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NEW PARTY OFFICERS ELECTED AT THE 2015 GREEN-RAINBOW PARTY CONVENTION

Newly elected officers of the Green-Rainbow Party pictured are, from left to right: Darlene Elias, Female National Committee Alternate; Danny Factor, Secretary; Roni Beal, Female Co-chair; Brian Cady, Membership Director; Christopher Dreher, Fundraising Director; David Gerry, Male Co-chair and Male National Committee Alternate; and Ian Jackson, Treasurer. Elected officers not in picture are: Katelyn Betrovski, Communications Director; the two Female National Committee Representatives, Sigute Meilus and Carol Sotiropoulos: and the two Male National Committee Representatives, Steve May and Elie Yarden.

 

POLICE CONDUCT AND JUSTICE PROPOSAL - PASSED AT THE 2015 GRP CONVENTION

BE IT RESOLVED that the Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) condemns police misconduct of every kind --especially the shooting of unarmed low income people, in particular, excessive force such as the shooting of young Black men.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the GRP supports the actions that the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) have taken to protest and speak out against police brutality, expose systemic racism, and propose solutions designed to heal and create healthy communities. 

BE IT ALSO resolved that it is requested that the GRP and GPUS add language to their respective platforms (in the case of the GRP, its 'Party Agenda') stating that we as a party oppose police brutality of unarmed individuals and are committed to ending systemic racism, and call for an end to the war on drugs and mass incarceration. 

BE IT ALSO proposed that the GRP urges that this issue be a key component in Green Party candidates' campaigns, nationwide.

  

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DANNY FACTOR'S SILVER MAPLE FOREST TRIAL DATE
Monday, July 13, 2015, 9:00 AM
Cambridge District Court, 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford

Danny Factor is a Green-Rainbow Party State Committee Member, Co-Chair of our Assabet River Valley Chapter, and our 2014 candidate for Secretary of State. Last October, he was arrested for trespassing for bravely trying to stop Silver Maple Forest in the Belmont Uplands from being cut down.

Read the the story of Danny's arrest.

Join the support group.

RSVP for the July 13 trial and invite others.

 


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.



 

 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. . .


 

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

 

 

 

The Statehouse is Listening:

 

Come Tell...

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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