Today is National Green Party Day, and the Green Party of Washington State proudly announces our endorsement of Jason Call for Congress. Jason is running for US Representative in Washington’s Second Congressional District.
Campaign announcement from Jason Call:
Today, April 10, 2023, is Green Party Day. It is today that I have chosen, in collaboration with the Washington State Green Party, to announce my candidacy for Washington’s Second Congressional District.
This is my third consecutive run for this seat. In my first two campaigns, 2020 and 2022, I ran as a Democrat. This time I am running proudly as a Green Party member. My platform however, has not changed. I am still running on the same critical issues of universal healthcare, sustainable and renewable green energy to address the looming catastrophe of climate emergency, ending the forever wars, ensuring debt-free education, and supporting labor rights for all workers. These are issues that the corporate duopoly parties often claim to stand for, but clearly do not.
Some will ask why I am running for a third time when I was unsuccessful in getting on the general election ballot twice before? The answers to this are quite simple.
First, we must keep fighting for systemic change. The status quo continues to fail this country and the world, and quite frankly time is running out to make the needed policy changes that will (hopefully) keep our collective ship, our precious planet Earth, from sinking in regards to human existence.
Second, Rick Larsen is one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress. Washington’s Second District is ostensibly a progressive district, so it’s quite silly that we have been forced to choose between a Republican and a Republican-lite in every cycle since 2000. Rick is the kind of Representative who will claim progressive values in public, but his voting record over two decades shows that he breaks with the majority of Democrats frequently to side with Republicans. In fact, the American Conservative Union (the folks who host the annual CPAC event) put him in the top 15% of sitting Democrats who align with their preferred voting positions.
Third, our campaigns for progressive change resonated strongly with voters in 2020 and 2022. In both cycles we got more than 31,000 votes, nearly three times more than any prior progressive challenger. And in 2022 we increased our share of the non-GOP vote over 2020. The progressive message of justice and sustainability speaks to young voters who don’t believe either of the corporate-owned parties are serving their needs and the needs of their future. We believe that if we provide an option for those GenZ voters, for voters within the Democratic Party who see the need for systemic change, and for other independent and third-party voters who won’t vote for corporate corruption, we have a pathway to the general election ballot in November 2024.
Please visit the Jason Call for Congress campaign website at www.callforcongress.com, read our policies, and consider making a donation for real change.
2024 Green Party Candidate for WA-02