Green Party of the United States

The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) is a federation of Green state political parties in the United States.[13] The party promotes green politics, specifically environmentalism; nonviolence; social justice; participatory democracy, grassroots democracy; anti-war; anti-racism and eco-socialism. On the political spectrum, the party is generally seen as left-wing.[6]

Green Party of the United States
Governing bodyGreen National Committee
Steering Committee
  • Ahmed Eltouny (NJ)
    Christopher Stella (LA)
    Rei Stone-Grover (MI)
    Garret Wasserman (PA)
    Margaret Elisabeth (WA)
    Tamar Yager (VA)
    Anita Rios (OH)
FoundedApril 2001; 20 years ago (2001-04)
Split fromGreens/Green Party USA
Preceded byAssociation of State Green Parties
Headquarters6411 Orchard Avenue, Suite 101, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
NewspaperGreen Pages
Youth wingYoung Ecosocialists[1]
Women's wingNational Women's Caucus[1]
LGBTQIA+ wing[2]Lavender Greens[1]
Latino and Hispanic wingLatinx Caucus[1]
Black wingBlack Caucus[1]
Membership (2021) 245,626[3]
Political positionLeft-wing[8][9] to far-left[10]
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Regional affiliationFPVA
Colors  Green
0 / 100
House of Representatives
0 / 435
State governorships
0 / 50
State upper chambers
0 / 1,972
State lower chambers
0 / 5,411
Territorial governorships
0 / 6
Territorial upper chambers
0 / 97
Territorial lower chambers
0 / 91
Other elected offices111 (May 2021)[11]}}
Appointed offices6 (Nov. 2019)[12]
Election symbol

The GPUS was founded in 2001 as the Association of State Green Parties (ASGP) split from the Greens/Green Party USA (G/GPUSA). After its founding, the GPUS soon became the primary national green organization in the country, surpassing the G/GPUSA, which was formed in 1991 out of the Green Committees of Correspondence (CoC), a collection of local green groups active since the year 1984.[14] The ASGP, which formed in 1996,[15] had increasingly distanced itself from the G/GPUSA in the late 1990s.[16]

The Greens gained widespread public attention during the 2000 presidential election, when the ticket composed of Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke won 2.7% of the popular vote. Nader was accused by Democrats of spoiling the election for Al Gore.[17] Nader maintains that he was not a spoiler in the 2000 election.[18]