I'm referring to those positions, or the positions some in the establishment Democratic Party accused the Greens of having - like being anti-vaccinations - that could be used to make progressives view the Greens negatively, as a party of "woo-woo". Those issues are going away, along with the perception that the Green Party is not serious about winning, and even though they have yet to score a major win, are accused of being wealthy dilettantes who somehow do politics for profit every four years.
Yes, I have voted Green in four of the last five Presidential elections, and every one since 2008. I am making official what I have done in practice for almost a decade. I stayed a Democrat as long as I have so I could vote in a primary and have a vain hope of getting truly progressive candidates to a general election ballot. I stayed a Democrat through the primaries last year in the hopes that the Sanders campaign could win the nomination. I now realize that the entrenched, moneyed interests in the Democratic Party will NEVER let go of their grip on power, and the only way out is to go around them with a party that will NEVER take the big money. I have some respect for Sen. Sanders, but I believe he is wrong in his strategy of trying to change the Democratic Party from the inside. Instead, I believe he has been co-opted and the establishment is trying to bamboozle his supporters into coming back in and being good little sheeple again. Well, as far as I'm concerned, no more! No more being fooled and lied to. I've fallen on my back trying to kick that football for the last time. I think there are millions of us who feel that way and I want to see all of us unite in the Green Party to bring down the Democratic Party once and for all, sending them the way of the Whigs. If indeed there is only room in the U. S. political system for two effective parties, then the Greens need to be the other one, not the corporate Democrats. I think we're off to a reasonable start, most of the people in my local Green Party are former Sanders supporters, who have also seen the light.