November 7, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Green Party of New Orleans (NOLA Greens) has prepared voting advice for the November 18, 2017, runoff election. Our voting advice is based on a survey of our members and how closely each candidate or ballot measure aligns with Green Party values, most notably the party's commitment to community-based economics, diversity, and social justice.
In light of the devastation brought to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria—which Gen. Honoré recently called “bigger than Katrina”—the Green Party of New Orleans (NOLA Greens) calls on Gov. John Bel Edwards to exercise his command authority over the Louisiana National Guard and immediately maximize its deployment and relief to Puerto Rico. The NOLA Greens appreciate that Gov. Edwards has already deployed several hundred personnel to Puerto Rico, however the dire situation calls for stronger, swifter efforts.Read more
October 1, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Green Party of New Orleans (NOLA Greens) has prepared voting advice for the October 14, 2017, election. Our voting advice is based on how closely each candidate or ballot measure aligns with Green Party values, most notably the party's commitment to community-based economics, diversity, and social justice. We thank the New Orleans Harm Reduction Network for the discussion during our preparation of this advice. While we discuss three races here, we provide voting advice for the entire ballot (see table above), with one exception. (PDF version available.)
We are a small local chapter of a small state Green Party, in the process of establishing ourselves. As such, it has sometimes been difficult to stay abreast of what’s happening at the national level with the Green Party US. For that reason, we were excited to have one of our local members, Anika Ofori, attend the Annual National Meeting in July. We looked forward to her first-hand account of what transpired in Newark.Read more
It is official. I have been disqualified as a candidate for Clerk of Criminal Court. They pulled out the legendary Ike Spears to defeat me today. It was an open and shut case honestly since I had not changed my registration to Green at the time of qualification and the law is clear. I had incorrectly assumed that Federal law applied and I had until the election to change my party registration. It happens.Read more
I decided it best to share my experience at the Green Party US Annual National Meeting in Newark, NJ as close to getting home as possible. There are four reasons why I remain a member despite the events that took place this past weekend. 1) My Black Caucus. 2) My local New Orleans Greens. 3) the Green Party platform and the political compass test. 4) SOME of the Greens that I met online and offline across the county.Read more
The Green Party of New Orleans decries current efforts of the state legislature to impede the removal of Confederate monuments from our local streetscape.Read more
The Green Party of New Orleans enthusiastically supports the City's efforts to remove monuments to white supremacy from the streets of New Orleans, and we wholeheartedly endorse the efforts of Take Em Down NOLA in pressing the demands of this cause.Read more
On March 17, 2017, the Green Party of the United States endorsed two upcoming marches in Washington, D.C. for climate justice: the first one on April 22, 2017, the March for Science, and the People's Climate Movement March for Climate, Jobs and Justice on April 29, 2017. Citizens from all around the country will be meeting in Washington, D.C. or marching in cities across the country. Here in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Green Party of New Orleans will be marching with local activists in the People's Climate March on NOLA on April 29.Read more
The Green Party of New Orleans (NOLA Greens) has prepared voting advice for the April 29, 2017, run-off election. Our voting advice is based on how closely each candidate's perspective aligned with Green Party values, most notably the party's commitment to social justice.