Green Shadow Cabinet

Green Shadow Cabinet

This Earth Week, another government is possible . . .

Meet the new Green Shadow Cabinet

Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, have marked the beginning of Earth Week by announcing a new Green Shadow Cabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible.

The Green Shadow Cabinet, which is viewable at www.GreenShadowCabinet.US, includes nearly 100 prominent scientists, community and labor leaders, physicians, cultural workers, veterans, and more, and will provide an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional government in Washington D.C..

The Cabinet is organized into six federal branches: Democracy, Economy, Ecology, Foreign Affairs, General Welfare, and Justice. Topics include the economy, environment and climate change, health and general welfare, democratization, rights of workers, wages and labor, community power, closing military bases, ending wars for resources and restoring the rule of law. Among the top priorities will be advocating for full employment through a Green New Deal and confronting climate change and the ecological crisis through a program of creating a carbon-free and nuclear free energy economy.

Public statements from Cabinet members . . .

In honor of the launch of the Green Shadow Cabinet, twenty members of the Cabinet have issued public statements for Earth Week. These are available for republication at

The Green Shadow Cabinet includes not only scientists and leaders of social change organizations, but also artists and writers. The talented comedian Lee Camp offers this video “statement” on the need for the Cabinet:

What you can do . . .

Tell everyone you know about the Green Shadow Cabinet, and get them to sign up for news at

Make a donation toward getting this Cabinet moving – send a donation made out to Green Shadow Cabinet, Attention: Ben Manski, PO Box 260217, Madison, WI 53726-0217

Urge blogs, newspapers, and others in the media to contact the Green Shadow Cabinet to schedule interviews and to publish articles.

There will be more in the weeks and months to come. Thank you.

Meet the Green Shadow Cabinet: Green and growing . . .

Photo Name Title Branch
Patch Adams Assistant Secretary of Health for Holistic Health General Welfare
Marsha Coleman Adebayo Government Transparency and Accountability, Director Democracy
Kris Alman Assistant Secretary of Health for Data Privacy General Welfare
Gar Alperovitz New Economy Advisor to the President Economy
Marc Armstrong Secretary of Commerce Economy
Ajamu Baraka Public Intervenor for Human Rights Democracy
Roshan Bliss Assistant Secretary of Education for Higher Education Democracy
Leah Bolger Secretary of Defense Foreign Affairs
Steve Breyman Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Ecology
Mary Bricker-Jenkins Aid to Families and Youth, Director General Welfare
Ellen Brown Secretary of the Treasury Economy
Richard Bruno Assistant Secretary of Health for Medical Education and Training General Welfare
Shahid Buttar Civil Rights Enforcement, Director of Justice
Lee Camp Commissioner for the Comedic Arts General Welfare
Olveen Carrasquillo Assistant Secretary of Health for Health Equity General Welfare
Claudia Chaufan Assistant Secretary of Health for System Design General Welfare
Steven Chrismer Secretary of Transportation General Welfare
David Cobb Commission on Corporations and Democracy, Chair Democracy
Khalilah Collins Public Intervenor for Social Justice General Welfare
Christopher Cox Political Ecology Advisor to the President Ecology
Michael Crenshaw People’s Culture Bureau, Work Progress Administration General Welfare
Maureen Cruise Assistant Secretary of Health for Community Wellbeing General Welfare
Ronnie Cummins Administrator, Food and Drug Administration General Welfare
Tim DeChristopher Emergency Climate Action Coordinator Ecology
King Downing President’s Commission on Corrections Reform, Chair Justice
Mark Dunlea Secretary of Agriculture Ecology
Steve Early Workers Power Administration, Administrator Economy
Mike Ferner National Guard Bureau, Chief Democracy
Robert Fitrakis Federal Elections Commission, Chair Democracy
Margaret Flowers Secretary of Health General Welfare
George Friday Commission on Community Power, Chair Democracy
Bruce Gagnon Secretary of Space Ecology
Jack Gerson Assistant Secretary of Education for K-12 Democracy
Philip Harvey Full Employment Council, Chair Economy
Howie Hawkins Full Employment Council, Vice Chair Economy
Cheri Honkala Vice-President General Welfare
Kimberly King Secretary of Education Democracy
Charles Komanoff Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Urban Transportation General Welfare
Bruce Levine Assistant Secretary of Health for Clinical Mental Health General Welfare
Vance “Head-Roc” Levy Poet Laureate General Welfare
Ethel Long-Scott Commission on Women’s Power, Co-Chair Democracy
Sarah Manski Small Business Administration, Administrator Economy
Ben Manski White House Chief of Staff Democracy
George Paz Martin Peace Ambassador Foreign Affairs
Gloria Mattera Assistant Secretary of Health for Public Health Education General Welfare
Richard McIntyre U.S. Trade Representative Economy
David McReynolds Peace Advisor to the President Foreign Affairs
Gloria Meneses-Sandoval Secretary of Immigration Justice
Richard Monje Secretary of Labor Economy
Suren Moodliar Global Democracy Programs, Director Democracy
Jim Moran Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Administrator Justice
Carol Paris Assistant Secretary of Health for Mental Health Systems General Welfare
Sandy Perry Secretary of Housing Economy
Todd Price Assistant Secretary of Education for Education Technology Democracy
Jesselyn Radack National Security and Human Rights Advisor to the President Justice
Jack Rasmus Federal Reserve System, Chairman Economy
Michael Ratner Division of Civil, Social & Economic Rights, Director Justice
Ray Rogers International Labor Rights, Advisor Economy
Anna Rondon Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs General Welfare
Lewis Rosenbaum Public Media Administration, Administrator Democracy
Daniel Shea Veteran’s Affairs: Chemical Exposure General Welfare
Diljeet Singh Assistant Secretary of Health for Women’s Health and Cancer General Welfare
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap Bureau of Water Preservation, Director Ecology
Jill Stein President Ecology
Robert Stone Assistant Secretary of Health for Emergency and Palliative Care General Welfare
David Swanson Secretary of Peace Foreign Affairs
Sean Sweeney Climate Change Advisor to the President Ecology
Clifford Thornton Drug Policy Agency, Administrator Justice
Brian Tokar Director of the Office of Technology Assessment Ecology
Bruce Trigg Assistant Secretary of Health for Drug Policy General Welfare
Walter Tsou Surgeon General General Welfare
Kabzuag Vaj Commission on Women’s Power, Co-Chair Democracy
Harvey Wasserman Secretary of Energy Ecology
Rich Whitney Office of Management and Budget, Director Economy
Richard D. Wolff Council of Economic Advisors, Chair Economy
Ann Wright Secretary of State Foreign Affairs
Stephen Zarlenga Monetary Authority Board, Chair Economy
Kevin Zeese Attorney General Justice


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