What Is the Green Party All about?
The Green Party of the United States is a political party that was founded in 1991 and is a federation of state Green Parties. The Green party (http://www.prlog.org/11996509-checks-unlimited-offer-code-50-off-coupon.html) is committed to causes such as environmentalism, nonviolence, and social justice. The goal of the Green Party is to renew democracy without relying on corporate donors.
A forerunner of the Green Party of the United States, known as the Association of State Green Parties, gained national attention during Ralph Nader’s presidential campaigns in 1996 and 2000. The Green Party (http://www.prlog.org/11996528-sittercity-promo-code-25-off-coupon.html) has its strongest support on the Pacific Coast, in the Upper Great Lakes, and in the Northeast.
There are currently 136 elected officials across the United States that are members of the Green Party. These elected officials have position that vary from mayors to city council members to school board members and sanitation officials. 23 states have Green Party members elected at the municipal level. Most of the people that have won public office have won nonpartisan elections. The highest-ranking Green Party members ever elected in this country were John Eder (http://www.prlog.org/11996370-green-smoke-coupon-code-latest-working-coupons.html) who was a member of the Maine House of Representatives until November 2006, Audie Bock who was elected to the California State Assembly but registered as an independent seven months later, and Richard Carroll who was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008 but changed parties to become a Democrat five months after his election.
In a poll recently released by CNN and ORC, 2% of registered voters stated that they would vote for Jill Stein, who is a Green Party candidate, over Barack Obama, Mitt Romney (http://www.prlog.org/11996518-bh-cosmetics-coupon-codes-save-30.html), or Gary Johnson who is a Libertarian candidate. 2% of registered voters represents approximately 2.4 million people. Jill Stein’s campaign recently bought over $150,000 worth of airtime on cable television for running campaign ads. The ad is quite controversial. It features Stein calling for a revolution and saying what we don’t need is pandering irresponsible bullshxx (expletive) that passes itself off as campaigning.
Jill Stein is a medical doctor that ran against Mitt Romney for governor of Massachusetts. She is proposing a Green New Deal for America with plans to create 25 million new jobs, end unemployment, and help our country transition to a green economy. She also has proposals (http://www.prlog.org/11996524-lifelock-promo-code-20-off-coupon.html) that guarantee public higher education and Medicare for everyone as well as proposals to break up the big banks and end the domination that corporations have had over elections.
Last year I was able to travel out to New York to attend a national convention put on by the Green Party. The trip was made possible thanks to a hotels.com coupon (http://www.prlog.org/11998277-tigerdirect-coupon-code-20-off.html) and some accumulated SkyMiles. The trip was very interesting and I really hope that the Green Party can gain more support because I think it would be very good for our country to get away from a two-party system.