As Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter
said, "in a democracy, the highest office is the office
of citizen." Being a citizen is not a static office,
rather it demands that we willfully engage in determining
the fate of our country. To do that, in America, we must vote.
We are fortunate to have the right
to vote for our elected leaders and it is our duty to take
advantage of that right. Without our progressive vote America
you don't vote as a form of protest, consider this fact:
if 25% of those Californians eligible to vote (but
who didn't vote in November)
had turned out and voted Green, we'd have a Green Governor,
Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General,
Treasurer, Controller, and Insurance Commissioner right now.
Many progressives register "decline
to state" to protest the democrats and republicans. Unfortunately,
"decline to state" says nothing about your values
to the elected representatives, so it is an ineffective form
of protest. For all your elected representatives know, you
may be disappointed that the country is not far enough to
If you agree with the ten
key values of the Green Party, and you would like to send
that message to your elected representatives, registering
Green is an effective wake-up call. The Green Party is the
only growing political party in the United States, and is
getting higher percentages of the vote in every election year.
We have over 155,000 registered Greens in California, and
over 60 Greens in elected office. The Green Party is becoming
an effective voice for progressives, and will become a louder
and stronger voice with increased voter registration.
Registering Green is a vote that
counts all year. And remember, when elections come, you can
vote for whomever you wish.
To vote in an election, you must register
at least 15 days before that election. You can either pick
up a voter registration form at U.S. post offices, any branch
of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and
at many other governmental offices.
You may register to vote if:
- You are a United States citizen.
- You are a resident of California.
- You are at least 18 years of age
(or will be by the date of the next election).
- You are not in prison or on parole
for conviction of a felony.
- You have not been judged by a
court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote.
To have a voter registration form mailed
to you, call 1-800-345-VOTE.
a voter registration form in English.
Para hablar en Español, llame a
obtener una forma en Español.
For other languages, visit the Secretary
of State's website.