In a press release sent out by the Green Party this morning, Collins said his is “proud to be the peace candidate in the race, and proud to have the endorsement of the Green Party.”
He added, “Of course it’s possible to challenge the two-party system,” Collins declared. “What’s not possible is to sustain the unsustainable, to make more fossil fuels, or create a peaceful society when people are motivated by fear, and not by love.”
Here’s the rest of the release from the Green Party:
At a state committee meeting in Providence, the Green Party of Rhode Island has voted to formally endorse Abel Collins, independent candidate for Congress in Rhode Island’s 2nd District.
“Abel has common sense, common decency, and a plan to bring Rhode Island into the 21st Century,” said party secretary Kathleen Rourke. “We’re proud to endorse his campaign. We urge all of our supporters in the 2nd District to vote for Abel Collins.”
Green Party leaders said they were impressed by Collins’ commitments to reform the financial system, promote fair trade, and push legislation to fight climatechange, while bringing high-paying jobs to Rhode Island in emerging green technologies. His pledge to oppose further U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, and bring all U.S. troops home, also drew enthusiastic praise from the party’s peace activists.
“Abel is without doubt the best congressional candidate Rhode Island has seen in decades,” said party chair Tony Affigne. “He’s a genuine peace candidate, and he’s absolutely determined to get big money out of congressional politics. His election would be very good news for those who love peace, and those who long for true democracy, everywhere in America. He has our complete support.”