People, Planet & Peace
The Massachusetts Affiliate of the Green Party of the United States
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Four Pillars

The Green-Party is supported by four main values or pillars. Ecology, Social Justice, Democracy, and Non-violence support our 10 key values. Our four pillars are as follows:

  • Ecology, an understand base science that all things are interconnected. Anything that we do to the web of life we do to ourselves.
  • Social Justice,  economic and political institution must be fair. Centralization of wealth and power contribute to social and economic injustice.
  • Democracy, we demand public financing of elections, open debates, and more representative voting systems.
  • Non-violence, we are calling for a non-violent change to control our destiny. We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others in need.

A commitment to Ecology, Social Justice, Democracy, and Non-Violence are American values. If you believe in these values, join us! 


Are you thinking of heeding the call to "continue the revolution" by running for state or local office?

Would you consider running for a municipal or local office in 2017? How about a 2018 run for state house district, statewide or federal congressional office?  Please go to the Run! page and fill out the form to begin working with us.


Green-Rainbow Party Convention

Please save May 13 for the Party Convention in Worcester.


Urgent Appeal: Election Integrity depends on YOU! - Recounts in MI, PA, & WI

The Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign is launching an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. With your help, we are raising money to demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania-- three states where the data suggests a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals. 

This effort to ensure election integrity is in your hands! In true grassroots fashion, we’re turning to you, the people, and not big-money corporate donors to make this happen.

Your immediate support is crucial - Please donate now and share widely.

Here are the filing fees and deadlines for each state:

  • Wisconsin: increase the fee to 3.5 million
  • Pennsylvania: $0.5 million by Nov 28
  • Michigan: $0.6 million by Nov 30

Those are filing fees alone. The costs associated with recounts are a function of state law. Attorney's fees are likely to be another $2-3 million, then there are the costs of the statewide recount observers in all three states. The total cost is likely to be $9 million due his exorbitant fee increase. It could be higher depending legal costs if people try to block the recount.

Donate here: 

https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/recount

Federal Election Monthly Reports

Report
Period Covered
 
Filing Deadline
[see Method of Filing]
Pre-General
October 1 - 19, 2016
October 27, 2016
Post-General
October 20 - 
November 28, 2016
December 8, 2016
Year-End 2016
November 29 - 
December 31, 2016
January 31, 2017

[Source http://www.fec.gov/info/report_dates_2016.shtml]

The Federal Election Commission has specific reporting requirements.

 


 

Trade Deals

Greenpeace Netherlands has posted purported Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negation documents at https://www.ttip-leaks.org/.

The Greenpeace press release may be found at http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/2016/Greenpeace-Netherlands-releases-TTIP-documents/.

The text of the Tran-Pacific Partnership is out (from New Zealand.) One of the harmful affects that cause a great concern is that gas can be fracked in the US and sent to some country in free trade agreement [see how to export fracked gas].

Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights


 

West Roxbury Pipeline

The Green-Rainbow Party stands arm in arm with the West Roxbury Pipeline protesters, the West Roxbury community, and those of other cities, neighborhoods and towns in Massachusetts that are fighting the construction of fracked gas pipelines.

"FERC finally denied the rehearing requests that were filed by last year’s April 2 deadline. As a result of the official denial, intervenors can appeal the denial in federal court." [see http://swrl.info/]


Resist the Pipeline is offering Nonviolence Civil Disobedience Training. For more information http://www.resistthepipeline.org/index.php/nvcd-training/.

As part of its commitment to renewable energy and healthy communities, the party is fundamentally opposed to the two major gas pipeline expansion projects being proposed in Massachusetts: The Algonquin fracked gas pipeline being built by Spectra Energy and the "Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Expansion Project" proposed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners.

We urge both Federal regulators and local communities to take steps to stop the two pipeline expansion projects and to redirect our energy infrastructure investments into green and sustainable energy projects such as conservation, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and solar power.


In addition to these events there are all kinds of ways to get involved with the Green-Rainbow Party this year:.

Get involved with one of our local chapters.

Volunteer with your nearest chapter.

Join one of our working committees.

Run for office, under the banner of the Green-Rainbow Party.

Start a new local chapter, town committee or ward committee.

 

Join the Green-Rainbow Party Revolution!

The time is now. Our voice is being heard.  60% of Americans nationwide say that we need a third party and only 25% say that a two-party system suits their needs. Crucial issues from income inequality, systematic racism and the urgent need to convert fully to renewable energy have been left out by the two parties. It is up to the Green--Rainbow Party to provide candidates to vote for that are willing to take on these real issues. Join us this Spring and this year!


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Community Uplift Initiative

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.

 

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