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2019/2020 Call For Green Party Candidates

Would you like to see changes in public policy?

Do you want a government that reflects your values?

Are you inspired to take action to make your community a better place for everyone to live?

Do you imagine a world where people, planet and peace are more important than profit?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then we need YOU to run for office with the Green Party!

The Green Party is looking for qualified candidates to run for elected office in 2019 and 2020. We are seeking candidates with a bold Green vision and the desire to run a successful campaign. We want candidates who are ready to engage in a mission that will help build the base of our party and advance the values and platform of the Green Party.

Ideally, candidates will achieve success in their campaign and be prepared to serve their communities with integrity and accountability as a Green elected official.

We are encouraging Green Party members everywhere to step up and run for office. Seats around the nation are on the ballot, including city council positions and school board seats. These municipal-level races are winnable and we need to build a base of local Green officeholders to help support even bigger wins in the future.

Candidates who start early on their campaigns have a better chance of success and that’s why it’s important that you get started right away. Filing dates are fast approaching and the time for action is now.

Across the US, Green Party candidates will be challenging Republicans and Democrats in the upcoming elections. We need leaders with experience at public speaking, administration and planning. It is helpful to have a comprehensive understanding of financial reports and budgets.

The Green Party is especially interested in candidates who are members of under-represented populations. We are seeking women, members of the LGBT+ community, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, people with disabilities and young people to join us as we advocate for better public policy and a brighter future.

Green Party officeholders nationwide are currently working diligently to represent the voters who elected them. Greens are helping to craft policy on important issues including civil rights, a living wage, affordable housing, alternative voting systems such as Ranked Choice Voting, peace initiatives and ordinances that will protect our environment.

Our elected officials are standing with the people in opposition to serious issues like urban sprawl, fracking and the expansion of corporate power and control. These Greens are reaching out to voters of diverse backgrounds and are bringing together coalitions of individuals and organizations in their communities in order to improve and strengthen their local governments.

The Green Party has a powerful vision for a better America, but we can’t realize that vision without you.

We urge you to join us in this important effort and become a Green Party candidate for office today. We need your skills, energy and passion for making the world a cleaner, kinder and more sustainable place for all of us to live.

To get started on your journey as a Green Party candidate, please contact the Coordinated Campaign Committeeat to get started today!

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David Doonan


  1. SocraticGadfly SocraticGadfly June 21, 2019

    If I do announce my candidacy for an office, does it get tweeted by the national party Twitter account?

    Did I say that out loud?

  2. SocraticGadfly SocraticGadfly June 21, 2019

    So, if I do announce a run for something, do I get an official Tweet from the GPUS Twitter account?

    Did I say that out loud?

    (And, if this looks like a repost, it looks like the site may be having WordPress comments issues again.)

  3. paulie paulie June 22, 2019

    if this looks like a repost, it looks like the site may be having WordPress comments issues again.

    Nope, same old issue. If I am not around to manually flush cache frequently your comments are there but you and many others may not see them immediately until I flush it. We never actually solved that problem, I just started doing so more often.

  4. paulie paulie June 23, 2019

    If I do announce my candidacy for an office, does it get tweeted by the national party Twitter account?

    Not sure. Running for nomination against other members of the same party, and for the only office which involves voting nationwide rather than within one state, is inherently different from running for some local office somewhere. Assuming any candidates of either kind get mentioned, there should be some clear criteria available to all candidates and would-be candidates how to qualify for that (this also assumes that not every inactive candidate gets a mention).

  5. Jake Leonard Jake Leonard June 27, 2019

    I know they’re wasting their time in Illinois. You had your eight years as a major party and you squandered it. THEN you lost major party status in the 12th Congressional District after Paula Bradshaw made sure to maintain said status until it was ruined last fall. Your elected members in Jackson County also lost their re-election bids.

    You’re just wasting your time now – not just for 2020, but for 2022 and other elections in Illinois.

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