Green Party Welcomes Progressives

DNC Chair Selection Supports Establishment Party Loyalists
Richmond, VA February 28, 2017

The Green Party of Virginia wishes to express its disappointment in the Democratic National Committee's selection of establishment chairmanship candidate Tom Perez. Although the selection of a Latino is to be applauded this is a clear demonstration that the Democratic Party will not be the party of the progressive movement.

Green Party Nominates Four Candidates for Virginia House of Delegates

Seats in House of Delegates To Be Contested

Culpeper, VA., January 31, 2017


The Green Party of Virginia voted to nominate its first round of candidates for the House of Delegates at its bi-annual business meeting in Culpeper, Virginia on Saturday Jan 28th, 2017.

Candidates are:

Arlington Housing Authority Referendum now on November ballot!

The lack of affordable housing in Arlington, Virginia has reached critical proportions. In fact, it is estimated that two thirds of all affordable housing units in the county have been lost in the last decade. The Arlington Green Party (AGP) has been successful in getting a referendum on the 2013 ballot that would create a housing authority to increase the supply of affordable housing.

Raise the Virginia Gas and Diesel Tax

Virginia Governor McDonnell proposed in early January that the General Assembly eliminate the state tax of 17.5 cents per gallon on gasoline, and raise the retail sales tax of 5 percent to 5.8 percent (see the Washington Post, "VA governor proposes replacing gas tax with sales tax increase as part of $3.1B roads plan," Jan. 8, 2013 ).



FEC Approves GPVA as a State Political Party Committee

Feb 6, 2013

Dear Greens,
I am happy to report that I attended the FEC meeting this morning in which the full commission unanimously approved draft Advisory Opinion 2012-39 designating GPVA as a state political party committee. The practical effect of this ruling is that GPVA's contribution limit to federal candidates has been doubled from $2,500 to $5,000 for both the primary and the general election phase of every federal election cycle.

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