Introduction to the Maine Greens and The Maine Green Party
The Maine Greens are a group of forward thinking individuals and organizations involved in a wide variety of social, environmental, and political issues. They are held together by a common understanding of The 10 Key Values, the philosophical guide posts of the Green Movement. Although "Greens" are generally thought of as environmentalists, the fact is that true movement in the environmental sector means that ALL sectors of life must work in harmony if we expect to reach sustainablity as a species. The difference between the Maine Greens and the Maine Green Party arises from the fact that there are many Greens who don't relate to the political process at all.
Tom Roberts has a few words on the Maine Greens or Maine Green Party Isn't the whole discussion silly? question
The Triad - The Maine Greens are attempting to integrate the party and movement aspects of the greens into an approach called The Triad, a three part way of looking at what all of us are doing and how our various work interacts synergistically.
Issue Brochures - We have found a popular and useful way of talking about the issues has been to provide information which address---on an issue-by-issue basis---many of the topics that define Greens.
Green Council Meeting Notes and contact information is also becoming available on-line.
The History of the Maine Green Party. - Much of the early background and history of the organization, and how they have arrived at their current positions can be found in this doc
The Maine Green Party achieved ballot status on December 21, 1994, after having received 6.6% of the vote in the gubernatorial election. According to state law, 5% of the vote total in the previous election for governor or president is required to achieve and maintain ballot status in the State of Maine. Currently, the Maine Green Party is challenging the current Ballot Access issues here in Maine.
The Maine Green Party Convention was held in Winthrop on May 18 1996. There they adopted The Maine Green Party Platform 1996 and nominated Ralph Nader as their Presidential Candidate
John Rensenbrink - Co-Founder of the Green Party and former Independent Green U.S Senate Candidate. Here is a collection of his writing, some background, and information on the senate campaign
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