Statement of Freedom
Women (& men)
for Freedom of Thought and Respect within
Party of the United States
This letter is a celebration of our solidarity
as independent-minded citizens and free-thinkers.
This letter is an affirmation that the
signatories believe in the freedom of women to belong to the Green
Party of the
United States (GP-US) separate from anyone
else's definitions, and separate from representation by any caucus.
We are women (and men) without borders.
Some of us belong to a caucus. Many of us do not. We invite members
women's caucus to belong and be borderless
all at once.
We think it is fabulous that women in the
Green Party have come together inside GP-US
to make a woman's identity caucus: But, that does not affect our identity.
We think it is great that the forming Women's
Caucus and the GP-US leadership have agreed
on a set of by-laws for women. But, even though we may be women, we
don't necessarily agree.
To this end, we joyfully disagree with
the competitive language of the National Women's Caucus (NWC) by-laws.
And, we joyfully disagree with the idea
that dissenters can be labeled disrupters and removed from list-serves
We are Women (& men) for Freedom of Thought and Respect within
the Green Party of the United States.
We speak strongly and boldly. No one can
We know at the bottom of our hearts that
our party and all its groups and committees
and sub-groups and sub-committees welcomes
and invites transgendered people. So, we
frown at the weird asterisk at the end
of the NWC by-laws. We reserve the right
to frown joyfully and still be women (&) men greens.
Those of us who are women, proclaim our
right to be women and not be represented by the actions of this caucus.
are large, we contain contradictions.
Most importantly, we proclaim that no one
will ever be kicked out of this letter.
In Feminism and the Joyful Solidarity of