The Green Party is an independent political party that is part of a global Green Movement committed to a shared set of values: Peace and Nonviolence, Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy and Social Justice.
Green political parties and movements exist in many countries around the world. Many of these have signed onto the Global Greens Charter and work cooperatively through networks and partnerships.
Green Party of the United States (GPUS)
In the United States, the Green Party exists as a federation of state Green Parties, which have adopted these 10 Key Values:
Social Justice and Equal Opportunity
Feminism and Gender Equity
Respect for Diversity
Personal and Global Responsibility
Future Focus and Sustainability
Most states in the U.S. have a Green Party presence or a state Green Party. Currently, there are over 150 elected Greens in 19 different states. The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) has adopted a comprehensive national platform.
Maryland Green Party
The Green Party is officially-recognized as a political party by the state of Maryland. In Maryland, all Green Party candidates appear on the general election ballot along with the other officially-recognized parties (Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians).
In 2018, there are Maryland Green Party candidates running for public office in various counties throughout Maryland.
Baltimore Green Party
Greens value “decentralization,” which means that decision-making should occur, as much as possible, at the most local level.
To that end, the Baltimore City Green Party is a network of local Baltimore Green Party members who are working to implement the Green Party's values in Baltimore. Meetings are held monthly and are always open to new members.