The deadline for filing a Declaration of Intent with the Maryland State Board of Elections is only two weeks away! All interested candidates must file paperwork in Annapolis by the end of the day on Tuesday, February 25th. This deadline must be met to run for federal, state or local office this year (Governor, United States House of Representatives, House of Delegates, State Senate, or County Council). Click here for more information about seeking the Green Party's nomination for 2012 offices!
The Maryland Green Party supports an immediate increase in Maryland's minimum wage to $15/hour. The Green Party views Governor O'Malley's efforts to raise the state (in addition to President Obama's efforts to raise the federal) minimum wage to $10.10 as "too little, too late". Click here to read our full statement in support of a $15 minimum wage.
The Maryland Green Party is hosting a petition for Marylanders to call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. Click here to add your name. From the Green Party of the United States: "President Obama is standing at a crossroads right now. He can say no to the Keystone XL pipeline and prove that his administration is serious about reducing production and consumption of fossil fuels. Or he can satisfy Big Oil and major investors by okaying the pipeline's conveyance of dirty, dangerous tar-sands crude oil from Canada across the United States," said Darryl Moch, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. Green Party leaders called the State Department's Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, released last week, a troubling sign that the President might approve the pipeline soon. The Green Party has strongly opposed the pipeline and is urging Secretary of State John Kerry and the State Department, as well as other agencies, to reject it... Read the complete statement from the Green Party of the United States here.
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the first national meeting of Greens, held at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1984. The first national Green organization - the Green Committees of Correspondence - was founded at that meeting with the goal of organizing local groups to work toward a Green political organization. This July, the Green Party of the United States will hold its Annual National Meeting at Macalester College to commemorate the anniversary. The meeting will be held from July 24-27th. Click here for more details about the Green Party's 2014 Annual National Meeting.
The Green Party of the United States will host a live chat during tonight's State of the Union address, followed by the Green Party's analysis and response. Guests scheduled to participate include Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, 2014 Green Party candidates, climate activist Tim DeChristopher, and others! The broadcast will be begin at 9pm Eastern time. The Maryland Green Party will be streaming the event on our website. Click here to watch.