The Cook County Green Party represents all Greens in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. As the county organization, it is distinct from the various city and county local Green chapters. CCGP is one of several county-level Green Party groups in Illinois. All Green Party members in Illinois also belong to the Illinois Green Party and the Green Party of the United States. A complete list of Illinois Green chapters is here.

The Cook County Green Party officers for 2016 are:

Chair:  Rita Maniotis

Vice Chairs:  Julie Samuels, Jim Madigan

Secretary:  George Milkowski

Treasurer:  Bruce Samuels

Four Pillars and Ten Key Values

The Cook County Green Party is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to advancing the Greens’ Ten Key Values in our political and social lives. Through the Illinois Green Party, Cook County Greens are affiliated with the Green Party of the United States and are part of the international Green movement.  The Global Greens have affiliated Green parties in 72 countries around the world!

Cook County Greens Support 10 Key Values: These are principles that guide and unite Greens from around the world. The first four of these — grassroots democracy, social justice, ecological wisdom, and nonviolence — are known as the “pillars” of the Green Party.

The Green Party’s Ten Key Values:

  • Grassroots Democracy
  • Social Justice
  • Ecological Wisdom
  • Nonviolence
  • Decentralization
  • Community-Based Economics
  • Feminism
  • Diversity
  • Responsibility
  • Future Focus