Platform

Approved by the Green National Committee, July 2014

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Table of Contents

A Call to Action

Preamble

Ten Key Values

Chapter I. Democracy

Introduction
Political Reform
Community
Free Speech and Media Reform
Foreign Policy
Domestic Security
Demilitarization and Exploration of Space

Chapter II: Social Justice

Introduction
Civil Rights and Equal Rights
Environmental Justice
Economic Justice / Social Safety Net
Welfare: A Commitment to Ending Poverty
Education and the Arts
Health Care
Labor
Criminal Justice
Population
Immigration / Emigration
Housing and Homelessness

Chapter III: Ecological Sustainability

Introduction
Climate Change
Energy
Nuclear Issues
Transportation
Zero Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Clean Air / Greenhouse Effect / Ozone Depletion
Land Use
Water
Agriculture
Biological Diversity
Ethical Treatment of Animals
Forestry Practices
Ocean Protection

Chapter IV: Economic Justice and Sustainability

Introduction
Ecological Economics
Measuring Economic Health
Curbing Corporate Power
Livable Income
Fair Taxation
Local Economic Development
Small Business and the Self-Employed
Work and Job Creation
Banking and Insurance Reform
Pension Reform
Anti-Trust Enforcement
Advanced Technology and Defense Conversion
National Debt

 

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 throughout 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.

We are grassroots activists, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, nonviolent resisters and regular citizens who've had enough of corporate-dominated politics.