I argued that Greens should be focusing energy on those areas where there was congruence of forces that we could exploit.
- a growing shifting population where movement had cut people off from old political allegiances.
- a real need for Green solutions to local environmental and social justice concerns.
- a real need for Green alternatives to the corporate growth myth that seems to be all we hear.
In retrospect, I should have spoken up louder and longer. The party is not growing and many opportunities have been lost. But, then I find evidence that we are making progress. We have gotten into the local media in just those areas that I had called out for action. While the linked reference is from last year, it shows that we can make inroads where there is a real need.
We need a change in the political map of America: Red State, Blue State, Green State.