Green Party of Virginia Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Since the previous State of the Union address, our country has continued to move in the wrong direction. In 2018, American carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4%, while fracked gas pipelines are threatening communities in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and more. Hate crimes increased for the third straight year. Our military budget exploded once again, and our troops remain mired in overseas conflicts despite President Trump’s promises to bring some of them home.

Green Party of Virginia Calls on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to Resign

On Friday, February 1, we all became aware of a photograph from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook from the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). The photo showed one person dressed in the robes of the Klu Klux Klan and a second dressed in blackface. In a press conference that evening, the governor acknowledged he was one of the people in the photo and apologized. Calls mounted for his resignation from across the political spectrum, even as he backtracked his initial admission of guilt.

Green Party of Virginia Condemns Family Separation

RICHMOND, VA -- The Green Party of Virginia is appalled by the treatment of immigrant
children at Health and Human Services (HHS) centers across the country. The Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Justice (DOJ), has forcibly taken nearly 2,000
children from their parents in the last several months. Despite President Trump’s statements,
there is no law forcing the President or any executive agency to remove children from the

Green Party of Virginia Condemns Syrian Strike

RICHMOND, VA - The Green Party of Virginia, in accordance with international law,
condemns all unilateral military intervention against the sovereignty of another country, whether
by the United States, Russia, or the European Union. The only appropriate venue for the
application of military power abroad is through the United Nations unless the United States has
been directly and decisively attacked by a foreign state.

Virginia Condemns the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines

It is a simple matter of biology that humans need clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. We crave a home connected to a broader community through ties of history. We rely on climactic stability to produce the crops which sustain modern civilization. Yet shortsighted forces in Washington, Richmond, and private industry have threatened all of these with the construction of two interstate natural gas pipelines, the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

GPVA Responds to the State of the Union

Contrary to the views of President Trump, we will not make our country stronger or safer by demonizing immigrants. International peace will never be secured through violence and unbridled militarism. Wasting over $1,000,000,000 on expanding the world's largest nuclear arsenal will not deter our enemies, but merely create more opportunities for accidents. Tax cuts have meant nothing to the millions of workers who haven't received a raise in decades. Violating the civil liberties of immigrants, suspected criminals, and American citizens will never make us more secure.

Hate Groups not welcome in Charlottesville -- Or in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA- Hundreds of haters will gather in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, and the Green Party of Virginia joins with millions of our citizens in proclaiming that there is no place for them in our commonwealth. They represent what the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as "a broad spectrum of far-right extremist groups – from immigration foes to anti-Semitic bigots, neo-Confederates, Proud Boys, Patriot and militia types, outlaw bikers, swastika-wearing neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Ku Klux Klan members," rallying under the banner "Unite the Right."

Current Green Party Campaigns in Virginia

For the November 7th, 2017 election the Green Party of Virginia has five candidates for House of Delegates. You can support our candidates by visiting their websites, volunteering, and donating. Please help us be the independent voice for Virginians—for People, Peace, and Planet.

District maps are available HERE.

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