The DC Statehood Green Party is looking for progressives to run for elected office in 2018! In 2018, elections will be held for Mayor, City Council at-large, Congressional Delegate and a host of other local offices including Advisory Neighborhood Council seats are all up for election. To be competitive for these seats, candidates need to begin their campaigns early!
If you or someone you know is thinking of running, please sign up below and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Across the country, hundreds of Green Party candidates will be challenging the two corporate parties. This will be a great time for someone to learn the art of running for office, and a smart, energetic person can win. We are looking for people who are under-represented in elective offices such as women, African Americans, Latinx, Asian Americans, gays and lesbians, people with disabilities, and young people.
We are also looking for volunteers to work with the candidates so let us know if you're more interested in working on a campaign than running for office yourself.
Green office holders in 23 states and the District of Columbia are hard at work for the voters who elected them. They are creating public policy on important issues including civil rights, labor rights and a living wage, affordable housing, quality public education, alternative voting systems, community-based economic development, peace, and environmental health. They are opposing corruption, institutionalized racism, gentrification, police brutality, urban sprawl, fracking, and corporate power.
They are opposing urban sprawl, fracking, and expansion of corporate power. Green office holders ran to make an immediate impact on their communities as town council members, county commissioners, and school board members. These Greens reached out to voters of diverse backgrounds and brought together coalitions of community organizations and individuals to begin to reclaim their local governments.
*** The filing date is fast approaching for many city council races. Filing dates vary for municipal races. Please check with the DC Board of Elections. ***