So, you’ve thought long and hard about joining a political party and helping them spread their voice. The Republicans seem too stiff, the Democrats too passive… but what about the Green party?
With its environmental values and decisive attitudes, the Green party is ideal for those wanting to strongly support a good cause without coming off as being on the fringes. So you are interested in getting involved in Florida?
Joining the Floridian branch of the Green party
Before joining up, take the time to ask yourself an important question: how much exposure do I want? If you’d simply like to back the Green party without making any changes to your everyday life, registration is the way to go.
By registering as a member of the Green party in Florida, you’ll be able to vote for the party at the upcoming elections and attend gatherings without suffering the burden of additional responsibilities. It’s a great way to take a stance while still having full control over how much you get involved.
Of course, some of us want to take that extra step to show our support, be it from believing in causes more strongly or simply having free time to spare. Whichever your reasons, if you’d like to become a full-fledged member of the Green party, consider becoming one of their volunteers.
Should you be accepted (and most likely you will), this will be a great way to do something that immediately benefits the party. The leaders will have you working on a variety of tasks, from fundraising to awareness-spreading, so be sure you’re ready to put in some extra work before signing up for this position. As you might imagine, you aren’t going to earn much other than good will and a sense of accomplishment while working as a Green party volunteer. Still, you’ll be able to meet plenty of like-minded people who could very well end up being your friends.
What prospective Green party members should know
The notability of your membership in the Floridian Green party will depend on the position you occupy. If you’re a prominent public figure or someone else along those lines, you can expect that word of your membership will spread and even that people will start seeing you as a Green party representative.
If this happens, you’ll have to mind your public appearances and speeches in order to avoid saying or doing anything that negatively impacts the party (supporting something that goes against the party’s beliefs, for example).
Aside from the importance of keeping appearances, another thing to note is the fact that you’re registering for a minor party. While it’s one with a lot of impact and you might even get a chance to vote for a Green presidential candidate, the battle between the parties will most often boil down to the Republicans and the Democrats with the Green party sometimes siding with the latter. As a Green member, you might be asked to show your support for the Democratic party in an upcoming election – make sure you’re okay with this before signing up and don’t forget to ask a Green party representative for more details if you’re feeling confused.