By Tom Gryzbowski This will be the first of several articles that delve into the onslaught against a true democracy's ability to represent the best interests of the people. With these efforts to suppress individual and party participation, we are doomed to governance committed only to policies promoted by the self interests of a very small, unrepresentative elite power structure. Continue reading
WRITE YOUR SENATORS ABOUT VOTER SUPPRESSION IN S.1 The Senate is now considering the bill passed by the House. One of longest serving writers and activists in the Green-Rainbow Party has penned a letter to Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren, demanding that they remove the section of the “For the People” Act which would effectively purge third parties and independents from election ballots. We urge you to follow the example of John Blumenstiel and demand that our senators vote to remove these exceptionally undemocratic parts of the Act. Continue reading
May Day Still Counts Join us in celebrating May Day, International Workers Day, and unite to oppose the attacks coming down on working people, the oppressed, and youth. Once again our party has been working with the Boston May Day Coalition and many other progressive organizations in planning this annual event and celebration. The rally, which will begin at 1 PM at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common, will bring together many compelling speakers united in their demand for justice. Continue reading
END MILITARY ARMS TO LOCAL POLICE The Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party has joined with other organizations in demanding that the Biden Administration stop militarizing our local law enforcement officers. President Joe Biden has stated on January 26, 2021, that he intends to reinstate the modest restrictions of President Barack Obama on the notorious Department of Defense's 1033 program which provides military equipment including tanks and grenade launchers to local police. Lois Gagnon, a Co-Chair of the GRP, joins with the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) and other organizations, to reject President Joe Biden’s executive order to alter the 1033 program because his supposed commitment to racial justice is an affront. For almost a quarter of a century, the 1033 program has transferred "surplus" military equipment and vehicles to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. It was established by the 1997 National Defense Authorization ACT. Over 8000 law enforcement agencies have been the recipients of such tools of violence as armored tanks, weaponized aircraft, pipe bomb materials, and high-powered guns. The Green-Rainbow Party stands with more than 80 other organizations in demanding an end to this unsafe and ineffective Program and its removal from the Defense Authorization Act.
The Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) State Committee approved this proposal on January 4, 2020. PROPOSAL: The Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) demands a moratorium on 5G implementation in Massachusetts until a full, extensive and independent assessment of the technology is completed and public hearings are conducted. 5G should not be implemented until the safety of people and the environment is assured. Continue reading