Why Register as a Green

 

Carl Romanelli1. Registering to vote as a Green is a way of bringing about the kind of world you want. Party affiliation is like a vote, only more powerful and cumulative, as it doesn't begin and end with an election.  Join the party that stands for your values, instead of one that is the 'lesser of evils'.

2. Registering Green makes a clear and effective political statement. The more people who register Green, the stronger the Green Party will be, and the more all parties will take green issues and green voters seriously.*

3. Registering Green does not limit your voting options in the  general election. Since you can vote for any candidate, choosing a party is really about what you believe in--and making it happen. Party registration is the closest thing to proportional representation we have in this country: it provides a strong indicator of which issues are important to the populace.

4. The Green Party does not accept donations from corporations. Individual citizen support and grassroots democracy are the foundation of the Green Party. Big-money interests cannot buy their way into the party.

5. The Green Party represents most Americans' views on issues like the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, health care, a healthy environment, campaign finance reform, corporate power, genetically modified foods, and others. See The Biggest Media Sin, by Sam Smith of the Progressive Review and read the Green Party Platform.

6. The Green Party is the party of peace. Both the Democrats and the Republicans are supported heavily by the weapons, fossil fuel and nuclear industries and others. Greens are activists for peace, health, justice, and the well-being of present and future generations. We believe in sustainability and thinking seven generations ahead.

*From Richard Winger, Ballot Access News: "States in which people can register Green on either the state, county or legislative district level and the government keeps a tally are: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, NE, NJ, NV, NM, NY, OR, PA, UT and WV. If the Greens were on the ballot in IA and RI, their registrations would be counted. States in which people can register Green but the government presently won't tally are: KS, NH, NC, OK, SD, WY. However, it is possible that with some effort, including legal and legislative changes, the situation in these latter states will change."

 

 

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