10 Key Values

The Green Party is based upon 10 Key Values. The first four below are our Four Pillars of the Greens. These values guide our vision and our day-to-day decisions.

Social Justice
Everyone should share in the fruits of our society regardless of gender, race, sexual preference, class, age, or disability. We work for a world in which all can live free of fear and discrimination.

Ecological Wisdom
Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves. We advocate stewardship of our resources for the continued health of our communities and our planet.

Grassroots Democracy
Citizens have the right and responsibility to participate in the environmental, political, and economic decisions that affect their lives.

Nonviolence
We reject violence at all levels of society, from the family to the nation. We promote peace by working for justice and by advocating non-violent resolution to conflict.

Decentralization
Concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few contributes to social and economic injustice as well as environmental destruction. We call for the return of local decision-making within an overall framework of ecologically sound, socially just values.

Community-Based Economics
Greens seek a new economics based upon the natural limits of the earth, which meets the basic needs of everyone on the planet, and is under democratic, decentralized community control.

Gender Equity
The Green movement is profoundly inspired by feminism. We call for an ethics of cooperation and understanding to replace the cultural values of domination and control.

Respect for Diversity
We honor the biodiversity of the Earth and the cultural, sexual, and spiritual diversity of Earth’s people. We aim to reclaim this country’s finest ideals: popular democracy, the dignity of the individual, and liberty and justice for all.

Personal & Global Responsibility

Greens are committed to global sustainability and international justice through both political solidarity and personal lifestyles, based on ecological principles and democratic values.

Future Focus/Sustainability
For the sake of “the seventh generation,” we seek to create a society which meets the needs of everyone within the natural limits of the earth.