Members of the Denver Greens participated in the Denver May Day rally on May 1, 2012. The Denver Greens were one of the several organizations that endorsed this event.
The Denver Greens support Denver’s May Day General Strike and similar actions taking place world-wide. We offer our appreciation to the Denver IWW Branch and Occupy Denver for organizing the General Strike and the rally taking place on May 1.
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein met with supporters in Denver and Boulder on April 20th, 2012. Because her visit coincided with 4/20, a day associated with the celebration of marijuana, much of of what Dr. Stein spoke about was her stance on drug policy. Dr. Stein was a speaker at the Denver 4/20 rally where she addressed a crowd of thousands of marijuana supporters. Her speech outlined specific actions she would take as president regarding marijuana policy, such as ending DEA raids on medical marijuana dispensaries and removing marijuana from the strict Schedule I category of drugs. Dr. Stein also called for regulating marijuana in a similar way to alcohol as a way to increase tax revenues. Shortly after her visit to Colorado, the Stein campaign issued a statement about her stance on drug policy.
November 21, 2011
The Denver Greens Support Occupy Denver, Occupy Wall Street
The Denver Greens stand in solidarity with Occupy Denver, Occupy Wall Street, and the greater Occupy movement. The organizing structure of the Occupy movement has been decentralized and democratic, inclusive and diverse, and has promoted non-violent tactics. These qualities resemble several of the 10 Key values of the Green Party, such as: Decentralization, Grassroots Democracy, Respect for Diversity, Feminism and Gender Equity, and Non-Violence.
Although the participants of the Occupy movement are diverse and represent a broad spectrum of belief and opinion, the movement has a clear intent to address the inequality that results from an unjust distribution of wealth. As Greens, we share this sentiment and offer many solutions to promote a more equitable distribution of wealth. The Denver Greens accept the Declaration of the Occupation of New York City. This document was created by the Occupy Wall Street movement and has since been accepted by the general assemblies of many other Occupy groups. We feel that the platform of the Green Party of the United States directly addresses nearly all of the grievances mentioned in this document.
The Denver Greens support Occupy Denver. We applaud this group’s persistence and use of non-violent tactics. Occupy Denver’s participants are entitled to the use of public space and should be allowed to erect temporary structures to provide protection from the harsh Colorado weather. We denounce the violent measures used by police officers against peaceful protesters.