Green Party of Santa Clara County

We are grassroots activists, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, nonviolent resisters and regular citizens who’ve had enough of corporate-dominated politics. Government must be part of the solution, but when it’s controlled by the 1%, it’s part of the problem. The longer we wait for change, the harder it gets. Don’t stay home on election day. Vote Green.

Our Principles

The Green New Deal

Learn about the Green Party’s roadmap to a sustainable society

Ten Key Values

View the core values that inform our positions and platform

Why a Third Party

Read about what is missing from our democratic system

Green's Four Pillars

Everything we do is based on our four pillars

Latest Blog

Volunteers try to clear a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage, blocking Vacha Dam, near the town of Krichim on April 25, 2009.    AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

The True Values of Earth Day

Earth Day is one of those events that everyone recognizes but few take to heart.  I know that I didn’t at first.  Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published the summer after I graduated from college.  We all understood the problem, but it wasn’t personal.  I even vaguely remember the smog deaths in Donora, PA from my early

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Youth Vs. the “Left” by – Jake Tonkel & Christen Corcoran Originally published in When it comes to the topic of climate change, nearly everyone on the millennial left (and a lot of the right) seems to be on the same page. Scientific evidence has demonstrated, our teachers have educated, nature itself is giving us

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National Priorities

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.” – Eisenhower, Chance for Peace, 1953. Our last US president to have been a career military general. When it comes to National Priorities,

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San Jose Creates New Clean Energy Department for 100% Renewable Clean Energy

San Jose Clean Energy, approved unanimously this May by the City Council, is a new program that offers a choice for more renewable energy at competitive rates with local control and benefits than currently offered by the investor owned utility, PG&E. Many cities in California have created their own Clean Energy alternative and San Jose is

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Injustice for All

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The United States incarcerates ~25% of the world’s prison population despite only having ~5% of the world’s population.  In the 35 years between 1972 and 2007, the rate of incarceration has ballooned from 161 to 767 per 100,000. The historical circumstances which have led to these frightening figures are wide and varied.  From increases in

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The Big Fat Fake Division

It’s the most familiar tactic in the history of manipulation-divide and conquer. The corporatized political parties that have been trading the football of the US Government back and forth for decades have successfully engaged the entire republic in a non-debate about something that has no divisive features. Their strategy of pitting sides against one another

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Green Money

Money is strange. It’s a portable, transferrable storage symbol for our energy, effort and expertize. It can indicate our rank, our cleverness at “playing the game,” or become a shackle to a life we no longer enjoy. Lack of it can impose profound misery and its distribution can create injustice, corruption and war; or peace

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The Violence of Oil and Gas Pipelines!

In 2016 the United States dropped bombs on seven, what are commonly described as “Muslim Countries”: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan. These military operations were justified by the Obama Administration as a war on terrorism or ISIS. Was “Terrorism” the true motive of these operations? Retired General Wesley Clark, West Point Valedictorian,

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Providing Some Context in the Age of Trump

In the wake of the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America, one of the first executive memorandums to don the signature of The Don was the one that gave express support to the previously stalled Dakota Access and Keystone XL (TransCanada) pipelines.  In any other context, any foreign

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