Platform Committee Co-chairs

Nan Garrett

Bruce Hinkforth
262.569.1370 (phone)

Platform Committee contacts for Chapter 1: Demcoracy

Gary Ruskin <>
Dave Schwab <>
Holly Hart <>

Platform Committee contacts for Chapter 2: Social Justice

AJ Segneri (IL) <>
Tim Mavrides (AZ) <>
Morgen D’Arc (National Women’s Caucus) <>
Monte Letourneau (WI) <>

Platform Committee contacts for Chapter 3: Ecological Sustainability

Lou Novak (MI) <>
Woody Hastings (CA) <>

Platform Committee contacts for Chapter 4: Economic Sustainability

Maureen Shea (NY) <>
Tim Willard (MD) <>
Elie Yarden (MA) <>
Budd Dickinson (WA) <>

Platform Committee Members

Jack Ailey (IL)
Dee Berry (MO)
Robert Burns (IL)
Michael Canney (FL)
Morgen D’Arc (National Women’s Caucus)
Budd Dickinson (WA)
Richard Duffee (CT)
Jenefer Ellingston (DC)
Theresa El-Amin (NC, Black Caucus)
Nan Garrett (GA)
Marnie Glickman (CA)
Holly Hart (IA)
Woody Hastings (CA)
Bruce Hinkforth (WI)
Monte LeTourneau (WI)
Jerry Martin (CT)
Darryl L.C. Moch (DC, Black Caucus)
Tim Mavrides (AZ)
Skip Mendler (PA)
Justine McCabe (CT)
Titus North (PA)
Lou Novak (MI)
Gary Ruskin (CA)
David Schwab (NY)
AJ Segneri (Lavender Caucus)
Maureen Shea (NY)
Tim Williard (MD)
Elie Yarden (MA)

Platform Committee Observers

Wes Rolley (CA)

8 Responses to “ contact ”

  1. Andrew says:

    This is part of your platform

    7. Religious Freedom and Secular Equality

    The United States Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of religion. We affirm the right of each individual to the exercise of conscience and religion, while maintaining the constitutionally mandated separation of government and religion. We believe that federal, state, and local governments must remain neutral regarding religion.

    The part I am confused on is the line “while maintaining the constitutionally mandated separation of government and religion.”

    here’s the first amendment

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    If you can find were it mandates a separation of government and religion please do tell me.

  2. Matthew Schuster says:

    The ten key principles of the Green Party, though good, are too numerous and contain too much overlap. How about just having four: Democracy, Social Justice, Sustainable economics, and Ecological Responsibility.

  3. Betty Schier says:

    There has never been a better time for the escalation of a third party in the U.S. People are angry. They are fed up with most encumbents. They have noticed that, regardless of their rhetoric and promises, Dems/Reps have become virtually the same, and people–even their own constituents–don’t like it. They find the influence of corporations and special interests, both foreign and domestic, unacceptable. We must end coporate personhood. The Supreme Court decision that corporations are people, having the rights of actual persons, must be overturned, either by court or by legislative action. This will never happen until we elect and install into Congress men or women who are not beholden to and influenced by these special and corporate interests, on whose donations candidates are dependent for campaign funds. Only the Green Party accepts donations ONLY from real people, not corporations. Only the Green Party truly represents the people. The Green Party is the only vialble progressive Party that has a chance to prevail. We must win or be doomed to the status quo forever. If we can get the word out, if we are determined and have the courage of our convictions, WE CAN DO IT. GO GREEN PARTY!

  4. John C. Calhoun says:

    To Sir John Taylor,
    All I would like to point out would be the misjudgment on your part that by voting for a third party, you are not throwing away your vote. Sadly by voting for a third party you are doing just that; repeatedly it has been shown time and time again that third party candidates, although bringing policies into the light of the people, do not have any real chance of changing the bipartisan system that the Democrats and Republicans have created. I am not attacking your decision, just trying to give my input on the effect of third parties. I do feel empathy to your situation, but the best that can be done presently in this system of government is to either pick the lesser of two evils, whichever you believe to be best. Another possibility that can change the current dilemma of the river would be to campaign against the corrupt governor you speak of and try to expose him for what he is. I can see from your comment that you know more about the situation you are currently facing and if you have not done so already I would try to look into the current version of the Clean Water Act, which is supposed to address exactly what you are talking about. I hope this may be of help, and if you find it not so, then forget I said it. I am only trying to help.

    John C. Calhoun

  5. Erica shephard says:

    Hello, My name is Erica and I am a green party member and I noticed that you did not have a platform for educational committee. I see this is great need that would bring a benefit to all the other committees listed.

    Sincerely, Erica Shephard

  6. David J Saab says:

    The links at the top of this page, where you can link to the 2010 proposed amendments, etc. need to be displayed more prominently. It is difficult to find the discussion on the amendments proposed. Perhaps locate them under the GPUS Platform graphic with a more brightly colored and larger font.

  7. John Taylor says:

    Not sure how much room you give for a comment? Like many in this country I am fed up with corrupt politicians. I live in Saginaw MI, on the Tittabawassee River which is one of the most toxic, if not the most toxic site in the history of this country. 52 miles of highly contaminated river and the entire Saginaw Bay. Under the last President Bush and now President Obama we have been denied the most basic of protection for the sole purpose of protecting Dow Chemical, the polluter. We as affected residents are considered colateral damage and deemed expendable. The EPA has abandoned us, per President Obama and unabashedly doing all to protect Dow. Same thing at our State level per our corrupt Governor who has hamstrung our MDNRE. The EPA refuses to declare us a full Superfund Site but instead has declared us a SAS ( Superfund Alternative Site )thus denying us placement on the NPL and the option of relocation. The highest level discovered thus far thru sampling over the past 8-9 years is 1.6 million PPT. I don’t believe there is another site on this continent that comes close to this level. Exactly what would the Green Party do to address this travisty?
    I will no longer vote for either Republican or Democratic candidates, but I do not wish to throw my vote away either.

    There is much wrong with this system, but the most pressing for me on a personal level is the degree of contamination all the river residents are left to live in.

  8. Sam Shenk says:

    Where is the closet affiliate to Fayetteville nc and Chapel Hill nc?

    Thank you,
    Sam Shenk

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