Safety Harbor Mayor Surrenders to Anti-Black Lives Matter Residents.

A hashtag.  A response.  An outrage.  Heartfelt.  It ignited.  It moved.  #Blacklivesmatter resonated with individuals that repeatedly watched Black lives executed by hands of police or White folks who used their privilege to murder unarmed Black lives.

In 2013, after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the unnecessary slaughter of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza posted using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter — and the rest is history.  #BLM became a passion.  Black Lives Matter started as a movement in a moment and became a principle.  Black Lives Matter is a profound statement.  A declaration.  We have witnessed a profound uprising by those ignited by the fire of Black Lives Matter! Therefore, my question to those who are calling for the disregard of #BLM is:  Shouldn’t Black lives matter?  Why is it problematic to move in the moment that has ignited a historic movement?  What harm is there in organizing around a principle?  Why not allow a hashtag to become a living organism?  Most that wear the shirts, hats, and so on, are NOT tied to a Black Lives Matter chapter.  There are signs posted all around the nation and most that share those signs are NOT part of any formal organization.  However, they have aligned themselves with the Black Lives Matter PRINCIPLE.

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Anatomy of a Revolution or Not?  From the Front lines.

Jesus casts out the moneychangers.

— Rev Bruce Wright
June 6, 2020

So here is the Problem that I saw firsthand while at the site in Minneapolis where George Floyd was lynched and murdered by Police.  White Evangelicals, who are otherwise supporting an openly racist and fascist President — the Orange Julius Caesar Trump —come to the sacred site of where George Floyd was murdered …  and try to convert people to Jesus.  Not the real Revolutionary Jesus, a person of color, of Indigenous people enslaved by an Empire, who overturned the Merchandisers in the Temple, and destroyed property, but instead the Jesus of the sweet bye and bye.  Just like the white slave masters did to the slaves.

Then they preach love, without real repentance on the part of White privilege.  I witnessed them being sectarian, as they drove away some Muslims, and others who weren’t “Christians.”  I witnessed a young Trans person, who I interviewed, express their hurt, their heart break, as so called Christians stood in judgment of them.

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Legacy.

The smoke is beginning to dissipate.  The chants and the echoes of the chants are starting to fade.  Now the real fight begins.  The fight over what all this means.  The horrific murder, the headlines, the jam-packed streets spreading across the country, and the heavily armed troops prowling the streets of America — all will reverberate for years.  And the flames.  Don’t forget the flames.

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Insurrection.

April 20, 1914: Ludlow Massacre. An American tradition.

Why does the spectre of Insurrection haunt America?

Sez Donald Trump:  “Our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, or, arsonists, looters, criminals, rider rioters, Antifa and others … acts of domestic terror … If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem.”  He would invoke an 1807 law called the Insurrection Act.

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Minneapolis Burns. America Burns.

Say the Democratic Party politicians:  “Something inappropriate has happened.”

We say it was murder.  Again.   Even now, Donald Trump says he plans to send in the troops.   If looting starts, he will start killing more of the people of Minneapolis and anywhere else where the rule of capitalism is threatened.

We stand with the people of Minneapolis and all Black and Latino people in defense of their communities.

May 29, 2020

Pinellas County Green Party Supports Yasmine James against Racist Attacks

Ronald McDonald unmasked.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Pinellas County Green Party fully supports brave McDonald’s employee, Yasmine James in the face of her being assaulted on January 1st by a violently racist customer, Daniel Taylor.  While Ms. James admirably defended herself during the assault, other McDonald’s employees initially stood idly by before finally pulling her away from her attacker.  They then proceeded to take the attacker’s order as though nothing had happened.  McDonald’s didn’t contact the police about the assault against Ms. James or another co-worker, Tateona Bell, who had been kicked in the stomach as he left the establishment.  Ms. James was left to contact law enforcement on her own and the police only became involved after Taylor himself made a false report of being robbed by African Americans and was recognized as Ms. James’ attacker from a surveillance video.

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GPFL Donates $200 to Ahmad For 58 in Dec 19th 2017 Special Election

This month the Green Party of Florida donated $200 (10% of our available funds) into “Shaking up Tallahassee” with our endorsed candidate Ahmad Saadaldin in the December 19th special election for Florida House District 58. Many Greens from across Florida have also joined in supporting this campaign with their own money and volunteer efforts. If you haven’t joined the fight for People, Planet, and Peace over Profit in 2017 now is the time!

Learn More & Volunteer:

https://ahmadfor58.com/

Donate:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/fund_the_political_revolution_in_florida#!/

Interact & Connect:

https://www.facebook.com/AhmadFor58

200 Sustainers for 12 Goals by 2020

1.) Double Registered Greens in Florida to 16,000 

2.) Start 15 new Local Chapters (5 a year) 

3.) Field a Full Slate of Candidate’s (State-Wide, Congress, State Legislative, County Commissioner, School Board, Sheriff, Mayor, City Council, Soil & Water Districts) 

4.) Develop and Maintain State-Wide network of Phone/Text bankers, and canvassers for campaigns through the 10 More Votes App (or other identified platforms.) 

5.) State-Wide Constitutional Amendments by the GPFL (Rank Choice Voting, Electoral College Reform, $15 minimum wage, Civilian Police Oversight Boards at the State/County/City levels) 

6.) County Charter Amendments on above issues to address at a Local Level if we are unable to address at a State Level. 

7.) Peer 2 Peer Conflict Resolution App 

8.) Op-Ed/Newspaper Writers (Letters to Editors/Paid Opinion piece placements) 

9.) Community Outreach (Community Events/Tabling/Materials & Resources) 

10.) Community/Organizational Coalition Building (Faculty Forward, Black Lives Matter, Equality Florida, Unions, NAACP, ACLU, Planned Parenthood) 

11.) Issue Advocacy to promote Systemic Change (Medicare4All, Banking Reform, Modern Monetary Theory, Israeli & Fusil Fuel Divestments) 

12.) Digital Infrastructure Capacity Development (GPFL Software, Nation Builder, Loomio, other proposed and approved upgrades to our Website or Digital Office Space.) 

In order for the Green Party of Florida to turn these 12 Goals into 12 Realities by 2020 we need 200 Sustainer Donors of $10 a month or more so that the Green Party of Florida has the resources necessary to achieve these goals. You can take a stand towards putting People, Planet, and Peace over Profit in Florida every month at www.gpfl.org/Donate To sign up for a re-occurring monthly donation scroll down to the bottom of the page and there is our PayPal donation form. Select your donation amount and then check the box marked “I would like this donation to automatically repeat each month.” Then fill in the rest of your information which the GPFL must collect for Campaign Finance Reporting purposes and click submit! 

Robin Harris joins Press Confrence with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Green Party of Florida Delegate Speaks at Congressional Press Conference

Sean Declet – 10-28-2017

Earlier this week Central Florida Green Party Co-Chair and Green Party of Florida Delegate to the United States #GreenParty Robin Denise Harris got to speak at a Press Conference hosted by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard about the Off Fossil Fuel Act yet another call for a #GreenNewDeal. Robin also talks of her personnel experiences living through both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Robin takes the stage just after the 22 minute mark in this video.

Green Party Hosts Campaign Training School in Central Florida!

Green Party of the United States prepared candidates and their teams for
successful campaigns in Orlando, Florida this past weekend!

Approximately 25 participants traveled from various parts of Florida to participate.

Orlando, Florida– (October 14 -15, 2017) GPUS and GPCFL, is excited to inform everyone of
the accomplishment of the Campaign Training School. The presenters for the weekend were Erin
Fox (MI), Hillary Aisenstein Kane (PA), and Karen Morian (FL). Each Presenter facilitated
and interactively engaged participants. Also, the class was broken up into workshop style
modalities and encouraged questions and dialogue.

The GPUS team presented topics such as: Why Run for Office 101?  Goal Setting for your
Campaign, Voter Targeting & Voter ID, Building a campaign Infrastructure, and many more
essential topics. Also, each Facilitator conveyed through their instruction the importance of
Movement/Party Building.

The next Campaign Training School will be sometimes next year. However, the goal of the next
class will be to have those who attended this past training to teach and train as well in their local
areas and state.

The GPFL is working on editing video content recorded at our workshop and will make that content available through our website in the near future. The GPFL also Live-Streamed some session on our Facebook page which you can watch here.

Robin Harris
GPCFL CO-Chair/FL Delegate