See also the calendar of our ally Popular Resistance.
Now Until Election November 8, 2016 - Jill Stein Website
Americans deserve real solutions for the economic, social and environmental crises we face. But the broken political system is only making things worse.
It's time to build a people's movement to end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of every person. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes; it’s not in our dreams — it's in our hands. Join with thousands of your neighbors to build the momentum for real change. Support Jill Stein's people-powered campaign today! Anything you give will be matched dollar-for-dollar by federal matching funds.
October 20, 2016 - Olympia, WA
Hello Green members and supporters. Your attendance is needed, at the Rally for Police Accountability in Olympia Oct 20, 1 pm. Please arrange your schedule now so that you can attend. Follow Justice for Jackie on Facebook for updates on this rally. You can also contact Chester Earl if you would like more info, 253-441-1603
Rally for Police Accountability
When: Thursday October 20th, 1 pm
Where: On the stairs at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia.
We need 1000+ people on the stairs of the Capitol.. This rally is being organized by families who’s loved one’s have been killed or brutally injured by the police. They’re promoting State Initiative 873. Many Green Party members are gathering signatures for it now. It would make it possible but not easy to prosecute law enforcement officers with unnecessary use of deadly force.
Currently our state laws are written in such a way that law enforcement officers simply cannot be charged with anything in a deadly use of force incident. It has never happened. Not because it’s never been warranted, but because it’s simply not possible. Other states are reforming their use of force laws in response to public outcry. Washington remains far below the international, or even national standard for use of deadly force. We entrust police with the power to use lethal force. Let's hold them accountable. We are collecting signatures to get I873 on the ballot next year. For more information on the initiative go to http://www.w4gp.com/
I hope to see lots of Greens in Oly on Oct 20th! Ending police violence, mass incarceration and the war on drugs is part of Jill Stein's Power to the People Plan.
October 27, 2016 - New York, NY
Corporate Citizen? A Book Talk with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
The Brennan Center for Justice presents:
Corporate Citizen? A Book Talk with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Associate Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law & Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
156 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor
(between W 20th St. & W 21st St.)
New York, NY 10010
In conversation with:
Member of New York Daily News editorial board
The 2016 presidential election has spurred debate about the role of corporate money in politics. Over time, corporations have engaged in an aggressive campaign to dramatically enlarge their political and commercial speech and religious rights through strategic litigation and extensive lobbying. At the same time, many large firms have sought to limit their social responsibilities. What role does this play in our current political system?
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, corporate lawyer turned election law scholar and author of Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State will explore this resistance and offer reforms to support these new understandings of the corporation in contemporary society. She’ll be joined by Alyssa Katz, member of the New York Daily News editorial board and author of The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life.
November 10, 2016 - New York, NY
Join us Thursday November, 10th at The New School's Tishman Auditorium as The Nation Institute and the Gould Family Foundation present the first annual Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series on the Fate of the Earth. Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben will deliver the first lecture of the series.
The Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series on the Fate of the Earth was established to honor the memory of Nation Institute fellow, Jonathan Schell and takes its name from his 1982 seminal work on the consequences of nuclear war. It is an annual lecture of original work delivered by a speaker selected each year by committee addressing topics written on by Schell during his life including environmentalism, nuclear disarmament and peace but may include any important issue on which the future of humanity and other life on the Earth might depend.
Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.
The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”
November 14 - December 16, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
The White House is planning to use the Lame Duck session of Congress after the election this November to pass legislation to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Our mission is to create the environment that makes this impossible. That’s why we are starting now to plan the #NoLameDuck Uprising! Sign up now to be part of it and we’ll stay in touch with you about what we need to do. There will be actions in Washington, DC and across the country.
The Lame Duck session takes place after the election and ends with the winter break in December. It is a time when some members of Congress have lost their seats but can still vote. The Lame Duck is often used to pass unpopular legislation. This year the Lame Duck runs from Nov 14 to 18 in DC, then members will be home for 10 days for Thanksgiving break and then they will be back in DC for the first three weeks of December, concluding on Dec. 16.
December 6 - 7, 2016 - Washington DC
Over the course of these two days, we will examine the ways in which our democracy is failing people and communities -- and what can be done to restore our democracy. We will focus on highlighting places and battles where people are standing up and winning, policies that will make a difference, and how we can win real reform. This is the fourth annual conference sponsored by Common Cause with a generous grant from the WhyNot Initiative. (View the agenda and slides from the 3rd annual Blueprint here.) For more information about the conference, please email Keshia Morris at email@example.com. To register go here.
March 3 to 5, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Website: Left Elect
We are now organizing a second national conference March 3-5 2017 in Chicago to gather candidates, individuals, and organizations committed to a left political alliance in opposition to the two-party system of corporate-capitalist rule. We believe a meeting after the 2016 election cycle will afford us an important opportunity to discuss our diverse experiences, and to continue to forge unity between our local efforts, campaigns, and electoral vehicles.