We recognize that workers are responsible for our nation’s wealth and middle class. We oppose the efforts of the wealthiest 1%, and the corporations and politicians they own, to dismantle organized labor and the American middle class. Our solidarity with labor has led to more Green Party candidates earning the support of organized labor each election cycle.
The Gainesville Sun covered the May Day Rally there, noting the presence of Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein:
During the rally just off one of the city’s busiest intersections, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein expressed disillusionment with President Barack Obama — describing the 2009 stimulus package as a tax break for corporations and the wealthy that did little to create jobs for the working class.
Stein, who was in Gainesville on a campaign swing, called for the elimination of tax cuts for the wealthy, higher corporate gains taxes, a financial transactions tax on Wall Street, a sharp reduction in military spending, universal health care and a jobs and infrastructure construction program akin to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal.
The Green Party of Philadelphia has three events in the next two weeks. First, they will be demonstrating against fracking on Earth Day. Next, they will be holding a monthly meeting. Finally, on May Day they will be having a community celebration. More details below.