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Volume 5 Issue 4
Winter 2001-2

Greens win a record 56 victories in 2001
Breakthrough City Council victories in Connecticut and Minnesota

Increased diversity among candidates top election results

The electoral success story of 2001 for the Green Party is its rapid growth on the local level. A record 56 Greens won municipal and county races in 2001, up 37% from the previous high of 41 in 2000. At the same time, the number of Greens holding elected office rose 55% to 124, up from 80 just a year ago.

Topping the November election results were double victories in Minneapolis, MN and New Haven, CT, where Greens won two City Council seats in each city.

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Green Party Emergence 2001: Federal Recognition, National Office & Staff and International Alliances

The development of the Green Party of the United States (USGP) is the result of long and deliberate grassroots organizing process, undertaken on a community-by-community and state-by-state level. The Green Party of the United States - a national network of 34 state parties - is the focal point of national Green organizing in the United States. [Full Article]

Green Party Receives Recognition of National Committee Status by FEC

On November 8th, 2001 the Federal Election Commission unanimously approved a request from the Green Party of the United States to be recognized as the national committee of the Green Party. This long-developing and much anticipated recognition is a major milestone in U.S. Green organizing, as U.S. Greens have gone from organizing local activist groups in the 1980s, to state Green parties in the 1990s, to a national Green Party in 2001. [Full Article]

Sunflower, the symbol of the Green Party

Green Party Statement on the Terrorist Attacks of September 11

The Green Party of the United States is shocked by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. We extend our deepest sympathy to those most personally affected by these horrific events. [Full Article]