Please join the Missouri Green Party for our State Convention in Springfield, MO on August 10 - 11 for two days of events, workshops and a presidential forums to forward our vision for A Green New Deal and an ecosocialist Missouri.
Black, openly gay, the son of an Iranian immigrant and Jewish, The New Republic has called the Green Party's Dario Hunter “as diverse as candidates come.”
On April 2nd, voters in Texas County elected a Missouri Green to the health board.
Missouri Green Party Members are coordinating extinction rebellion actions between April 15 - 22, 2019.
The United States’ experiment in democracy was founded on settler colonialism, white supremacy, slavery, heteropatriarchy and domination by propertied classes. The undemocratic aspects of the electoral system go beyond the direct and indirect denial of the right to vote, they include a set of institutions that diminish the public’s capacity to elect representatives who reflect their interests and propose measures for a democratic vote. Some of these institutions allow the wealthy to have out sized voices relative to those of the broad working class. Others maintain and strengthen the status quo, such as unfair electoral districting practices. A massive overhaul of the electoral system could lay the foundations of a truly democratic society only if there were simultaneous efforts to overcome oppression in terms of class, race, gender, sexuality and disability.
As you go into the polls on Tuesday, remember that the Missouri Green Party has endorsed Amendment 1 (Clean Missouri) and 2 (New Approach Missouri's medical marijuana amendment), and opposes the other two medical marijuana amendments (Amendment 3 & Proposition C). Amendment 2 is the constitutional amendment that allows patients to grow their own plants at home and the tax on the cannabis goes to help veterans. Amendment 3 funds a research center controlled by the Amendment's wealthy backer and Proposition C is a change to state law that can be overturned by the state legislature. The Amendment with the most votes wins so it's important to vote only for Amendment 2.
On Friday November 2nd, Democrat Claire McCaskill's campaign manager contacted Jo Crain, the Missouri Green Party candidate for US Senate, to ask her to concede to help McCaskill beat Republican Josh Hawley. Jo courageously declined and pointed out in her video response that she is the only progressive option in the 5-way US Senate race. The Democrats do not own your votes!
Often the Green Party gets criticized for running top ticket candidates. Critics say that we should focus on electing local candidates first. Besides the fact that we think our candidates are actually better than the others running, we have two main strategic reasons for running these top ticket candidates:
If Don Fitz for State Auditor or Jo Crain for US Senate receives over 2% of the vote, then the Missouri Green Party's statewide ballot access gets extended to 2022. Having statewide ballot access allows us to run candidates up and down the ballot, all over the state, without having to gather signatures.
Our ballot line is one of our most powerful tools for raising the public consciousness about the critical issues that the other parties ignore thus to bring in new working class people to organize with us. The statewide candidate campaigns at the top of our ballot line are our largest platforms for broadcasting our message.
Don Fitz has used his State Auditor campaign to envision how the little known State Auditor's office can shine a light on many of the most pressing issues in our state and help make change. Read below how electing Don Fitz as State Auditor will help Missouri house our veterans, improve education funding, make the case for decriminalization of marijuana, challenge the state use of pesticides and herbicides, and prepare for Medicare-for-all.
On October 4th, 2018 the Kansas City- Heart of America Green Party chapter voted to endorse a ‘yes’ vote on Proposition B in the November 2018 General Election. A ‘yes’ vote supports increasing the state's minimum wage each year until reaching $12 in 2023 and then making increases or decreases based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.
The KC-HOA Green Party recognizes the efforts put forth by communities of workers to push this initiative to the ballot. Proposition B is aligned with the Missouri Green Party’s State Platform which demands, “Jobs for all at a living wage. Provide jobs for all that pay living wages as determined by the local community for all workers.” (Economic Plank 3a., 2018).
KC-HOA Greens will continue to support laws and policies which value the well-being of individuals and communities above corporate profits. While we support the increase in minimum wage that will affect thousands of Missourians across the state, we do not think this type of change sufficiently addresses the failures of this economic system which is based on greed and the exploitation of people and planet. KCHOA-Greens continue to work for our vision of an eco-socialist future of justice for the people of Missouri.
For more information:
Kai McCoy, Communications and Outreach Officer
The Missouri Green Party held our Summer 2018 Convention on August 18th in Boonville, MO. At the convention, party members from around the state discussed and voted on a number of important issues.
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