Sunday, October 4, 2015

We Are the Green Party of Colorado

The Green Party is a political alternative for those committed to building a sustainable and just society. What makes Green politics different is a holistic, ecological outlook that recognizes the interconnection of all life and social processes, and that neither social nor environmental problems can be solved in isolation from each other. We pursue a broad conception of politics that embraces electoral efforts, the development of alternative institutions, education for empowerment, nonviolent direct action, and ecological lifestyles. We choose these issues based on the Colorado Green Party Core Values

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Proposal 009-15: Acknowledgement of Indigenous Nations

NOTE: The floor is now open for one week of Agreement Seeking (September 15, 2015). 1. Basic Info: Date proposed: August 31, 2015 Name of the sponsor(s): Sean Friend, Andrea Mérida, Bill Bartlett 2. Title:Acknowledgement of Indigenous Nations 3. Text of the actual proposal: WHEREAS, the platform of the Green Party of the United States states that... [Read more of this post]

Green Party of Colorado targets vulnerable seats, elects new officers

DENVER, CO – September 2, 2015 – At the annual statewide meeting held on August 29, 2015, the Green Party of Colorado (GPCO) has elected a new slate of officers, all focused on the goal of winning vulnerable seats in the state legislature and other partisan offices. GPCO’s new co-chairs are Bill Bartlett (re-elected) of Greeley, CO; Andrea... [Read more of this post]

Proposal 008-15: Chapter Accreditation

1.  Basic Info: Date proposed: August 23, 2015.  Passed August 29, 2015 Name of the sponsor(s): Andrea Merida, Bill Bartlett 2.  Title:  Amendment to the Bylaws: Chapter Accreditation 3.  Text of the actual Proposal: Article III, section 1 of the bylaws shall be amended to read: A Green Local must agree to: Accept the Ten Key Values and to manage... [Read more of this post]

Kinsey: Renaming McKinley is a step toward setting things aright

Note: it was announced on August 31, 2015, that Mt. McKinley in Alaska would be renamed “Denali,” the original name given by Native Americans. By Bob Kinsey Mt. Denali = Good. Mt. McKinley = bad. The name, Mt. McKinley just celebrates a President who began a war with Philippine Freedom Fighters and bent a war allied with Cuban Freedom fighters... [Read more of this post]

UPDATED: Annual Meeting 2015 Announced!! (including officer candidates)

The Annual Meeting of the Green Party of Colorado is coming at the end of this month!  On August 29, representatives from across the state will convene on the Corky Gonzales Library in Denver. For the Green Party voter, these meetings are important for a couple of reasons: First, you have an opportunity to meet with party leaders, and members from... [Read more of this post]

Distraction and Control

Two weeks, two news cycles, two stories that gripped the nation. Race and sexuality. Very personal issues. Definitely not topics that we want to disregard, or make light of. But what DIDN’T we talk about as a nation? Isn’t there something that happened recently that was demanding our attention? Oh, yeah! The TPP. NAFTA on steroids. “Obamatrade”. Didn’t... [Read more of this post]

Just Say No to Dynasty

With the de facto 2016 presidential primaries starting, the twin parties are already scrambling to decide which corporate “leader” they will be following off the edge of a cliff. There isn’t enough lipstick on the planet to make this group of hogs look appealing, but it won’t stop them from competing for their spot in the trough. Obviously we... [Read more of this post]

Institutions Matter: Why the Democratic Party Will Always Be a Dead End

We recently discussed some of the major differences between Democrats and Greens on this blog. Although the previous post outlined serious disagreements on policy matters, it did not cover the larger institutional and structural changes that divide the two parties. Greens support economic democracy. Democrats support a plutocracy with a few band-aids.... [Read more of this post]

Some Green Reflections on the 2014 Elections

A great many people out there are (sadly) predisposed to the idea that Greens are nothing more than a “second” Democratic Party that exists for no purpose except to gratuitously spoil races and ensure the Republican will win. Every time a Green runs for office, the same tired question is asked. “Aren’t you worried that you will suck votes away... [Read more of this post]

Colorado Dems Are Folding Already!

Democrats are Weak on Renewable Energy Reports are in that Senator Bennet (D) is ready to get on board with the Keystone pipeline.  Now, that didn’t take long, did it? Of course, this would NEVER be an issue with a Green in office. The GPCO Releases an Official Statement: Colorado families need jobs now, but the Keystone XL Pipeline’s promise... [Read more of this post]

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