Future Focus for the Green Party (an open thread)
October 31, 2008 in Green Party Watch
Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente both state that they are in this race to build a movement. Others have said that a vote for McKinney & Clemente is a vote toward party building and movement building.
Where is the Green Party heading? How has 2008 been different than 2004? How does 2008 impact 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012?
It has been pointed out that Green Party candidates in America have declined in numbers compared to other Parties, particularly the Libertarians, but how do you explain the growth of Green Party candidates in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, the heartland of America? How does this “heartland” growth coincide with the perception that the Green Party is now the Black, Brown and Green Party (with Red Socialism tucked inside…)? Will we see a surge in candidates over the next two years?
Where will the Green Party fit in the post-election political landscape? With the Wall Street Bailout and looming Peak Oil, will New Urbanism, Sustainability, & Local Economics become key issues that the Green Party can wrap around? Will the war(s) ever end? How will the Green Party influence the urgency of health care, alternative energy, and green jobs? What about the housing crisis? will the Green Party be offering solutions that resonate with the American people?
What should Greens in America do?
Here is Head Roc, Change in America:
This is an Open Thread (but aren’t they are?), please speak your mind.