Stop the U.S. drive to war against Iran!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

— LeBeau Kpadenou
Co-Chair, Green Party of Florida

The Green Party of Florida condemns the warmongering being drummed up by the U.S. government against the government and people of Iran, and the insane drive to conflagration in the Middle East.

Donald Trump and his inner circle — which includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton —claim that Iran attacked “Japanese-related” shipping while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting in Tehran with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.  The incident derailed any attempt to defuse tensions between the U.S. and Iran following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the escalation of economic sanctions against Iran and anyone doing business with the Islamic Republic.

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Ranked-Choice Voting* to the Rescue in Presidential Primary

Our Current Voting Methods Are
Inadequate and Corrupt

 

 

 

Illustration by Walt Handelsman | whandelsman@theadvocate.com

By Steve Showen. May 23, 2019

The crowded field of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary season further illustrates the need for an electoral process that determines which candidate actually has the majority support of the electorate when more than two people run for the same seat.  Majority support is the baseline criterion for the legitimacy of any election in a society that purports to be democratic.

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White Supremacy on the rise with Ron DeSantis — No Delay in Rights Restoration

Robin Harris, Co-Chair, Green Party of Florida.

With the seat of Governor Rick Scott still reeking of his stench, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis is making ready to add his own white supremacist aroma.  Since the passage of Amendment 4 — the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative — with more than 64% of the vote, DeSantis has been beating the drums for the Florida State Legislature to delay it taking effect on January 8, 2019 by adding “implementation language.”  Florida Republicans are conniving to find ways to gut its impact for the over 1.5 million ex-felons (10% of Florida’s adult population, and 21% of potential Black voters) who on that date will be eligible to register to vote.

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Green Party of Fla. Supports Tim Canova suit over 2018 Election for Florida CD 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

On December 5, Tim Canova, who had run for Congress as an NPA, filed suit against the Election Canvassing Commission and incumbent Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the disgraced former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman, in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District.

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Green Party of Fla. supports Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement in face of recent attacks.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) continues to grow, so have the illegal attacks against it from the Israeli government and U.S. state legislatures.

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The Battle of Stonybrook 2018

RIVIERA BEACH, FL, October 24, 2018 — The Palm Beach Post reports:

“Two people are facing charges of inciting a riot at the Stonybrook Apartments in Riviera Beach on Oct. 18 as law enforcement was attempting to make arrests, according to a police report.  The situation became so dangerous for Riviera Beach police officers and Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies that they were forced to ‘grab all arrestees and get out of there as quickly as possible for safety reasons,’ according to a PBSO report.  Robert Graham, 26, of West Palm Beach and Collisha Ward, 35, of Riviera Beach are each facing a charge of either inciting or encouraging a riot.” …

Just another day in the life in the virtual prison known as Stonybrook Apartments in Palm Beach County’s Riviera Beach.

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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.

 

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