The Green Party of Arizona
is the affiliate of the Green Party
in Arizona. It was founded by Carolyn Campbell
and others in the 1990s.
The Arizona Green Party is perhaps best known for its strong stances on immigration. It proposes that the urban walls on the border be dismantled and the North American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA) repealed for the sake of the thousands of immigrants who die while trying to cross the border. The AZGP also paid to put two statements in an Arizona voter's guide on ballot initiatives
in 2006. One statement opposed Arizona Proposition 107
, which bans civil unions
and the second favored Arizona Proposition 202
, which raises the Arizona minimum wage
In 2006 the Arizona Green Party and the Pima County Green Party hosted the 2006 annual national meeting of the Green Party of the United States in Tucson, Arizona.
The Arizona Greens had a 5 percent increase in registered members between November 2008 and April 2009, to 4,210 voters.
In 2008, the Arizona Green Party gathered enough signatures to gain ballot access
. The party had worked with Arizona's ballot access laws, achieving ballot access for the 2000 election cycle, then losing it again in 2004. On March 6, 2008 the Arizona deadline for ballot access, the Arizona Green Party submitted 29,300 signatures on its petition for party recognition. The legal... Read More