Kentucky needs a transformation of our political and economic systems. The four pillars of the Kentucky Green Party are Ecological Wisdom, Social Justice, Grassroots Democracy and Nonviolence. Your support will grow the Kentucky Green Party and will facilitate Green candidates and Green legislation that move the Commonwealth closer to the realization of our ten key values, which are as follows:

Grassroots Democracy
Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their life and should not be subject to control by arbitrary or illegitimate political or economic powers.  We will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them.  We will work to create new types of political organizations which expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making process.

Social Justice and Equal Opportunity
All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.  We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as racism, class oppression, sexism, homophobia, ageism, disability, and other forms of discrimination, which deny people fair treatment and equal justice under the law.

Ecological Wisdom
Human societies should operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature.  We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet.  We support a sustainable society which utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation.  To this end we must practice agriculture which replenishes the soil, develop an energy-efficient economy, and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems.

Nonviolence
It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence.  We will work to demilitarize and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments.  We recognize the need for self-defense, but we promote effective, non-violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree.  We will act to build lasting personal, community, national, and global peace.

Decentralization
Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization.  We support a restructuring of social, political, and economic institutions away from a system which is controlled by, and mostly benefits, the powerful few, towards a democratic, less bureaucratic system.  Decision-making should remain at the individual and local level as much as possible, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens.

Community-Based Economics and Economic Justice
We recognize it is essential to create a vibrant and sustainable economic system, one that can create jobs and provide a decent standard of living for all people while maintaining a healthy ecological balance.  A successful economic system will offer meaningful work with dignity, while paying a living wage which reflects the real value of each person’s work.

Local communities and all levels of government should promote economic development that assures protection of the environment and workers’ rights, broad citizen participation in planning, and enhancement of our quality of life.  We support independently owned and operated companies which are socially responsible, as well as cooperatives and public enterprises that distribute resources and control to more people through democratic participation.)

Feminism and Gender Equity
We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control with more cooperative ways of interacting that respect differences of opinion and gender.  Human values such as equity among genders, interpersonal responsibility, and honesty should pervade our public life.

Respect for Diversity
We believe it is essential to value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious, and spiritual diversity, and to promote the development of respectful relationships between different groups of people.  We believe the many diverse elements of society should be reflected in our organizations and decision-making bodies, and we support the leadership of people who have been traditionally closed out of leadership roles.  We acknowledge and encourage respect for life forms other than our own and the preservation of biodiversity.

Personal and Global Responsibility
We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well-being and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony.  We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.

Focus on Sustainability and the Future
Our actions and policies should grow out of our long-term goals.  We seek to protect valuable natural resources, safely disposing of or “unmaking” all waste we create, while developing a sustainable economic system that does not depend on continual growth in resource consumption.  We must counterbalance the drive for short-term profits by assuring that economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies are responsible to future generations who will have to live with the results of our actions.


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