United States Political Party: Green Party

The Green Party of the United States is a voluntary organization that was officially recognized in 2001. It is an association of the state parties. Prior to the formal formation of the GPUS or the green Party of United States, the ASGP or the Association of State Green Parties was operational. The Green Party has two national committees that are recognized by the Federal Election Commission and these include the Green national Committee and the Green Senatorial Campaign Committee. 

People from the Green Party have held elected offices at the local level. And most of them have won nonpartisan elections. John Eder is considered to be the highest ranking Green Party member to be elected. He was a member of the Maine House of Representatives. Audie block was also elected to the California State Assembly from the Green Party but she changed her registration to state ‘Independent’ after a few months. 

The Green Party of the United States emphasizes that environmentalism, social justice, respect for diversity, peace, non-violence and non-hierarchical participatory democracy is important. They have Ten Key Values that define the party and these include grassroots democracy, social justice and equal opportunity, ecological wisdom, nonviolence, decentralization, community-based economics, feminism and gender equality, respect for diversity, personal and global responsibility and future focus and sustainability.


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