Green Party Member Emerges Victorious in Seattle Top-Two Primary!

We are thrilled to announce that our preferred candidate for Seattle City Council in District 5, ChrisTiana ObeySumner, has officially emerged victorious in the Top-Two primary election! They will now move on to the general election, where they will face off in a one-on-one contest against the other frontrunner. As we move forward to the general election, ChrisTiana will need your continued support to propel them to victory and make a lasting impact on our community.

Why You Should Support ChrisTiana

ChrisTiana is the CEO and principal consultant of Epiphanies of Equity, a social equity consulting firm specializing in social change, intersectionality, antiracism, and disability justice.

They are a former co-chair of the Seattle Disabilities Commission and former co-chair of the Seattle Renter’s Commission. They also served on the King County Transit Mobility Council, The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, The Seattle University African American Alumni Association, and the King County Board for Developmental Disabilities Legislative Council.

ChrisTiana’s campaign priorities:

  • Housing Justice
  • Community Safety
  • Addressing the Root Causes of Homelessness

How Can You Make a Difference?

The success of ChrisTiana’s campaign depends on passionate individuals like you who believe in a Green future of sustainability, justice, and solidarity. Together we can build a people’s movement in Seattle and beyond!

To donate, volunteer, or learn more about ChrisTiana’s platform, visit

Please make a campaign donation! $10, $50, $100, or even up to $300—every amount will help!

Make a donation to ChrisTiana here. 

Thank you!

In solidarity,

Green Party of Washington State

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Statement on Conversation on Reparations

The Green Party of Washington was asked by an endorsed green candidate to provide Zoom access for a conversation on reparations with activists involved in the movement for reparations. The Green Party of Washington was made aware of racist and anti-Semitic comments made in the past by an activist who was invited by another activist to attend this meeting. The Green Party of Washington supports full reparations for all colonized people and encourages conversation on this topic. The opinions expressed by activists in the meeting are not necessarily those of the state party.

We encourage continued discussion on this important topic and ask you to join us on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 for our monthly reading group discussion on Reparations.

Jason Call for Congress: “Declare a Climate Emergency!”

Today we highlight warnings of accelerating climate change and share an urgent message from Jason Call, our Green Party Congressional Candidate in WA-02, regarding President Biden’s response to the climate crisis. Please donate what you can to support Jason and to help share his message with more supporters. Every donation helps!

In solidarity,
Green Party of Washington Coordinating Council

From Jason —

We started July with the dubious distinction of the “hottest week on record” for global average temperatures.

We’ve now had 29 straight days of the hottest days on record, and scientists are now reporting that July will be the hottest month in 120,000 years.

This week’s reports from Futurism and The Guardian highlight reactions from climate scientists who are “horrified” to see all of their worst predictions from the 90s coming true:

“We knew by the mid-1990s that lurking in the tails of our climate model projections were monsters: monstrous heatwaves, catastrophic extreme rainfall and floods, subcontinental-scale wildfires, rapid ice sheet collapse raising sea level meters within a century.” 

This is an extinction-level climate emergency. We are so far beyond climate crisis at this point – this is climate breakdown.

And how did our president react this week in response?

Reuters reports: “Biden seeks heat hazard alert, provides $1 billion to plant trees

In his televised statement this week, Biden did not introduce a SINGLE new measure to combat the climate crisis. He didn’t talk about Big Oil or the new pipeline he just greenlit for Joe Manchin. He didn’t talk about preparing our national infrastructure for an influx of climate refugees or mass climate-related migration away from the heavily populated coastal areas threatened by rising sea levels and horrifying superstorms.

He’s planting trees.

This is the policy equivalent of fighting a wildfire with a garden hose.

I’ve been a climate activist all my life, and here’s what I see: While the movement for climate action has never been stronger, the opposition from our government’s corporate-controlled duopoly has never been more entrenched.

We no longer have time to entertain the neoliberal ideology of begging corporate powers to do the right thing. More than ever we need independent, UNBOUGHT, action-driven public servants in office.

If you share my belief that the climate crisis is the single most urgent issue of our time, I need your support today. Can you chip in $25, $50, $100, or more today to help me defeat a corporate Democrat funded by all the same industries responsible for creating this crisis?

It cannot be overstated that the fossil fuel companies KNEW this was going to happen. These government-subsidized, massive, multi-billion dollar corporations knew as far back as the 70s that climate change was real and that THEY were making it worse.

They lied about the science.

They bought off every politician who would cash their checks (my opponent included).

They decimated indigenous communities.

They jailed environmental lawyers.

And today they are still among the richest corporations in the history of the earth while collecting billions in government handouts.

I’m running for Congress with the Green Party because neither the Republicans nor the Democrats will stand up to these climate annihilators.

My opponent is a former lobbyist turned career politician who is the top fossil-fuel-funded Democrat in Washington state. I’m a lifelong climate activist, a former teacher, a former union leader, and a working-class dad.

Next November we can either send a corporate Democrat back to DC for his 24th year in Congress, or we can elect the first-ever Green Party Congressional representative who will fight for real climate action as an independent voice.

I can’t sugarcoat this, {{recipient.first_name_or_friend}}: The climate news is bleak. But I can’t give up. Not for the sake of my kids or any of the rest of us.

We CAN turn it around IF we elect representatives who are serious about the climate crisis. But that window is closing if we don’t act now.

Let’s make history next year.

In solidarity,

– Jason Call

Jason Call is a former public school teacher and lifelong climate activist running for Congress in WA-02. If elected, he will be the first member of the Green Party to serve in federal office. Learn more at and donate today to help us make history! 

You can follow Jason’s campaign at the links below:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Thank you!
Green Party of Washington Coordinating Council

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Introducing Margaret Elisabeth for Seattle City Council

Hello Greens,

The Green Party endorses Margaret for Seattle!

Margaret for Seattle

Margaret’s introduction:

Hello everyone, my name is Margaret Elisabeth and I’m running for Seattle City Council in District 2.

I’m running a grassroots campaign for an Evergreen future in Seattle, and I can use your help. Please visit to volunteer or donate to the campaign.

If you’d like to meet me in person, I’ll be at Seattle PrideFest on Sunday the 25th, in booth F-19 from 1-4pm. Please stop by and say hello 🙂

We are also collecting Democracy Vouchers and signatures. You can find links to the Democracy Voucher program and a downloadable PDF which you can fill out and mail to the campaign on our website:

I’m a proud member of the Green Party of the United States and the Green Party of Washington, and I’m honored to have won the Green Party’s endorsement for this grassroots campaign.

Margaret Elisabeth for Seattle City Council |

Twitter: @MargaretForSCC

Facebook: @MargaretForSeattle


ChrisTiana ObeySumner for Seattle City Council District 5

Hello Greens,

ChrisTiana ObeySumner, a dedicated Green Party member, is running for Seattle City Council in District 5!

ChrisTiana’s campaign is now only the second campaign out of ten to qualify for Democracy Vouchers in District 5. Over 500 people have given their vouchers to support ChrisTiana’s run for city council. Way to go community!

Make a secure online donation or sign up as a volunteer today!

Volunteer this week!

Farmers markets, car shows, and Pride – such fun options for helping me reach voters. There are opportunities for involvement Thursday through Sunday, with Sunday being one of the best options of the campaign!

They include:

1) Thursday (Today!): Lake City Farmers Market 4:00 to 7:00PM
2) Friday 6/23: Phinney Farmers Market 4:00 to 7:00PM
2) Saturday 6/24: Greenwood Car Show (meet at Chupacabra) 10:00AM to 5:00PM
4) Sunday 6/25: Seattle Pride @The Seattle Center with Glow Folx and/or Green Party Table 11:00AM to 4:00PM

It’s fun! Join us!

Please sign up here. We’ll follow up with more details. Check out ChrisTiana’s Website here!

ChrisTiana writes: “My life’s work and passion is socially-equitable policy solutions. Help me represent D5 and together, we can bring parity to areas of disparity in Seattle.

In solidarity,
Green Party of Washington Coordinating Council

PS. Don’t forget to click on the social media links below to follow and share!

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Ry Armstrong for Seattle City Council

Support Ry Armstrong for Seattle City Council

Ry Armstrong, a dedicated Green Party candidate, is running for Seattle City Council in District 3!

Ry’s campaign centers on:

  • Sustainability – helping Seattle become the first major US city to be completely carbon-neutral by 2030
  • Shelter – creating more affordable housing and working to establish Seattle as a “right-to-shelter” city
  • Safety – establishing mitigation and accountability within public safety and expanding public safety programs

Ry is off to a great start, and to become more competitive in this race Ry needs our help collecting Democracy Vouchers from Seattle residents. Democracy Vouchers will help the community support Ry with public funds allocated to their campaign with no money out of pocket.

We invite you to help us gather Democracy Vouchers for Ry’s campaign! By door-knocking and engaging with community members, you can play a crucial role in collecting these vouchers, which will level the playing field against big business and big money interests.

If you can donate your time, Ry is actively in need of volunteers!

Click here to sign up to Volunteer!

If you would like to host a Democracy Voucher house party to chat about politics and collect Democracy Vouchers, please let Ry know!

You can also help Ry’s campaign by assigning your Democracy Vouchers online:

Fill out your Democracy Vouchers for Ry today!

Please spread the word and tell your friends about Ry’s growing campaign. We need your support to organize for Ry and make our voices heard.

If you’re not able to volunteer, would you consider making a donation to support Ry’s campaign? Your financial contribution, no matter the size, will help Ry print materials, organize events, and connect with voters across the district. Together, we can promote Shelter, Safety, and Sustainability for Seattle!

Make a secure online donation or sign up as a volunteer today!

In solidarity,

Green Party of Washington Coordinating Council

Ry Armstrong for Seattle City CouncilGreen Party of Washington State

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Green Party Platform

The Green Party Calls for Candidates for Statewide Office

GPWA would like to run a statewide candidate in 2024!

Are you someone who might be up to this task, either as a candidate or a campaign support volunteer?

–> Keep reading and if you see yourself as a potential candidate for any of these positions, please download and complete our Candidate Questionnaire so that we may consider supporting your campaign:

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Also, if you would like to volunteer to support a Green Party campaign, please let us know!

Content provided by Noah Martin, South Sound Greens

There are multiple statewide executive positions up for election in 2024. I have listed most of them here. I particularly believe that GPWA would benefit from running someone for Commissioner of Public Lands since it is a position that “fits” the Greens’ mission very well and the Democrats who often run are “Green capitalists” from King County who have little appeal in places where the Commissioner of Public Lands’ actions are felt the most like Eastern and Southwestern Washington. In addition, it has direct translatable experience for a race for a local conservation district, which is among the most winnable nonpartisan local races for Greens.

Benefits of running a statewide campaign

While GPWA is probably not yet able to win races at the state level, having a statewide candidate has several benefits for the state party:

  • Raising key state-level issues that might not otherwise be mentioned in the race
  • Linking the party to those state-level issues and leveraging them to grow the party
  • “Filling out” the ballot so Greens are not just a top-heavy ticket with a presidential candidate, but are shown to have a real presence in the state
  • Building out GPWA’s statewide campaign infrastructure so it can better compete in local races
  • Researching policy positions, creating messaging, and collecting voter data that can be built on in follow-up local campaigns.
  • Allowing a candidate to build name recognition and a statewide fundraising network before running for local office

Offices up for Election in 2024

Due to limited capacity, GPWA may decide to focus on a single statewide office. However, there are several statewide offices that can have a watershed effect on down-ballot races or leverage a particular issue.

Governor — This is the primary executive of Washington State, and it touches pretty much every state-level issue. This would be a particularly good position if someone wants to raise issues that have more to do with the legislature and/or the governor’s legislative priorities, or if there are issues that the Democratic administration needs to be pushed on.

Good qualifying professions: Administrative positions of various stripes, lawyers, workers… Almost any profession can make a case for Governor if the messaging is done right.

Possible Issues: Legislative dysfunction, dam removal, dirty energy, carbon fees, ecosocialism

Local Races that Benefit: Most of them, particularly legislative races

Superintendent of Public Instruction — The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction is one of the largest executive departments of Washington State and oversees the execution of education policy. Maintaining education is THE fundamental constitutional duty of the State of Washington, and our current legislators have been making a mess of it. Much of the game of chicken in the legislature every year is around the education budget, which means this position could be a great opportunity to discuss the budget, charter schools, curriculum, child poverty, and other pressing issues in WA.

Good qualifying professions: Teacher, school administrator, childcare worker, pediatrician, artist, school bus driver, and other professions that work directly with children

Possible Issues: Budget, charter schools, curriculum, education conditions, child poverty

Local Races that Benefit: School boards

Secretary of State — The Secretary of State’s primary role in WA is to oversee elections. This is a great position for people with election or administrative experience in general, especially in a high-paced environment.

Good qualifying professions: Election worker, campaign manager, programmer, auditor, public administrator

Possible Issues: Voting reform, election technology, transparency

Local Races that Benefit: All of them, particularly partisan races like County Auditor

Commissioner of Public Lands — The Commissioner of Public Lands is an increasingly important position that is charged with overseeing both the state’s relationships with extractive industries like fishing, logging, and farming and the state’s management of state parks, conservation efforts, and forest fires.

Good qualifying professions: Biologist, ecologist, farmworker, firefighter, fisherperson, park ranger, emergency management, surveyor

Possible Issues: Effects of climate change like forest fires, pesticide use, land use, and other ecological issues

Local Races that Benefit: Conservation District boards

Auditor — The State Auditor is charged with overseeing efforts for government transparency and accountability at the state, county, and local levels. This is constitutionally supposed to be the most “independent” position, which makes it a good office for a third party to run for “to keep the fox from guarding the henhouse,” so to speak. Independents tend to perform better in running for this position.

Good qualifying professions: Financial analyst, ombuds, journalist, human resources, lawyer, accountant

Possible Issues: Government transparency (particularly Senate Bill 6617 and its subsequent iterations), corruption, partisanship

Local Races that Benefit: All of them, particularly County Assessors and County Auditors

Treasurer — The chief financial officer of the state of Washington.

Good qualifying professions: Accountant, financial planner, actuary, financial sector worker

Possible Issues: Taxes, the budget, public banking

Local Races That Benefit: City Council and legislative races, County Assessors

Insurance Commissioner — Oversees the insurance industry.

Good qualifying professions: Consumer advocate, insurance agent, accountant, actuary

Possible Issues: Insurance regulation

Local Races That Benefit: City Council and legislative races, County Assessors

Link to the Washington Secretary of State for a list of 2024 State Offices Open for Election:

–> If you are interested in running for office with the Green Party, please download and complete our Candidate Questionnaire:

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If you would like to volunteer to support a Green Party campaign, please let us know!

Green Party Online Spring Gathering

Green Party of Washington – Online Spring Gathering

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Candidate Support – featuring Ry Armstrong and Margaret Elisabeth

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Proposed GPWA Bylaws Amendments: National and Alternate Delegates, Membership, and Name Change

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Business Meeting: Nominations to fill 3 open Coordinating Council positions (2 At-Large, 1 Deputy Treasurer); Nominations for National Committee Delegates (2) and Alternates (2); Candidate Statements; Review Online Ballot and Voting Process; Recruitment for GPUS Committees

–> Nominations must be made by the end of the Spring Gathering. See our bylaws and CC/Delegates/Committees page for more info.

Jason Call for Congress in 2024

Jason Call for Congress in 2024

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, read our policies, and consider making a donation for real change.

Jason Call
2024 Green Party Candidate for WA-02

The Green Party Needs You!

Dear Green Party Members and Supporters,

The Greens are a political party, unlike all the myriad other progressive organizations in Washington State. This means we are positioned to run candidates – candidates who refuse to take money from special interests and who promise to govern using the Ten Key Values as a guide. If you believe in a better, more progressive America, the Greens are your party!

You already know this.  But we cannot deliver real gains until we elect Greens to office.

We need good candidates to run for elected offices. Who is a good candidate?

It could be YOU!

If you find yourself frustrated with local politics and think you could do a better job, why not consider running for office? GPWA has experience in what it takes to run a successful campaign, and we can help. You do not necessarily need experience in government – only a willingness to learn. There are a number of races around the state where incumbents are re-elected with no opponent. You could offer a more progressive choice to the electorate.

Another way you can help advance the Green agenda is to volunteer to work on Green campaigns. The Green Party endorses Green candidates or gives preferred status to candidates who agree with much of the Green agenda. By volunteering, you will gain inside knowledge of how a campaign works and what running for office is really like. Volunteering is a great way to learn what it takes to be a candidate, and if your candidate wins, you may have more influence over what happens in your district or city.

Candidate filing week is May 15-19, 2023.

Offices open for election in 2023:

We hope that you will join us and promote electoral activism for the greater good!

If you would like to run for office or volunteer to support a Green Party campaign, please let us know!

To be considered for GPWA endorsement or preferred candidate status, please download and complete our Candidate Questionnaire so that we may consider supporting your campaign:

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