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
Green-Rainbow Party Co-Chairs’ Statement: April 26, 2020: We are living in a time of escalating crisis: pandemic, environmental collapse, perpetual wars, and an economic and political system incapable of meeting the needs of the people. This shocking reality has been decades in the making. The Democratic and Republican Parties long ago abandoned working people to serve the wealthy 1%. They cannot lead us to a better future. We urgently need a government that leads by listening to those who are suffering the most, and understands we are all connected. For this to happen, local, state, and national officials must be independent of the corporate parties and oceans of ‘dark money,’ that continue to block positive system change. Continue reading
The Green-Rainbow Party has endorsed the MA Indigenous Agenda (http://maindigenousagenda.org/) --five bills that work to counter centuries of erasing or debasing Indigenous people and presence in the Commonwealth. We urge Green voters and supporters to call their legislators now in support of the bills, especially if you are a constituent of a committee chairperson. Continue reading
WHEREAS THE U.S. MILITARY SERVES NO USEFUL PURPOSE AND IS USED SOLELY FOR IMPERIALIST WAR AND TO ENRICH ARMS MANUFACTURERS; AND WHEREAS THE U.S. MILITARY WREAKS TERRIBLE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION WHICH IS THREATENING THE FUTURE OF LIFE ON EARTH; AND WHEREAS THE U.S. MILITARY CONSUMES ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF RESOURCES THAT COULD BE USED TO SUSTAINABLY PROVIDE FOR HUMAN NEEDS, THE GREEN-RAINBOW PARTY OF MASSACHUSETTS RECOGNIZES THAT CUTTING U.S. MILITARY SPENDING IN HALF (OR SOME OTHER ARBITRARY AMOUNT) IS NOT ENOUGH. Continue reading
Statement from Green-Rainbow Party of MA co-chair, Charlene DiCalogero: “The Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts, the state’s affiliate of the Green Party of the US, is proud to endorse the Boston and Worcester Climate Strikes. As the only national political party founded on principles of environmental and social justice and sustainability, we particularly applaud the member groups of the Worcester Climate Strike Coalition (WCSC) who decided to “pump up the volume” in the city of Worcester and the region in response to the climate emergency. Through multiple demonstrations and actions that have already taken place this summer, and continuing through September, the 9/20/19 Youth Strike and the 9/27/19 General Strike groups will inform, educate and activate people in our region. As part of this coalition, the GRP demands that local, state and national governments act decisively to stem the crisis within the next ten years. Together, we can insist that our public officials accelerate the conversion to 100% renewable energy, end sacrifice zones that hurt poor and Black and Brown people first and worst, and create the Green and just economy and society we need. I warmly invite you to join the millions worldwide who will walk out of school and work on September 20th and September 27th to demand action now. And I do mean you, and everyone you can bring with you, because to change everything, we need everyone.” For more information on the Worcester Climate Strike: www.350centralmass.org/climate-strike-2019 .