Green Party Ideology: Environmentalism
Green Party Website: www.gp.org
The Green Party of the United States is a federation of political parties in the United States for environmentalism, nonviolence, social justice participatory grassroots democracy, gender equality and LGBT rights and against war and racism. On the political spectrum, the party is generally seen as on the left.
The GPUS was founded in 2001 as the evolution of the Association of State Green Parties, which was formed in 1996. After its founding, the GPUS soon became the primary national green organization in the country, eclipsing the Greens/Green Party USA, which formed in 1991 out of the Green Committees of Correspondence (CoC), a collection of local green groups active since 1984.
The Greens gained widespread public attention during the 2000 presidential election, when the ticket composed of Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke won 2.7% of the popular vote. Nader was vilified by many Democrats and even some Greens, who accused him of spoiling the election for Al Gore, the Democratic candidate.
The Green Party currently has no Governors, members in Congress, or members in state legislatures.