About Us

The Green Party of Minnesota (GPMN) is a grassroots organization dedicated to the values of the international Green movement. The GPMN strives to build a society in which all can lead full and productive lives in harmony with each other and with nature. The movement is inspired by the interrelated Four Pillars of Ecological Wisdom, Nonviolence, Social and Economic Justice and Grassroots Democracy.

Green Party Positions

The GPMN and its endorsed candidates accept no contributions from corporations or political action committees (PACs). The Green Party of Minnesota stands for:

  • The development of clean and sustainable sources of energy to replace ecologically harmful energy sources
  • An economy that keeps dollars in the community, making them more self-sufficient and self-reliant
  • A society in which wealth and power are distributed broadly¬≠ rather than concentrated in the hands of a few
  • The promotion of family farming over corporate farming, and organic farming over chemically-dependent practices
  • Land use policies that promote mass transit and pedestrian neighborhoods over urban sprawl
  • Respect for Native American treaty rights
  • A woman's right to full reproductive choice
  • Vigorous public action to combat discrimination on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation
  • Legalizing marriage for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons by applying the same standards and requirements as applied to different-sexed couples.
  • Waste management policies that place their highest emphasis on waste reduction
  • An international trade policy that promotes the rights of labor and protection of the environment worldwide

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  • commented 2014-10-08 12:46:06 -0500
    I’ve never voted for the Greens, despite my agreement with many of their positions. The barrier has been in the casual acceptance of anti-semitism by the Green Party. Cynthia McKinney’s anti-semitic ravings were lah-de-dah for the Greens, or worse.

    Today I looked at the Green Party site, hoping to find an understanding that the Green Party was wrong to endorse McKinney. A clear repudiation of anti-semitism would have gone a long way toward making up for past errors.

    I found nothing at all about anti-semitism per se. I did find, the Green Party position on Israel-Palestine. It’s boilerplate anti-semitism, a restatement of traditional Christian-Muslim Jew-hatred, with some adjustment for the times. Arabs are “natives,” regardless of their places of birth or residence, while Jews are “foreigners” regardless of their places of birth or residence. Arabs have the right to form states as they see fit, but Jews do not have such a right. Arabs have the right to immigrate to whatever countries in which they seek to establish residence, but Jews do not have this right. Arab violence against Jews, never happens, or is justified. The word “subhuman” seems to be out of favor. Apart from that, I see nothing that any traditional Christian or Muslim, Jew-hater would find troublesome.

    I don’t regard anti-semitism as a minor, insignificant issue. I will never vote for any Green Party candidate.
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  • signed up 2014-04-08 15:36:53 -0500