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The Massachusetts Affiliate of the Green Party of the United States
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ph_ElectionNight_2014a.jpgWith the all votes counted and all results in, the Green-Rainbow Party has one thing to say to you...

Thank you!

With your support, each of the Green-Rainbow Party candidates won over 3% of the vote statewide, with double digits in some towns. YOU did this: a grassroots, all volunteer campaign by people who believe in People, Planet, and Peace, and that there is an alternative to the two-party system.

While we didn't win any elections, we still won a great victory. Thanks to your efforts, the Green-Rainbow Party is once again an officially recognized political party in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This allows you to form a GRP town committee in your town or city, to cast your vote for a GRP candidate in a presidential primary, and it gives automatic ballot access for the 2016 presidential ticket (We can focus on campaigning rather than gathering  10,000 signatures just to get on the ballot).

The vote also frees us of the onerous restriction limiting the support we can provide to our candidates to $500 statewide.  (The Democrats and Republicans had been able to make unlimited contributions to their candidates. ).

The fight against climate change, social injustice, poverty, and voter disenfranchisement didn't end on election day. We still need your help.

Please join us in Worcester on November 15th for the Green-Rainbow Party State Convention. You'll have the chance to meet your Green-Rainbow Party candidates, hear our guest speakers John Rensenbrink and Jim Cutler, and vote for your party officers for the next year.

We couldn't have had this great success without you, the voters and volunteers and financial supporters of the Green-Rainbow Party. Thank you, and we hope to see you in Worcester on November 15th!

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GRP Convention - Worcester Saturday Nov 15 

Registration now open

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Keynote Speakers

John Rensenbrink, "The Big Tent: Rainbow As Model"

John Rensenbrink is co-founder of the U.S. Green Party and the Maine Green Independent Party. He is Professor Emeritus of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College. He is a member of the National Committee of the U.S. Green Party and is founder and member of its International Committee. He was the Maine Green Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate in 1996. He is active in promoting local self-reliance initiatives in midcoast Maine. He is a former president of the International Society for Universal Dialogue. His books include a study of Poland’s Solidarity movement, Poland Challenges a Divided World; and of the rise of the U.S. Green Party, Against All Odds: The Green Transformation of American Politics. He lives in Topsham, Maine, with his wife, Carla.

 

John Andrews “Green values, economic justice, and capitalism”

A striking phenomenon of the past five years is the emergence of the so-called red/green alliance which asserts that saving the global environmental crisis and achieving economic justice are closely aligned goals that will require fundamental changes to the prevailing economic systems.  Greens are being challenged to think carefully about whether capitalism as we know it is compatible with Green values.  And if not, what types of changes to the current economic order must we seek?  This presentation will be based on a discussion that John led at the Green Party Annual Meeting in July in Minnesota.

 

Jim Cutler, Gas Pipeline Activist, Ashfield Massachusetts

Jim Cutler gave the keynote speech at the rally in Boston on July 30 capping the rolling walk to protest the proposed Tennessee gas pipeline across Northern Massachusetts.  Jim's story starts from the point of view of an affected landowner and is great example of how a grassroots movements get started and get heard. 

 

 

PLUS: Plenary presentation by Jill Stein, GPUS presidential candidate (2012), on the importance of GRP's work from the national perspective

 

 

 

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Danny Factor, GRP candidate for Secretary of State, was arrested on October 20 after joining a protest over the cutting of the Silver Maple Forest on the Belmont/Cambridge border.

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Imagine what Massachusetts could do if we invested a billion dollars in making our communities whole.

We call it the Community Uplift Initiative                                                     


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TO ORDER BY MAIL:  Include 50 cents extra for postage and handling.  Make checks payable to "Green-Rainbow Party" and mail to Mike Heichman, 9 Jerome Street, Dorchester, MA 02125.

Let's raise consciousness about the

alternative to business-as-usual!

Bumper Stickers Now Available!

Show your support for courageous voting by putting a beautiful Green-Rainbow bumper sticker on your car. To get one of these babies, just send us a donation as follows:  Single: $2.00; 2 to 40 - $1.50 each; 40 to 99- $1.25 each; 100 or more - $1.00 each.


310,000 March in New York

for Climate Action

"Today the social justice and environmental protection movements join hands to form an unstoppable force for justice and for our survival.  The oil and gas industries - and their big money backers - are powerful.  But when faith groups, anti-poverty groups, grassroots community groups, and indigenous people come together with environmentalists as is happening on this march,  they form a force that can change policy and save our world."      - Danny Factor   Read more

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Danny Factor (second from left) ready to march with GRP members from Fall River


 Massachusetts Needs an Economic Bill of Rights

In a statement released today, the team of three statewide candidates for the Green-Rainbow Party called for adoption of an Economic Bill of Rights that would reorder priorities on Beacon Hill to address the widespread economic distress currently being experienced by families and working people in Massachusetts.  Read more. . .


All Volunteer Effort Puts Three Green-Rainbow Candidates on November Ballot

    Green-Rainbow Party candidates hold carton containing some of the 7700 signatures collected by their all-volunteer team (left to right, Danny Factor, Ian Jackson, and M K Merelice).

 

Efforts of an all-volunteer team resulted in the submission of over 7700 certified voter signatures to the Elections Division - far more than the 5,000 required for ballot access.

The three candidates are Danny Factor of Acton for Secretary of the Commonwealth, Ian Jackson of Arlington for State Treasurer, and M K Merelice of Brookline for State Auditor.

 More information on the candidates can be found here.  

 


 

CANDIDATES & ELECTIONS HEALTHCARE

With the all votes counted and all results in, the Green-Rainbow Party has one thing to say to you...

Thank you!

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CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES HONEST & OPEN GOVERNMENT

Boston Pride is right around the corner. Since our founding, the Green-Rainbow Party has supported equality for everyone. This Saturday, we will be marching along with our candidates, Danny Factor for Secretary of the Commonwealth,...

by John Andrews, Co-chair, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts

There is a deep and growing awakening in America to the fact that our...

ECONOMY & LABOR TAXES & SPENDING

Letter to Demoulas Employees from the Green-Rainbow Party

Nat_Fortune150sq.jpgOur police, fire & schools lose close to $150 million/yr because MA thinks subsidizing the paychecks of mutual fund company executives is...

EDUCATION WAR & PEACE

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The common core standards movement seems to be common sense: Our schools should have similar standards, what students should know at...

A document obtained by NBC news reveals that the U.S. war in Afghanistan is being renewed rather than wound down.

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT GREEN PARTY OF THE U.S.

Do you agree that we should stop spending money to expand dirty and dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure in Massachusetts?  Do you feel we should instead invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy?  Then help us...

 

Darylmoch.pngSome 120 Greens from around the nation gathered at the University of Iowa in Iowa City July 24-27 to...

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