Boston School Complex Named for Green-Rainbow Founder: Mel King

The Boston School Committee has approved the renaming of the McKinley South End Academy for Melvin H King, the renowned Boston activist, creator of the Boston Rainbow Coalition, and subsequently a founder of the Green-Rainbow Party in 2002.   Continue reading

Massachusetts Hosted the First Green Gathering

What became the Green Party of the United States had its first national conference 35 years ago in Massachusetts. “Building the Green Movement: A National Conference for a New Politics” was a six-day marathon that ran over the July 4th weekend from Thursday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 7 at Hampshire College in Amherst.  Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunity

* Female delegate to the National Committee * The Green-Rainbow Party is staffed by volunteers.  There are literally hundreds of opportunities to make a Green difference in Massachusetts and beyond.  This one won't wait.  The Massachusetts state party is represented by delegates appointed to committees of the Green Party of the United States.  As we head into 2023, a critical year to build the nationwide Green presence, we are seeking to appoint members to represent us on key GPUS committees.  Continue reading

Letter to the Editor

Well, the November mid-term elections have come and gone as has my initiation into grassroots politics.  I ran for State Representative of the southern hilltowns of the Berkshires out in the most-Western part of the state. My campaign focused on truth and transparency and called to question the practice of unrecorded votes in the Statehouse. While that is an important topic and worthy of representation it was not a klaxon call to action for the electorate. Combine that with a twenty-year incumbent with a $200,000 war chest who put billboards up all over the county, it was a hard-fought campaign and I  garnered 10% of the vote in a two-person race. Before election day I was hoping for between 8-15% and would consider that a showing of interest in a “third-party” GRP candidate. So I am hopeful in the end, that I can run again and/or another GRP candidate can run in my place.  Continue reading