"...of the people, by the people, for the people"
The Massachusetts Affiliate of the Green Party of the United States


 For People, Peace, and the Planet:

Three extraordinary Green-Rainbow candidates will appear on the November 4 ballot.

Danny Factor, Secretary of State

Ian Jackson, State Treasurer

M K Merelice,  State Auditor

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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                                                     


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


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

Save the Date - Nov 15, 2014

Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party Annual Convention

 First Unitarian Church 90 Main Street Worcester, MA

Preliminary List of speakers: Rosemary Wessel, NoFrackedGasinMass.org; John Rensenbrink,  one of the founders of the Green Party of the United States; John Andrews GRP CoChair “Green Strategy Discussion; Economic Justice, Green Values and Capitalism”; Panel: GRP Candidates for Statewide offices Danny Factor, Ian Jackson, M.L. Merelice “Experiences on the Campaign Trail”.  More info and tickets...

 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.  




Danny Factor for Secretary of the Commonwealth
For immediate release: Thursday, September 23, 2014

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Voters deserve to see all three candidates questioned.

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