Around the world, May 1st is recognized as International Workers'
Day, or "May Day," — a time to honor the labors of everyday people,
along with their struggles and sacrifices to win fair compensation for
that labor, to the right to participate in decisions that affect their
work, their communities and their lives.
But even now, the corporate parties' power structure demands
workers and their communities constantly lower their expectations for
economic and political democracy, even as the wealth of billionaires
skyrockets and the planet burns.
to the Green Party today so we can elect and re-elect
Greens who empower people's movements, instead of smothering them.
to the Green Party so we can continue electing mayors, representatives
and more who are committed to making worker co-ops and
living wage, union jobs the standard across this country as part of a
Green New Deal.
today because the reason our candidates have the
integrity to demand these transformations is the same reason we rely
on your support: We reject all corporate contributions. We always have
and we always will.
You won't find another political party with ballot lines across the
country and a platform that reads like this:
The Green Party seeks to build an alternative economic system
based on ecology and decentralization of power, an alternative that
rejects both the capitalist system that maintains private ownership
over almost all production as well as the state-socialist system that
assumes control over industries without democratic, local decision
making. We believe the old models of capitalism (private ownership of
production) and state socialism (state ownership of production) are
not ecologically sound, socially just, or democratic and that both
contain built-in structures that advance injustices.
Instead we will build an economy based on large-scale green
public works, municipalization, and workplace and community democracy.
Some call this decentralized system 'ecological socialism,'
'communalism,' or the 'cooperative commonwealth,' but whatever the
terminology, we believe it will help end labor exploitation,
environmental exploitation, and racial, gender, and wealth inequality
and bring about economic and social justice due to the positive
effects of democratic decision making.
We think that's a beautiful vision, fitting a beautiful day. We
hope you agree.
The Green Party of the United States
P.S. May 1st comes but once a year but you
can support worker power every month by becoming a Green Party Monthly
Sustainer! Pick the monthly contribution that works best
for you and it will have a huge impact on Green organizing and