Statements and Press Releases

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, 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

For Immediate Release
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.