The Young EcoSocialists (also called the Youth Caucus) is the organized youth wing of the Green Party of the United States.
As a party that advocates for social justice issues, the Green Party offers youth an avenue to be represented and participate in electoral politics, in movement spaces, and in grassroots organizing work.
We are part of a Global Green movement that is establishing a comprehensive replacement of the typical “business as usual” party politics. Young EcoSocialists serve the needs of youth voters and are consistently forming new chapters, on university/college campuses and city-wide local organizations. Young EcoSocialists are committed to positive politics and effective political activism.
The marginalization of youth in the U.S. political process, including the electoral process, and within social movements, has long existed in the United States. Furthermore, youth are always the spark of systemic change in society, and thus always repressed by older more conservative (more socialized) people and groups, always dis-empowered by the legal system and in the wider culture due to adultism.
As part of our core identity, Young Greens underline our position and interpretation of the Green Party's Platform as anti-capitalist, intersectional/anti-oppression, anti-colonialist, and politically independent from the corporate parties and from other forms of corporate influence.
Membership is open to all Greens under the age of 35.
Latest Updates from the Youth Caucus
This past week (7/25/19-7/28/19), saw the Green Party US Annual National Meeting in Salem, MA. Below is a list of the workshop videos for our members and fellow Greens to view.
Campaign payment processor CrowdPAC has announced that they will be shutting down in June of 2019. What does that mean for Green candidates?
If you have used CrowdPAC in the past, download your data NOW. This data is important for future campaigns and growing the party. The contacts can be transferred to your next donation processor.
You will be able to download your donor list on Crowdpac until Sunday, June 23, 2019.
To do so, navigate to your campaign dashboard and click on the “View Contributions” tab.
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Below you will find information on the Nominees for the Young Ecosocialists Steering Committee.
The nominations for the position of Finance Committee Chair will remain open through the Discussion Period, as no nominees filed during the nomination period.
Please visit the following link for descriptions of the positions: http://www.yesgp.org/electionsfeb2019
Please visit the following link to self-nominate: http://www.yesgp.org/nominations_feb_2019
The discussion period will run from February 16, 2019 through February 20, 2019. Caucus members will be emailed their ballots for voting, which will begin on February 21, 2019 and run through February 28, 2019.
Do you want to help the Youth Caucus empower and motivate young organizers, candidates, and activists? Do you want to see the Green Party more fully embrace its ecosocialist values? Do you want to help guide the caucus into the new era of the “Young Ecosocialists”?
If you answered YES to any of these, then please consider a run for the Young Ecosocialists Steering Committee. We are in need of visionary and creative young leaders to lead us through 2019.
The Young Ecosocialists decry the ongoing coup in Venezuela being orchestrated by the United States government and its allies. This attack on Venezuela and it's people is an affront to democracy and a blatant act of imperialism and white supremacist foreign policy.
In order to better inform our members on the issue, we have compiled a list of resources that we consider to have important insight on this crisis.
The Young Ecosocialists recently held an involvement fair for caucus members. The recording of that call will be available soon, but here are some priority tasks that we are looking for right now. More info on each task below. If you are interested, email us at email@example.com with the desired position in the Subject line.
Social Media Scheduler
Fundraising Copy Writer
Campus Chapter Coordinator
Organizer Call Booker
Education Program Promoter
Materials Working Group
Web Master Working Group
The Youth Caucus recognizes the importance of Proposal 835 passed in 2016 to amend the GPUS Platform, which definitively laid out the party's opposition to capitalism.
It has been two years since the Youth Caucus SC put out its unanimous endorsement of the proposal, which was authored by one of its members. That statement asked Young Greens across the country to lobby their National Committee delegates. We are proud that this endorsement and call to action helped spark the momentum which ultimately helped 835 pass the National Committee with over 70% support.
You can find the original statement re-posted below.
Thanks to all caucus members who ran and voted in our recent elections.
Congratulations to Mish Chavez (Co-Chair), Brian Tholl (Media Chair), Kat Myers (Finance Chair), Jacob Falzone (Education Chair), Natalia Schuurman (National Delegate), & Zack Looney (National Alternate).
Below you can see the vote totals, calculations, and those who were elected.
The Youth Caucus SC is excited to announce the creation of a caucus "Job Board."
Found on our internal organizing software, Basecamp, it lists over 30 specific positions we are looking to be filled. And already 5 have been filled within a few days! Jobs range from support with electoral campaigns to text banking outreach for our education calls, putting together a list of radical resources fo Young Ecosocialists to writing fundraising emails.
To check out the job board, hop on Basecamp.
If you aren't on Basecamp, pay your caucus dues here and we will add you!
The Youth Caucus recently held a caucus-wide by-laws vote on two proposals.
The caucus agreed to restructure the Steering Committee around standing committees -- including Media, Finance, Outreach, and Education.
The caucus also agreed to change it's national name from Young Greens to Young Ecosocialists and will work towards implementing this in the coming months. The official name still remains the "Youth Caucus."