The Green Party of Connecticut

A unity of local Green Party chapters, the CTGP is committed to grassroots democracy, social justice, non-violence and ecological wisdom. These are the Four Pillars of all Green parties worldwide and are the first four principles of the Ten Key Values of the Green Party.

Join us as we build a grassroots effort to take back our government from corporate power brokers. We do not accept contributions from corporate PACs so we need your donations of time and money.

State Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 PM
Portland Senior Center, 7 Waverly Ave, Portland, CT

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2018 Elections

The Green Party of CT is now recruiting candidates to run for the following offices in November 2018: US Senator, US Representative (1st and 2nd Congressional Districts), Attorney General, Secretary of the State, Comptroller, CT State Senator, CT State Representative. To learn more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ten Years Later: Why the Present Citizens’ Election Program Continues to Hurt Third Political Parties in CT and Does a Disservice to CT’s Voters

Mike DeRosa (presented at "Campaign Finance Reform in Connecticut," conference at CCSU 10/26/17)
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•       Minor parties and independent candidates have to meet a more difficult standard to qualify for the CT Citizens’ Election Program (CT CEP). Minor parties must collect the petition signatures of 20% of the registered voters who voted in the last election for any state or state-wide office in order to qualify for a full grant. If the Green Party wanted to qualify next year for a full grant for governor of CT we would have to collect more than 218,412 valid signatures. How many signatures do our Republican and Democratic opponents have to collect under this CT CEP’s rules to get their huge grants? The answer is none. 

•       Our candidates are banned under this law from even applying for the CT CEP’s majestic and copious major party primary election grant money because minor parties and unaffiliated voters in Connecticut cannot participate in our state-sponsored and state-paid-for primaries.

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Why Have None of CT's Delegation to the US Congress Signed a Letter Released by 64 Members of Congress Opposing a Trump Unilateral Declaration of War?

Contact: Mike DeRosa, CT Green Party Co-Chair
860-919-4042
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For Immediate Release

On Aug 10, 2017, sixty-four Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to express “profound concern” over “irresponsible and dangerous” statements made by President Trump and to urge Tillerson “to ensure that President Trump and other Administration officials understand the importance of speaking and acting with the utmost caution and restraint on this delicate issue” of war with North Korea.

The letter also warned that “Congress and the American public will hold President Trump responsible if a careless or ill-advised miscalculation results in conflict that endangers our service members and regional allies,” and reaffirmed the Constitutional principle that pre-emptive strikes must be authorized by Congress.
(https://conyers.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/more-60-members-congress-reject-trump-statements-north-korea)

In recent days, none of Connecticut’s seven members of the U.S. Congress has signed on to this letter. Why is the CT delegation ignoring this letter or the critical issues it raises?  Numerous members of the Green Party of CT have called or communicated with our members of the U.S. Congress and have received no answer to this question.

The Green Party of CT also finds it difficult to understand why none of our representatives has signed on to H.R. 676 (Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act) that is supported by 116 members of the U.S. House of Representatives:
(https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/676)
(https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/676/cosponsors)

We call upon all our Connecticut members of Congress to join their principled colleagues in upholding the Constitution and supporting the wellbeing of our citizens.

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Green Party Rally with Jill Stein

steinNEW NEW DATE!

Sunday, April 23, 12:00-5:00 PM
Waverly Center
7 Waverly Avenue, Portland, CT

Meet presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein and fellow Greens; Green Party merchandise for sale.
12:00 - music by Fe Fi Fo
12:30 - CT Green Party speakers
1:00 - Dr. Jill Stein arrives

Read the press release; RSVP on Facebook

derosaMike DeRosa was the 2016 Green candidate for Congress in the 1st District (Greater Hartford area). He got 6,561 votes, 2.10%.

Mike DeRosa for Congress

Approved by Mike DeRosa

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