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Your Vote For The Green Party Matters!
The Democrats Have Abandoned Democracy
We've heard all the manipulative cliches from Democrats:
"Protest votes are a waste"
"The Green Party can't win"
"There are only two choices in this election"
"Don't waste your vote"
"Grow up! Don't be selfish!"
Democrats have adopted dismissive rhetoric to shame others into voting for what they don't want. They don't care what's important to you, they want you to vote for what's important to them. Your values, conscience and issues crucial to you are dismissed with an arrogant conceit. These are people, living in a country with a democratic election process, that will with a straight face, tell others that they 'have no choice' but to vote for the Democrat, whether you like it or not. They're telling others that it's irresponsible to vote ones own principles.
One must be accountable to them for ones vote.
Good bye Democracy, who would have thought the Democrats killed it.
Who Is The People's Voice?
As the Republican party has lurched further into the ideologically loony cornfield of the white male paranoid desperation that Donald Trump represents. The Democrats have tacked more and more conservative to fill the void. This development has left us with essentially two Republican parties. The far right and alt-right, conspiracy theory fueled hate party and, the corporate friendly, moderate Republican party, masquerading as the Democrats.
- This political reality has assured that there is no meaningful systemic change for the people. Income inequality is becoming set into the societal construct.
- Environmental issues will not be addressed in a purposeful way.
- Systemic racial/ethnic injustice become simple campaign rhetoric, not serious policy issues to be addressed.
- Universal Healthcare becomes little more than a pipe-dream.
- Poverty remains a generational reality.
- War becomes normalized and non-ending.
- The Democrats will continue to joyfully serve Wall Street and the corporate lobby.
Democrats will tell us that due to the threat of Donald Trump, we have no choice but to vote for them, it's too dangerous to vote your own standards and ideals, you have no moral right to choose what's important to you.
Don't fall for it.
It's simply an emotionally manipulative scheme to get your consent for the status quo Democrats represent. Your vote is your voice, don't let them take it.
Now Is The Time
Since the Bernie Sanders insurgency was hi-jacked, derailed, snatched out from under us, by the Democrats and media's institutional misconduct in favor of Hillary Clinton. The Green party's tagline has become "It's up to us".
It's up to us to hold our values in the face of vote shaming and ridicule, fear of Trump, and the mockery of status quo conformists.
There is no better time to vote 3d party than now. The two major parties are at their lowest popularity in modern history. The candidates they present to us are the two most disliked candidates in recorded history.
They'll ask: "Why vote for a party that can't win?"
'Winning' is relative. 5% of the national vote gets the Green party matching Federal funding for the next national election cycle. That gains greater party visibility, and easier access to the debates stage, and ballot access in all fifty states. It assures better choices in coming elections, 2020, 2024.
5% is a major win if the Green party can accomplish it.
It's up to us.
This is a big picture long sighted process. The critical issues our country faces will not be addressed and corrected in this election cycle, or the next. But, we need to start the process of addressing them now, it's critical. What we do know is that the Democrats and Republicans will not address these critical issues in a prescient manner, not in a way that satisfies we the people. A vote outside the the political box speaks loudly to the Democrats saying "we're tired of being ignored by you."
You can be heard in this election.
You're wasting your vote by voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
Swallow hard, say a prayer, make this election, 2016, the election that you took a stand and said "no more!" and voted for your values.
The Green party platform can be found here
You'll be on the right side of history.
Green Party Roots
Update - July 13, 2017
Jill Stein and the Green party garnered almost 1.2 million votes as of late Wednesday morning (Nov. 9th). That is the most ballots cast for the Green party Presidential ticket since Nader/LaDuke in 2000.
Sadly the Greens fell far short of the 5% threshold for matching Federal funding and ballot access in all 50 states. However, the trend is optimistically upward. Greens received approximately 3 times the votes they gathered in 2012, and 7 and half times the votes they got in 2008. Do not let status quo, centrist Democrats tell you Greens need to start locally first, they already have. We can be local and national simultaneously.
Here is a list of Green party elected office holders as of July 1, 2017.
Stay in touch with the Green party here. There is a year and a half until mid-term elections, there will be Green candidates on the ballot in 2018. Let's keep the momentum.
One Love, Duane Townsend