Young Adult Political Training Program

Update (May 14, 2012): The country of Austria is at least one country in the world that allows the vote for citizens as young as 16 years of age. Hopefully, the State of Washington will follow and lead the way for America to get high school students more interested in civics and politics.

The Party of Commons is starting a political training program for young adults and older teenagers in Washington in which classes will instruct Commoneers about civics and governmental matters, our party platform, how to run a political campaign, including lessons on Public Disclosure Commission regulations, election laws, and how to get on the ballot. Parental permission will be required for aspiring Commoneers that are 16 or 17 years old.  Like the country of Austria in central Europe, the Party of Commons believes that 16 and 17 year olds should have the right to vote, and we are working towards that goal.  This program is basically getting our future members ready to take up official positions in the Party of Commons, a.k.a., Commons Party, and to eventually run for office. Our meetings will be held in library meeting rooms in the Puget Sound area, although we may have special library meetings in other parts of Washington someday, so feel free to write from wherever in Washington you are from (we may have special on-line classes for those who cannot attend meetings for one reason or another). If you would like to join, please, send an e-mail to Those who would like to donate to help get this new program to a great start, please, write a check to Mark Greene's Party of Commons, P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009.  Any amount would be welcome. Thank you.

The Lieutenant Governor has only one official duty and that is to preside over the State Senate, therefore Mark will study the Robert's Rules of Order. If elected, in unofficial duties, Mark will concentrate on emergency management in a state that is susceptible to earthquakes, and one having the Hanford nuclear waste debacle on its hands, and one nuclear power plant. We must learn from the Japan crisis earlier this year, and begin to phase out nuclear energy altogether and transform to solar, wind, geothermal and other non-nuclear and non-fossil fuel energy systems. Where to put the nuclear waste that has already been made will be a major headache for society even as we begin to phase out nuclear energy, but one we'll have to deal with. If elected, I will also be trying to phase out genetically modified food in Washington state by mandating labeling. People, generally, won't buy GMO food if it is labeled, which is why the shady Monsanto Corporation fights proposals for labeling so vigorously. Please, send an e-mail to to get a petition page (and anywhere from 2 - 10 signatures) that will get Mark on the ballot. Thanks.

If possible, please, send check or money order to Mark Greene for Lieutenant Governor Comm., P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Also, Mark is depending on supporters to spread the word about the campaign to get around the media bias regarding non-establishment campaigns. Thank you! Mark is probably the only politician in Washington that had the temerity to keep the 2004 election shenanigans in the news as late as 2011 and to call out names. Elections are too important for shams to be ignored and for accountability to be neglected.

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