Let’s give the formerly incarcerated people of Colorado a voice in electoral politics via the Green Party.
Formerly incarcerated persons all over the country are largely disenfranchised and discriminated against at all levels of society. Through predatory and discriminatory practices regarding employment and housing, many formerly incarcerated people face an uphill battle for reintegration into society. The US criminal justice system in many ways is designed to keep people in the system. Coupled with the privatization of incarceration, the profit motive and financial penalties to states for vacant beds has created an endless cycle of incarceration for many of our comrades and family members.
The purpose of the caucus:
- Advocate for prison abolition, prison slavery abolition, and the humane treatment for all currently incarcerated people. Work to release all CO marijuana related prisoners. Provide rights education, political education, and support for released prisoners to assist with their reintegration into society and the political system.
- As a party that advocates for social and economic justice issues, the Green Party offers formerly incarcerated people an avenue to be represented and participate in electoral politics, in movement spaces, and in grassroots organizing work.
- Educate former prisoners about Eco-Socialist politics and educate Greens about issues that impact the lives and future of incarcerated people.
- Envision, nurture and grow strategic coalitions and programs that advance the Green Party’s Anti-Capitalist platform and objectives in relation to our constituents.
Does this sound like something you'd like to help build?
- Registered Green in Colorado, agree to the Green Party’s Ten Key Values, agree with the platforms of the caucus and the GPUS, and are at least eighteen years of age, and have met the yearly dues requirement.
- Membership is open to all formerly incarcerated persons regardless of the circumstances surrounding their incarceration. Examples of exceptions may be pedophilia, violence against women, civil rights abuses.
- Membership is open to all formerly incarcerated persons regardless of the state or country in which they were incarcerated.
Even if you are still not off paper, please sign up if you're interested.
Can I register to vote?
If you are "off paper," or have completed all requirements of probation and parole, you are eligible to vote in the State of Colorado. You can register to vote online, here: http://bit.ly/change2green.
Interested? Sign up below!