Grow Green With Us – Become a Voting Member!
Did you know that the rank-and-file membership of the Illinois Green Party holds the highest decision-making authority in the party?
It's true! Members vote on the Platform, the Bylaws, their local candidate selection, and more. We have no structure of superdelegates, unelected party chiefs, or other top-down authority.
That's why we're encouraging all Green Party supporters in Illinois to become members -- because we believe leadership should come from the grassroots, not from party bosses.
We've just concluded our Fall Conference & Membership Meeting, the second of our twice-yearly statewide Green Party gatherings in Illinois. It was a great event, with two days of programming and membership activity in Springfield, and we're already looking forward to the Spring 2018 meeting in Chicago.
Programming and skills trainings at our conferences are always open to the public, and will be again in 2018 -- but we're hoping you'll join us for the decision-making sections of our meeting as well, as a voting member of the Illinois Green Party.
Membership is free, and can be completed online. Once registered, you'll receive invitations to membership events, as well as up-to-date information on our local campaigns and chapter meetings in your area. Registration does not change your legal voting status (the Illinois Board of Elections does not record party affiliation), and is purely an internal record maintained by the Illinois Green Party.
If you have any questions, you can visit our Membership FAQ page or contact [email protected] for more information. We hope you'll join us as a member!