The Green Party of the United States (GPUS), an independent political party that is connected to American social movements, and is part of a global Green movement that shares key values, including our Four Pillars: Peace and Non-Violence, Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, and Social Justice, and our Ten Key Values.
We are a federation of state parties. We have a presence in most states. Find your state party here.
Currently we have more than 100 elected officials around the country, mostly at the municipal level, working to enact Green policies. We run many candidates who put Green issues on the table in elections at every level.
We don’t take corporate money. We are working to build clean government that works for all of us – not just the 1%. We are fighting for the future.
Learn more about why a third party is necessary, how we need to fix our political system, and the issues we’re fighting for.
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While we have Green groups in many areas, we recognize that you may live a long way from an active group. If you’re interested in taking direct action or starting new campaigns,we’ve developed these Facebook groups to help like-minded people find one another and start organizing.
You are our on-the-ground organizers. It is our hope that the plans you devise with one another here become the activities you bring to life In your local community.
Perhaps you want to pick a day of action, where the people in your Issue Group all table at the same time in towns and cities across the US. Maybe you’d like to organize letter to the editor campaigns and create templates to share within the group. Or maybe you’ve had a plan burning in the back of your mind but need some help getting it off the ground.
That’s what these Issue Groups are for: helping each other develop plans to take action, engage the community, and demand change in the areas that most interest you. These aren’t discussion groups. Everyone there already knows why the issue is important. It’s the next step, the what and the how, that we want you to decide.
Green Party Structure
GPUS does not have an individual membership structure, though we encourage people to become Sustaining Donors and commit to supporting the party in that way.
The Green Party starts at the grassroots level, with local groups, who might represent a neighborhood, town, or county.
Depending on the state party’s chosen structure and the laws governing political parties in each state, these local groups may come together into a city, county, and/or regional structure, with local representatives to the state party leadership body. State parties generally have an elected leadership body including a chair or co-chairs. GPUS does not govern state parties.
People may become members of their state Green Parties, through whatever process each state party may have. As of 2014, 30 states plus the District of Columbia have partisan party voter registration; the other states do not. Where a state has partisan registration and voters can register Green, such registered voters may be considered party members.
The Green Party is an “established” party in some states, but not others; rules governing third party access to the ballot vary widely from state to state.
Each state party that is affiliated with GPUS sends representatives to the GPUS National Committee (NC), which is the highest decision-making body in GPUS. There are 150 seats on the NC. State parties are represented proportionally in the NC, based on a formula that measures each party’s relative size and strength. Affiliated caucuses also have representation on the NC.
The GPUS Steering Committee (SC), along with the party’s staff, oversees and helps execute the day-to-day administration and operations of the party. The SC is made up of seven members plus the party’s Treasurer and Secretary, for a total of nine members. Steering Committee members must be National Committee delegates, alternate delegates, or former delegates/alternates from their state parties. They are elected by the National Committee for two-year terms, with a two-term limit.
For information on our Steering Committee, click here
For information on our staff, click here