“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
Dear Virgin Islanders,
Welcome to the Green Party of the United States Virgin Islands website. Your interest and curiosity has lead you here for a number of reasons but the commonality that is shared among all who visit is the desire to have a government that is honest, accountable, transparent and functions in a manner geared toward the good and betterment of society.
Over the past several years since the formation of the USVI Green Party, the political landscape of the territory has changed dramatically. Public trust in government has reached a new low as salaries have been reduced, businesses are closing and as a result, people are leaving the VI for the hope of better opportunities abroad.
The Green Party of the United States Virgin Islands endeavors to amend the situation. Its foundation is completely democratic and unlike other political organizations that profess the virtues of democracy, the USVI Green Party fully embraces it. This translates into active participation of our constituents in matters that effect the territory as a whole.
Wouldn’t you like a politician who keeps campaign promises? Wouldn’t you want to see change happen in your lifetime so that your children can receive the birthright of a better tomorrow? It can happen but in order to accomplish this, you are going to do something extraordinary. You are going have to break away from the two party systems that have dominated the political arena for far too long. You must vote with conscience and in so doing elect members of the USVI Green Party.
It has been said that voting for a third party is a waste but it is becoming ever more apparent that the complete and total waste of a vote happens when you cast it for a career politician financed by special interests expecting any real results and concrete change. In November of 2012, we will once again be given a chance to exercise one of our most powerful rights to effect change by choosing new representation in government but this can only come about if we all come together, organize and stand unified on a political platform which will transform our home, immeasurably for the better.
Will you take a chance on the most progressive, the most pragmatic and special interest free party in existence that stands only for the good and betterment of society or will you vote for the same faces and expect different results? We all have choices to make but there are some truths, which cannot be avoided. There comes a time when we must come to terms with the present and take responsibility in order to start anew and move forward.
This organization and its platform are all about self sustainability and the road to get there will entail a lot of hard work and sacrifice but once adjustments are made, policies adhered to and the community finally comes together in unity, there’s no limit as to what can be achieved.