Annual State Assembly 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Recording is here (note: missing first 40 minutes-apologies!) How to Engage Prospective New Members, Margaret Elisabeth, Washington GP; Red Deal (indigenous Green New Deal) - Delilah Barrios, GP Candidate for Governor of Texas; Consensus: What It Is, How It Works, and Why We Use It - Steve Bloom, NYGP; What It Means To Be Green - Matt Hand, Justin Sindall, MD GP; Music and MGP officer and bylaws election results! Continue reading

Maryland Green Party Calls for Constitutional Protection for Reproductive Rights

The Maryland Green Party urges state legislators to prioritize guaranteeing the right to contraception and abortion in the state's Constitution. Vermont passed a similar amendment proposal - Proposition 5 - earlier this year, which will go before Vermont voters this fall. Continue reading

Call for 2022 Officer Nominations

The Maryland Green Party is accepting nominations for officers including Co-Chairs (2), Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Membership Coordinator. Additionally, the party is accepting nominations for 3 Delegates and 3 Alternate Delegates to the Green National Committee (GNC). Continue reading

MGP Affirms Green Party of the US position on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Maryland Green Party fully supports and affirms feminism and trans rights. We emphasize our  commitment  to the Green Party of the United States’ platform planks regarding social justice. We support “full legal and political equality for all persons regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity, characteristics, and expression”. This includes a “full recognition of the civil rights of sexual and gender minorities” and the “prohibition of discrimination based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity, characteristics, and expression.” The Maryland Green party further “affirms the right of all of persons to self-determination with regard to gender Identity and Sex.” The Maryland Green Party is “committed to establishing relationships that honor diversity; that support the self-definition and self-determination of all people; that consciously confront the barriers of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, class oppression, ageism, and ableism, and the many ways that our culture and laws separate us from working together.”

Maryland Green Party Is Back on the Ballot

Contact: Virginia Rodino [email protected] 202-465-0918   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2020   Maryland Green Party will be a choice for voters this election, Board of Elections approves signatures   (Annapolis, MD) The Maryland State Board of Elections officially listed Green Party candidates to their list of candidates today, affirming that the Party successfully submitted enough signatures to include Green Party candidates on the ballot.    Tim Willard, Maryland Green Party Co-chair remarked, "I am very happy to announce that the Green Party has regained our ballot status in Maryland.  It was an especially difficult process this year with the pandemic but we were able to pioneer a method of collecting signatures online that included a paper trail to ensure that all of the signatures were legitimate. This shows the desire of Marylanders to have electoral choices beyond the two corporate parties that have consistently proven unable to meet the needs of working families in our state."    The Maryland Green Party began collecting signatures of registered Maryland voters in January 2019. Because of the problems the COVID-19 pandemic posed, the party filed a federal lawsuit and was successful in arguing its case, convincing the state to accept 5,000 rather than its usual requirement of 10,000 signatures for the Green Party to be available as a choice on the ballot for Maryland voters. The Maryland Board of Elections’ ability to adapt and accept electronic signatures has facilitated the democratic tools we have as voters in the state, and can serve as a model for the nation if it is allowed to become a permanent part of signature gathering.   Congressional District 6 Green Party candidate George Gluck thanked all those who petitioned under difficult conditions, as well as Marylanders who signed and verified the party’s online petition. “This effort has made it possible for me to run again as the Green Party candidate. In an era where citizens are looking to escape the ‘normal’ we have experienced since 2008, I look forward to continuing to bring fresh ideas to CD 6 voters as the 2020 campaign progresses.”   District 12 Baltimore City Council Green Party candidate Franca Muller Paz, a teacher and building representative of the Baltimore Teachers Union exclaimed, “Thanks to the hard work and deep organizing of our campaign's 160+ volunteers, we played a big part in getting the Maryland Green Party the amount of signatures we needed to get on the ballot. Like our fundraising strength -- having raised $21k in donations in 21 days -- our ability to get Marylanders energized to support the Green Party ballot access drive is another sign of the deep support and energy we have for our people-powered campaign and community-centered policies."    Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins said, "Ballot access signature requirements in the United States are already many multiples higher than other electoral democracies around the world. The coronavirus pandemic made the job doubly difficult this year. Thanks goes to the volunteers who worked so hard to overcome these obstacles that are designed to keep competition to the two-party corporate state out of elections. Maryland could become a model for ballot access for the nation with this breakthrough in electronic petitions. Now Maryland voters will be able to vote for the only presidential ticket supporting Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and peace initiatives to end the endless wars and the new nuclear arms race.”       ###