What does the Green Party stand for?
The Arlington Courthouse Greens welcome all persons who are committed to the Green Party’s Ten Key Values:
- Grassroots Democracy
- Social Justice
- Ecological Wisdom
- Community-Based Economics
- Respect For Diversity
- Personal & Global Responsibility
- Future Focus & Sustainability
How are you related to the national Green Party?
The Arlington Courthouse Greens are a local Green Party that is affiliated with the state Green Party of Virginia (GPVA). GPVA is affiliated with the national Green Party of the United States (GPUS).
Who have you run for office?
Josh Ruebner ran for County Board in 2006 AND 2007 and for state delegate in 2009. His campaigns addressed numerous issues, including health care and the environment, but focused on the lack of affordable housing in Arlington County. John Reeder ran for County Board in 2008 and 2009, garnering 23% and 32% of the vote in those years. Kevin Chisholm ran for County Board in 2010, and Miriam Gennari ran for School Board, garnering 23% of the vote. then Audrey Clement ran for Arlington county board three times, attaining nearly 31 percent of the vote in one of those years.
Why vote for a third party?
Ideas advocated by third parties often have been adopted by the two major parties. Examples include the progressive income tax, direct election of Senators, female suffrage, unemployment compensation, Social Security, eight-hour workdays, and the abolition of child labor.
How do I get involved?
Please check out how to get involved or drop us a line at info[at]arlingtongreens.org.