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7 Facts About the Green Party of the United States

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The Green Party of the United States is a federation of Green state political parties in the United States.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Green is the color between blue and yellow on the spectrum of visible light.

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The party promotes green politics, specifically ecology; nonviolence; social justice; participatory, grassroots democracy; gender equality; LGBT rights; anti-war and anti-racism.

Gender equality, also known as sex equality, gender egalitarianism, sexual equality, or equality of the genders, is the view that everyone should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender.

Grassroots democracy is a tendency towards designing political processes that shifts as much decision-making authority as practical to the organization's lowest geographic or social level of organization.

An anti-war movement is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict, unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause.

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On the political spectrum, the party is generally seen as left-wing.

A political spectrum is a system of classifying different political positions upon one or more geometric axes that symbolize independent political dimensions.

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The GPUS was founded in 2001 as the Association of State Green Parties split from the GreensGPUSA in the late 1990s.

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The Greens gained widespread public attention during the 2000 presidential election, when the ticket composed of Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke won 2.7% of the popular vote.

Ralph Nader is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism and government reform causes.

Winona LaDuke is an American environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development.

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Nader was vilified by many Democrats, who accused him of spoiling the election for Al Gore, the Democratic candidate.

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore Jr. is an American environmentalist and politician who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.

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Nader maintains that he was not a spoiler in the 2000 election.

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