“We must recognize that we can’t solve our problem now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power… this means a revolution of values and other things. We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together… you can’t really get rid of one without getting rid of the others… the whole structure of American life must be changed. America is a hypocritical nation and [we] must put [our] own house in order.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Report to SCLC Staff, May 1967.Read more
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is a government body charged with the reclamation and treatment of wastewater and flood water abatement in Cook County, to protect the health and safety of citizens and of area waterways. And who better to perform that vital task than Greens? The need for an uncompromising approach to environmental protection is one of the reasons for our existence.
Once again, we are fielding some outstanding candidates to run for District office: Tammie Felicia Vinson, Troy Antonio Hernandez, and Rachel Wales. Check out their profiles here.
The Illinois Green Party held its 2019 Fall Conference on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Illini Union in Urbana, IL. While the morning was devoted to internal party business and strategy for the party moving into the 2020 petitioning and election cycle, the afternoon featured a short session by FairVote Illinois, a panel on "What is Ecosocialism?" and a panel on "The Need for an Anti-Imperialist Peace Movement." (Video Links Below)
Thanks to Prairie Green Karen Aram, you can view the afternoon workshops from our October 23 Fall Conference, on What Is Eco-Socialism? and The Need for an Anti-Imperialist Peace Movement on YouTube here.Read more