The Green Party is calling on social justice-minded individuals, particularly people of color, to run for local and state office in 2017 on a strong platform for racial justice.
In many states, election for local offices and even some statewide offices are held in odd numbered years. Offices like school board, town council, district attorney, and state representative. These positions can wield a lot of power and influence over policies that affect people in their every day lives. They can also have a direct impact on racial justice issues.