacle to saving the planet. In the name of profit, international corporations have led a destructive campaign of misinformation to undermine science, and governments have chosen to protect corporate profits rather than their citizens.

Greens need to press to roll-back the supremacy of corporate rights over those of nation states, humanity and nature itself.

Elizabeth May, Green MP, Canada

GREEN PARTY, PEACE PARTY

In this post, we remind ourselves and others that the Green Party is the party of Peace and Non-violence.

Peace/Non-violence is one of the Four Pillars of the Green Party. The corporate parties are the parties of war. Greens recognize the interconnections between peace and non-violence and the other pillars. Exploitation and destruction of the natural world and its resources are not possible without the exploitation and destruction of humans. Reducing our consumption of energy and water is essential to preserving communities around the world and promoting peace between communities.

Toward that end, we share some letter and petition links from World Beyond War, a 501(3)(c) organization and global movement to end all wars.

Tell Congress to Reduce Military Spending

Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Climate Agreements

End the U.S. Military Air Base Construction in Henoko, Okinawa 辺野古米軍基地建設中止を求めて

¡Solidaridad! and Candidate Suppression

Learn more about the displacement of Puerto Rican electrical workers and consider signing this petition in solidarity.

Let’s think about candidate suppression for a bit. The Green Party is fully in support of protecting and restoring voting rights. See local rally flyer below. Voter enfranchisement includes having candidates who represent your views. What the major parties and corporate media do not talk about is candidate suppression. Remember H. R. 1 and the outcry about voter disenfranchisement? In that same bill were these elements:

  • the matching fund requirement was increased by a factor of five;
  • the limits on donations and expenditures candidates can receive and make was eliminated;
  • the amount of money national party committees can give to candidates was increased from ~$5,000,000* to $100 million.

*correction: two percent of estimated voting age population

Some legislatures across the country have been busy limiting access to be on the ballot and others to cast a ballot. Both efforts stifle democracy. Source

Greens Around the World

The Green Party of England and Wales won 99 new seats and now have 445 councillors. The party has representatives on 141 of 343 local authorities. Scottish Greens gained two more Members of Parliament, taking their parliamentary representation to a record eight seats out of 129!

Scottish Greens win Seats

Check out great information and various webinars at the Global Greens web site.

Ballot (Re-)Qualification

UPDATE! (29 July 2021) GPNM has started petitioning to reclaim the Green Party ballot line. Please contact us if you can help collect signatures at outdoor markets, fairs, festivals, or other events. You can download the petition and a script/guide at the GPNM web site and begin collecting signatures from anyone registered to vote in New Mexico.

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Registered Greens in New Mexico have probably received by now a letter from the Office of the Secretary of State informing them that the Green Party is no longer ballot qualified. The Hawkins/Walker ticket came this close to maintaining ballot qualification, 194 votes. Voter support was solid, but the number of overall voters was higher than previous years. So we ended up about two hundredths of a percent shy of the threshold to maintain ballot qualification.

This means that having a line for the Green Party on the next General Election ballot will require collecting signatures.

We sent a mailing of our own. Look for this post card: