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What Black People Should Know About The Green Party

Who is the Green Party?

The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) is an independent political party that is connected to American social movements and the global Green movement. Their key values are based on pillars. The four pillars are Peace and Non-Violence, Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, and Social Justice.

Where Does the Green Party Get Their Money? 

The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) doesn’t take corporate money. In fact, they are demanding an end to special rights for corporations & an end to big money elections.

Where Does the Green Party Stand on Important Issues?

Abortion– Support full access to abortion, with funding, for all women in the U.S.

GMO labeling- Support labeling of genetically modified organisms.

Living Wages– Support a living wage and the right to organize.

Meet One Of Their 5 Candidates.

Jill Stein is a former medical doctor. She has a lot of bright ideas for this country. The most enticing thing about her platform is she believes that she can, “abolish student debt to free a generation of Americans from debt servitude”. She believes she can guarantee tuition-free, world-class public education from pre-school through university. Additionally, she wants to put an end to high stakes testing and public school privatization.

Why is the Green Party Valuable to Black People?

The Green Party is a wild card. Helping to get Jill Stein get on the 2016 ballot is important. If you honestly believe that everybody should have fair representation, then you must at least sign the petition in your state to get her on the ballot. Whether you are a democrat, republican, or revolutionary this is our chance to actively resist the Donald Trumps and Hillary Clintons in the presidential debate. In 2012, Stein was on 30 presidential ballots across the US. She had over 469,000 votes.

Why Don’t I Want to Hear About How You Aren’t Going to Vote?

Not voting is not resistance, but acceptance. I don’t care if you vote for Ben Carson (although I surely would not). I do think it is important for us to vote. Despite what the media says, many of our ancestors lost their lives in pursuit of the right to vote. We owe it to them to at least participate in the process. Furthermore, if our votes didn’t count they wouldn’t work so hard to disenfranchise us.

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