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}}{{tnr}}The '''Green Party''' is one of the political parties in the United States, and similar in mission to many of the worldwide Green Parties.  According to their website, "The mission of the Green Party of the United States is to build the Green Party into a viable political alternative in the United States, and our operating principle has been to keep it simple and focused."<ref name=history>[http://www.gp.org/index.php/what-we-believe/history.html ''Green Party'', "History", accessed December 3, 2013]</ref>  
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Green Party''' is one of the political parties in the United States, and similar in mission to many of the worldwide Green Parties.  According to their website, "The mission of the Green Party of the United States is to build the Green Party into a viable political alternative in the United States, and our operating principle has been to keep it simple and focused."<ref name=history>[http://www.gp.org/index.php/what-we-believe/history.html ''Green Party'', "History," accessed December 3, 2013]</ref>  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
The Green Party began as a series of movements in the 1970s in New Zealand.  In 1984, the Green Party met in Minnesota and voted on their "10 Key Values" platform.  In 1990, Alaska was the first state to put the party on the ballot, but disagreements over how to participate in the political process.  The disagreements halted the growth of the party.  In 1996, state Green Parties joined together and formed the Association of State Green Parties.  In 2000, they became the Green Party of the United States.  They obtained national party status with the Federal Election Commission in 2001.<ref name=history>[http://www.gp.org/index.php/what-we-believe/history.html ''Green Party'', "History", accessed December 3, 2013]</ref>
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The Green Party began as a series of movements in the 1970s in New Zealand.  In 1984, the Green Party met in Minnesota and voted on their "10 Key Values" platform.  In 1990, Alaska was the first state to put the party on the ballot, but disagreements over how to participate in the political process.  The disagreements halted the growth of the party.  In 1996, state Green Parties joined together and formed the Association of State Green Parties.  In 2000, they became the Green Party of the United States.  They obtained national party status with the Federal Election Commission in 2001.<ref name=history>[http://www.gp.org/index.php/what-we-believe/history.html ''Green Party'', "History," accessed December 3, 2013]</ref>
  
The Green Party in the United States has won elected office mostly at the local level; most winners of public office in the United States who are considered Greens have won nonpartisan-ballot elections (that is, the winning Greens won offices in elections in which candidates were not identified on the ballot as affiliated with any political party).<ref>[http://www.feinstein.org/greenparty/electeds.html Green Party members holding elected office in the United States] Green Party of [[California]], June 2007</ref> The highest-ranking Greens ever elected in the nation were [[Richard Carroll]] [http://www.arktimes.com/Articles/ArticleViewer.aspx?ArticleID=bf458f35-158e-4226-9826-1f2e1ffb209f] who is a member of the [[Arkansas House of Representatives]] elected in 2008, [[John Eder]] who was a member of the [[Maine State Legislature|Maine House of Representatives]] 2002-2006, and [[Audie Bock]], who was elected to the [[California State Legislature|California State Assembly]] in 1999 but switched her registration to Independent seven months later<ref>[http://ca.rand.org/statebulls/bulletins/statebull218aa.html Sole Green Party Legislator Makes Switch] RAND California Policy Bulletin, Oct. 18, 1999</ref> running as an independent in the 2000 election.<ref>[http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courtadmin/aoc/documents/capcon1100.pdf Ca 2000 Election Night Returns (PDF)] The Capital Connection, Nov. 08, 2000</ref> In 2005, the Party had 305,000 registered members in states that allow party registration, as well as tens of thousands of members and contributors in the rest of the country.<ref>[http://web.greens.org/stats/ Green Party Ballot Status and Voter Registration Totals (United States)] Green Party of California, May 2005</ref> During the 2006 elections the party had ballot access in 31 states.<ref>[http://www.gp.org/press/pr_2006_09_05.shtml Greens Win Ballot Access in 31 States, Up From 17 in January] Green Party of the United States, Sep. 05, 2006</ref>
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The Green Party in the United States has won elected office mostly at the local level; most winners of public office in the United States who are considered Greens have won nonpartisan-ballot elections (that is, the winning Greens won offices in elections in which candidates were not identified on the ballot as affiliated with any political party).<ref>[http://www.feinstein.org/greenparty/electeds.html Green Party members holding elected office in the United States] Green Party of [[California]], June 2007</ref> The highest-ranking Greens ever elected in the nation were [[Richard Carroll]]<ref>[http://www.arktimes.com/Articles/ArticleViewer.aspx?ArticleID=bf458f35-158e-4226-9826-1f2e1ffb209f]</ref> who is a member of the [[Arkansas House of Representatives]] elected in 2008, [[John Eder]] who was a member of the [[Maine State Legislature|Maine House of Representatives]] 2002-2006, and [[Audie Bock]], who was elected to the [[California State Legislature|California State Assembly]] in 1999 but switched her registration to Independent seven months later<ref>[http://ca.rand.org/statebulls/bulletins/statebull218aa.html Sole Green Party Legislator Makes Switch] RAND California Policy Bulletin, Oct. 18, 1999</ref> running as an independent in the 2000 election.<ref>[http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courtadmin/aoc/documents/capcon1100.pdf Ca 2000 Election Night Returns (PDF)] The Capital Connection, Nov. 08, 2000</ref> In 2005, the Party had 305,000 registered members in states that allow party registration, as well as tens of thousands of members and contributors in the rest of the country.<ref>[http://web.greens.org/stats/ Green Party Ballot Status and Voter Registration Totals (United States)] Green Party of California, May 2005</ref> During the 2006 elections the party had ballot access in 31 states.<ref>[http://www.gp.org/press/pr_2006_09_05.shtml Greens Win Ballot Access in 31 States, Up From 17 in January] Green Party of the United States, Sep. 05, 2006</ref>
  
 
==State affiliates==
 
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===Mountain Party===
 
===Mountain Party===
  
The Mountain Party is the [[West Virginia]] affiliate of the Green Party.<ref>[http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2010/08/mountain-party-primary-turnout-is-better-than-primary-turnout-for-either-major-party-in-west-virginia/ ''Independent Political Report'', "Mountain Party Primary Turnout is Better than Primary Turnout for Either Major Party in West Virginia", August 28, 2010]</ref>
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The Mountain Party is the [[West Virginia]] affiliate of the Green Party.<ref>[http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2010/08/mountain-party-primary-turnout-is-better-than-primary-turnout-for-either-major-party-in-west-virginia/ ''Independent Political Report'', "Mountain Party Primary Turnout is Better than Primary Turnout for Either Major Party in West Virginia," August 28, 2010]</ref>
  
 
The Mountain Party came into existence as a ballot-qualified political party in 2000, when novelist [[wikipedia:Denise Giardina|Denise Giardina]] ran for [[Governor of West Virginia]] as a candidate of the party and won more than 1% of the vote.  West Virginia's election laws say that when a party's candidate for governor achieves 1% or more of the vote for governor in the most recent general election, the party will be defined as ballot-qualified and can run candidates under its ballot label.<ref>[http://www.mtparty.org/denise_for_gov_archive/ Archive of the Denise Giardina for Governor website]</ref>
 
The Mountain Party came into existence as a ballot-qualified political party in 2000, when novelist [[wikipedia:Denise Giardina|Denise Giardina]] ran for [[Governor of West Virginia]] as a candidate of the party and won more than 1% of the vote.  West Virginia's election laws say that when a party's candidate for governor achieves 1% or more of the vote for governor in the most recent general election, the party will be defined as ballot-qualified and can run candidates under its ballot label.<ref>[http://www.mtparty.org/denise_for_gov_archive/ Archive of the Denise Giardina for Governor website]</ref>
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The Progressive Party of Missouri did not qualify any candidates for state legislature on the 2010 ballot<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/candidatelist.asp?eid=287 ''Missouri Secretary of State'' "2010 Candidate List"]</ref>.
 
The Progressive Party of Missouri did not qualify any candidates for state legislature on the 2010 ballot<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/candidatelist.asp?eid=287 ''Missouri Secretary of State'' "2010 Candidate List"]</ref>.
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
In 2000, the Green Party ratified the 10 Key Values.  They are as follows:<ref>[http://www.gp.org/index.php/10-key-values.html ''Green Party'', "10 Key Values", accessed December 3, 2013]</ref>
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In 2000, the Green Party ratified the 10 Key Values.  They are as follows:<ref>[http://www.gp.org/index.php/10-key-values.html ''Green Party'', "10 Key Values," accessed December 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
*Grassroots democracy
 
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==2012 elections==
 
==2012 elections==
In 2012, the Green Party ran 7 candidates for the U.S. Senate and 64 candidates for the U.S. House.  The following is an abbreviated list:<ref>[http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2012/11/07/green-party-election-results-congressional-campaigns/ ''Green Party Watch'', "Congressional results 2012", accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
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In 2012, the Green Party ran 7 candidates for the U.S. Senate and 64 candidates for the U.S. House.  The following is an abbreviated list:<ref>[http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2012/11/07/green-party-election-results-congressional-campaigns/ ''Green Party Watch'', "Congressional results 2012," accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[Colia Clark]]
 
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*[[Martin Pleasant]]
 
*[[Martin Pleasant]]

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Green Party
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Year created:2001
Website:http://www.gp.org/
The Green Party is one of the political parties in the United States, and similar in mission to many of the worldwide Green Parties. According to their website, "The mission of the Green Party of the United States is to build the Green Party into a viable political alternative in the United States, and our operating principle has been to keep it simple and focused."[1]

History

The Green Party began as a series of movements in the 1970s in New Zealand. In 1984, the Green Party met in Minnesota and voted on their "10 Key Values" platform. In 1990, Alaska was the first state to put the party on the ballot, but disagreements over how to participate in the political process. The disagreements halted the growth of the party. In 1996, state Green Parties joined together and formed the Association of State Green Parties. In 2000, they became the Green Party of the United States. They obtained national party status with the Federal Election Commission in 2001.[1]

The Green Party in the United States has won elected office mostly at the local level; most winners of public office in the United States who are considered Greens have won nonpartisan-ballot elections (that is, the winning Greens won offices in elections in which candidates were not identified on the ballot as affiliated with any political party).[2] The highest-ranking Greens ever elected in the nation were Richard Carroll[3] who is a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives elected in 2008, John Eder who was a member of the Maine House of Representatives 2002-2006, and Audie Bock, who was elected to the California State Assembly in 1999 but switched her registration to Independent seven months later[4] running as an independent in the 2000 election.[5] In 2005, the Party had 305,000 registered members in states that allow party registration, as well as tens of thousands of members and contributors in the rest of the country.[6] During the 2006 elections the party had ballot access in 31 states.[7]

State affiliates

In some states, the Green Party has affiliates under different names.

Mountain Party

The Mountain Party is the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party.[8]

The Mountain Party came into existence as a ballot-qualified political party in 2000, when novelist Denise Giardina ran for Governor of West Virginia as a candidate of the party and won more than 1% of the vote. West Virginia's election laws say that when a party's candidate for governor achieves 1% or more of the vote for governor in the most recent general election, the party will be defined as ballot-qualified and can run candidates under its ballot label.[9]

2010 candidates:

Progressive Party of Missouri

The Progressive Party of Missouri is the official affiliate of the Green Party in the State of Missouri[11]. The Progressive Party of Missouri has a platform that is compatible with the by-laws of the national Green Party[12].

2010 candidates:

  • Midge Potts, candidate for the United States Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Kit Bond.
  • Nicholas Ladendorf, candidate for United States Congress in Missouri's 7th District[13].

The Progressive Party of Missouri did not qualify any candidates for state legislature on the 2010 ballot[14].

Issues

In 2000, the Green Party ratified the 10 Key Values. They are as follows:[15]

  • Grassroots democracy
  • Social justice and equal opportunities
  • Ecological wisdom
  • Non-violence
  • Decentralization
  • Community-based economics and economic justice
  • Feminism and gender equity
  • Respect for diversity
  • Personal and global responsibility
  • Future focus and sustainability

2012 elections

In 2012, the Green Party ran 7 candidates for the U.S. Senate and 64 candidates for the U.S. House. The following is an abbreviated list:[16]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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