: : The platform you read was probably written by the Economy Committee of the Green Party in question, which means whomever showed up when the Economy Committee held its platform-writing meeting.
: I've seen minutes from their conferences, scrupulously democratic, these policies will have had to be passed by conference to get onto the manifesto (in such case they probably are the language of comprimise, which some do sound), but all members are responsible for these policies.
SDF: Not all members, RD, but all members who attend the meetings. Look, there was a meeting in Santa Ana a few weeks ago. I went there, and when I got there I saw a bunch of only white, Euro-American Greens inside the building, ignoring an enormous opportunity to talk about the Green Party to an enormous crowd of Mexican-Americans holding a festival two blocks away. I left. Do you think I'm part of this picture? Hah!