WELCOME
This is the South Central Illinois Green Party home page.
This local is affiliated with the Illinois Green Party (effective April 2003).  www.ilgp.org
In turn, the Illinois Green Party is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States.  www.gp.org


On July 14, 2012, at its national convention, the Green Party of the United States
 selected its candidate for President of the United States:
 
Dr. Jill Stein
jillstein.org
 
The Green Party also selected its nominee for Vice President:
 
Cheri Honkala

If you live in the ___ U.S. Congressional District in Southern Illinois,
you have the opportunity to vote for a local candidate:

Paula Bradshaw
bradshaw4congress.org


WHY DO WE NEED THE GREEN PARTY?

THE GREEN PARTY ACCEPTS NO MONEY FROM CORPORATIONS.

THE GREEN PARTY IS THE ONLY POLITICAL PARTY THAT REFUSES MONEY FROM CORPORATIONS.

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The two-party political system is corrupted.

 

Bank bailouts

War

Killing of U.S. citizens by drone

Gerrymandering of election districts

Corporate welfare

 

It is time for real change.

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The following was reported by Democracy Now on Thursday, January 19, 2012:

"Study: 30 Companies Spent More on Lobbying than on Taxes:
A new study has identified 30 leading U.S. corporations who have spent more on lobbying Congress than they have on paying taxes. According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, the so-called "Dirty Thirty" paid no federal income taxes while spending more than $475 million on lobbying over a three-year period. Twenty-nine of the firms actually collected tax rebates, and 22 of the firms used offshore tax havens."

democracynow.org

"Report: Romney Hides Millions Through Tax Havens
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney continues to face scrutiny over his vast personal fortune ahead of the South Carolina primary. ABC News has revealed Romney has hidden tens of millions of dollars in offshore tax havens in the Cayman Islands. Romney is said to have invested more than $33 million in more than a dozen funds listed in the Caymans, while his former company, Bain Capital, holds 138 accounts there. Although Romney would still pay U.S. taxes on any investment income, the use of the tax havens would grant him other financial benefits including greater foreign investment."

democracynow.org

 


For more information about the local chapter,
contact us at this cyberaddress: scigreens@gmail.com

or by snail mail: P.O. Box 411, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864



PEACE and PROGRESS