Draft GPUS Platform Amendment Call To Action

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(NOTE FROM MARNIE: We've used "Green Solutions" in the platform section amendment proposals. I'm not sure if I'm convinced we should introduce the term, "Green New Deal.")


Join our Green Party.

Our Green New Deal can make the United States a true global leader in grassroots democracy, social justice, Earth stewardship, Green jobs and non-violence.

Our campaign for the health and well-being of people, places and the planet.

  • We must stop runaway climate change, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions at least 40% in 2020 and 95% in 2050, over 1990 levels.
  • We aim to power half of our nation's electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030.
  • Everyone deserves quality health care. We support a single-payer “Medicare for all” health care system.
  • Everyone should have the opportunity to learn. We support free public higher education.
  • We support massive public investments to create 5 million green jobs that will increase energy efficiency, support renewable energy, improve mass transit and conserve our ecosystems.
  • We seek enactment of a federal living wage, indexed to inflation, and repeal the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act.
  • We will stop corporate welfare, establish citizen oversight and regulation of the financial sector, and enact a Tobin tax of 0.25% on all cross-border financial transactions
  • We can create a peaceful, profitable Green economy by cutting military spending by at least 50% and investing the dividend in green public works programs.
  • We will take the first step in ending the wasteful, violent war against drugs by legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana.
  • We support an amendment to the United States Constitution defining "persons" as living, breathing human beings and stripping corporations of Constitutional rights and protections.

Join us. Register in the Green Party if you can. Sign up at newbie@gp.org or call 866-xxx-xxxx.


The Green Platform presents an eco-social analysis and vision for our country. In contrast to the way in which major political parties create their platforms, through the back-room deals of insiders and power- brokers, we have created a grassroots process that invites submissions from every local Green Party and every Green individual. Through democratic process over a year and a half, we arrive at a final draft to present to our national convention for approval. The Green Platform is an evolving document, a living work- in-progress that expresses our commitment to creating wise and enduring change in specific policies and in the political process itself. The Green Party is committed to values-based politics, as expressed in our Ten Key Values. These values guide us in countering and changing a system that extols exploitation, unsustainable consumption, and destructive competition.