Unfortunately, it's a phrase we hear much too often, even though the Green Party has been around since the 1980's. Why is it, so many voters remain unfamiliar with our organization and platform? For many years, the Green Party has been consistently marginalized, misrepresented and bullied by the two major U.S. political parties. In a true democracy, this would never be accepted as the norm.
With the climate in politics being nastier and more divided than ever, the people of the lakeshore, the state of Michigan and across the country have expressed a need for more political choices. We're here to fill that void. Think of registering to vote as a Green, as a commitment to building an institution to fight for a world the two major parties either can't, or won't provide. The more people who register Green, the stronger the Green Party becomes, and the more all parties will take Green issues and Green voters seriously.
Registering Green does not limit your voting options in general elections. Party afiliation doesn't begin and end with one election. Registering to vote or changing your party registration can be done online at vote.gov. In states with "open" primaries, registering Green also does not limit your voting options in the primary election. In states with "closed" primaries, however, if you register Green you will only be able to vote in Green primaries. Make sure to check with your Board of Elections.
The Green Party represents most Americans' views on issues like healthcare, the wage gap, a healthy environment, campaign finance reform, corporate power, renewable energy and so much more! Read the Green Party Platform, scroll down and Register! AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Cynthia McKinney, Assistant Professor and former Green Party candidate for President