In Baltimore, the Green Party is committed to economic, environmental, and racial justice for all city residents. Our goal is to challenge the one-party rule in Baltimore City by giving voters a legitimate alternative choice that represents the values and aspirations of the people and neighborhoods of this great city.
Registering to vote as a Green is a commitment to strengthening the Baltimore community. The Baltimore residents who register Green, the stronger party becomes. Below are 5 reasons why you should consider registering as a Green in Baltimore City:
Why Register as a Member of the Green Party?
1. Join a Party That Aligns With Your Values
Nobody should feel compelled to be a member of a political party that they feel does not represent them or their interests. The Green Party is clear on where it stands, and is dedicated to remaining a grassroots movement by the people and for the people. We do not take money from corporations, lobbyists, or interest groups so you will never have to wonder if we are willing to set aside our principles to please powerful donors. Our platform is public, shaped by our supporters, and not for sale.
2. Make the Corporate Two-Party System Take Notice
The two major parties that have a stranglehold on American democracy are never going to change as long as they continue to receive votes and support. By leaving the Democratic and Republican parties to join the Greens, you are clearly saying "Enough!". The stronger our movement is in numbers and commitment, the more influence we will have to pull the political conversation in our direction.
3. Show the Media that the Green Party is Growing
Too often the media chooses to ignore smaller parties or label them as a footnote to their beloved race between two political superpowers. But even the media cannot ignore raw numbers, and as they see us grow they will be increasingly obligated to discuss our philosophies, our actions, our policies, and our candidates.
4. Take a Stand for Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice
The Green Party stands firm on the principle that justice must be sought for the abuses that have been heaped upon people of color, working-class and middle-class citizens, and all the people residing on this planet in the name of preserving the positions and privileges of the powerful. So long as other parties are not willing to do the same, becoming a Green is a way to tell the world that this is what you stand for too.
5. Help Shape and Build the Green Party in Maryland
You don't have to be a registered Green to work with us, share your voice, and help build the movement but registering does give you greater power in the decision-making process. You must be a registered Green to participate in our primary elections where we select candidates for local, statewide, and national offices; and you may need to formally be a Green to hold certain positions within the Party.
How Do I Register as a Green?
Whether you are registering as a voter for the first time or changing your registration from another affiliation, you can register as a Green by filling out this form.
In Step 5 of the form ("Political Party"), select the Green Party.
For questions about the registration process, eligibility, or other issues please consult this guide from the Maryland State Board of Elections
The Baltimore City Green Party is an individual membership organization open to any Baltimore City resident who subscribes to the 10 Key Values of the Green Party. Membership is strictly voluntary and you do not need to be a member in order to participate in our activities, attend meetings, share your ideas, or contribute to the cause.
However, by becoming a registered Green or a full Decision-Making Member of the Baltimore Green Party you will gain additional rights to vote on key decisions steering the Party, such as the adoption of official policy positions or the election of Party leadership.
Becoming a Member
To become a member of the Baltimore City Green Party, simply fill out our membership form and select "Yes" when asked if you wish to become a member.
Becoming a Decision-Making Member
To become a Decision-Making Member of the Baltimore City Green Party, you must meet several requirements and then fill out the membership form. The requirements are as follows:
- You must be registered to vote in Baltimore City.
- Your voter registration must list your political party affiliation as Green.
- If you are unable to register to vote due to your age or legal status and are at least 16 years old, you may state your intention to become a decision-making member when prompted in the membership form.
- All Decision-Making Members shall pay at least $12 per year ($1/month) in dues (sliding scale below). Individuals unable to pay dues may make arrangements with a sponsor. Individuals who may not legally make political donations for reasons such as age or being a non-citizen are exempt from paying dues.
Members shall determine their own level of dues based on income or ability to pay and the honor system. The suggested dues rates shall be according to the following scale:
- $5 a month or $60 a year (for annual incomes under $30K)*
- $10 a month or $120 a year (for annual incomes from $30K to $50K)
- $15 a month or $180 a year (for annual incomes from $50K to $70K)
- $20 a month or $240 a year (for annual incomes over $70K)
The Baltimore City Green Party is an independent, grassroots organization that does not accept donations from any corporation, lobbyist, or political action committee (PAC). Therefore, we rely on the support of our members and other willing individuals for donations.
Donating to our cause allows us to expand our activities in voter outreach and education, maintain a full-time political operation, and fund electoral campaigns for the betterment of Baltimore.
Make a one-time donation.
Make a recurring sustaining donation or pay dues monthly.