Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GP VIDEO RELEASE Green Party videos: Climate March speeches by Greens, Climate Convergence, interviews‏

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Green Party of the United States

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org


Green Party videos: Speeches by Greens at a rally before the Climate March in New York City, panels at the Climate Convergence, and interviews


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party has posted videos of party leaders and candidates speaking at a rally before the beginning of the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21 (http://peoplesclimate.org).

Most of the videos, listed and linked below, were recorded by Craig Seeman at the Green Party's gathering spot before the march, on Central Park West near 79th Street.

Mr. Seeman and Sanda Everette recorded panels featuring Greens during the Climate Convergence, "a weekend packed with skill-shares, teach-ins, speak-outs and protests from September 19-21 in conjunction with the People's Climate March" (http://convergeforclimate.org). The panels were aired on the Green Party's Livestream Channel and are now posted on the Livestream page (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

Video links:
 
• Brian Jones, candidate for Lt. Governor of New York, and Howie Hawkins, candidate for Governor of New York: http://gp.org/newsroom/green-videos/1114-brian-jones-howie-hawkins-rally-the-green-party
 


• Jill Stein, 2012 Green presidential nominee: http://gp.org/newsroom/green-videos/1113-jill-stein-at-the-climate-march

• Elizabeth May, Canadian Green Member of Parliament, talks to the U.S. Green Party: http://gp.org/newsroom/green-videos/1115-elizabeth-may-canadian-green-mp-talks-to-us-green-party

• Danny Factor, Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OyopZKy4hI

• James Lane (Hot Indie News) interviews Howie Hawkins on Monday, Sept. 22, at Flood Wall Street: http://youtu.be/GygiD58WrkE

• Reason interviews Howie Hawkins on 100% Clean Energy in 15 years, Safe Act: http://youtu.be/U_jgnpI9xdI

• Harvey Wasserman interviews Jill Stein (audio): http://prn.fm/green-power-wellness-jill-stein-092314/

See also:

• Green Party leaders and candidates available for interview at the Climate March and Climate Convergence in New York City, Sept. 19-21
Green Party advisory, Sept. 18, 2014

• Green Party to join People's Climate March, NYC Climate Convergence, Sept. 19-21
Green Party advisory, Sept. 2, 2014


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Friday, September 12, 2014

GP RELEASE Green Party supports amendments: ERA, abolition of corporate personhood


Green Party of the United States
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This release is online at http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/733

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org


Green Party supports new call for passage of the ERA, says proposed amendment on campaign spending should also abolish corporate personhood

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Green leaders available to speak on women's rights, democracy, and electoral reform:
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-womens-rights.php
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-democratic.php

• The Green Party will participate in the People's Climate March, Climate Convergence in New York City, Sept. 19-21: http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/732

• Green candidates running in 2014: http://gp.org/elections/candidates/index.php


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States commented on two proposed constitutional amendments that are currently receiving attention:

• The Green Party said that Senate-Judiciary Resolution 19, which would allow Congress to regulate the spending of money on political campaigns, doesn't go far enough, and urges the resolution's supporters in Congress to add language declaring that only natural persons (humans), not corporations, have constitutional rights, and that expenditures of money are not speech.

• The Green Party supports the renewed call for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), ensuring full equality for women under the Constitution.

A rally on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 13, will launch the return of a demand for the ERA. The rally, organized by "We Are Women" (http://www.wearewoman.us), will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two Green Party members are among the slated speakers: Cheri Honkala, 2012 Green vice-presidential nominee and co-founder of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, and Ben Manski, former co-chair of the Green Party and co-founder of Move to Amend. For more information about the rally, visit http://rallyhub.wearewoman.us.

Greens called passage of the ERA urgent at a time when reproductive rights and women's access to medical care have come under attack in some states, many single women and their children continue to live in poverty, and pay for women lags behind pay for men. Feminism is one of the Ten Key Values of the Green Party (http://www.gp.org/what-we-believe/10-key-values).

Green Party leaders said that Senate-Judiciary Resolution 19, introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) in June (https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/19/text), is a modest step that would partially overturn two recent Supreme Court cases, Citizens United v. FEC (2010) and McCutcheon v. FEC (2014), both of which uphold the power of corporations to influence elections.

Greens said that Congress should fully overturn Citizens United by passing the "We the People Amendment," which makes clear that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights, and that money is not speech (https://movetoamend.org).

"We support the principle that the rights set out in the Bill of Rights should only apply to natural persons and that corporations shouldn't have the right to contribute to political parties and campaigns. This principle is so important to us that the Green Party and Green candidates accept no corporate contributions," said Jesse Townley, Green candidate for Berkeley Rent Board in Berkeley, California (http://jesse4rentboard.org), and co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.

The Green Party has held this position since 1996. The party's national platform urges electoral reform that would "[p]rohibit corporations from spending to influence elections, preferably by constitutional amendment abolishing corporate personhood, or as a condition of receipt of a corporate charter by federal chartering of corporations." (http://www.gp.org/what-we-believe/our-platform/17-platform/37-i-democracy)

See also:

Action Alert: Tell the Senate Any Amendment Must Include Ending Corporate Personhood Before They Vote Monday!
Move To Amend, September 9, 2014
https://movetoamend.org/action-alert-tell-senate-any-amendment-must-include-ending-corporate-personhood-they-vote-monday


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• Ballot Access Page http://www.gp.org/2012/ballot-access.html
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