F.A.Q.

What does the Green Party stand for?
The Arlington Courthouse Greens welcome all persons who are committed to the Greens' Ten Key Values:
  • Grassroots Democracy
  • Social Justice
  • Ecological Wisdom
  • Nonviolence
  • Decentralization
  • Community-Based Economics
  • Feminism
  • Respect For Diversity
  • Personal & Global Responsibility
  • Future Focus & Sustainability
How are you related to the national Green Party?
The Arlington Courthouse Greens are a local Green Party that is affiliated with the Green Party of Virginia (GPVA). The GPVA is affiliated with the national Green Party (GPUS).
More information on GPVA can be found at http://www.vagreenparty.org/
More information on GPUS can be found at http://www.gp.org/
Who have you run for office?
Josh Ruebner ran for County Board in 2006 as a Green. His campaign addressed numerous issues, including health care and the environment, but focused on the lack of affordable housing in Arlington County. Josh received coverage by the Arlington Connection, Arlington Sun-Gazette, and the Washington Post. Seth Rosen of the Arlington Connection wrote that “Josh Ruebner, a political novice, surprised many in the community by running a strong campaign this past fall as the Green Party candidate for County Board.”
More information can be found about Josh at http://www.voteruebner.com/
Why vote for a third party?
Ideas advocated by third parties often have been adopted by the two major parties. Examples include the progressive income tax, direct election of Senators, female suffrage, unemployment compensation, Social Security, eight-hour workdays, and the abolition of child labor.
How do I get involved?
Please check out how to get involved or drop us a line at info[at]arlingtongreens.org.