The Green Party supports livable wages, universal health care (Medicare For All), repeal of Citizens United, free higher education, student debt forgiveness, full reproductive rights for women, human rights for all immigrants and for LGBTs, and racial justice.
Members of the Green Party can be found at fracking protests, rallies to save public transit, Healthcare for All meetings, pride marches, at the occupy movement – we’re all over the place working for progressive values. We hold a monthly general assembly meeting to discuss events and strategy.
The Green Party of Allegheny County is the local chapter of the Green Party of Pennsylvania and the Green Party of the United States. We're the party for "We The People," the health of our planet, and future generations instead of the One Percent. We welcome all those who refuse to accept a choice limited to the Two Parties of War and Wall Street.
Why a Third Party?
Third parties can force progress on political issues. The American political system contained many vigorous and powerful third parties throughout the late 18th and 19th centuries. They forced the major political parties to pass significant anti-monopoly legislation back then, among other things.
The presence of viable alternatives keeps Americans involved in our democratic process. Third parties can turn major parties out of power, as Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party played a key role in 1912 in wresting the White House from 20 years of unchallenged Republican supremacy.
When major parties have become unresponsive to the needs of the people, a third party can quickly become a major party, as happened in the 1850's when the powerful Whig party quickly collapsed and was replaced by the newly formed Republican party.
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