Seattle Greening | To The Left

People that help each other are harder to commodify; this is why Extractive Capitalism divides us. Greens are a collaborative coalition party worldwide. Let’s work together!


Alternative Parties in Washington State need to collect “wet” signatures to get on the Ballot. Our SOS insisted on physical signatures during a pandemic; Greens made that happen!

Volunteer with the Green Party!

Posted on October 8, 2021 by Green Party of Washington

The Green Party is governed by our principles and values, and unlike the corporate political parties, we do not accept — and are not influenced by — corporate cash. Our platform is based on our values of peace, sustainability, grassroots democracy, and justice for all. We aim to broaden the scope of political discourse and reshape the political process.

We are currently forming teams for each of the volunteer options in our recently updated Volunteer Form. We want to make good use of your skills, knowledge, interests, and time to support the Green Party at state and local levels.

Your efforts make a direct impact on the growth and success of our party, and we look forward to working with you!

Please complete or update our revised Volunteer Form available at – and contact us to suggest other volunteer options.

Jody Grage, Volunteer Coordinator


Become a GPWA member, check your membership status, or renew your membership today!

Rules of Decorum. How we communicate is important. We are comrades. You can speak your truth and also maintain community safety. Human beings make mistakes. Response Able people are accountable.

Restorative Justice invites us to examine our actions, correct our own behavior, and move forward with sincere intention to repair any damage we have caused. The whole planet needs Restorative Justice.

Mutual Aid is a purposeful exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit. Mutual aid networks focus on positive social connections for the general welfare. EcoSocialists promote Mutual Aid because it is fundamental to natural law, functional families, and healthy communities.

People that help each other are harder to commodify; this is why Extractive Capitalism divides us.

Summer of Autonomous Zone 2020 [News Clip from KOMO]

Interview with Angela Walker staffer Ashley

Please send those Ballot Petitions in ASAP! There is a limited time left before our meeting with Secretary of State! We must gather signatures either in person or have supporters print, sign, then mail them to the state PO Box.

Got stamps? Support the US post office and mail us your petition!

Green Party of Washington, PO Box 70493, Seattle, WA 98127

Protect Yourself and Your Community

Here’s a brochure about our party:
Here’s a printable copy of the Hawkins/Walker platform for reference:

Green Candidates: Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker


7-11-2020. Howie Hawkins is the Green Party candidate for President of the United States in 2020. Howie was the first candidate to run on a fully developed Green New Deal in 2010. The Ecosocialist GND connects an Economic Bill of Rights to jobs, income, housing, health care, and education in an expansive plan to reconstruct the economy for climate justice and economic safety; the plan promotes 100% clean energy by 2030.

His book, ‘The Case for an Independent Left Party‘ serves as a guide for ecosocialists who want to actually change the capitalist system, not merely lobby the capitalists’ political representatives in the Democratic Party.

On his campaign website, an extensive Platform Summary describes his two primary political goals, “To build the Green Party as an activist and viable opposition to the two-capitalist-party system of corporate rule,” as well as “to put our ecosocialist program for real political and economic democracy, civil liberties, social justice, ecological sustainability, and peace on to the public agenda.”



Angela Walker is a veteran activist with decades of experience working for racial and economic justice in social movements, unions, and was an independent socialist candidate in the past. Angela is the Green Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2020! She has a background in education, is a Union worker, and was part of the ‘Occupy’ movement. Angela Walker is the mother of one, and the grandmother of five. She is a fierce advocate for the rights of Black, Brown and Indigenous people, the LGBTQIA community, Labor rights and the rights of Earth itself.

© Collin M. Smith Portrait Photography

Thank you to the hard working team of grassroots organizers who put this event together online as well as all of the state presidential nominee delegations. The Green Party of Washington State uses a Ranked Choice Voting method, and in the final round gave 3 delegates to Dario Hunter/Darlene Elias campaign and 2 delegates went toward our winning nominees.

Ballot Access for Washington State?

Please help the Green Party get our candidate on the November ballot in 2020. Gathering physical signatures in a very short window of time to qualify during a pandemic is an onerous process in Washington State. Many states have allowed electronic signatures, and many states qualify to make ballot at lower percentages. We want your help, but we also want you to stay safe and healthy. If we do not make the ballot, the option to ‘write in’ Howie Hawkins is still there, but many Greens and independents will abstain.

Print Out the Ballot Access Petition

Trees for Seattle

Trees for Seattle!

Starting July 13, 2020 free trees and planting info/guidelines will be made available from the city.

From the Trees for Seattle page at

“Evaluate your planting site and this year’s tree options. Select the tree best suited for your space.

  • Backyard space? Choose the largest tree appropriate for the site to maximize the benefits to your yard and neighborhood.
  • Planting along the street? Review the minimum planting strip width requirements before selecting your tree.
  • Under power lines? Select one of the power line approved trees that reaches a maximum height of 25 feet.

The power line approved trees are the most popular species we offer. Please apply for power line approved trees only if you are planting under power lines.”

Young Ecosocialists needed. The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission is recruiting, interested? Applications must be in by July 13,2020. Details about openings here.

The UFC Position #10 is a “get engaged” position.

“The Get Engaged program places young adults ages 18-29 on the City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Get Engaged commissioners serve a one-year term starting September each year.
Acting in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council, commissioners help shape policy decisions, make recommendations, and provide citizen participation in city government. Started in 2001, Get Engaged is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders and advocating for the influence of young voices in city affairs.”

Love, Rage, Rebellion. Seattle

From XR Seattle: Learn more about the state of the climate emergency and what we can do about it. In this online meeting you will hear details regarding the state of our planet’s quickly change climate, along with the impacts it has to the environment. Then, we will explore the alternative approach Extinction Rebellion offers compared to what has been tried for the last 50 years. I look forward to seeing you.

<<<We’ve started to design some new actions for the post-lockdown future, so we hope you’ll join and share your ideas. Most of these plans will not be discussed on social media or even in email. The way to become involved is to participate in our meetings. >>>


Wednesday July 8, 6-7pm PST
Zoom Meeting ID: 988 6687 4544

Not Green Lantern, comic book nerds.

Seattle City Council Jumpstart Vote

Seattle City Council just voted 7-2 for a big business tax that will raise at least $214+ million dollars annually. The JumpStart legislation will provide relief to workers, families, and small businesses, and will fund energy-efficient, affordable housing and Green New Deal investments. This is a real step toward reversing Washington’s regressive tax system, and a downpayment on Seattle’s Green New Deal.”- 350Seattle

Thank you for gathering signatures Greens! From allies at TaxAmazon: Yesterday, Seattle City Council took the final vote to pass an Amazon Tax that will raise well over $200 million per year to fund affordable housing….

Clearly this is a huge win, raising over four times more than the Amazon Tax that City Council passed and then repealed in 2018. This time they did not cave to the corporate pressure, and instead voted to empower the citizens of Seattle. This was a hard won victory (shout out to Transit Rider’s Union), one that deserved more than lip service the first time around, and riding on the crest of this victory, the movement needs to decide what to do next to maximize empowerment for the grassroots.

On July 8th, (Wednesday evening) the followup TaxAmazon Action Conference will be at 6pm on zoom (link here). Check out the resolution proposed by the Tax Amazon Coordinating Committee here, and please join this important discussion!

“Amid the coronavirus lockdown, local governments everywhere are rolling out budget cuts. Corporate politicians hope to make working people pay for this crisis while wealthy businesses like Amazon make record profits and Wall Street gets trillions in bailouts. In Seattle, our victory signals a reversal of this trend. This is an offensive victory to expand progressive funding for working people’s needs, rather than the attacks on public services being brutally carried out by political establishments across the country. Now is the time to spread this victory across the country. We saw this happen with the $15 minimum wage — let’s make it happen with Tax Amazon! Our rallying cry everywhere must be: NO to austerity and attacks on public services! Tax big business and the rich, not working people!


The GPSEA Grassroots A.F. Our highest compliment- Job well done!

Tax Amazon

“Last Wednesday, July 1st, the Seattle City Council voted 7-2 in its Budget Committee for a tax on Amazon and big business that will raise an estimated $240 million annually! This is a historic victory for working people and the direct result of the pressure of our grassroots movement which collected 27,000 signatures for an independent ballot initiative in just one month.

We won something truly groundbreaking on Wednesday, but the battle is not over yet — at this pivotal moment, our movement must remain vigilant in fighting against every corporate loophole until the last hour and ensuring the City Council finalizes the Amazon Tax at meeting.

In 2018, the City Council unanimously passed a similar Amazon Tax, only to repeal it weeks later. The only way to defend our Amazon Tax and prevent future attacks from big business is to keep up the pressure with the threat of our independent ballot initiative!

This weekend, we know that big business will be holding closed door meetings, using every tool at their disposal to try to stop, weaken or delay our Amazon Tax. This includes rolling back the two amendments our movement won to strengthen the legislation by adding $40 million in additional funding and removing the ‘sunset clause,’ which would insert an expiration date on our progressive tax. We absolutely cannot afford to slow down. 

We need all our supporters to go ALL OUT this weekend to smash our goal of 30,000 signatures. That’s why we’re hosting a FINAL MEGACANVASS this weekend to collect as many signatures as possible!

The Democratic establishment politicians and the corporate media are, of course, attempting to erase the role of our Tax Amazon movement in this victory. Check out this op-ed by Councilmember Sawant in The Nation which sets the record straight and share it on social media.”

Several of us are collecting signatures for this effort in full pandemic regalia, hand sanitizer, the works while we also collect for ballot access and an emergency Washington Single Payer health plan.

Green Party Primary 2020

Let’s get Ballot Access Greens. Send those petition signatures in! Don’t let a little pandemic keep us off the Washington State Ballot. We are not Libertarians, we can’t just throw money at signature gatherers, okay?

“2020 Annual National Meeting and Presidential Nominating Convention

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we must hold a virtual convention online.

July 9, 2020 – July 12, 2020
Presidential Nominating Convention: July 11th, Noon-8pm Eastern Time
$100 registration fee

Members of the media may apply online for credentials to cover this event

Green Party US is grateful to the Detroit Green Party and Wayne State University, who were originally going to host this year’s convention. They have been gracious partners as we have navigated this unprecedented situation. We look forward to convening in Detroit in a future year.

We are hard at work developing a convention format and tool suite to hold a democratic, deliberative and inspiring event to launch the Green Party’s general election campaign.

This will take substantial resources and so we still request delegates and those who otherwise would have attended in Detroit to contribute a registration fee as usual.

In case you missed our Washington caucus results:

Dario/Darlene : 3 WA delegates.

Howie/Angela: 2 WA delegates.

More details for our delegates.

The Collaborative Left? Yes, please

Fight back against the Divide and Conquer tactics that oppress, repress, and suppress new solutions. Build bridges, don’t burn crap down in your own backyard, who does that really serve? Just keep swimming.

Movement for a People’s Party solidarity events on July 11th and “Building a Broader Coalition”

On the national front, Movement for A People’s Party is planning several direct actions on July 11th to appeal to legislators with their slate (everyone’s slate) of demands from the people. Their 3rd Party vision is shared by so many of us. In reality the systemic barriers of the Duopoly create a ceiling seemingly close enough to touch, but not to break through.

From Shelby at MPP to GPSEA: “We are having a nationwide rally to demand multiple progressive policies. Medicare for all, climate change, and better covid relief. This is set for July 11th and Seattle is not on the map. Which it should be. We have to stand outside our reps homes and demand they help us. I am reaching out because I am sympathetic to your cause and want to extend the offer to be a part of the movement so we in Washington can demand our rights too. That and any sister organization you are in talks with. I would like this to serve as an open dialogue to plan a socially distant rally. If your group is interested.”

This is happening at the same time as our Green Party Primary, but for those of us who are not delegates this year we encourage you to observe, participate, and report back at the August GPSEA meeting.

Solidarity starts at home Seattle Ecosocialists. Let’s support our allies.

Movement for A People’s Party:

Seattle People’s Party:
Socialist Alternative Seattle: [email protected].
Washington Progressive Party:

Ballot Access 2020

A note from Green Party of Washington Ballot Access Coordinators:

GPUS and GPWA are now urgently collecting the petitions required to gain WA State election ballot access & status for the Green Party for the 2020 federal elections.
WA State denies the Green Party automatic access to the WA State election ballot and imposes a voter petition requirement on the GPUS.

We are now reaching out to you and your friends and co-workers to help collect 2,000 voter signatures before 25 July 2020 to qualify the Green Party for the WA State election ballot in November 2020.

Only currently registered voters in WA State can sign these petitions and they must sign with their full name as that name is recorded on their County Elections Dept voter registration and they must use their residence address as that address is recorded on their County Elections Dept voter registration (even if they moved to a new address but did not officially notify their County Elections Dept of their new address).
A copy of the WA State Petition is provided below this email for you to print out as a paper copy (only paper printout petition forms are acceptable), and there is also a website link provided from where you can print the petition too.  Please print copies of this petition and have your registered voter family, friends, and workmates sign the form now.

 Download the Green Party Nominating Petition here

Important – Send your completed petition form before 25 July via postal mail to:Green Party of Washington, PO Box 70493, Seattle, WA 98127  
As a follow-up contact to this email we will telephone you soon to remind you of the urgency for this petition gathering effort by all Green Party supporters and friends in WA State (unless you inform us via email that you do not need a tel call).  For any questions or assistance, please reply to this email address.

We look forward to a very effective and successful WA State election ballot access petition gathering effort with you.
Thank you for your support and involvement in the GP US and the GPWA.”

 Herb Camet, Jr., M.A., PCV
Member, Coordinating Council of GPWA