Statements and Press Releases

Indiana Green Party on Verge of Making History in Indiana

October 19, 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana – According to Gravis Marketing, Indiana Secretary of State Candidate Dr. George Wolfe is polling at 4%. On October 6th Gravis Marketing released their polling results that were taken from October 12th through the 16th. The results showed Republican Connie Lawson at 35%, Democrat Jim Harper at 29%, Libertarian Mark Rutherford at 9%, George Wolfe at 4%, and 24% stating they are uncertain who they will vote for.

The goal of Dr. Wolfe’s campaign was to achieve 2% which is the percentage needed to gain ballot access in future elections. The newly released poll sparked a burst of energy throughout the campaign. The campaign is now more determined than ever that they will beat the 2% threshold needed and obtain ballot access for all Greens for the first time in Indiana.

The campaign team would like to remind voters that they will have to write in George Wolfe for Secretary of State on November 6th. For more information on how to write in George, head to his campaign’s website: https://www.wolfeforindiana.com/how-to-write-in/.

Dr. Wolfe now has yard signs that you can purchase on his campaign’s website: https://www.wolfeforindiana.com/wolfe-yard-sign.html.

Join thousands of other Indiana residents and help make history in the state of Indiana by writing in George Wolfe for Indiana Secretary of State.

Green Party Candidate for Secretary of State Travels to Valparaiso For Meet and Greet

October 10, 2018

Valparaiso, Indiana – On October 10th, from 6 to 8 p.m. EST, at North Kirchhoff Shelter in Kirchhoff Park, Indiana Green Party Candidate for Secretary of State George Wolfe will attend a meet and greet event.

During the event, attendees will be able to ask Wolfe questions and learn how to write in his name during the upcoming November 6th election. The goal of this event is to allow Indiana residents the chance to personally meet Wolfe and educate them on how the write-in process operates in Indiana.

Food will be provided, but individuals are encouraged to bring their own dishes to share with those in attendance.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. You can learn more about Dr. George Wolfe and his plan for Indiana by visiting WolfeForIndiana.com.

The INGP strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on the four pillars: Democracy, Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.

The Indiana Green Party Announces Opposition to the Confirmation of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court of the United States

October 6, 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indiana Green Party stands with those who will inevitably be affected, pending Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. We as Americans must come together and convince Congress to vote no and stop Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh poses a threat to women’s rights and proves that the current government ignores your past. This is an insult to sexual assault victims and all women. Senator Collins of Maine and Senator Manchin of West Virginia announced yesterday that they would be voting yes to confirm Kavanaugh. This is a betrayal of the people they represent.  

The Court should reflect the politics of the American population. Kavanaugh does not have the temperament to be a Justice. Should he be confirmed, progress will again be lost under the current administration.

Call your Senators and tell them to vote no on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

We must say NO to Kavanaugh.

The INGP strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on the four pillars: Democracy, Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.

Indiana Green Party - Annual Congress 2018

July 28, 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indiana Green Party (INGP) held its Annual Congress at the historic Grove Haus in Fountain Square, on Saturday, July 28th. Keynote speakers included newly elected INGP VP, Pluto Brand, comedian and host of Redacted Tonight, Lee Camp, and Dr. George Wolfe, Green Party Secretary of State Candidate, Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflicts Studies from 2002-06, and Coordinator of Outreach Programs from 2006-14. Local groups from across Indiana gathered and adopted the INGP bylaws, discussed Dr. George Wolfe’s campaign, and elected officers and delegates. They are as follows:

Officers:
Chair: Monica James of Muncie
Vice Chair: Pluto Brand of Fort Wayne
Documentarian: Michael Richardson of Indianapolis
Treasurer: Greg Ellcessor of Muncie
Communications Director: Elliott Crow of Haubstadt

Delegates:
William Bowens of Evansville
Breanna Baker of Indianapolis
Amanda Thornburg of Indianapolis

The INGP would like to thank the former board members; Amanda Shepherd, Teri Cento, and Julie Edwards, for their service to the INGP over the last year. The newly elected officers and delegates will be hosting their first official meeting on August 12th, 2018.

The INGP strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on the four pillars: Democracy, Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.

Indiana Green Party to Hold Annual Congress

July 23, 2018

Indianapolis, IndianaHoosier Greens from around the state will rally together at Grove Haus in Indianapolis on July 28th at 9:00 a.m. for the Indiana Green Party’s Second Annual Congress. Attendees will shape the Green Party’s platform, nominate and elect new officers and delegates, and hear speeches from: 

Dr. George Wolfe, Green Party Candidate for Secretary of State — It’s Time to Reclaim & Re-Energize Our Democracy

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lee Camp, Political Comedian and Activist — Performs using a fierce brand of standup comedy — (George Carlin's daughter, Kelly, said he’s one of the few comics keeping her father’s touch lit)

Pluto Brand — Activist & Chair of the Green Party of Northeast Indiana

Breanna Baker —Volunteer Coordinator & National Delegate Nominee

Everyone is encouraged to join and contribute to a greener future. Same-day INGP membership registration will be available!

When they try to tell you that you are powerless, remember what Alice Walker says: The biggest way people give up power is by not knowing we have it to start with. We have it. ~ Jill Stein

The Indiana Green Party strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on the four pillars: Democracy, Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.

Northwest Indiana Green Party to Hold Peace Rally in Highland

June 7, 2018

Featuring guest speaker: INGP candidate for Secretary of State, George Wolfe 

Highland, Indiana - The Northwest Indiana Green Party will hold a Voices of Peace rally this Saturday, June 9 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Highland from noon to 2 p.m.

The Indiana Green Party calls for the development of alternative solutions to violence. We recognize that peace is not just the absence of violence, it’s a willingness to resolve conflict in a constructive manner and to develop alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence.

It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to our current patterns of violence at all levels, from the family to the streets, to nations and the world. We will work to demilitarize our society and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self defense and the need to defend others who are in helpless situations. We promote nonviolent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community, and global peace.

Featured speakers include the Indiana Green Party’s Secretary of State Candidate, George Wolfe; Matthew Paskash, founding member of Anti-War Committee in Solidarity with the Struggles for Self-Determination; and Eatka Kamal, of Progressive Democrats of America Calumet Region.

The Northwest Indiana Green Party will hold a monthly on Sunday, June 10th at the South Bend Chocolate Cafe, 57 Franklin Street in Valparaiso from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Indiana Green Party strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on the four pillars: Democracy, Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.

Green Party Candidate for Secretary of State, George Wolfe, "Walks the Line" in Opposition of Enbridge’s Tar Sands Pipeline and in Support of a Green Environmental and Political Revolution

May 15, 2018

East Chicago, Indiana - In the city of East Chicago, there is an environmental disaster that is far worse that in Flint, Michigan. An entire housing development and a $35 million taxpayer-funded elementary school lay abandoned in a designated USS Lead Superfund site because of lead contamination in the soil and undrinkable water. This contamination is due to a BP oil refinery and a DuPont chemical plant in the area.

On Saturday, May 12th, the Indiana Green Party candidate for Secretary for State, George Wolfe, participated in the 10K “Walk the Line” march protesting the tar sands pipeline running through city neighborhoods. Participants walked the path of Enbridge’s Line 6 through Hammond and East Chicago passing schools, homes, and waterways.

George Wolfe walked with protesters demanding the tar sands pipeline be shut down. More neighborhoods could wind up contaminated and abandoned and more people displaced, a possibility that is sobering to anyone with a green environmental conscience.

It’s time for the citizens of Indiana to focus on this type of environmental injustice and the need for a green energy revolution. It’s time to elect politicians who respect science and call for corporate responsibility. It’s time to vote Green so we can leave future generations a livable world.

The Indiana Green Party strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on their four pillars: Democracy, Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.

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Circle City Greens (Greater Indianapolis) - Statement on Gun Control

March 24, 2018

(INDIANAPOLIS) - We’d like to make it known that as a party of peace and nonviolence the Circle City Greens (CCG) support strengthening and furthering gun control legislation in order to ensure the safety of the people of central Indiana.

This support is simply for common sense gun control and is not supporting any specific legislation. We are making this statement so that the people of Indiana know where the CCG stand on gun control. When a piece of legislation relating to this topic is put forward we will then decide whether or not we will provide our support.

We believe this is an important step in making Indiana a safer place. We also support collecting pertinent statistics and data related to gun deaths in our cities and around the nation. This is so we are able to properly shape legislation based on what is found to be the greatest threat. This is something the Green Party is able to do because we, unlike democrats and republicans, take no money from the NRA or their affiliates.

We put your safety first above any type of campaign donor no matter how deep their pockets. It’s time to send a message to NRA recipients in the Indiana Congress: Your time is up!

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You can learn more about the Circle City Greens by visiting GreenPartyIn.com/ Local-Groups/Circle-City-Greens-Greater-Indianapolis.

The Indiana Green Party strives to live by the values of the Green movement, which include the four pillars of Grassroots Democracy, Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.

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Northwest Indiana Green Party Holds Its Annual Membership Meeting & Elects Officers

March 20, 2018

INDIANA (Valparaiso) - The Northwest Indiana Green Party (NWI Green Party) held its annual membership meeting on March 18, which included the nominations and elections of officers. Officers serve a one year team and are as follows:

Officers:

  • Chair - Susan Brown (Valparaiso)
  • Co-Vice Chair - Sarah Boldt Perez (Munster)
  • Co-Vice Chair - Elaine Coffey (Hammond)
  • Secretary - Alyssa Jones (Chesterton)
  • Treasurer - Joe Conn (Hobart)

The NWI Green Party serves the Lake Michigan shoreline counties of Lake, LaPorte, and Porter.

The Green Party strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on the four pillars: Democracy, Ecology, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.

George Wolfe Announces Candidacy for Indiana Secretary of State on the Green Party Ticket

March 5, 2018

INDIANA (Indianapolis) - On March 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. George Wolfe, Professor Emeritus at Ball State University, will publicly announce his candidacy for Secretary of State in the 2018 November election. The event will take place at the Indiana Statehouse, South Atrium, Second Floor, 200 West Washington Street in Indianapolis and is open to the public and kid friendly.

During his 32 years of teaching at the university, Professor Wolfe served as Director of the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies from 2002 to 2006, and he was the center's Outreach Coordinator from 2006 to 2014.

Dr. Wolfe has articulated a plan to end gerrymandering and voter suppression tactics in the state of Indiana, dramatically increase voter participation, establish election-day as a state-wide holiday, provide same-day voter registration, expand early voting opportunities, and take redistricting out of the hands of politicians by establishing a nonpartisan citizen’s redistricting commission. He also pledges to fight against scams that target senior citizens, and to legally challenge legislation that allows businesses to discriminate against Hoosiers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

George will pressure lawmakers to pass a hate crimes bill and provide more tax incentives to businesses that make use of solar, wind, and other green energy sources. He believes public colleges and universities in Indiana should offer in-state tuition to DACA students. Furthermore, he supports raising the minimum wage and rewarding businesses that pay higher than minimum wage

George will preserve and promote preventative health care initiatives such as free vaccines and yearly wellness exams, and he supports the legalization of medical marijuana. He will provide support for businesses that help young working parents with the cost of child daycare, and pressure lawmakers to provide more support for child welfare agencies due to the opioid drug crisis. He will also institute an educational program on the U.S. Constitution for Hoosier citizens, and insist on de-escalation training for community police

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. You can learn more about Dr. Wolfe and his plan for Indiana by visiting www.WolfeForIndiana.com.

The full announcement was broadcast live online and can be watched here.

The Indiana Green Party is taking on the Two-Party System by running a Candidate for Secretary of State

January 26, 2018

INDIANA - The Indiana Green Party announced George Wolfe, Professor Emeritus at Ball State University, as their candidate for Secretary of State in the 2018 November election. During his 32 years of teaching at the university, Professor Wolfe served as Director of the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies from 2002 to 2006 and Outreach Coordinator from 2006 to 2014.

Dr. Wolfe has articulated a plan to end gerrymandering and voter suppression tactics in the state of Indiana, establish election-day as a state-wide holiday, provide same-day voter registration, expand early voting opportunities, and take redistricting out of the hands of politicians by establishing a nonpartisan citizens redistricting commission. He also pledges to fight against scams that target senior citizens and legally challenge laws that allow businesses to discriminate against Hoosiers who identify as gay, lesbian, or transgender.

Finally, Professor Wolfe wants to reward companies that pay workers more than the minimum wage, and push for legislation that raises Indiana’s minimum wage and ties it to the rate of inflation so that each year, minimum-wage workers get an automatic salary increase.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. You can learn more about Dr. Wolfe and his plan for Indiana by visiting www.WolfeForIndiana.com.

For more information, contact press@wolfeforindiana.com.

The Indiana Green Party strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on the four pillars: Social Justice, Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, Democracy.

Green Party blasts FCC's repeal of Net Neutrality rules, demands public ownership of Internet access

December 14, 2017

The Green Party strongly condemns the FCC's decision to repeal #NetNeutrality and calls for a national movement demanding restoration of the rules and public ownership of access to the Internet.

Green Party leaders call upon states and municipalities to provide unrestricted Internet access for all residents.

For the full statement, click here.

Statement on Election of Rep Terry Goodin as Minority Leader

November 28, 2017

We are disappointed in the outcome of the Minority Leader election for the Indiana House Democrats. Our concerns with the selection of Representative Terry Goodin are many. Rep Goodin has authored or co-authored a number of troubling bills that clearly demonstrate his staunch support for the widespread availability of guns. He has voted many times with conservatives, to oppose marriage equality, reduce environmental protections, implement drug testing of welfare recipients, DNA testing arrestees, and restrict state agencies ability to protect our health and safety.

Rep Goodin boasts that he works across the aisle, but he is actually betraying the progressive values that the Indiana Democratic Party professes to hold. When progressive Hoosiers are looking for bold leadership, what they are getting from the Democratic party is capitulation to the Republican supermajority and leaders who turn their backs on the principles of equality and public safety.

We encourage those who feel betrayed by the poor leadership in both parties to join us in the Indiana Green Party and no longer accept the status quo and values that put party victory over the needs of the people.