People, Planet & Peace
The Massachusetts Affiliate of the Green Party of the United States
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Congratulations to Darlene Elias

Congratulations to Darlene Elias on her election as co-chair of the Green Party Steering Committee.

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Excerpts from Dr. Jill Stein's acceptance speech are as follows:

I am honored beyond words to be your candidate in this election. I’m honored to be running for President of the United States with the Green Party, the one national party that stands up for the people, and that’s been ahead of the curve in so many ways - on climate change and green energy, on marriage equality, free public higher education and health care as human rights, on stopping the Trans Pacific Partnership, on reparations for slavery, opposing Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and Israeli human rights abuses and occupation in Palestine, on recognizing indigenous rights. I want to recognize the heroes who have kept the party going through thick and thin. Please stand if you are a part of a Green Party organization - at the local, state or national level. 

It’s an honor to be your candidate running alongside Ajamu Baraka, a powerhouse of human rights –who brings a lifetime of dedication to racial and economic justice. And I thank Dr. Cornel West, for bringing his powerful voice into the campaign. And it’s an honor to run along with so many inspirational state and local candidates running for office. If you are running for office would you please stand?

It’s an honor to be your candidate in this historic moment, of unprecedented crisis and unstoppable momentum for transformational change so we can solve those crises. And we have an historic opportunity, an historic responsibility to be the agents of that change. As Martin Luther King said, "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." I know that arc is bending in us, and through us. And we are actors in something much bigger than us as we struggle for justice, for peace, for community, for healing.

That arc of justice is moving through us as we mobilize to make black lives matter, and to end violent policing – as the Frisco Five and the Millions March NYC just did. The arc of justice is moving through us as we sit in and lock down to stop fracking pipelines, fossil fuel bomb trains, coal and LNG export terminals, and all manner of fossil fuel and nuclear infrastructure.

To read more go to http://www.jill2016.com/transcript_jill_stein_accepts_the_green_party_nomination.

Jill Stein Selects Human Rights Activist Ajamu Baraka as Vice-Presidential Running Mate

Green Party presumptive Presidential nominee Jill Stein has offered her vice-presidential bid to international human rights scholar and activist Ajamu Baraka.

 "I am honored and excited to announce that my running mate in the 2016 presidential election will be Ajamu Baraka, activist, writer, intellectual and organizer with a powerful voice, vision, and lifelong commitment to building true political revolution,” Stein announced.

 "Ajamu Baraka is a powerful, eloquent spokesperson for the transformative, radical agenda whose time has come - an agenda of economic, social, racial, gender, climate, indigenous and immigrant justice. Ajamu’s life’s work has embodied the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," Stein continued. "In this hour of unprecedented crisis, we are honored to lift up a unified movement for justice in the only national political party that is not held hostage by corporate money, lobbyists and super-PACs. We look forward to bringing this agenda for justice to the American people in the exciting race ahead."

Ajamu Baraka is an internationally recognized human rights activist, organizer and geo-political analyst. Founding Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network (until 2011) and Coordinator of the U.S. based “Black Left Unity Network’s” Committee on International Affairs, Baraka has served on the boards of various national and international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International (USA) and the National Center for Human Rights Education. He has served on the boards of the Center for Constitutional Rights; Africa Action; Latin American Caribbean Community Center; Diaspora Afrique; and the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights.

http://www.jill2016.com/jill_stein_selects_ajamu_baraka_as_vp

Please help send Green-Rainbow delegates to Houston this August.

The Green-Rainbow Party aspires to incorporate viewpoints from fiscally diverse backgrounds into selecting the Green candidate for US president. That means helping cash-strapped people get to Houston, Texas, to this year’s Green Party of the US’s Presidential Nominating Convention. We hope to raise $2,500. We've raised about $400 so far. There are 10 Massachusetts Green-Rainbow delegates, five of whom have asked for assistance. We can afford to help them with your financial assistance. You can easily give via paypal or credit card at:
http://www.green-rainbow.org/participationfund

Please help send Green-Rainbow delegates to the Green Party of the US’s August 4th-7th Presidential Nominating Convention in Houston by donating to the participation fund before our May 31st deadline.

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

Green-Rainbow Presidential Primary

The Green-Rainbow Party had our presidential primary ballot on March 1, 2016 which included five candidates for the Green Party nomination for President of the United States. The five candidates are: Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza CurryJill SteinWilliam Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and  Darryl Cherney.

Results

Based on results from the Secretary of the Commonwealth's web site. Blanks were counted as no preference.

Candidate Projected Delegates Votes Percentage
Jill Stein 5 768 48.1
Write-in (Assigned to No Preference) 436 27.3
No Preference 4 (includes write-in and blanks)  284 16.9
Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry 1 78 4.9
Darryl Cherney 0 54 3.4
William Kreml 0 37 2.3
Kent Mesplay 0 24 1.5

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/]


Resit the pipe line 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.

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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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