Greens hold elected office all over the United States, in cities large and small, suburban and rural areas, working with the people they represent and other elected officials to enact Green ideas into real policies on the ground. Currently almost 140 Greens are holding elected office across the nation. While, to date, most elected Greens are working at the municipal and county level and don’t get a lot of publicity, the changes they are making are very real. Greens’ independence from the two capitalist parties and their corporate sponsors allows our elected officials to take strong stands for the people they serve.
We also run hundreds of candidates across the country during each election cycle. These candidates are directly challenging the political power structure and bringing important issues to the table that are too often ignored by the candidates of the major parties. They get our name out in their communities, provide a focus for local Green groups, and attract new people to join the Party. And with the help of people like you who are ready for real change – whether they volunteer, donate, run for office, or simply vote Green - we’ll be electing more and more people to higher and higher offices in the future.
It takes special grit to put yourself out there and go head-to-head with corporate money. The folks who run as Green Party candidates represent our party to the public and are on the forefront of our party building efforts. Please explore this section to see elected Greens, Missouri Green Party's past candidates, current candidates, and learn about becoming a Missouri Green Party candidate!