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We Believe in:
Grassroots Democracy- Greens believe in direct participation by all citizens in the environmental, political, and economic decisions that affect their lives.
Social Justice- Greens find the worldwide growth of poverty and injustice unacceptable. All persons should have the right to benefit from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.
Non-Violence- Greens believe it is essential to develop alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence at all levels. We believe that state-sanctioned violence is morally wrong and ultimately self-defeating.
Ecology- Greens recognize that humans are not separate from nature, we are part of it. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the limits of the ecology and resources of our communities and our planet. We must be good stewards or we will reap the consequences.
Sustainability- Greens believe our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term thinking. Every generation should seek to leave the planet no worse off than when it was bequeathed to them.
Economic Justice- Greens believe extreme disparities in wealth and concentrated control of assets and resources are inherently undemocratic, and that economic insecurity destabilizes all levels of society.
Decentralization-Greens believe that centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization.
Gender Equality- A social system based on rigid gender roles and status inequality is unhealthy for both sexes. Greens call for a more cooperative model, without typecasting, building respectful, positive, and responsible relationships that free all members of society to live up to their full potential.
Diversity- Greens believe that together, we can be greater than the sum of our parts. We value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious, and spiritual diversity and promote respectful relationships across these lines.
Responsibility- Greens believe we must be the change we want to see in the world. We encourage individuals to take responsibility for the well-being of their households and their communities.