DC Statehood Green Party
The DC Statehood Green Party is also referred to as The Statehood-Greens. It was formed on Dec. 31, 1970.
About the Party
The DGSGP's central goal is total and permanent control over their own government. They state that they are opposed to the present worldwide economic system with its poverty and injustice, and are working to end oppression based on class, sex, race, citizenship, national origin, age, ability, or sexual orientation. They believe that the power concentrated in big business and big government must be returned to the people. They reject violence as a way of settling disputes, stating that they wish to create a society in which war is obsolete. They state that, "the Earth sustains all life processes. Green ecology moves beyond environmentalism by understanding the common roots of the exploitation of nature and the exploitation of people." The DGSGP seeks a greater dispersion of governance with power and responsibility being restored to local communities within an overall framework of ecologically sound, socially just values and ways of living. They seek a new economics based upon the natural limits of the Earth, which meets the basic needs of everyone on the planet, and is under democratic, decentralized community control. The Statehood Green movement is profoundly inspired by feminism. They state that the ethics of cooperation and understanding must replace the values of domination and control. In the traditino of the Iroquois Indians, Statehood Greens seeks a society where the interests of the seventh generation are considered equal to the interests of the present. They state, "We must reclaim the future for ourselves and our children."
The party's motto is "Believing in the People".
The following were members of the Steering Committe in 2009:
National Party Delegates
DCSGP National Party Delegates (acting from 2008):
Alternate national delegates(acting from 2008):