Volume 5 Issue 4
Greens win a record 56 victories in 2001
Increased diversity among candidates top election results
Breakthrough City Council
victories in Connecticut and Minnesota
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
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.
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.
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.
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.