The Pacific Green Party of Oregon is a grassroots organization. Party decisions and actions arise primarily out of local Chapters, generally organized by county. Following is a short video explaining our structure:
Typically, Green Party members organize a local chapter to focus on running candidates and addressing concerns in their local community. Local chapters may span a portion of a city (Portland has two chapters), a city (Salem chapter), a county (Jackson and Lane are two examples), or multiple counties (Linn/Benton). Local chapters must have a minimum of five registered Greens to be recognized by the state Coordinating Committee.
Addressing statewide concerns is the responsibility of our State Coordinating Committee. This committee is composed of seven members and alternates, elected to two year terms at the Winter conventions.
Our party is recognized under Oregon Election Law as a Minor Political Party. This means that we have the right to place Green candidates on the ballot for partisan offices, such as President, Senate, Congress, state House and Senate, various statewide offices (Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, etc).
We are affiliated with the Green Party of the United States, being recognized as the state-wide Green organization representing Oregon at the national party level. We are allowed three representatives, and are also represented by volunteers serving on various national committees.
Our Organizing Documents and Procedures
Click here for access to our organizational documents, which include our Constitution, Bylaws and Coordinating Committee Handbook.