Green Parties of MA, PA declare support for Occupy protestors

October 13, 2011 in Grassroots Democracy

From the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests, Greens have stood in solidarity with the activists demanding changes from an out-of-control financial sector and unrepresentative government. The Green Parties of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania published statements yesterday declaring support for the protestors and decrying the use of excessive force against citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. From the Green Party of Massachusetts:

In response to the arrest of over 120 people early Tuesday morning, the Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) called for the City of Boston to find ways to accommodate the Occupy Boston demonstrators who have been gathering in the Dewey Square area of the City.  In response to the reported roughing up of members of the Veterans for Peace brigade, the GRP condemned any excessive use of force against peaceful protesters. (Read more)

From the Green Party of Pennsylvania:

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, www.gpofpa.org ) supports the Occupation of Wall Street. It is a peaceful demonstration against a predatory financial order. GPPA supports the expression of direct democracy that this occupation embodies and encourages the participation of Green Party members. GPPA condemns the arrest of those who nonviolently exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights to assemble and express their grievances. (Read more)

What are other Greens and allies doing to support the Occupy Wall Street movement? Let us know in the comments.

3 responses to Green Parties of MA, PA declare support for Occupy protestors

  1. I’ve been traveling from NH to Boston for a part time temp position. During the mornings and afternoons (when I am not in work) I have participated in a number of marches with OccupyBoston. Now that OccupyNH has come to fruition I am supporting that group.

  2. I’m actually trying to rally funds (might be able to sell some more Silver to cover it) so that I can head up to MA then PA next spring. Part of that will be to continue support RP for Pres. but those states also offer me the chance to meet and work with two very strong and capable state Green Parties.

    http://jaktober.chipin.com/the-tour-to-end-the-war

    Once I know I can make it to the State I will probable start some GP groups on meetup.com and try to recruit folks. Hopefully some candidates for Congress will pop up so we can rally around those campaigns (and passively support local campaigns in the process, but Congressional campaigns will be great center pieces for next year).