Greens Want To Grow
Looks like we might be seeing a little more of the Green Party around here soon, assuming they can get some volunteers to help in their recruiting campaign. They certainly have more local activists than the Libertarian Party does, but I think it will be as difficult for them to really get the ball rolling on this project as it is for anyone. Might not be too bad in Arcata or Southern Humboldt. They could probably just set out in front of a few stores like the Co-Op and do well, but I suspect they've already been there and done that.
Biggest problem is they want to go after the higher hanging fruit rather than the low hangers by, apparently, making a blind approach to "Joe and Jill Sixpack" on the assumption that the average person is in sympathy with Green values. First, I'm not so sure that the "average person" is so sympathetic to Green values, but even if they were, I've never known of that approach to work or, if such projects bear fruit at all, it's usually not worth the effort in gains received.
The Greens are bit too Authoritarian for me, or at least I think their hierarchy is- maybe not so much with the mainstream Greens. If the Libertarian Party disappeared tomorrow, I'd still stay registered as LP, if that was possible. If it wasn't, I'd register Decline To State, not Green Party. Seems my idea isn't too outside the mainstream since the fastest growing voting group in California is Decline To State.