- Do I need to be a registered Green to get involved with the Pinellas Greens?
- What is the relationship between the Green Party of Florida and the Pinellas Greens?
- Are all the events posted for the Pinellas Greens?
Q: Do I need to be a registered Green to get involved with the Pinellas Greens?
A: No. However, to become a full voting member, you will need to be registered Green, attest to general agreement with the 10 Key Values and other requirements provided for in the bylaws. If you are not a registered Green, we welcome you to work with us. We are a democratic consensus based organization and non-members will have some voting opportunities but the Pinellas Greens are a membership based organization which reserves certain privileges to our committed members. Of course, we encourage folks to go ahead and register green and complete an application for membership to get the ball rolling.
Q: What is the relationship between the Green Party of Florida and the Pinellas Greens?
A: Albeit we hope the answer may change over time, currently we are an independent entity. The Green Party of Florida currently maintains ballot access and has some affiliates but doesn’t have anything to offer the work we are doing. Because of our commitment to grassroots organizing, it makes more sense for us to have a regional affiliation and partnership so we are partners with the Gulf Coast Greens where we often share talents and resources the state organization currently lacks. This relationship has proven to be more bidirectional and practical given the size of Florida and the need to have direct relationships with the people we are working with who, as well, have talents and energies available to us.
Q: Are all the events posted for the Pinellas Greens?
A: Not all the events we post are solely our own events. We also post events for our partners or events of interest to our broader community. Our members are primarily organizers so it’s common for them to be directly involved in other progressive organizations and efforts and we want to support those and make them available to the Pinellas community through our event calendar.