The following is an op-ed by Owen Silverman Andrews, co-chair of the Baltimore City Green Party, published via Maryland Matters on September 13, 2019. On October 6, 2019, the first participatory, public meeting to craft a Green New Deal for Maryland was held. The process has not yet been finalized; though once completed, the party will have a chance to ratify the platform. Continue reading
Join the Baltimore City Green Party for a Maryland Green New Deal Public Interest Meeting! Your input is needed as we begin to draw up this transformative policy founded on the pillars of social justice, nonviolence, grassroots democracy, and ecological wisdom. We want to hear from you! Continue reading
Over the past year, the Green New Deal has quickly entered the mainstream political discourse. Most Americans believe we must act urgently to address climate change and many presidential and congressional candidates are including “Green New Deal” proposals in their platform. The Green New Deal has been a key element of the Green Party platform for nearly a decade and we are excited for the renewed energy around this issue. We look forward to a vigorous debate at the state local and national level about which method is the best way to address the coming climate catastrophe. Continue reading
Dear Supporter, Tomorrow we will be sending out our September newsletter, but before then we want to talk to you about our ballot access initiative. Continue reading
The Green Party US Annual National Meeting (ANM) will take place in Salem, MA from July 25 to 28. Members of the MD Green Party will attend and encourage you to join them. Find more information and register here: https://salem.gp.org/ The registration fee can be reduced or waived if it imposes a hardship for you. Housing is provided in dormitories. There are inexpensive flights to Boston from Spirit and Jet Blue and Megabus goes there. The ANM begins on the Thursday afternoon with workshops. The evening speaker is Dr. Toussaint Losier, who studies mass incarceration. Workshops continue all day Friday with a Presidential Forum on Friday night. On Saturday, the morning will focus on anti-oppression training, then Ajamu Baraka will give the keynote. The afternoon will focus on strategy with workshops provided by the Ballot Access Committee, the Campaign Coordinating Committee and the Presidential Campaign Support Committee. Additionally, Ajamu Baraka and Margaret Flowers will talk about issues and party building. That night there will be a fundraiser featuring Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight. On Sunday, there will be a variety of report backs. The conference ends at noon.