2020 Ballot Access - UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

UPDATE: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent state of emergency declaration by Governor Ralph Northam, we are temporarily suspending in-person petitioning. Instead, we will be petitioning the state government to waive the petitioning portion of ballot access. But we still need your help to get on the ballot this year! How can you help?

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The Green Party of Virginia is dedicated to promoting the Four Pillars - Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, Peace, and Social Justice - throughout Virginia.

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Appeal for Waiver of Ballot Access Petitioning Requirement

Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia
Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
Justin Fairfax, President of the Senate of Virginia
Robert H. Brink, Chairman of the Virginia Board of Elections

RE: Virginia Ballot Access Petitioning Requirements and COVID-19

GPVA Statement on the Novel Coronavirus

On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a pandemic. The uncertain nature and health impacts of the virus driving an abundance of caution has already caused a great deal of disruption globally. This disruption will likely continue and worsen in the coming weeks.

GPVA Calls On Virginians to Reject Misleading Redistricting Constitutional Amendment

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia General Assembly has passed a proposed amendment to the Virginia Constitution which will create a partisan commission of legislative elites and their chosen citizens to draw new district lines in Virginia. This amendment is being falsely sold as a solution to gerrymandering. In reality, it will reinforce partisan politics in Virginia by giving these legislators the power to decide Virginia’s congressional and legislative districts every 10 years.

The GPVA Calls For Addressing Root Issues Driving 2A Divisions, Honoring the Message of Dr. Martin Luther King

The Green Party of Virginia honors the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and calls for deescalation and nonviolent solutions as a highly contentious 2A rally gathers in Richmond, including outside groups far beyond Virginia, on this Martin Luther King Day. We must look to the root causes driving the gun rights controversy in a system that profits from our division.

In the words of Dr. King, “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”

Presidential Candidate Campaign Event

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Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:30pm

Green Party presidential candidates Howie Hawkins and Dario Hunter will have a campaign event on Saturday, Jan 18 at the Rockfish Valley Community Center, hosted by GPVA. This is a great opportunity for Greens and others in the area to meet these candidates, ask them questions, and learn about their positions. The event will be livestreamed. Watch for future events involving additional GP presidential candidates.

Rockfish Valley Community Center is located in Afton near Charlottesville. More info: https://www.rockfishcc.org/

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Green Party of Virginia Condemns Recent Airstrikes on Iraq

Green Party of Virginia Condemns Recent Airstrikes on Iraq; Calls for De-Escalation of Tension

RICHMOND, VA -- The Green Party of Virginia condemns the recent airstrike on Iraqi soil by the Trump administration which targeted and killed high ranking Iranian and Iraqi officials. This strike is likely illegal under U.S. and international law, made without consultation of Congress, the United Nations or the Iraqi government. The Pentagon has also failed to provide exculpatory evidence of a direct threat against American soil, despite its claims of acting in self-defense.

Green Party of Virginia Opposes New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure; Calls for Real Green New Deal

At this time when we must ban all new fossil fuel infrastructure including the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Mountain Valley Pipeline and Buckingham Compressor Station in Union Hill, Democratically controlled Virginia is threatening two new compressor stations, one in Prince William County and one in the city of Chesapeake, and the expansion of the existing Ladysmith compressor station in Caroline County.

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