Green Party Imperial County

Platform


The Green Party Imperial County  platform express the Green Party's Ten Key Values as they apply to the public policies that affect our lives.  

Ecology and Earth Stewardship

As Greens we understand humans are but one part of the ecosystem with a unique responsibility.

That responsibility is to develop an understanding of environmental sustainability and to live and promote those practices that support it. Ecologically sound principles of living can guarantee protection for the Earth and all its people.Our commitment to ecological wisdom leads us to take natural systems as a model for human interaction.
 
The interconnectedness of all things has helped us to realize that our practices of generating waste separate us from natural systems; in nature degraded matter is decomposed and returned to the web of life as nutrients.
 
Our commitment to environmental justice has helped us to understand that in a closed system we all live downstream and downwind. Of special importance is the need to rectify the practice of toxic racism.

Animal Farming



Biocides
California Clean Air
Energy
Ethical Treatment of Animals
Forestry Practices
GMOs and Cloning
Green Chemistry
Green Science
Nuclear Contamination
Ocean Protection
Organic Farming
Protection of the Atmosphere
Recycling
Toxic Wastes
Transportation
Urban Land Use
Water Planning
Wildlife

Community-Based Sustainable Economics

The keystone of the Green Party's economic program is community-based economics.

As an alternative to an economy owned by either government or gigantic corporations, Greens favor a Jeffersonian model with ownership and control spread as widely as possible among Californians.

Another key value for establishing our economic program is ecological wisdom. We stand in contrast to the dominant political perception that our nation can have either economic vitality or ecological sanity. It is our firm belief that these entities are not mutually exclusive.

The Green Party is focused on creating a new economy. The two major parties legislate with the goal of serving the special interests that control them. The result is small variations on the theme of maintaining the status quo.

So long as the focus of our economy is on profit and corporate growth, we will not be able to protect and respect ourselves and our resources.

We must shift our focus to people, sustainability, and economic justice

Budget
Focus
Incentives
Insurance
Livelihood
Tax Reform

Democracy and Electoral Reform

We are committed to mobilizing the participation of large numbers of people at the local level and we challenge the notion that only experienced politicians and expert bureaucrats are needed in Sacramento and Washington.

Grassroots democracy, one of the Green Party's 10 Key Values, is a type of democracy in which we, as individuals and as communities, create our own futures, design our own lives, determine our own priorities and, thereby, exercise the fullness of our humanity.

Our goal is direct, participatory, grassroots democracy centered around deeply democratic community assemblies and bioregional confederations.

To accomplish this goal, our current focus is on proportional representation. It will give voters more choice, allow more voters to vote for winners, and break up the two-party monopoly, which discourages participation.

CA Elections and Budget Reform
Corporations and Democracy
Electoral and Campaign Finance Reform
Government Secrecy
Initiatives, Referenda and Recall
Intelligence Agencies
Proportional Representation

Peace and Non-violence

This category of our political program addresses a broad spectrum of the causes and effects of violence: from individual acts of violence to institutionalized acts of violence, and beyond, into our foreign policies that, too often, lead to armed conflict.

The Green Party advocates a fundamental change in the way we socialize our citizens, structure our institutions, and relate to the planet and its people.

Means and ends are inseparable.

If a nation, and a people, prepare for violence, they will create a violent world. Conversely, if they prepare for peace, that is what they will achieve.

Peace is not just the absence of violence, it is a willingness to resolve conflict in a constructive manner with a spirit of good will and respect.

Disarmament
Economic Conversion
Foreign Policy
International Trade Agreements
Militarism of Youth
Peace Dividend
Third World Debt
Violence in Society

Social Justice and Livable Communities

The society Greens are creating sees an intimate connection between our rights as individuals and our responsibilities to our neighbors, our communities and the Earth.

The balance between our rights and responsibilities grows out of processes that promote the maximum participation of everyone in the decisions that affect our well being, our economic security, our social and international policies, and the way we live our lives.

While much must be done in many areas to provide a decent and secure life for everyone, the key to these improvements lies in creating real social justice for all in a manner that will endure.

We are committed to establishing relationships that honor diversity and that support the self-definition and self-determination of people.

We will work to confront the barriers of racism, sexism, heterosexism, class oppression, ageism, and the many ways our culture separates us from working together to define and solve the common dangers we face.

Affirmative Action
Arts and Culture
California Secrecy
Child Care
Criminal Justice
Disability Rights
Drugs
Employment
Environmental Justice
HIV and AIDS
Health Care
Homelessness
Housing
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Immigration
Mass Media and Free Speech
Native Americans
Population
Public Education
Reproductive Rights
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression
Social Safety Net
The Elderly
Unions
Women's Rights
Workplace Safety
Youth Rights