How To Contact Your Representatives

The United States Green Party is unique in its political structure, priding itself on offering people a “non-party party.” The focus of the Green Party is to organize on a grassroots level, so the party comprises many small, local organizations that work under larger umbrellas of groups and federations. All aspects of the Green Party are committed to working toward decentralization of government, social equality, non-violence and ecological balance.

The Green Party National Committees

The Green Party has three national committees:

  • the Green National Committee (GNC)
  • the Green Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • the National Green Party House Campaign Committee.

The GNC is the committee recognized by the Federal Elections Commission and is, thus, the primary governing body of the Green Party of the United States. The GNC is comprised of delegates from each of the affiliated member party organizations and from recognized caucuses.

The Green Party has caucuses that are either accredited or applying for accreditation by the Green National Committee. Once fully accredited, a caucus is granted a delegate to the Green National Committee. Current caucuses include:

  • Lavender Greens Caucus
  • National Women’s Caucus
  • Black Caucus
  • Youth Caucus
  • Latino Caucus
  • Disability Caucus.

The GNC oversees all of the functions of the party on a national level and is in charge of electing a Steering Committee to oversee day-to-day operations for the party. The Steering Committee is comprised of the co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States (there are currently seven co-chairs) as well as the secretary and treasurer, all of whom are elected from the pool of delegates in the Green National Committee, which represents all of the member states. National conventions have been held annually since 2000, each hosted by a different city around the United States.

Green Party Organizations

There are separate Green Party entities that are related but that operate independently and with slightly different focuses. Some forward the Green cause through active political strategizing, specifically, trying to get meaningful national attention for the party and party members positioned to participate in high-level elections.

Other organizations focus more on grassroots activism and getting citizens to participate in government at all levels to encourage more democratic discourse and activity.

The party is growing at a rapid rate, fueled by a growing number of U.S. citizens seeking an alternative to the two-party system. There are 305,000 registered members. However, this number only reflects states that allow party registration.

Ballot access in the states has also opened up quickly. Thirty-one states recognize Green Party candidates on the ballot, while many other states accept write-in votes for Green Party candidates.