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