A lack of affordable quality healthcare. An increase in unsheltered Americans. The unpredictable change in climate. The continued poisoning of our land and water due to toxic chemical waste, fracking and pipelines. The wage gap and wealth inequality. Normalized open racism. The continued militarization of police. The attack on social justice. The lack of accountability for corporations. Unaffordable college education. A perpetual state of war.
The current, distorted two-party system has mastered the art of keeping you in fear of the "other" side by creating a terrifying narrative of worse things to come, meanwhile using and promoting grand symbolic gestures, masking as progress. Their collective failure has left so many Americans to languish under the weight of empty promises.
These are established issues which have not developed overnight. They are the direct result of choosing the lesser of two evils for generations. We have fallen into the corrosive tendency of electing corporate politicians to represent our interests, and the results are telling. They have no reason to invest in you, especially when they know they will have your unconditional support.
Unlike this toxic duopoly, ALL Greens support a Green New Deal, Single-Payer Improved Medicare for All, a living wage, banning fracking, shutting down Line 3 and Line 5, campaign finance reform, police reform, immigration reform, and more. We have no centrist, moderate or Progressive wing within our ranks. Our solidarity in our platform is our strength.
Neither our party, nor our candidates take corporate money, as we are a true grassroots organization. Power from the ground up is what we believe in. We are in charge, our candidates are representative of our beliefs. The ONLY way to change the system, is to show them you have other choices. Your vote should never be a given. Make them earn your vote, because you know we all deserve better than what they are currently willing to give.
Registering to vote as a Green is a commitment to building an institution to fight for the world you want. Party affiliation doesn't begin and end with one election. Register to vote or changing your party registration can be done online at vote.gov. The more people who register Green, the stronger the Green Party is, and the more all parties will take issues and voters more seriously.
"The Green Party is no longer the alternative…the Green Party is the imperative"
The Green Party has become somewhat accustomed to being villainized by Democrats and dismissed by Republicans. As the midterm elections approach, this trend has intensified.
The "Vote Blue in 2022" crowd is the most aggressive. We defy them to justify this sentiment. Left voters were told during the 2020 election, "this is the most important election in our lifetime!" or "our democracy is on the ballot!" It's been almost two years later, the Biden administration has held true to his promise, "nothing will fundamentally change."
No Green New Deal, no Medicare for All, a continued militarization of police and increasing pentagon spending continue to lead a long list of failures by the Democrats (the majority), meanwhile the Republicans (the minority) continue to advance their capitalist, authoritarian agenda down our throats.
So, what does the Green Party propose to fix it? We have a few ideas! Take a LOOK and see what you think! Then join us in building our movement to bring better voting options for Michigan voters!
Want to know more? Contrary to popular belief, the Green Party is all over the state of Michigan. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, The Earthflower to keep abreast of where we are and what we're doing!
Then, find a group in your local area and help us do what the Democrats and Republicans are either unwilling or unable to do. We all deserve better so, let's do something about it!
Born from the powerful, yet short-lived Occupy Muskegon Movement, the Muskegon Green Party is the natural evolution of the growing, forward-thinking influence in our communities.
The eventual dissolution of Occupy Muskegon, left behind a small group of progressive minded people with the desire and drive to direct positive change on the lakeshore.
A select few, disillusioned with the two major parties' dirty methods, became familiar with green politics. A subsequent meeting with the Green Party of Michigan, planted the seeds to what has become the Muskegon Green Party!
Since then, the Muskegon Greens have grown from only a handful to almost 65 members. Will you be next? Join us now and help us continue our mission!
Why do Greens only run every 4 years?
We run in every election every year because it is required to keep our national party status and to maintain ballot access.
2020: 210 races
2019: 132 races
2018: 296 races
2017: 196 races
2016: 310 races
2015: 128 races
President & VP Nominees
1996: Ralph Nader & Winona LaDuke
2000: Ralph Nader & Winona LaDuke
2004: David Cobb & Pat LaMarche
2008: Cynthia McKinney & Rosa Clemente
2012: Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala
2016: Jill Stein & Ajamu Baraka
2020: Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker
Why should I vote third party?
The two major parties are beholden to corporations not people. We need to fix our broken system and prioritize People, Planet, and Peace Over Profit! #MoneyOutOfPolitics
We stand for:
#M4A #LivingWage #HousingJustice #EqualityForAll #WorkersRights #LGBTQRights #WomensRights #VeteransRights #CitizenshipForAll #Decolonize #DefundWar #GND
But Greens never win...
We've won in 1,240 races since 1985 and currently have 140 Greens in elected office!
What is the Green New Deal?
The Green New Deal is a four part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. Inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal will provide similar relief and create an economy that makes our communities sustainable, healthy and just.
What's your Strategic Plan?
Our goal is to enact policies that prioritize people, planet, and peace. We will empower communities, mobilize for system change, and replace all legislators that refuse to listen.
We will focus on four goals:
1. Increase membership and diversity. #Outreach
2. Run and elect more candidates. #GreenWarriors
3. Achieve more positive awareness of the party. #PeoplePlanetPeace
4. More effective issue advocacy and policy development. #Empower
How do I get involved?
Please join your state party at: www.migreenparty.org/membership
Or, if you live in Muskegon, Ocean, Ottawa or Newaygo counties in Michigan, join us directly at: www.muskgp.org/join-the-team
Or get appointed to a national committee www.gpus.org/committees