Issues / Positions Page
This page presents discussions of issues and positions of interest to Green Party members. Click on the links below to view further information about these issues or positions.
Escort for Planned Parenthood, a Personal Account
January 21, 2006
I just had a very interesting experience today. I was, for the very first time, an escort for Planned Parenthood. I did not, however, attend the march in SF celebrating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade (January 22nd, 1973).
There were less than a dozen people on either side of the sidewalk immediately in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic in SF. Most of the PP escorts were young women. Most of the protesters were old, white, males. Tell you something?
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WHY I AM NO LONGER A DEMOCRAT!
By Gregory Wonderwheel
There comes a time in an abusive relationship when it is no longer possible to continue. I have reached that time with the Democratic Party. Today I unregistered from the Democratic Party and registered in the Green Party. Click here to read full article.
SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GOVERNMENT ADOPTS INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING:
Campus Greens Praise Action
The Associated Students of Sonoma State University has approved changes that will make it one of the increasing number of college and university campuses to use Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). Click here to read full article.
Greenprint for Democracy: The Green Party's Strategy for Electoral Reform, by Daniel Solnit
At the root of most problems, both local and global, is the concentration of wealth and power in too few hands. In order reign in excessive corporate power, we first need to regain control of our government and other public institutions, which have been taken over by corporate interests. To do that, we must achieve three crucial reforms: proportional representation voting systems (including instant runoff voting), public financing of elections, and equal media access. To accomplish these changes, we are building a strong, grassroots alternative to the corporate two-party duopoly, a third party that represents the interests of the vast majority of working people in the US. We can win on the many other issues we face, once we restore electoral democracy and end corporate domination of our government. Here is an outline of the reforms we seek.
Still Blaming Nader? Check the Facts
During the last weeks of the 2000 Presidential campaign, many Gore supporters waged a fear campaign in an attempt to scare progressives away from voting for Nader, with the claim that a vote for Nader would somehow help elect Bush. Now many of these same Democrats are blaming Nader voters for the outcome of the election. This is unsupported by the facts. As activists it is essential that we understand what really happened in order to effectively address the underlying problems in our electoral system. Below are some statistics to help clarify the various factors in Gore's loss.
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