GreenSaintPaul's goals are to elect principled, grassroots candidates to city offices, to create practical improvements in city policy and support bottom-up neighborhood projects that improve life in Saint Paul. Our efforts are fueled by the desire to live in a city that can meaningfully address issues in a way that reflects core values that many of our neighbors share: grassroots democracy, social and economic justice, environmental wisdom, and non-violence.
Click here to learn more about an important opportunity to get improved recycling and curbside composting in Saint Paul. We're calling on the Mayor and the City Council to include these improvements in the budget process going on right now.
The Green Party of Sant Paul worked hard to collect signatures and work with other organizations to pressure the City Council to adopt Ranked Choice Voting in 2009. The introduction of Ranked Choice Voting in Saint Paul presents a great opportunity to get more people involved, and bring the vision, values and ideas of the Green Party to Saint Paul city government.
We ran several candidates for local offices in 2011 to challenge incumbents in elections that would otherwise feature no voice advocating for our principles and demanding something better than the status quo. Our candidates earned second place in three elections (looking at first-choice preferences). We created a platform for improving Saint Paul, knocked on thousands of doors, and earned thousands of votes to support a progressive vision for a better city.
Please read about our platform and values by clicking the tabs above, and sign up to join us as we continue working to improve city policy and support grassroots candidates for office.
Lena Buggs is hosting another fundraising party for Johnny Howard Friday night from 5:00 to 7:00 at Golden Thymes!
The address for Golden Thymes is:
At our endorsing meeting on Sunday, August 4th, we endorsed Johnny Howard in St. Paul’s Ward One City Council election. This is a special election triggered when the incumbent resigned in the middle of a term. With no incumbent, the race in Ward One is wide open. Johnny is a strong candidate with name recognition from the last election and an active grassroots campaign.
"We’re thrilled to endorse Johnny Howard for Ward One City Council" said Vanessa Vogl, Party Co-chair. "He will fight for economic justice, responsive government and safe, healthy environment. Through 29 years in St. Paul, Johnny built deep relationships and tangible, positive outcomes in the neighborhood. His record shows that he will listen, work hard and put people first as Ward One’s next councilmember."
We hope you can join us in February for a great speaker and discussion -
Coleen Rowley, a former FBI agent and one of the 2002 Time Magazine persons of the year, will be speaking at the 4th Congressional District/St. Paul Green Party meeting on Sunday, February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Mississippi Market Coop on West 7th Street - 1500 West 7th Street, St. Paul, 55102
Coleen will be speaking on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and how the “war on terror” affects our civil liberties.