The Denver Greens is a local chapter of the Green Party of Colorado. We work to further the mission of the Green Party through activism and participation in electoral politics. We follow the Green Party Ten Key Values and use these principles for guidance and inspiration.
- Grassroots democracy
- Social justice and equal opportunity
- Ecological wisdom
- Community-based economics
- Feminism and gender equality
- Respect for diversity
- Personal and global responsibility
- Future focus and sustainability
The Green Party is a political alternative for those committed to building a sustainable and just society. What makes Green politics different is a holistic, ecological outlook that recognizes the interconnection of all life and social processes, and that neither social nor environmental problems can be solved in isolation from each other. We pursue a broad conception of politics that embraces electoral efforts, the development of alternative institutions, education for empowerment, nonviolent direct action, and ecological lifestyles. We choose these issues based on the Greens’ core values.
Green Politics is dedicated to pursuing a broad range of issues from energy, transportation and environment to health care, labor issues and the rights of indigenous peoples. Fundamental reform of government and the electoral system to empower citizens and restore and protect democracy is an important part of Green activism. We believe that resisting free trade treaties like NAFTA and MAI and addressing wealth inequalities in our society is essential to protecting our democratic rights.
Denver Greens Officers
Laura Clark, Co-chair (lclark.gpco at yahoo dot com)
Andrea Mérida, Co-chair (send email)
Julie Bañuelos, Co-chair (send email)
Erik Troe, Secretary
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