Green Party is the Only Growing Political Party.
THE GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New statistics compiled by the non-partisan Ballot Access News in its September issue www.ballot-access.org show that in the last two years the Green Party is the only national political party in the U.S. to gain registered members.
All other parties lost members, ranging from an 18% loss for the Reform Party to a 0.03% loss for the Republican Party. During this time, the Green Party gained a whopping 27.7%. The only other nationwide category to gain was unaffiliated voters, which grew by 6.7%.
"These statistics show that among political parties, only the Green Party speaks to the great disaffection that so many Americans have with big-money politics as usual," said Green Party Political Coordinator Dean Myerson. "While disenchantment and cynicism drives citizens to the unaffiliated category or even out of the voting booth, only the Green Party is flourishing."
Since the 2000 election, the Green Party has been recognized by the Federal Election Commission as a National Committee, giving Greens the same status as the Democratic and Republican parties. In 2002, the Green Party is running nearly 500 candidates nationwide, almost twice its previous high. These include 15 candidates for governor and many more for Senate, House, state legislature, and over 200 for local office.
152 Greens hold local office throughout the United States.