Green Party of the United States

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The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) is a federation of Green state political parties in the United States.[13] The party promotes green politics, specifically environmentalism; nonviolence; social justice; participatory democracy; grassroots democracy; anti-war; anti-racism; libertarian socialism and eco-socialism. On the political spectrum, the party is generally seen as left-wing.[7] As of 2023, it is the fourth-largest political party in the United States by voter registration, behind the Libertarian Party.[14]

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Green Party of the United States
  • Ahmed Eltouny (NJ)
  • Christopher Stella (LA)
  • Rei Stone-Grover (MI)
  • Garret Wasserman (PA)
  • Margaret Elisabeth (WA)
  • Tamar Yager (VA)
  • Anita Rios (OH)
Governing bodyGreen National Committee
FoundersHowie Hawkins
John Rensenbrink
FoundedApril 2001; 22 years ago (2001-04)
Split fromGreens/Green Party USA
Preceded byAssociation of State Green Parties
Headquarters6411 Orchard Avenue, Suite 101, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
NewspaperGreen Pages
Youth wingYoung Ecosocialists[1]
Women's wingNational Women's Caucus[1]
LGBTQIA+ wing[2]Lavender Greens[1]
Latino and Hispanic wingLatinx Caucus[1]
Black wingNational Black Caucus[1]
Membership (2023)Increase 239,474 [3]
Political positionLeft-wing[9][10]
International affiliationGlobal Greens
(Associate member)
Colors  Green
Seats in the Senate
0 / 100
Seats in the House of Representatives
0 / 435
State governorships
0 / 50
Seats in state upper chambers
0 / 1,972
Seats in state lower chambers
0 / 5,411
Territorial governorships
0 / 5
Seats in territorial upper chambers
0 / 97
Seats in territorial lower chambers
0 / 91
Other elected officials142 (November 2023)[11][12]
Election symbol
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The direct predecessor of the GPUS was the Association of State Green Parties (ASGP). In the late 1990s, the ASGP, which formed in 1996,[15] had increasingly distanced itself from the Greens/Green Party USA (G/GPUSA),[16] America's then-primary green organization which had formed in 1991 out of the Green Committees of Correspondence (CoC), a collection of local green groups active since 1984.[17] In 2001, the GPUS was officially founded as the ASGP split from the G/GPUSA. After its founding, the GPUS soon became the primary national green organization in the country, surpassing the G/GPUSA. John Rensenbrink and Howie Hawkins were co-founders of the Green Party.[18][19]

The Greens (as ASGP) first gained widespread public attention during the 2000 presidential election, when the ticket composed of Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke won 2.7% of the popular vote, raising questions as to whether they spoiled the election in favor of George W. Bush.[20][21][22][23] Nader has dismissed the notion that he and other Green candidates are spoilers.[24]

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