If you are a Democrat or Republican you see vast differences between your parties’ goals. Entire shifts of communities occur every four years in D.C. depending upon which party takes the executive office.
However, if you are from a third party, say Independent, Libertarian or Greens, you see little difference between the two parties as they position for the next election, rather than govern for the people.
“Seriously Green” follows the political cycle of the 2008 election focusing on candidates running on the under-financed tree-hugging Green Party. While green is all the fashion, will the Green Party and its candidates make the news? They did in 2000 and got a beating for it. “Seriously Green” watches these individuals as they strive to break through the political white noise and turn it green.
Fortified by some local wins and growing public awareness about environmental issues, the Greens are hopeful that 2008 will bring their party into the spotlight as a real player in the body politic. Their goals are lofty — to present the Green Party as a viable alternative to politics as usual; to broaden their base by becoming the party of choice for progressives, environmentalists, and pacifists; and to change America’s political process.
To do this, they must do three things: attract media attention; gain access on state ballots; and nominate a dynamic candidate — one who can change the American public’s impression of the Greens from “spoilers” into “reformers” from .
In 2008 the Green Party values may finally resonate with American voters ready to revise energy policy and environmental laws, promote universal health care and end the war in Iraq.