Green Party Ten Key Values–Best Version

I have seen several versions of the Green Party Ten Key Values.

I have only seen this version once, on a flyer given to me by the Humboldt Green Party. It’s my favorite version:
gp 10 key values best version

Grassroots democracy

We must increase public participation at every level of government to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them.

Ecological wisdom

We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet.

Social justice and equal opportunity

We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and heterosexism, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law.

Nonviolence

We will work to demilitarize our society and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naïve about the intentions of other governments. We promote nonviolent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community, and global peace.

Decentralization

We support a restructuring of social, political, and economic institutions away from a system that is controlled by and mostly benefits the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system.

Community based economics

We support decently owned and operated companies which are socially responsible, as well as co-operatives and public enterprises that spread out resources and control to more people through democratic participation.

Feminism

We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control, with more cooperative ways of interacting which respect differences of opinion and gender.

Respect for diversity

We believe the many diverse elements of society should be reflected in our organizations and decision-making bodies, and we support the leadership of people who have been traditionally closed out of leadership roles.

Personal and global responsibility

We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.

Future focus and sustainability

We must counter-balance the drive for short-term profits by assuring that economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies are responsible to future generations who will inherit the results of our actions.

Jacob Bloom

Jacob Bloom

Editor, Artist, and Writer at Green Ops
jacob@greenops.info
Jacob Bloom

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