The Green Party’s political philosophy is guided by its Ten Key Values, shared by Green Party organizations around the world:
- Grassroots Democracy
- Social Justice
- Ecological Wisdom
- Community-Based Economics
- Feminism and Gender Equity
- Respect for Diversity
- Personal and Global Responsibility
- Future Focus and Sustainability
The Illinois Green Party (ILGP) is a voluntary association of individuals committed to advancing the principles and purposes of the global Green movement. It is the political expression of that movement in the State of Illinois and is an affiliate of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). As a political party, it is active on the electoral field, running and/or endorsing candidates for office and supporting legislative and other political measures that are consistent with its principles and objectives. Consistent with the Green view of politics, it also embraces other forms of political activism, including support for various non-electoral movements that aim to advance the interests of labor, human rights, peace, social justice and the environment.
This is the political platform of the Illinois Green Party. It advances positive recommendations for progressive change in Illinois and the United States on a number of vital issues. Each platform position reflects the Illinois Green Party’s commitment to and agreement with the Ten Key Values of the Green Movement and of the GPUS. The platform also demonstrates our belief in the inherent worth of all human persons and their rights as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Universal Declaration is attached to this Platform as an appendix, to serve as a reminder of how far our nation has yet to go to meet the standards set forth in this powerful statement of our best aspirations as a species.