Identity is an important part of each individual's personality. It makes us who we are and impacts how we interact with friends, family, co-workers, and our significant others. The Green Party has been a longtime advocate and supporter of different groups whose identities would otherwise be marginalized in our society.
With this in mind, we encourage Green Party members to join a national Green Party caucus.
There are two reasons for this. First, people of various identities sometimes have a better grasp of issues that significantly would impact their caucus group. For example, women would naturally better understand issues regarding healthcare that might be overlooked by men and would therefore be able to report to the state party specific policy goals and issues that they feel the Green Party of Rhode Island should support. In another instance, Latinx members might better grasp immigration and multilingual access issues that English-speaking Greens might not.
Second, Green Party caucuses exist to help build and strengthen working-class strength and solidarity in the face of a government system that works to prevent these efforts. They help Greens teach each other how to build coalitions in their state and create what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called "the beloved community".