In a move to help ensure that animal rights is at the forefront of the nation’s political conversation, the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) has agreed to establish an Animal Rights Committee.
The decision to create the Animal Rights Committee within the party was made by the GPUS National Committee, which voted 67 to 14 in favor of the move.
According to the approved proposal, the Animal Rights Committee will:
- inform and advise Green Party candidates and officeholders on animal rights issues
- develop resolutions and official position statements on animal rights issues, consistent with the GPUS Platform, for consideration by the National Committee
- develop amendments to the GPUS Platform on animal rights issues, for consideration by the National Committee
- ropose endorsement of legislation of national and state significance, as well as endorsement of marches, demonstrations and similar actions of national significance, that support animal rights and are consistent with the GPUS Platform, for consideration by the National Committee
The full text of the approved proposal is available online.