Why I am a Candidate

A Democrat until age 50, I registered with the Green Party in 2001.  Bill Clinton ended welfare as we knew it and signed NATA, benefiting corporations and agribusiness while impoverishing communities in the U.S. and Mexico.   He also gave a huge gift to big banks by repealing Glass-Steagall.  Banks got bailed out in 2007 and 2008 while millions of people lost their homes.  Greens represent the best of what Democratic Party leaders used to stand for.

The New Deal of the 1930’s established government programs and policies designed to improve conditions for people suffering in the Great Depression.  Today, Washington politicians on both sides of the aisle support never ending war, corporate profits over the environment and tax breaks for the wealthy.  The voices of working people are rarely heard above the deafening sound of money.  It is time for a Green New Deal.

I am a candidate primarily to educate voters about the Green Party.  Without candidates, you may never hear about a political party that advocates for the environment, economic and social justice, and peace.

Barry Hermanson