50th Anniversary of Earth Day

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, as economies are shut down by the COVID-19 virus, Mother Earth is recovering from the pandemic of man-made environmental destruction for profit. The air and water are clearer; light pollution, habitat loss, and smog have been reduced; and animal populations have rebounded. This is a glimpse into the environmental progress we can make when we place people, planet, and peace over profit.

Governor Northam Chooses Businesses over Virginia Workers, Teachers and State Employees in the Midst of Pandemic

Richmond, VA -- Governor Ralph Northam today placed the interest of businesses over the interests of the working people of Virginia in choosing to suspend multiple pro-worker bills. Northam proposed to delay until May 2021 even the paltry minimum wage raise to $9/hr passed in the 2020 legislative session by the Democratic Party. Essential workers are risking their health and possibly their lives to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of being denied urgently needed economic support, they should be given additional hazard pay for their critical work.

Voting in the GPVA Presidential Primary 2020

Calling All Virginia Greens!
Green Party of Virginia - Presidential Primary

The GPVA Presidential Primary will be conducted from April 20th to 26th. All Greens presently residing in Virginia are eligible to vote in this primary. Here are the details:

1) You must be registered on the GPVA website, vagreenparty.org. (If for any reason you cannot register online, please contact your local rep or the GPVA General Secretary for assistance.)

An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters

Dear Berners,

The Green Party welcomes you and this country and the planet need you. Many of us in the Green Party are former Sanders supporters. In 2016 when Bernie endorsed Hillary Clinton, we left the Democratic party and joined the Greens. We were grateful there was a party to turn to that was standing up for everything we had worked and hoped for at a time when we were feeling politically lost.

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.”

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