American Political Party
The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) is a political party in the United States, and similar in mission to many of the
Green Parties elsewhere in the world. The Green Party of the United States, a voluntary association of state parties, has
been active as a nationally recognized political party since 2001. Prior to national formation, many state affiliates had
already formed and were recognized by their corresponding states. The Association of State Green Parties (ASGP), a
forerunner organization, first gained widespread public attention during Ralph Nader's presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. With
the founding of the Green Party of the United States, the party established a national political presence which became the primary
national Green organization in the U.S. eclipsing the earlier Greens/Green Party USA, which emphasized non-electoral movement building.