Green Party of the United States
The Green Party of the United States is a third party in the United States. It is a federation of state Green Parties. Its website states that it is committed "to ecology, social justice grassroots democracy and non-violence, Greens are renewing democracy in the United States through community-based organizing without the support of corporate donors."
Its platform includes protecting the environment, a pro-labor agenda, human rights, and social justice.
- 2000 - Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke for President and Vice President
- 2004 - David Cobb and Pat LaMarche
- 2008 - Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente
From their website:
"The roots of the Green Party and Green movement started to coalesce in the 1970's with the Values Party in New Zealand and other similar movements. They combined environmental sensibilities and non-violent anarchism into a broader philosophy that refuses the allure of single-issue politics.
"Although not the first Green Party to be formed, the German Greens put us on the map when they were the first to win seats in a national parliament in the early 1980's while focusing on issues of nuclear missiles and nuclear power.
"Greens first met in the United States in 1984 in St. Paul, Minnesota, adopting the 10 Key Values, that all Greens in the United States now use as our basic definition."
1623 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC
PO Box 57065
Washington, DC 20037
Email: office AT gp.org
Resources and articles
- Medea Benjamin
- David Cobb
- Stephen F. Gaskin - former presidential candidate 
- Green Party UK
- Ajamu Baraka
- Green Party (United States), Wikipedia, accessed January 2011.
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