Active citizens are the antithesis to corrupt power.
Social change is made through engagement. If you want to change society, you have to go out and change it. This may seem obvious, but all too often people think that society will change just through education, thinking good thoughts, or treating each other better. These are important, but they’re not the final answer. Sooner or later we have to work together to get funding for a citywide recycling program, stop an incinerator, defeat some toxic waste dealer in an election, or make sure that a ballot initiative gets passed. This is political work in its truest sense, and this is the primary reason for the Greens’ existence.
We demand public financing of elections, open debates, and representative voting systems.