Why I'm Green

Why are you a member of the Maine Green Independent Party?

Is it our Ten Key Values?  Our refusal to accept corporate donations?  Our commitment to peace, justice, and the environment?  Share your reasons below, and if you like, include a headshot so we can see your beautiful face!

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  • @aicram62 tweeted link to this page. 2014-05-11 15:15:40 -0400
    I'm proud to be a Green, follow the link to find out why! http://www.mainegreens.org/why_i_m_green?recruiter_id=51716
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-11 15:15:40 -0400
    I'm proud to be a Green, follow the link to find out why!
  • endorsed 2014-05-11 15:13:58 -0400
    No Corporate Donations is my number one beef, because that effects my ability to participate and effect other issues in my government.
  • endorsed 2014-05-10 07:09:01 -0400
    Ten reasons why I’m Green:

    1: Because I believe in a financial policy that taxes all American’s fairly based on income without gaping haven loopholes and uses those taxes to provides a strong social safety net

    2:Because I believe eating locally is better for our bodies, our environment, our communities, and our wallets

    3:Because I support an expanded and more efficient public transportation service

    4: Because I miss the bees

    5: Because climate change is real

    6: Because I believe ‘The Market’ can still flourish financially with reasonable regulations and oversight

    7: Because I support education over the route memorization of standardized tests

    8: Because I support the right to choose your family composition. This includes the right to marry the partner you love regardless of race, religion, sex, or gender. This also includes the right to plan and manage your family size by reasonable and convenient access to birth control and if necessary abortion services.

    9: Because I believe Freedom of Religion applies to everyone equally, regardless of what your religion is.

    10: Because I believe in us as Americans; I believe that Greens can lead compassionately but decisively and that America can flourish under Green leadership. Because Green means Growing.
  • endorsed 2014-05-09 21:54:25 -0400
    The Green party is the rising evolutionary form of political expression in terms of office holding, and expresses my view of the necessary progression: Honor, Truth, Justice, Peace, with the preceding category being a necessary condition for the subsequent one.
  • endorsed 2014-05-09 16:15:14 -0400
    The Green Independent Party hasn’t been bought yet. We still have a chance for real reforms that aren’t driven by corporations or the wealthy.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-09 16:12:49 -0400
    I'm proud to be a Green, follow the link to find out why!
  • endorsed 2014-05-09 16:12:15 -0400
    I joined the Party in 2000 when I lived in Florida and Nader ran on the Green Party ticket. It was not Nader who got me to join, but rather it was Nader running for a Party I never heard of and looked into and read the 10 Key Values and their platform and I knew I, someone who was not a political person, had found my home. I joined to uphold the activism arm of the Party and still do. I think the amazing thing is that this movement [as this Party was founded on an environmental movement in Europe, where today between Wales and England there are 1,800 Green Party candidates running!] has lasted 30 years in the US despite no Corporate money, a Corporate owned media that keeps people from knowing of us and a 2 Party system that makes rules and laws to make it almost impossible for us to get and keep ballot status! Plus it connects me to some of the most amazing like minded people all over the US and in over 100 countries. That in itself in this world is amazing. If you look into most of the activism organizations in Maine [where the first Green Party meeting was held in 1984] you will find that most of them are headed up by Greens. So when you see a Green running in your area remember we are the voices of change. Come join us. Green and Growing! Love,jacqui
  • endorsed 2014-05-09 15:53:44 -0400
    I’m a Green because we need to build an alternative system of power that refuses to play by Wall Street’s rules of “politics as usual.”
  • endorsed 2014-05-09 15:53:28 -0400
    Ralph Nader ran for POTUS in 2000 and tricked me into thinking he was a Green, so I became a Green too, and here we are today. I’m still a Green and Ralph Nader is still Ralph Nader.
  • @dc_us tweeted link to this page. 2014-05-09 15:46:51 -0400
    I'm endorsing Maine Green Independent Party. Please join me! http://www.mainegreens.org/why_i_m_green?recruiter_id=90