Building Political Power Independent of the Democratic Party: The Case for an Independent Left Party


Join North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) members at the Chapel Hill Library, room C, for our ongoing series of presentations in 2019 on the history of effective left-wing political parties in the US. Victories for labor and social justice that we all take for granted today were not won by congressional, judicial, or executive action, but by political organizations that created unity, developed community, and funded themselves via dues-paying members. Against the amassed power of the corporate state, our only weapon is the ability to organize outside of the two major capitalist political parties. For the left, this means that the Democratic Party must be replaced with new electoral possibilities that do not owe allegiance to the capitalist power structures that demand loyalty from elected officials. Join us for a discussion about making this change come about. This presentation is one of many we'll be hosting throughout the state in 2019.

The NCGP is the only left-wing political party on the ballot in North Carolina. We're not Democrats or Republicans. We're a separate party: the Greens.

The NCGP is a anti-racist, feminist party that supports gender equality and gender diversity and rejects capitalism in favor of a democratically run economy that responds to the needs of community and planet. We believe positive social and political change will come when progressive and radical people determine that movement activism must also include this critical element: building our own political power outside the confines of the capitalist two-party system. For this reason, the NCGP is a membership-based, dues-paying party and is fundamentally and structurally different from the two major parties—we’re funded by individual working-class members, not corporate interests and the ruling elite.

What's the Green Party? The word "Green" means more than just the environment—it means "ecology," doing what's right for healthy systems. That's why we are feminist, why we are anti-racist, why we support gender equality and gender diversity, and why we reject capitalism—and why we believe all these things are interrelated. The NCGP is no ordinary party: we're a membership-based, dues-paying party funded by individuals. We're committed to social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. Consider becoming a member today.

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February 16, 2019 at 2pm - 3:30pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr
Room C
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
United States
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Richard Paddock Roxanne Rozo-Marsh Keenen Altic Kimberly Muktarian Michael Trudeau

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