Responding to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Mass Shooting

Yesterday afternoon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward county, Florida, experienced the most deadly school shooting since 2012’s Sandy Hook massacre.

  Last year, Parkland was declared “The Safest City in Florida”.

  The Green Party of Florida’s members have no desire to politicize this tragedy. Nonetheless, it is appropriate that we make a statement as we are a political party. We believe policy affects outcomes.

  Floridians and Americans at large must ask ourselves a simple question. Do we care about these shootings? Do we care enough to act? Is 17 dead students enough for us to act, or to make our elected leaders act? Our current elected politicians do not care to act, and we all must make them.

 The Green Party of Florida will not publicly offer thoughts and prayer, as these are simply obvious statements of facts. No American with access to television or internet can avoid thinking about this tragedy. No American with faith in the power of prayer is not praying for the victims, or for an end to this uniquely American scourge.

  None of us yet has a sure solution to the problem of near-constant mass shootings, and school shooting, and random shooting plaguing our nation only.  Nonetheless, Americans, on the whole, agree on several simple common-sense policies. Republicans, Democrats, Greens and other independent voters alike agree on the same policies that our well-funded politicians refuse to even consider. We believe you know what these policies are already. We believe that Floridians deserve, demand more than what our current leaders offer us.

The Green Party of Florida Coordinating Council will be having an emergency Conference Call tomorrow night the 16th of February at 8pm to discuss the issues of Gun Violence in the State of Florida including the rise in mass shootings, police shootings, and the “Stand Your Ground” law. We know that Floridians are looking for new ideas and real solutions to the issues of Gun Violence in our Communities, Schools, and Work Places and we are committed as a Party to finding and advancing those ideas and solutions.

WMNF Hosts Radio Debate in Florida House District 58 Special Election

Green Party of Florida endorsed candidate Ahmad Saadaldin debates with Democrat Jose Vazquez and Libertarian Bryan Zemia in a radio debate hosted by WMNF in Tampa, Florida on November 27th, 2017.

The Green Party of Florida thanks WMNF Tampa for hosting an Open Debate in the December 19th special election for Florida House District 58.

Source and Audio recording can be found at:

3 Florida House District 58 candidates debate on WMNF

Misión Boricua: First Recovery Summit for Puerto Rico

The Green Party of Florida has been invited to be one of the co-hosting/sponsoring organizations for this summit along with the U.S. Green Party Latinx Caucus. Please contact our point person and Co-Chair Jennifer Sullivan at greencat9@juno.com if you wish to attend this event as a representative for the Green Party of Florida.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1370574293069324/

We want to invite you to Misión Boricua’s First Recovery Summit on Thursday November 16th from 5pm – 8pm. This is the initial conversation of the several that we will have regarding the reconstruction of Puerto Rico. We will be discussing two major topics: Jones Act and voting. Phillip Arroyo, JD., will be one of our speakers with his presentation “The Jones Act: Breaking Puerto Rico’s Shackles” as well as Doug Head, Chairman of County Watch, who will be presenting “Secret of Success for Community Voting.” We will also be registering people to vote and taking voter restoration signatures. In addition, we will also be accepting grocery and household donations for recent arrivals from Puerto Rico which will be donated to Latino Leadership. For food count, please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mision-boricua-first-recovery-summit-tickets-39336708153?aff=eac2. The Misión Boricua: First Recovery Summit will be held at the Ana G. Mendez University System’s Library: 5601 S. Semoran Blvd. We encourage all who want to learn more about Puerto Rico’s situation to join us in this important conversation.

Queremos invitarlos a la Primera Cumbre de Recuperación de Misión Boricua el jueves 16 de noviembre de 5pm – 8pm. Esta es la conversación inicial de las varias que tendremos sobre la reconstrucción de Puerto Rico. Discutiremos dos temas principales: el Acta Jones o Ley de Cabotaje y votación. Phillip Arroyo, JD., será uno de nuestros oradores con su presentación “El Acta Jones: Rompiendo las Cadenas de Puerto Rico”, y Doug Head, presidente de County Watch quien presentará “Secreto de Truinfo en las Votaciones Comunitarias”. También estaremos registrando personas para votar y tomando firmas de restauración de votantes.Ademas estaremos colectando alimentos y articulos del hogar para recien llegados de Puerto Rico. Por favor hagan reservación para la comida en https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mision-boricua-first-recovery-summit-tickets-39336708153?aff=eac2. Misión Boricua: Primera Cumbre de Recuperación se llevará a cabo en la Biblioteca del Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez: 5601 S. Semoran Blvd. Deseamos que todos los que quieran aprender más sobre la situación de Puerto Rico a unirse con nosotros en esta importante conversación.