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Ten Key Values ñ Grassroots Democracy

Ten Key Values ñ Grassroots Democracy

Dorothy H. Engel, North Carolina Green Party “Grassroots democracy” often is the first value in our Green Party list of ten. However, there is little doubt of its importance to the over all beliefs of the party. The voting apparatus in this country is based on the Electoral Collegeóa group of selected persons who are charged with the responsibility of casting their particular state’s electoral votes. The candidate with the most electoral votes wins the election. As we saw in…

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Green Plate Tectonics

Green Plate Tectonics

Brent McMillan, Political Director, Green Party of the United States My inspiration for this article was a confrontation last fall I had with a couple of apoplectic Democrats that could barely get the words out of their collective mouths, “You’re not going to run Nader again for President are you?” At first I was taken aback, but by the time I ran into them a couple of days later I was ready to let them have it with both barrels…

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Why I’m Green

Why I’m Green

Jim Coplen, Co-chair Green Party of the United States In 2002 I read Michael Moore’s book Stupid White Men, in which he praised Ralph Nader and recommended his book, Crashing the Party. That book was, of course, about Nader’s 2000 run for the U.S. Presidency on the Green Party ticket. Shortly after reading that, I found the Indiana Green Party’s web site and emailed an inquiry. I have, essentially, never looked back. I had always voted Independent, but like others…

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