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Encyclopedia > Green Party (United States)
Green Party
Image:Usgreenpartylogo.PNG
Party Chairman 7 Co-Chairs
Senate Leader None
House Leader None
Founded 1984
Headquarters 1700 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Suite 404
Washington, D.C. 20009
Political ideology Green politics
American Progressivism
American Liberalism
Federalism
Political position Fiscal: Left-wing
Social: Left-wing
International affiliation Global Greens
Colour(s) Green
Website http://www.gp.org

In the United States, the Green Party has been active as a third party since the 1980s. The party first gained widespread public attention during Ralph Nader's presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. Currently, the primary national Green Party organization in the U.S. is the Green Party of the United States, which has eclipsed the earlier Greens/Green Party USA. There are Green Parties in many nations, with total membership being about a million people. USGP has several meanings. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ... This article is about the year. ... Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Green politics or Green ideology is the ideology of the Green Parties, mainly informed by environmentalism, ecosophy and sustainable economics and aimed at developing a sustainable society. ... In the United States the term progressivism refers to two political movements: first, the original political progressive movement towards social and economic reform of the late 1800s and early 1900s; and second, the continuation of this movement/ideology in the form of modern progressivism which sees itself as a reform... Modern liberalism in the United States is a form of liberalism that began in the United States in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. ... For theological federalism, see Covenant Theology. ... “Leftism” redirects here. ... “Leftism” redirects here. ... The Global Greens (or formally: the Global Green Network) are an organization of cooperating Green parties. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      Third parties in the United States are political parties other than the two... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... In the United States, people speak generally of the Green Party. ... A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of Green politics. ...


The Green Party in the United States has won elected office mostly at the local level; most winners of public office in the United States who are considered Greens have won nonpartisan-ballot elections (that is, the winning Greens won offices in elections in which candidates were not identified on the ballot as affiliated with any political party).[1] The highest-ranking Greens ever elected in the nation were John Eder, who was a member of the Maine House of Representatives until his defeat on November 7, 2006, and Audie Bock, who was elected to the California State Assembly in 1999 but switched her registration to Independent seven months later[2] running as a Independent in the 2000 election [3]. In 2005, the Party had 305,000 registered members in states that allow party registration, as well as tens of thousands of members and contributors in the rest of the country.[2] During the 2006 elections the party had ballot access in 31 states.[3] Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... In U.S. politics, nonpartisan denotes an election in which the candidates do not declare or do not formally have a political party affiliation. ... For the town in France, see Ballots, Mayenne. ... John Eder (born January 18, 1969) is a Green Party Leader, social activist, and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... The debating chamber of the Maine House of Representatives inside the State House The Maine House of Representatives is the lower house of the Maine Legislature. ... Audie Bock(1946 - ?) achieved remarkable notoriety by being elected to the California Assembly in 1999 as a Green Party member during a special election for the 16th Assembly District. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... This article is about the year. ... Ballot access rules regulate the conditions under which a candidate or political party is entitled to appear on voters ballots. ...


Greens emphasize environmentalism, decentralization and local autonomy, in keeping with a commitment to non-hierarchical participatory democracy. The party platform states a number of social justice positions, including support for a federally funded commitment to end poverty.[4] For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ... Decentralization is the process of dispersing decision-making closer to the point of service or action. ... An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy. ... A hierarchy (in Greek: , derived from — hieros, sacred, and — arkho, rule) is a system of ranking and organizing things or people, where each element of the system (except for the top element) is a subordinate to a single other element. ... Participatory democracy is a broadly inclusive term for many kinds of consultative decision making which require consultation on important decisions by those who will carry out the decision. ... Social justice refers to the concept of an unjust society that refers to more than just the administration of laws. ...

Contents

History

See also: History of the Green Party (United States)

Main article: Green Party (United States) The Green Party is a young political party, having been first established in Tasmania in 1972, with organizing in the United States begun in 1984, inspired by the success of European Green parties, notably that of the German Green party. ...

Early years

What began as the decentralized Committees of Correspondence evolved into a more centralized structure with a more traditional emphasis on electoral campaigns. Before the formation of a national party, early Greens were committed to an emphasis on educational projects and non-partisan activism. The idea of an "anti-party party" was formed by Petra Kelly and other leaders of Die Grünen in Germany. Their vision was a non-traditional organization in which electoralism would be the least important of the three components. However, in the United States the opportunity for ballot access became too irresistible for others -- particularly Marxists and those active in the New Left -- who began to move into Green parties during the early 1990s. A struggle for the direction of the organization culminated at the 1991 Green Congress in Elkins, West Virginia -- during which those who favored an emphasis on electoral politics began to consolidate power -- primarily through sheer numbers. Petra Kelly, 1987 Petra Karin Kelly (November 29, 1947 – October 1, 1992), German peace activist and Green politician, was born in Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany in 1947, and lived and studied in the United States between 1959 and 1970. ... Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (literally: Alliance 90/The Greens), the German Green Party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... Ballot access rules regulate the conditions under which a candidate or political party is entitled to appear on voters ballots. ... Marxism is the political practice and social theory based on the works of Karl Marx, a 19th century philosopher, economist, journalist, and revolutionary, along with Friedrich Engels. ... The New Left is a term used in different countries to describe left-wing movements that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Davis Avenue in downtown Elkins Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. ...


1996 Presidential Election

At the 1995 national Green Gathering in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted by the New Mexico Green Party, a measure proposed by Steve Schmidt (New Mexico) and Mike Feinstein and Greg Jan (California) to put a candidate for president on 40 states was adopted. A significant minority of Greens voiced strong ideological objections (based on the principle of decentralization) to the proposal to become involved in such a large-scale political arena for the first time. [4] Those who wished to run a candidate for president continued to pursue the possibility. Working within their state parties, as well as through an independent organization called Third Parties 1995, they convinced Ralph Nader to accept placement on the Green Party of California's March 1996 primary ballot. Eventually he accepted placement on more ballots, but ran a limited campaign with a self-imposed campaign spending limit of $5,000 (to avoid having to file a financial statement with the FEC). He chose Winona LaDuke as his vice-presidential candidate. A convention was held at UCLA in Los Angeles in August 1996 where each state party who placed Nader on the ballot told their story, followed by a two hour and twenty minute acceptance speech by Nader that was broadcast on C-SPAN and Pacifica Radio - the first time Greens in the U.S. had that kind of national exposure. Nader/LaDuke were on the ballot in twenty-two states and received 685,128 votes, or 0.7% of all votes cast. [5] “Albuquerque” redirects here. ... Mike Feinstein is an American politician and a member of the Green Party who served as the appointed Mayor of Santa Monica, California from to 2000-2002 [1] (mayors there are city council members appointed to one year terms). ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... The Green Party of California (GPCA) was established as a ballot qualifed political party in California in 1991 using the petition method of gaining state recognition. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


1997-1999

In the aftermath of the 1996 election, representatives from thirteen state Green Parties joined the Association of State Green Parties (ASGP), an idea promulgated since the early nineties by a small group of active greens. The ASGP, while still including issue activism and non-electoral politics, was clearly more focused on getting Greens elected. In the years from 1997 to 1999, more local, regional, and statewide Green parties continued to form. Some of these parties affiliated themselves with both the ASGP and kept their affiliations with the G/GPUSA. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the year. ... In the United States, people speak generally of the Green Party, but there is actually more than one national-level Green political organization in the United States. ...


2000 Presidential Election

Ralph Nader, 1996 and 2000 nominee
Ralph Nader, 1996 and 2000 nominee

In the year 2000, the ASGP nominated Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke for president and vice-president again. This time, the pair were on 44 state ballots and received 2,882,897 votes, or 2.7% of all votes cast [6]. Nader's strong showing in several states solidified the changes in the Green Party from an "anti-party party" to an organization primarily dedicated to electoral campaigns. In particular, that was the widespread understanding of thousands of recruits to the party, as it went through an unprecedented rate of growth. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In October of 2000 (during the campaign), a proposal was made to alter the structures of the ASGP and G/GPUSA to be complementary organizations with the ASGP focusing on electoral politics and the G/GPUSA focusing on issue advocacy. The Boston Proposal (so named because it was negotiated at Boston in the days before the first presidential debate)[5] was passed by the ASGP at its next annual gathering, but did not pass at the GPUSA Congress, causing a schism in membership among the GPUSA from which they never recovered. At its July 2001 meeting in Santa Barbara, the ASGP voted to change its name to "The Green Party of the United States" and apply for recognition of National Committee status by the FEC, which it was granted later that year. Boston redirects here. ... The Federal Election Commission (or FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 1975 by the United States Congress to regulate the campaign finance legislation in the United States. ...


Nader has been criticized for being a spoiler candidate or having "stolen the election" from Al Gore, the Democratic Party nominee. This criticism has largely put Nader's supporters on the defensive on this issue, citing both rights based arguments, for example, that no one owns anyones votes and so Nader no more spoiled the election for Gore than Gore spoiled it for Nader, as well as practical arguments, such as citing that the number of states that Buchanan "spoiled" for Bush would have resulted in a Bush victory if neither Buchanan nor Nader had participated. Nader's role in the 2000 presidential election would have consequences for the 2004 election, when supporters of David Cobb favored a limited role for the Green Party presidential candidate. The spoiler effect is a term to describe the effect a candidate can have on a close election, in which their candidacy results in the election being won by a candidate dissimilar to them, rather than a candidate similar to them. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


2001-2003

In 2002, John Eder's election to the Maine House of Representatives marked the first Green Party state legislator in the United States elected in a regular election. (Audie Bock had won a special election as a state legislator in the California Assembly, but left the party and eventually became a Democrat.) John Eder's party designation on the ballot in 2002 was "Green Independent." Eder was personally congratulated by Ralph Nader on election night. In 2004, despite redistricting in Maine that threatened to unseat Eder, he nevertheless won re-election. Also see: 2002 (number). ... John Eder (born January 18, 1969) is a Green Party Leader, social activist, and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... The debating chamber of the Maine House of Representatives inside the State House The Maine House of Representatives is the lower house of the Maine Legislature. ... Audie Bock(1946 - ?) achieved remarkable notoriety by being elected to the California Assembly in 1999 as a Green Party member during a special election for the 16th Assembly District. ... The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... The Maine Green Independent Party is the oldest state Green party in the United States. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...


In the Spring of 2003, as the 2004 elections loomed, Greens began an often-heated debate on party presidential strategy. Democrats, liberal activists, and liberal journalists were counseling and pressuring the Green Party and Ralph Nader not to run a presidential ticket. In response, a diverse cross-section of U.S. Greens issued "Green & Growing: 2004 in Perspective" a statement initiated by national party Green Party of the United States co-chair Ben Manski. "Green & Growing"'s 158 signatories declared that "We think it essential to build a vigorous presidential campaign," citing as their chief reasons the need to gain ballot access for the Green Party, to define the Greens as an independent party, and the failures of the Democrats on issues of foreign and domestic policy.[6] Other Greens, most prominently Ted Glick in his "A Green Party Safe States Strategy", called on the party to adopt a strategy of avoiding swing states in the upcoming presidential election.[7] A third, intermediate "smart states" position was drafted by Dean Myerson and adopted by David Cobb, advocating a "nuanced" state-by-state strategy based on ballot access, party development, swing state, and other concerns. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... In United States presidential politics, a swing state (also, battleground state) is a state in which no candidate has overwhelming support, meaning that any of the major candidates have a reasonable chance of winning the states electoral college votes. ... Dean Myerson is a prominent member of the Green Party. ... David Cobb appealing for votes at the annual Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin, September 2004 David Keith Cobb (born December 24, 1962 in San Leon, Texas) is an American ex-lawyer and activist, and was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). ...


2004 Presidential Election

In the 2004 presidential election, the candidate of the Green Party of the United States for President was Texas attorney and GPUS legal counsel David Cobb, and its candidate for vice-president was labor activist Pat LaMarche of Maine. Presidential election results map. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... David Cobb appealing for votes at the annual Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin, September 2004 David Keith Cobb (born December 24, 1962 in San Leon, Texas) is an American ex-lawyer and activist, and was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...


On Christmas Eve 2003, Ralph Nader declared that he would not seek the Green party's nomination for president in 2004, and in February 2004 announced his intention to run as an independent, but later did decide to seek endorsement (rather than the nomination) of the Green Party, and other third parties. Several Greens, most notably Peter Camejo, as well as Lorna Salzman and others, endorsed this plan (Camejo would later accept a position as Nader's vice-presidential running-mate) (see Nomination controversy, below). The Christmas Eve (1904-05), watercolor painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24th, the preceding day or vigil before Christmas Day, is treated to a greater or a lesser extent in most Christian societies as part of the Christmas season. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Miguel Camejo Peter Miguel Camejo (born December 31, 1939) is an American financier, businessman, political activist, author, and one of the founders of the socially responsible investment movement. ... Lorna Salzman has been an environmental activist, writer, lecturer and organizer since the mid-1960s and was a candidate for the 2004 presidential nomination of the Green Party (GPUS). ...


The Cobb-LaMarche ticket in 2004 appeared on 28 of the 51 ballots around the country, down from the Greens' 44 in 2000; the Nader-Camejo ticket in 2004 appeared on 35 ballots. In 2004, Cobb was on the ballot in California (and Nader was not), whereas Nader was on the ballot in New York (and Cobb was not). Political strategists with the Democratic Party used aggressive legalistic tactics to remove Nader and Cobb's names from the ballots.


The voting results from the 2004 presidential election were considerably less impressive than the results of the Green Party's Nader-LaDuke presidential ticket in 2000, which had garnered more than 2,882,000 votes. In 2004, running in most states as an independent (but with high-profile Green Party activist Peter Camejo as his running mate), Ralph Nader received 465,650 votes; the Green Party's 2004 nominees, David Cobb and Patricia LaMarche, mustered 119,859 votes. Some Greens were not discouraged by the relatively low presidential vote yield in 2004 for Cobb and for Nader, because the Green Party continued to grow in many parts of the country, increasing Green Party affiliation numbers and fielding Green candidates for congressional, state, and local offices.[citation needed]


However, the number of registered Greens declined by about 23,000 between January 2004 and March 2005, in contrast to a previous period of uninterrupted growth from 1998; the number of Green candidacies declined compared to 2002, and these candidates fared worse than in the past, particularly during the presidential campaign.[8]


Nomination controversy: When Nader announced that he would run as an independent candidate, and later explained that he was not seeking the Green Party's nomination, but would (as an independent) seek the party's "endorsement", factions within the party which had been lining up behind potential candidates solidified into an endorsement camp and a nomination camp (the latter favoring primarily David Cobb).


On June 26, 2004, the Green National Convention nominated Cobb, who promised to focus on building the party. Just over a third of the delegates voted "No Nominee" with the intent to later vote for a Nader endorsement. Pat LaMarche of Maine was nominated for vice-president. Cobb and Nader emphasized different strategies. Cobb promised to run a "strategic states" campaign based on the preferences and needs of the individual state Green parties; as a result, Cobb campaigned heavily in some battleground states and not in others. Nader intended to run a national multiparty ticket uniting the Greens with other parties.


After David Cobb received the party's 2004 presidential nomination at the Green National Convention[9] in Milwaukee, apparently in a show of unity, Nader's Vice Presidential running mate, Peter Camejo, said, "I'm going to walk out of here arm in arm with David Cobb." However, the nominating convention and the political discussions and maneuvering before it generated considerable controversy within the party. At issue was the apportionment of delegates and the method used to determine how many delegates each state received. The group Greens for Democracy and Independence, inspired by the principles in Peter Camejo's Avocado Declaration (in part a response to Nader's declaration not to seek the Green nomination), arose and became an organizing group for Greens disaffected with the internal policies and procedures of the GPUS, and sought reforms. For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Peter Miguel Camejo Peter Miguel Camejo (born December 31, 1939) is an American financier, businessman, political activist, author, and one of the founders of the socially responsible investment movement. ... The Avocado Declaration was initiated in January 2004 by Californian politician Peter Camejo (b. ...


Two supporters of Camejo, Carol Miller and Forrest Hill, wrote one of a number of articles printed after the convention, including Rigged Convention; Divided Party',[10] alleging that the convention elections had been undemocratic. Many Green Party members were upset at the nomination convention's process and results, and some expressed "embarrassment" that Nader was not the party's 2004 candidate. Forrest Hill is a 2006 Green Party candidate for the California Secretary of States office, currently occupied by Bruce McPherson. ...


Other Green Party members responded that the analysis they gave in the article was fundamentally flawed to produce skewed results. One such response was that of the national party Secretary, Greg Gerritt, who self-published a book on the subject, Green Party Tempest.[11]


2006 Elections

The Greens fielded candidates in a number of races in 2006. The party won 66 races nationwide, including 21 in California and 11 in Wisconsin. One of the biggest victories included the election of Gayle McLaughlin as mayor in Richmond, California. Richmond now has become the first city with over 100,000 residents to have a Green mayor. In Maine, Pat LaMarche received nearly 10% of the vote for governor and the Maine Green Independent Party also won two seats on the Portland City Council. In the Illinois governor's race, candidate Rich Whitney received 10%, making the Green Party one of only three legally established, statewide political parties in Illinois. In Colorado's First District, Tom Kelly received 21% of the vote in his run for Congress. However, the party lost its only elected state representative, John Eder. Gayle McLaughlin is member of the City Council of Richmond, California, and a social activist who has participated in movements for peace, social justice, civil rights, and environmental protection. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Contra Costa Government  - Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (G) Area  - City  52. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Maine Green Independent Party is the oldest state Green party in the United States. ... Rich Whitney in 2006 Wikisource has original text related to this article: The_Times_Demand_Change Rich Whitney is an Illinois politician and the Illinois Green Partys candidate for Governor of Illinois in 2006. ... John Eder (born January 18, 1969) is a Green Party Leader, social activist, and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ...


Approximately 8.7 million Americans voted for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and for impeachment resolutions on local and state ballots that were initiated or supported by Greens. Troop withdrawal initiatives won in 34 of 42 localities in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Madison, and La Crosse, and all 11 communities in Illinois, including Chicago. Of 139 cities and towns in Massachusetts voting on the troop withdrawal measures, only a handful voted nay on initiatives demanding that Congress and the White House end the war immediately. [7] Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


2008 Presidential Election

These candidates have announced that they seek the Green Party's nomination for president in 2008:

Frequently mentioned candidates who have not announced include Ralph Nader and Rebecca Rotzler. Cynthia McKinney has not publicly announced her candidacy, though she has filed with the Federal Elections Commission.[10] Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Sheila Bilyeu was a candidate for the Green Partys nomination for President in 2004, and later ran for US Senate as an independent in Oklahoma, winning 5. ... For the tax protester, see Edward and Elaine Brown. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the state. ... Kent Mesplay is a scientist and political activist from San Diego, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Gail Parker is a Virginia business woman, retired USAF Major, former Pentagon budget analyst, and Independent Green Party of Virginia candidate for Senate in 2006 from Virginia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Kat Swift is an American political activist, and co-chair of the Green Party of Texas. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... Rebecca Rotzler is one of seven co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States, elected to that position on July 24, 2005 [1]. She is also currently deputy mayor and a trustee of New Paltz, New York, elected on May 6, 2003. ... Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


2008 Convention Site

On August 28, the national committee of the Green Party chose Chicago as the site of the 2008 national convention. [11] Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...

  • Chicago (Summer 2008)

Other cities that submitted bids:

  • Oakland, CA (Summer 2008)
  • Minneapolis, MN (Summer 2008)

Structure and composition

Committees

The Green Party has three national committees:

  • the Green National Committee
  • the National Green Party House Campaign Committee (NGPHCC)
  • the Green Senatorial Campaign Committee (GSCC) [12]

The GNC is recognized by the Federal Elections Commission; the other two are similar to Congressional elections committees in the Democratic and Republican parties. The NGPHCC is not yet recognized, but the GSCC filed with the FEC for official recognition, which it received in February 2007.[12] The GSCC's initial members were elected in July 2006: Dave Jette, Daryl Northrop, Eric Oines, Roger Snyder, Anita Wessling, and Brent White. The Green Senatorial Campaign Committee (GSCC) is the Green Party committee for the United States Senate, working to elect Greens to that body. ... The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an agency created to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1975 (FECA), the statute that regulates the financing of federal elections in the United States. ...


The GNC is the central governing body of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). The GNC is composed of delegates from each of the affiliated member party organizations and from recognized caucuses. The GNC oversees all national party functions and elects a Steering Committee to oversee day-to-day operations of the national party.


Caucuses

Caucuses on the GNC are identity caucuses. Three have achieved formal recognition within the GNC:

  • Black Caucus - [13] Caucus Acting Co-Chairs: Alfred Molison, Martina Robinson
  • Lavender Greens [14] (LGBTIQ)- Chair: Jason Jones
  • National Women's Caucus [15] - Co-Chairs: Nan Garrett, Sylvia Inwood

Three other caucuses are working toward formal representation on the GNC: LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      A button with the NLGC Logo The National Lavender Greens Caucus (NLGC) is the United States Green Partys advocacy group on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex... An initialism for the community of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersexual and Queer people. ...

  • Disability Caucus [16]
  • Latino Caucus
  • Youth Caucus

The Blue Greens (workers' caucus) and the Native American caucus also exist, but do not have formal organizing committees as of yet.


Standing committees

The GNC has several standing committees:

  • Accreditation
  • Annual National Meeting
  • Ballot Access
  • Bylaws, Rules, Policies & Procedures
  • Communications
  • Coordinated Campaign
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Diversity
  • EcoAction
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Green Pages (editorial board for the party newspaper)
  • International
  • Media
  • Merchandising
  • Outreach
  • Peace Action
  • Platform
  • Presidential Campaign Support
  • Steering

National party co-chairs

The co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States are currently: Liz Arnone, Jim Coplen, Jason Nabewaniec, Budd Dickinson, Kristen Olsen, Phil Huckelberry, and Sarah Steiner. The co-chairs of the Green Party, together with the secretary and treasurer, are called the Steering Committee. They are elected from the delegates, who serve on the Green National Committee, representing the affiliated member states. Elizabeth Arnone (Liz) is a Co-Chair of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) and serves on several GPUS committees including the Presidential Campaign Support Committee. ... Kirsten Olson (born 10 October 1991, in Burnsville, Minnesota) is an American figure skater and actress. ...


Geographic distribution

The Green Party has shown its strongest popular support on the Pacific Coast, Upper Great Lakes, and northeastern United States, as reflected in the geographical distribution of Green candidates elected [17]. Californians have elected 55 of the 226 office-holding Greens nationwide as of June 2007. Other states with high numbers of Green elected officials include Pennsylvania (31), Wisconsin (23), Massachusetts (18), and Maine (17). Maine has the highest per capita number of Green elected officials in the country, and the largest Green registration percentage with more than 29,273 greens comprising 2.95% of the electorate as of November 2006. [18] Madison, Wisconsin, is the city with the most Green elected officials (8) followed by Portland, Maine, with (7). June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ...


One challenge that the Green Party (as well as other third parties) faces is the difficulty of overcoming ballot access laws in many states. This has prevented the Green Party from reaching a point of critical mass in party-building momentum in many states. Ballot access rules regulate the conditions under which a candidate or political party is entitled to appear on voters ballots. ...


Ballot access

As of July 2007, the Green Party is on the ballot in the following states. [19][20]

  1. Arkansas- [[21]]
  2. California
  3. Colorado
  4. Delaware
  5. District of Columbia
  6. Florida
  7. Illinois
  8. Louisiana
  9. Maine
  10. Maryland
  11. Massachusetts
  12. Michigan
  13. Mississippi
  14. Nebraska
  15. Nevada
  16. New Mexico
  17. Oregon
  18. South Carolina
  19. Vermont
  20. West Virginia
  21. Wisconsin

The Green Party of Arkansas is the state party organization for Arkansas of the Green Party of the United States. ... The Green Party of California (GPCA) was established as a ballot qualifed political party in California in 1991 using the petition method of gaining state recognition. ... The Green Party of Colorado is the state party organization for Colorado of the Green Party. ... The Green Party of Delaware is the state party organization for Delaware of the Green Party of the United States. ... The D.C. Statehood Green Party, also known as the D.C. Statehood Party, is a minor political party active in Washington, D.C.. The party is associated with the national Green Party, but has traditionally been involved primarily with issues related to D.C. Statehood. ... The Illinois Green Party is a legally established, statewide political party in Illinois. ... The Maine Green Independent Party is the oldest state Green party in the United States. ... The Maryland Green Party is the state party organization for Maryland of the Green Party of the United States. ... The Green-Rainbow Party is a political party in Massachusetts. ... The Green Party of Michigan is the state party organization for Michigan of the Green Party of the United States. ... The Nebraska Green Party is the state party organization for Nebraska of the Green Party of the United States. ... The Pacific Green Party of Oregon is a political party in the state of Oregon that is a member of the US federation of state green parties, the Green Party of the United States. ... The South Carolina Green Party, is the state affiliate party in South Carolina of the national Green Party. ... The Mountain Party is a minor political party in the state of West Virginia. ... The Wisconsin Green Party is an active member of the Green Party of the United States, recently getting antiwar initiatives on the ballot in 32 towns (passing in 24 of them). ...

Office holders

The Green Party claims at least 230 party members in elected office in the U.S. as of May, 2007.[13]


Presidential tickets

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List of national conventions/conferences

Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Alternative meaning: Santa Barbara (soap opera) Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California, United States. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ... A city street near downtown Tucson, Arizona. ... Reading is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...

See also

Green parties around the world are formally organized political parties based on the principles of Green politics. ... This is a list of state Green Parties in the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      This list of political parties in the United States contains past and present... The California Green Archives and special collections was formally established in 2000 to identify, collect, preserve and make available records of the Green movement and Green political party of enduring value to green activists, scholars, writers, historians and journalists, and for the future. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... David Cobb appealing for votes at the annual Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin, September 2004 David Keith Cobb (born December 24, 1962 in San Leon, Texas) is an American ex-lawyer and activist, and was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). ... Peter Miguel Camejo Peter Miguel Camejo (born December 31, 1939) is an American financier, businessman, political activist, author, and one of the founders of the socially responsible investment movement. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... David McReynolds David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is an American socialist politician. ... Joel Kovel (born August 27th 1936) is an American politician, academic, writer and Eco-socialist. ... Matt Gonzalez (born June 1965) is a former district supervisor, president of the Board of Supervisors, and mayoral candidate in San Francisco, California. ...

References

  1. ^ Green elected officials
  2. ^ "Green Party Ballot Status and Voter Registration Totals (United States)". Greens.org. Retrieved April 12, 2006.
  3. ^ "Greens Win Ballot Access in 31 States, Up From 17 in January". Green Party press release, September 5, 2006.
  4. ^ "2004 Green Party Platform; Social Justice". gp.org. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
  5. ^ See full text of the Boston Proposal
  6. ^ Manski, Ben. "Green & Growing: 2004 in Perspective". Greens.org. June 20, 2003.
  7. ^ Glick, Ted. "A Green Party 'Safe States' Strategy". ZNet. July 1, 2003.
  8. ^ Greenfield, Steve (March 20, 2005) "The Decline of the Green Party." CommonDreams.org.
  9. ^ Green National Convention
  10. ^ "Rigged Convention; Divided Party'"
  11. ^ Green Party Tempest
  12. ^ Green Senatorial Campaign Committee official website
  13. ^ [1]

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External links

  • Green Party of the United States (GPUS)
  • Green Party Ballot Status and Voter Registration Totals
  • Green Senatorial Campaign Committee (GSCC)
  • National Lavender Greens Caucus (GLBTIQ)
  • National Women's Caucus (NWC)
  • Disability Caucus Identity Caucus of the United States Green Party
  • Campus Greens
  • California Green Archives
  • 2004 Green Party Platform [22]

Explanations of the ten key values

  • Ten Key Values of the Green Party
  • Global Greens' charter
  • California Green Party's Ten Key Values
  • Radical Middle Newsletter's historical intro. & early version

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