The Green Party is looking for progressives to run for elected office.

Across the US a 177 Green office holders in 24 states are hard at work. They are creating public policy on important issues including civil rights, a living wage, affordable housing, alternative voting systems, and peace. They are advocating for peace and opposing urban sprawl and expansion of corporate power. Green office holders ran to make an immediate impact on their communities as town council members, county commissioners, school board members etc. These Greens reached out to voters of diverse backgrounds, brought together coalitions of community organizations and individuals to begin to reclaim their local governments.

The growth and movement of the Green Party continues in 2003 and toward 2004. All across the country hundreds of Green Party candidates will be challenging the two establishment parties. Here in Ohio this year all kinds of local offices are up for election, from city councils to school boards to township trustees. * In 2004 one of our US Senate seats, seats in the US Congress, the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives and other local offices will be contended.

2003 and 2004 will be a great time for candidates to learn the art of running for office, and a smart, energetic candidate could win. You can run too. Please consider becoming a candidate for elective office this year. We especially encourage people who are under-represented in elective office to consider running; women, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, gays and lesbians, people with disabilities, young people and other minorities. If you or someone you know is considering running, please contact The Green Party of Ohio Candidates Committee.

We are also looking for people to work with these candidates: campaign coordinators, managers and other campaign volunteers.

The Green Party is a grassroots activist party working for social change based on our Ten Key Values. To learn more please visit he Green Party of Ohio web page.

The Green Party of Ohio Candidates Committee Logan Martinez 937-275-7259 David Berenson 216-548-0254 Russ Buckbee 330-562-4637

* Filing dates vary for municipal offices, check with your local board of elections. For most boards of education and township offices, the filing date is August 21, 2003.