The Green Party national office issued the following statement today, Labor Day.
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
For Immediate Release:
Monday, September 7, 2009
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, firstname.lastname@example.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, email@example.com
The Green Party appeals to Labor: Democrats have failed working people — help elect Greens to Congress
WASHINGTON, DC — Calling organized labor’s support for Democrats an “investment that hasn’t paid off,” Green Party leaders appealed to unions and all working Americans, calling for support for the election of Green candidates to Congress in the 2010 election.
On Labor Day 2009, Greens expressed their solidarity with working people with a call to “come home to the Green Party.”
Quotes from Greens:
• Howie Hawkins, Teamster (Local 317), Green candidate for Syracuse City Council in 2009 (http://www.howiehawkins.com), and 2008 candidate for Congress in New York, District 25: “The Democrats’ attitude towards unions has been ‘you have to support us, you have nowhere else
to turn.’ That’s no longer true. Unions and working people have a home in the Green Party.” Continue Reading