In this country just enduring as a third party is an accomplishment

Steven Welzer
1 min readMar 1, 2022

There is an obvious need for a Green politics movement.

So there is a worldwide Green politics movement . . . which is growing . . . slowly but steadily.

This country is especially difficult re: the fortunes of alternative parties, but the Green Party has endured now for three decades.

Meanwhile, during that period of time, we’ve seen come and go:

. Citizens Party (1980–1996)
. Labor Party (1990–2008)
. Natural Law Party (1992–2012)
. Reform Party (1995–2008)
. Progressive Party (in some states 2004–2012)
. Justice Party (2012–2018)

Latest: The People’s Party, launched with a lot of fanfare in the wake of the Bernie Sanders campaign, has recently been imploding.

These other initiatives tend to critique the Greens as marginal or dysfunctional or non-thriving . . . until they find out how hard it is to establish, function, and endure.



Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).