Imagine with us for a moment: It's January 20th, in a year not too far away. Inauguration Day. A Green Party President-Elect is about to take the oath of office.
With the help of a newly-elected Green congressional representative from your home state and a slate of Green state and local officials across the country, this Green President is preparing to enact a bold, new agenda for the nation.
Votes on Improved, Expanded Medicare-for-All and a real Green New Deal are scheduled for the first 100 days. A roadmap to draw down military spending by 75% has been announced, making the United States ready to finally wage peace as a responsible member of the global community of Nations.
For the first time in memory, the incoming White House has not spent the previous weeks tamping down the expectations of everyday people. The cabinet picks have electrified the nation. The Green VP has been barnstorming the country to consolidate and grow the grassroots movement that will be needed to carry this agenda forward.
Imagine what that will look like on global, live TV broadcasts. Imagine the sound of the roar of the crowd, as our Green President and Vice President take the podium. Imagine the hum of activity at the Green Organizing Hub in your community, where the feelings of hope and anticipation are almost enough to leave you breathless.
Hold onto that feeling today, tomorrow and every day after. Let those feelings fuel your imagination of how we must build this party — from your doorstep to the steps of the White House — to achieve that glorious Inauguration Day.
Massive change requires massive organizing. Massive organizing requires big resources. The big donors from the corporations and the 1% will never support the changes we’re all fighting for. So that’s why we’re asking you to mark this Inauguration Day with a special contribution to the Green Party. Give today so your fellow Greens can move this country toward the beautiful moment we just imagined.
Give what you can and keep working, learning, teaching and building whenever and wherever you can to make the world we want, need and deserve.
The Green Party of the United States
P.S. If you’ve already given this month, we are very grateful for that. If you haven’t already, consider joining the ranks of our Monthly Sustainers, to whom we give thanks for being the backbone of our grassroots funding plan.
Our objective is to be an effective Political Movement led by the citizens of our lakeshore communities, that's why everything we do is guided by our Ten Key Values. In the past, we have been driven by the belief that everyday people can and should be encouraged to shape and mold a society where everyone can achieve their true potential. 2021 will be no different. Want to be part of the mission? Click the logo!
The Green Party of Michigan has begun to restructure our organization from the ground up. As part of the process, more focus will be given to local groups. To help facilitate this, the Muskegon Green Party will be holding officer elections in February. Interested parties may request any information regarding the responsibilities of each position.
Responsibilities include: Co-Leaders, Archivist, Media Specialist, Brand Coordinator, Outreach Representative, Candidate Support Coordinator and Funding Coordinator
Introducing Ranked Choice Voting
A large number of registered voters believe election reforms are definitely needed. We agree. The Muskegon Green Party, along with RankMIVote, will be actively promoting and proposing RCV in our area starting with our open community Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. If you believe a change is needed in our election process, this is your chance to bring about change and speak out. Save the date!
Public Healthcare Action
There is no doubt, that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been harmful to our local communities. We’ve learned how vulnerable we can be without Single-Payer Healthcare and a comprehensive plan to protect us. And even though a vaccine is forthcoming, the Muskegon Green Party believes an adjustment of our daily routine and continued safety measures are necessary. While continuing to advocate for Single-Payer Healthcar, we will share Covid-19 numbers and suggest positive habits and protections to adopt, putting health and safety first.
Keep Local Alive
As part of our plan to combat the current health crisis and improve our economy, The Muskegon Green Party in concert with the KeepLocalAlive of Grand Rapids will encourage patronizing with, and promoting small businesses and supporting entrepreneurship within our communities. We’ll also share any community resources we can find for acquiring loans and other assistance for anyone attempting to start a local business. Keep Local Alive!
No new fossil fuel infrastructure
The Muskegon Green Party recognizes the difficulty of immediately eliminating our current fossil fuel-based infrastructure. There is another way. We propose cancelling all future fossil fuel infrastructure projects in favor of investing in renewable energy infrastructure while dismantling the current fossil fuel infrastructure. This process can take up to 20-30 years, creating long-term employment in the process.
Justice and Social Reform
In the last several years, a growing movement has shone a spotlight on the urgent need for Criminal Justice and Social Reform. From divesting in the militarization of our police departments to promoting a more proportional representation of POC, women and the LGBTQ+ community, the Muskegon Green Party will continue to propose, promote and support long overdue changes to these issues. Keep up with our process and progress by clicking the MGP News! tab at the top of this page.
The Green Party does not take corporate money. We are exclusively community funded. Only you can help us in our continued fight for Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice, Diversity and Non-violence!
Being financially limited is nothing new to the Green Party. However, it means we must find more creative ways to achieve our goals. Do you have a special skill? Or maybe some old stuff you were thinking of throwing out? Let us know!
We are putting together a grassroots movement, and we have plenty of room for Rally Backers, Phonebankers and Guerilla Activists. Interested? Of course you are!
Have an idea or suggestion on issues you think we should be focusing on? Let us know. We welcome your voice!
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