The Green Party of the United States is a federation of state Green Parties. Committed to environmentalism, non-violence, social justice and grassroots organizing, Greens are renewing democracy without the support of corporate donors. Greens provide real solutions for real problems. Whether the issue is universal health care, corporate globalization, alternative energy, election reform or decent, living wages for workers, Greens have the courage and independence necessary to take on the powerful corporate interests. The Federal Elections Commission recognizes the Green Party of the United States as the official Green Party National Committee. We are partners with the European Federation of Green Parties and the Federation of Green Parties of the Americas.
The Green Party of the United States was formed in 2001 from of the older Association of State Green Parties (1996-2001). Our initial goal was to help existing state parties grow and to promote the formation of parties in all 51 states and colonies. Helping state parties is still our primary goal. As the Green Party National Committee we will devote our attention to establishing a national Green presence in politics and policy debate while continuing to facilitate party growth and action at the state and local level.
Green Party growth has been rapid since our founding and Green candidates are winning elections through- out the United States. State party membership has more than doubled. At the 2000 Presidential Nominating Convention we nominated Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke for our Presidential ticket. In 2004 we nominated David Cobb and Pat LaMarche, and in the 2008 presidential election, the Green Party candidates were Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala were our 2012 candidates.
We are grassroots activists, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, nonviolent resisters and regular citizens who’ve had enough of corporate dominated politics.
Table of Contents
Chapter I. Democracy
Chapter II: Social Justice
Civil Rights and Equal Rights
Economic Justice / Social Safety Net
Welfare: A Commitment to Ending Poverty
Education and the Arts
Immigration / Emigration
Housing and Homelessness
Chapter III: Ecological Sustainability
Zero Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Clean Air / Greenhouse Effect / Ozone Depletion
Ethical Treatment of Animals
Chapter IV: Economic Justice and Sustainability
Measuring Economic Health
Curbing Corporate Power
Local Economic Development
Small Business and the Self-Employed
Work and Job Creation
Banking and Insurance Reform
Advanced Technology and Defense Conversion