How can the Green Party make progress when you have so-called “environmental justice” groups like Friends of the Earth scaring people into voting against the real environmental-justice candidates, and instead for corporate surrogates? Either take a stand for environmental justice (and the people fighting for it) or don’t. Vote shaming, like what this endorsement amounts to, is exactly why the Green Party isn’t making as much progress as it could be.
I’d also like to add that this endorsement lands squarely against what Friends of the Earth’s own charter seems to communicate:
“…we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It’s hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.” (http://www.foe.org/about-us)
Read that again. Then read the endorsement for Hillary Clinton. Then read it once more.
You have issued an endorsement for the candidate whom you “have fought over the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Trans Pacific Partnership, her interventionist foreign policy, her support for fracking, her ties to fossil fuel lobbyists and her neo-liberal economic platform.” Now consider where the GP stands on each of these issues. This endorsement makes absolutely no sense given your own stated principles and is truly disappointing.