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YES becomes a Supporting Organization of the Black Alliance for Peace

Yes Endorses Embassy Protection Collective

YES signs on to Embassy Protection Collective supporting those who are protecting the Venezuelan embassy (some of whom are Greens such as GPUS Co-Chair Margaret Flowers) as YES. Further context, Ajamu's Black Alliance 4 Peace has a presence and of course CODEPINK, founded by Medea Benjamin who is a former Green candidate.

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Solidarity Fund: Socialists Supporting Socialists

In June of 2020, the YES Steering Committee voted to approve a "Solidarity Fund" with the purpose of supporting new members who cannot afford dues at this time.

Members and non-members can contribute.

Funds will be used on a rolling basis in $10 increments to cover one year of dues for new members.

This option will be offered to new members upon joining and onboarding with the Accreditation/Outreach committee.

The member will be expected to contact either the Accreditation/Outreach Chair or the Finance Chair if this situation applies to them.

GPUS YES Signs onto Hands Off Haiti Campaign

YES officially signed on to the Hands Off Haiti Campaign on February 26, 2021.
Special Thanks to Shannel Pittman for bringing this to YES.

The FACT SHEET is particularly useful in understanding this situation. 

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GPUS YES Endorses the Philippines Human Rights Act

On March 16, 2021, YES endorsed the Human Rights Act of the Phillipines via https://humanrightsph.org/endorse-the-phra
Special Thanks to Matthew Skolar for bringing this to YES.
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GPUS YES Takes the World without War Peace Pledge

The Young Ecosocialist of the Green Party of the United States, support the World without War Peace  Pledge, which simply states: 

“We understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely
damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, siphoning resources from life-affirming activities. We commit to engage
in and support nonviolent efforts to end all war and preparations for war and to create a sustainable and just peace.”


YES Officially Signed on March 8, 2021.

Special Thanks to Shannel Pittman for bringing this to YES.

GPUS Stands in Solidarity with Asian Americans & Red Canary Song

The Young EcoSocialists Caucus of the GPUS has signed onto the following statement from Red Canary Song on March 20, 2021.
Special Thanks to Mike Gamms for bringing this to YES.



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GPUS YES Signs Petition for the Reclassification of Methane and Ethane as VOCs

The Young Ecosocialists Caucus of the Green Party of the United States of America has cosigned a federal petition along with prominent environmental organization including but not limited to; Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a Better Environment, Food & Water Watch, RISE St. James, The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition in requesting methane and ethane be regulated as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) under the Clean Air Act. 

Read Full Petition: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z78V21ZcStO5DQWCrrRQzfdWR3-ZynO2/view?usp=sharing 

YES Official signed on to the petition on March 15, 2021.

Special Thanks to Shannel Pittman for bringing this to YES.


What Can We Learn From Prohibition? - Part One

This article is by YES member Josh Lorenzo

Prohibition: what was supposed to be an alcohol-free dream soon turned into a vicious nightmare. When Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment in January 1919, many saw alcohol as an evil force that caused nothing but crime, poverty, and violence. Few expected that banning it would only inflame the issues. In this four-part series, we'll examine Prohibition, why it failed, and what we can learn from it.

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