Become a Member of the Illinois Green Party

Interested in joining the Illinois Green Party? Sign up using one of the options below, or see our Membership FAQ for more information!

As the only established political party in Illinois that does not take corporate donations or dark-money PAC/501 contributions, we rely on membership dues to fund our operations. Members may pay dues monthly ($10/month minimum) or annually ($60/year base level, with a $12/year low-income option).

Dues payments above the minimum level will be used to sponsor low-income memberships, so please consider a larger dues payment if your income allows!

There are two circumstances in which we cannot accept donations from someone, which are minors and undocumented individuals.  In these cases, we offer a dues exemption, which provides full membership rights to those who meet one of these conditions.  To join with a dues exemption, click here.

Benefits of Membership

  • Nominate and vote for candidates in ILGP officer elections
  • Vote on the recognition and endorsement of ILGP candidates
    Submit and vote on changes to the ILGP Platform and Bylaws
  • Join in the founding of new local Chapters of the ILGP
  • Join and vote in local Chapters of the ILGP (unless otherwise provided by local Bylaws)
  • Join, lead, or found Committees of the ILGP, and vote on Committee decisions (unless otherwise provided by Committee rules)

WHY DUES?

Howie Hawkins (Green Party Co-Founder, 2020 Presidential Nominee) and Bruce Dixon make the case for the Green Party to become a dues based membership organization.

If you are unable to access the webpage or make online payments, a paper registration and a check for annual dues payment ($60/year or $12/year for low-income members) may be sent to:

Illinois Green Party
213 S Wheaton Ave, Suite LL3
Wheaton, IL 60187