Are you a believer?

 The Muskegon Green Party is looking for believers.  Believers in true democracy (the practice or principles of social equality).   Believers in maintaining a clean, safe environment.  Believers in the possibility of a safe, sustainable way of life.  Believers in the strength of diversity and inclusion.  Believers who realize that problems can be solved without violence or corporate influence. 

  The Muskegon Green Party holds the belief that political power in this country should reside in the hands of all the people, not just a small number of entitled, wealthy citizens.  Also, that corporate, Wall Street and other dark money in politics invites corruption.  We believe that the American dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has little to do with money.

  We believe our current system is at odds with how we should be able to live.  We also believe this system to be unsustainable. We are committed to creating a new system which benefits the entire population, not just a small, privileged group.  A system which provides a good life for the least of us.  A system which renders the current one obsolete.

   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. Registering 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 Green issues and Green voters more seriously.

  So, If you want to be a part of something other than the corporate-corrupted system you have been exposed to your whole life, read our platform here.  If you agree with it, register today, and choose your role. Although we encourage and welcome donations, there is no cost to register, and you are not required to pledge allegiance to anything or anyone.   Welcome!

About us!

A brief history

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!

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About the Green Party

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


 

Candidate database:

https://www.gpelections.org/


 

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

2024: ???



 

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

https://www.gp.org/fix_our_broken_system



 

We stand for

#M4A #LivingWage #HousingJustice #EqualityForAll #WorkersRights #LGBTQRights #WomensRights #VeteransRights #CitizenshipForAll #Decolonize #DefundWar #GND

https://www.gp.org/we_stand



 

But Greens never win...


 We've won in 1,240 races since 1985 and currently have 140 Greens in elected office!

https://www.gpelections.org/election-history/victories/ 

https://www.gpelections.org/greens-in-office/number-greens-holding-elected-office-history/

 

 

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.

https://www.gp.org/gnd_full

 

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 main 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


https://www.gp.org/strategic_plan



 

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


 

We value your input!

We are currently in the proocess of setting our agenda for 2023 and would love to hear what issues you think we should be focusing on.  So, send us an email or text or follow us on and comment on social media.  We'll get back to you asap!

“The Green Party is no longer the alternative; the Green Party is the imperative.

Rosa Clemente