Green Party Ten Key Values

Ecological Wisdom
We recognize that the Earth sustains all life processes. Green ecology moves beyond environmentalism by understanding the common roots of the abuse of nature, the abuse of animals, and the abuse of people. Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves.

Social Justice
We want to replace the worldwide system of poverty and injustice with a world free of all oppression based on class, sex, race, citizenship, age, or sexual orientation.

Grassroots Democracy
We believe in direct participation by all people in the environmental, political, and economic decisions that affect their lives.

We reject violence as a way of settling disputes -- it is shortsighted, morally wrong, and ultimately self-defeating. We work to create a world where war is obsolete.

Power and responsibility must be restored to local communities within an overall framework of ecologically sound and socially just values and lifestyles.

Community-based Economics
We seek a new economics based upon the natural limits of the Earth which meets the basic needs of everyone on the planet under democratic, localized community control.

Feminist Values
The Green movement is profoundly inspired by feminist values. The ethics of cooperation and understanding must replace the values of domination and control over others.

Respect for Diversity
We honor the biological diversity of the Earth and the cultural, racial, sexual and spiritual diversity of the Earth's people. We aim to reclaim this country's finest ideals: popular democracy, the dignity of the individual, and liberty and justice for all.

Personal and Global Responsibility
We are committed to global sustainability and international justice through political solidarity. We strive to create personal lifestyles based upon sufficiency and living lightly.

Future Focus
Like the Iroquois, we seek a society where the interests of the seventh generation yet to come are considered equal to the interests of the present generation. We must reclaim the future for ourselves and for our children.

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  • commented 2017-06-20 12:13:44 -0500
    The majority of society live in a Patriarch-driven model and taking a Feminst approach provides a equalizing factor. It also allows for men such as myself to think about roles women play in our everyday lives and how they affect and should not only be involved but at the forefront in decisions. I support the Ten Key Values, but many times when I hear Greens talk they will bring up the infirmed and needy.
  • commented 2017-05-19 17:25:02 -0500
    I agree with earlier comments regarding Feminist Values. This term is dividing and unfortunately gets associated with “men are jerks and who needs them” attitude – instead of the “equality for all”.
  • commented 2016-11-28 12:10:15 -0600
    Would like to see the following adjustments to this platform. 1. Balancing the feminist and patriarchial values so that there is an equal of these two powers. Both are needed but we don’t need one power over the other. 2. Where are the disabled and infirm in this platform. I’m surprised that our needs are not addressed.
  • commented 2016-07-09 17:12:30 -0500
    Recovering democracy from the establisment oligarchs, I think, is the single most important issue which is basic to all others on this list. If we the people control then we can debate and decide for ourselves (rather than have oligarchs decide for us).
  • commented 2016-06-28 15:35:53 -0500
    I agree with most things on this. I don’t agree that non-violence is available always. I think most wars are unnecessary. Yet, there are times when it might be necessary to go to war. I think a lot of people that are on the left and want to leave the Democratic party would be able to consider seriously supporting the Greens if this were changed.
  • commented 2015-12-26 03:39:11 -0600
    I am in total agreement with this platform
  • commented 2015-02-11 10:31:44 -0600
    I agree with Kat. Although it is clear that women have been disadvantaged throughout history and continue to be so, there are many other groups that are also discriminated against and that deserve a voice. Feminism is too narrow. Equality for all should be the real goal.
  • commented 2014-11-23 11:28:40 -0600
    Can we change “Feminist Values” to “Egalitarianism”, which is what we really mean is it not?