Since the Green Party was established in California in 1990, they have elected 220 candidates, all at the local level. With a new director from the North Bay taking charge, they are now out to grow those numbers substantially in the 2012 election.
The upcoming voter registration campaign will be only the second in the Green Party's 21 year history in California. It will be coupled, says the party's new Managing Director, Marnie Glickman of San Rafael, with efforts to actively demonstrate their alignment with and commitment to progressive concerns in the state.
This emphasis on progressive politics puts the Greens close to the Peace and Freedom party on many issues. Glickman says there are still some important and distinct difference.