Green Party Voter Guides

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.  Continue reading

Vote Jo Crain for US Senate!

  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! Continue reading

Vote Don Fitz for State Auditor!

  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. Continue reading

KC Greens Endorse Proposition B

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: www.greenskc.org Kai McCoy, Communications and Outreach Officer Kchoa_outreach@missourigreenparty.org 816-226-7496

2018 Summer Convention Recap

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. Continue reading

Senator McCaskill Delivers The Funds For The Racist Anti-Immigrant Machine

  Democrat US Senator Claire McCaskill is proud that the National Border Patrol Council (the Border Patrol union) endorsed her over Republican Josh Hawley. The Border Patrol is part of the same Orwellian Government bureaucracy that is locking up children on the border and demanding to see the papers of Hispanic-looking people on public transportation around the country. The Council’s endorsement states: “In 2018, we endorsed Donald Trump for president because he was tough on borders and strong on enforcement. We’re endorsing Claire McCaskill now for the exact same reasons.” Part of the Council's endorsement of Trump included this gem: "Mr. Trump is correct when he says immigration wouldn’t be at the forefront of this presidential campaign if months ago he hadn’t made some bold and necessary statements. And when the withering media storm ensued he did not back down one iota." Yes, the Council was referring to Trump’s racist campaign kick-off speech calling Latino immigrants rapists.   Continue reading

State Platform Completed!

  After a year of our Platform Committee's hard work, the membership at the August 2018 State Convention voted in six remaining planks to our State Platform! All party members had the opportunity to be involved throughout the process by joining Platform sub-committees, sending feedback on draft planks, participating in local chapter feedback on draft planks, and finally during the discussion& voting at the convention. We appreciate every one of you who put work into this project, especially the many committee members! Huge thanks to Don Fitz for leading this effort through to the end and ensuring that we came out of the 2018 convention with a full Platform!  Continue reading

Missouri Voters Deserve Balanced Election Coverage

Freedom of the press is one of the keystones of American democracy, but how can we have a democracy when the press fails to lend a voice to ALL qualified participants in these midterm elections? Continue reading

US Senate & State Auditor Candidate Debates

  On Friday September 14, 2018, Green Party statewide candidates Jo Crain for US Senate and Don Fitz for State Auditor will face-off with candidates from the other parties in the first debates of the General Election season! This is the second time our statewide candidates have been able to join the debates since we gained ballot access. [Pictured above is Don Fitz at the 2016 debates] The debates are hosted by the Missouri Press Association and will be held Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, 191 West Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146.   Debate times: 1:30 pm State Auditor Debate 3:00 PM US Senate Debate   Check our Facebook Page for updates on how you can watch the debates live. If you miss the debates, you can watch them later on the Missouri Press Association's C-SPAN page.    Continue reading

Great Green Pesto Feast - 9/16/18

One of the best vegan dinners in St. Louis is coming up! Join us for the 28th Annual Great Green Pesto Feast Sunday, September 16, 2018, 6-8 P.M. at Brentwood Congregational Church, 2400 South Brentwood Blvd (at Litzsinger/Eulalie) 63144 Continue reading