Green Party of Virginia Condemns Violence At Capitol Building; Calls For Election Reforms To Restore Trust

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) condemns the violence that erupted at the Capitol Building today from protestors seeking to overturn the results of the Nov 3rd Presidential election. Nonviolent civil disobedience has formed an important part of many struggles for justice over the years, but violence cannot be allowed to recklessly and egregiously endanger others expressing their first amendment rights nor those being protested.

The Green Party of Virginia Affirms Support for the Trans Community Calls for Systemic Social Justice Reforms on Transgender Remembrance Day

As Transgender Awareness Week wanes and Transgender Remembrance Day begins, we in the Green Party of Virginia are mindful of the 34 known trans and gender non-conforming individuals who have lost their lives to transphobic violence this year. (1) The Green Party Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity platform plank, in keeping with the Green Key Values of diversity, social justice and feminism, supports full legal and political equality for all persons regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity, characteristics, and expression. (2)

Green Party of Virginia Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election Results

The Green Party of Virginia wishes to thank our members and allies across the state for voting Green for Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker during the 2020 election. Every vote for the Green Party sent the message to the two-party establishment that we refuse to give away our power to a system that does not represent our values. As Hawkins said, we refused to get "lost in the sauce."

GPVA State Business Meeting


Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00pm

Teleconference Meeting
Sunday, October 25th, 2020, 1pm

The focus of this business meeting is the November election, particularly supporting our write-in candidate for president, organizing for passing out literature at polling places, and so on. We will also consider our strategic plans for the future, and how to increase public awareness of our party and platform.

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Green Party of Virginia Statement: Democratic Governors Joint Statement on Threats to American Democracy Is Hypocrisy

On September 30th Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Office released a "Governors Joint Statement" signed by Northam and 10 other Democratic governors, purporting to affirm that they "do not take for granted the sacred right of every American to cast a vote, and to have that vote counted.” (1) They further affirmed that they had a "solemn duty" to ensure the integrity of our democratic processes. But in reality, there is a significant disconnect between these governors' fine words and the actions of the Democratic Party in this election.

How To Write-in Howie Hawkins in Virginia

The Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker campaign for Green Party President and Vice President have followed write-in procedures to be officially recognized according to the Code of Virginia:

The VA Department of Elections verified today that writing in either ‘Howie’ or ‘Howard’ Hawkins will count as a vote for both Howie for President and Angela for Vice President.

Statement on Labor Day 2020

As we celebrate Labor Day and the past successes of the labor movement, we continue to mobilize for just working conditions, pay, and benefits for the working class. Workers have united to bring about revolutionary changes in past struggles, however, the modern-day labor movement has been increasingly derailed by the corporate Democratic and Republican Parties.

Green Party of Virginia Moves to Write-In Campaign for President Cites Virginia State Barriers for Lack of Ballot Access

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) today announced that it will be moving to a write-in campaign for its presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, due to insufficient petition signatures of qualified voters for ballot access. This will be the first time in sixteen years that there will not be a Green Party presidential ticket printed on the ballot in Virginia.

Green Party of Virginia Declares Solidarity with Sanders Delegation In Their Demands For Medicare for All

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) declared its support for the Bernie Sanders delegates to the Democratic National Convention who voted today in opposition to the party's rejection of Medicare for All. The Green Party has supported universal, single-payer healthcare for decades, and its nominee, Howie Hawkins, remains the only presidential candidate running on a platform that includes a community-centered single-payer Medicare For All system.

GPVA Endorses Independent Candidate Kiesha Preston For Roanoke City Council

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) has endorsed Independent candidate Kiesha Preston for Roanoke City Council. Preston is an activist, advocate, and single mother who wrote and successfully lobbied for the Domestic Violence Victim’s Protection Act, which was signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam on March 23, 2020. Her campaign is focused on the problems of housing, mental illness, police oversight, and racial discrimination in Roanoke City.


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