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

The Streets are Green in Portland Today

Wes Rick GRP group at tar sands rallyJan 26, 2013

By Jill Stein

TV footage shows a nice clip of the Green-Rainbow Party contingent at the rally to stop the New England tar sands pipeline. (click here to view)  It includes Rick Purcell and Wes Nickerson leading a chant and carrying our banner.  Green-Rainbows brought Green flags and Maine Greens brought signs saying "Political change, not climate change: Vote Green Party".  People were carrying them all over the parade. Maine Greens also collected hundreds of names and contact info.

Portland Green City Councilor Dave Marshall and I both got to say a few words at the rally before the parade. And I had the honor of speaking at the New England Occupy conference after the rally. People seemed hungry for the Green perspective that we need to stop fossil fuel politics - and the political parties that enable it - if we want to stop the fossil fuel melt down of the climate. And we got a terrific response to our call for peace, forgiving student debt, Medicare for All and a Green New Deal as the real solution - ending climate change and creating an economy for all of us.  

350 New England organized a great rally. Big thanks to all who came out today to make it deeply Green, including the super-powered crowd of UMass Amherst Campus Greens.

Maine Greens and the Massachusetts Green-Rainbows are a dynamite combination in the street. Our message resonated all over the rally. Can't wait to do it again!

See the TV coverage at .

Get ready for the next one!

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