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Green Party LogoUpdated schedule of events planned for news media at the Green Party's 2012 National Convention in Baltimore, Md., July 12-15

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Print out this advisory and bring it to the convention!

Convention web site http://www.gpconvention2012.com
Media Credentialing page http://www.gpconvention2012.com/p/media.html

Online livestreaming of convention events: Green Party Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus


WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States has updated its schedule of press conferences and other events for news media during the party's 2012 Presidential Nominating Convention in Baltimore, from July 12 to 15.

The schedule, appended below, now includes lists of Green candidates and officeholders slated to speak at the press conferences, as well as other new details, locations, map links, and public transportation information.

The Green Party encourages journalists to register at the party's Media Credentialing page (http://www.gpconvention2012.com/p/media.html), so that organizers can prepare for their participation and better accommodate them. Journalists can also register on site at the convention. Bloggers are welcome to register as members of the media.

Most of the convention will take place at the University of Baltimore, but the nomination on July 14 will be held at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. The University of Baltimore is across the street from Penn Station, Baltimore's main train station.

The convention Media Office will be in the University of Baltimore Business Center, room BC 131 on the first floor. The Business Center is across the street (West Mt. Royal Avenue) from the Law Center, where most of the convention will take place.

For more details about the convention, see "Green Party FAQ: What the media should know about the race for the Green presidential nomination, Green ballot lines, and the 2012 Green National Convention," Green Party news advisory, May 30, 2012 (http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=517).


Schedule of Events for News Media
See also: http://www.gpconvention2012.com/p/scheduling.html

THURSDAY, JULY 12
Location: University of Baltimore, William H. Thumel Sr. Business
Center, 11 West Mt. Royal Avenue
Campus map: http://www.ubalt.edu/map

10 am: The Media Check-in Desk opens in the lobby of the Business Center. Members of the media are also encouraged to stop by the Media Office if they have questions, want to arrange interviews, etc. The Media Office is in room BC 131 of the Business Center.

4 pm: Introductory news conference. Location: Press Conference Room, Business Center room BC 135. » Brian Bittner, chair of the Baltimore City Green Party (http://www.baltimorecitygreenparty.org) » Hillary Kane, co-chair of the Green Party's Annual National Meeting Committee » Green Party national co-chairs: Darryl! Moch, Tamar Byczek Yager, Farheen Hakeem

7-8:30 pm: Reception with International Greens featuring Dr. Joachim Denkinger, Deputy Secretary General of the GREENS/EFA Group (Greens in the European Parliament); Toussaint Hinvi, Benin; Rick Leckinger, New Zealand; and Keli Yen, Taiwan. Location: Law School Lobby.

FRIDAY, JULY 13
Location: University of Baltimore, William H. Thumel Sr. Business
Center, 11 West Mt. Royal Avenue
Campus map: http://www.ubalt.edu/map


9 am: Media check-in continues in the lobby of the Business Center.
Media Office: Business Center room BC 131.

9 am: News conference featuring Green candidates for state and local
office and Green officeholders. Location: Press Conference Room,
Business Center room BC 135.

Audrey Clement, candidate for Arlington County Board, Virginia (http://www.AudreyClement.org)
Melissa Schlag, candidate for State Senate in Connecticut (http://www.melissaschlag.com)
Candace R. Caveny, candidate for State Board of Education in Michigan
Jesse Townley, member of the Berkeley Rent Board, Berkeley, California
Michael Cornell, President of the City Council of Columbia, Maryland
Moderator: Dave Marshall, member of the Portland City Council in Maine, candidate for reelection

11 am: News conference featuring Green candidates for the US House and Senate.
Location: Press Conference Room, Business Center room BC 135.
Ursula Rozum, candidate for US House in New York (Syracuse, 24th District) (http://www.ursulaforcongress.com)
Colia Clark, candidate for US Senate in New York (http://www.coliaclark.org/)
Ken Wolski, candidate for US Senate in New Jersey (https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKenWolski)
George Gluck, candidate for US House in Maryland (8th District)
Andrew Straw, candidate for US House in Indiana (2nd District) (http://www.strawforcongress.com)
Moderator: David Doonan, Mayor of Greenwich, New York (http://www.villageofgreenwich.org)

Afternoon: Rooms available for interviews and video recording.
Inquire in the Media Office, room BC 131.

SATURDAY, JULY 14
Nomination Day
Location: Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, 301 West Lombard Street, 410-685-3500
http://www.innerharborhi.com
Floor plan: http://www.innerharborhi.com/pdf/doc-floor-plans-1307996293.pdf


8 am: Media check-in. Location: Holiday Inn lobby.

9 am: Press briefing and news conference with Green presidential candidates Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein. Location: 12th Floor, Harbor II Room.

9 am: The on-stage Nomination Day program begins. Location for all nomination events: Chesapeake Room on the first floor.

10 am: Guest speakers

10:15 am: Platform Approval

11:30 am: Speeches by Presidential Candidates

11:40 Roseanne Barr

11:55 Jill Stein

12:05 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Doors open

1:45 pm: The afternoon plenary begins

1:55 pm: Keynote speaker Gar Alperovitz, historian and political activist (http://www.garalperovitz.com), on the Green New Deal; guest speakers

2:48 pm: State roll call and voting for the nomination. Times for events after this are tentative, depending on how long it takes to complete the nomination process.

3:40 pm: Presidential campaign speech

3:55 pm: Vice-Presidential nomination and speech

4:10 pm: Speech of the 2012 Presidential Nominee

4:30 pm: END

8-11 pm: Fundraiser for Jill Stein in the Chesapeake Room. Media invited.

SUNDAY, JULY 15
No media events are scheduled.



Public Transportation:

The University of Baltimore is across the street from Penn Station (Amtrak, Maryland Transit trains) and a few blocks to the west on Mt. Royal Avenue from the University of Baltimore - Mt. Royal Light Rail station.

The Holiday Inn Inner Harbor is a short half block from the University Center-Baltimore Street Light Rail station.

Baltimore Light Rail: http://mta.maryland.gov/light-rail
Map: http://mta.maryland.gov/sites/default/files/light-rail.jpg


Presidential candidates' web sites:

Jill Stein http://www.jillstein.org

Roseanne Barr http://www.roseanneforpresident2012.org


See also:

"Green Party FAQ: What the media should know about the race for the Green presidential nomination, Green ballot lines, and the 2012 Green National Convention"
Green Party press release, May 30, 2012
http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=517


MORE INFORMATION

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
202-319-7191

2012 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention, July 12-15 in Baltimore, Md. http://www.gpconvention2012.com

Green candidate database and campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml
News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers
Ballot Access Page http://www.gp.org/2012/ballot-access.html
Video Page http://www.gp.org/video/index.php
Green Papers http://www.greenpapers.net
Google+ http://www.gp.org/google
Twitter http://twitter.com/gpus
Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
GP-TV Twitter page http://www.gp.org/twitter
Facebook page http://www.gp.org/facebook

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States
http://gp.org/greenpages-blog


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