The Green Party of Rhode Island was founded in Providence in 1992, just eight years after the first U.S. Green party in Maine, and just two years after the Green Party of Alaska became the first to win legal status. Rhode Island Greens were present when 12 state parties joined together in 1996, in Middleburg, Virginia, to found the national Association of State Green Parties (ASGP), and again in 2001 when ASGP became the Green Party of the United States. In fact, while our members have always been local activists first, they have served in key national positions including national secretary and international committee chair, and have represented U.S. Greens at meetings in Australia, Canada, Italy, and the Dominican Republic.
The Green Party's core principles include Ecology, Equality, Democracy, and Peace. We are a state affiliate of the Green Party of the United States.
Fighting for ecology and justice
Just like other political parties we sponsor candidates for office, but some of our most important work comes between elections, when we do grass-roots organizing on issues the other parties ignore. We fight fossil fuel pipelines and promote wind and solar. We're working to end police profiling and brutality, and put a stop to racial discrimination. We advocate your right to privacy and civil liberties. We oppose mass surveillance, and would end mass incarceration. We support legalization of marijuana (cannabis) and hemp. We are against war, and support the peace movement in Rhode Island. If you agree with us on these issues, you can help!
We don't accept any corporate donations
YOU CAN HELP! In a state where money dominates politics, the Greens are the only political party which accepts no money at all from corporate donors. That means we can honestly advocate for the people—and for the Earth. We don't have a lot of money, so we rely entirely on financial support from people like you. DONATE TODAY!