Now that the election is over, we will discuss what it will take to build political power for the changes that we require. We’ll look specifically at the Green Party, its history, its context within the current political environment and what must be done next.
Relevant articles and websites:
Recounting a Presidential Election: The Backstory by Mark A. Lause
A Conversation on the American Two-Party System by Mark A. Lause: converrsation2
Andrea Merida-Cuellar is a co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and the only Latina in national political party leadership today. As a co-founder of the Green Party’s Latinx Caucus, she also serves as the co-chair of the Green Party of Colorado. Andrea was Denver’s first Green-registered elected official, serving on the Denver Board of Education. She lives in Denver where she keeps a presence as a member of the local activist community, and she performs in a band called Gumbo le Funque. Andrea proclaims without hesitation that #blacklivesmatter.
Mark A. Lause is a Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati. he is the author of 10 books, including most recently Free Labor The Civil War and the Making of an American Working Class, published in 2015 by the University of Illinois Press and Free Spirits: Spiritualism, Republicanism, Radicalism published in 2016 by University of Illinois Press. He is on the editorial board of North Star and is a member of the Ohio Green Party.