We Reject a Trump/Tillerson World!
In the face of the latest Trump nominee, Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon (and poster boy for corporatism and unbridled, climate-shattering drilling/fracking), one thing is clear ...
We need to fight back!
Fact is, we started fighting back on November 9 after the earth was turned upside down with Trump's election. Our plan then and now is to fight back in every way possible to get our agenda implemented by electing Green candidates at every level of government!
The first, middle, and last step, as always, is to organize.
According to Ballot Access Committee co-chair Jody Grage, Green activists have already started early ballot access efforts in Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah.
In North Carolina - a state that requires an almost-impossible 89,336 votes to get on the state ballot - activists started gathering signatures on November 8, and they're not going to quit until they collect the all the signatures needed by May of 2020.
The good news is, the early ballot access states will be added on top of 21 states where we already have ballot access. That's 5 more states than the 16 we started with in 2016!
So we have an almost 33% starting advantage than we did this past 2016 presidential election. You know what that means? It means …
We're gaining ground!
Most of the ballot access work is organized at the state level. And Green state parties are organizing volunteers to gather petitions, but the hope is to raise enough money to help states with their efforts including hiring coordinators in some states to help speed the process and guarantee success.
Volunteer petitioners are a great way to build the party while we secure ballot access in those critical states; paid coordinators help make them as effective as possible.
Your donation today will help states keep volunteer ballot access workers on point.... plus a host of other critical needs that will enable us to be on every state ballot in 2020.
Ballot access is just the beginning.
Your donation will also help recruit candidates, sponsor campaign schools, provide direct donations to candidates through the Coordinated Campaign Committee, and keep the lights on in the organization.
So today, before it slips your mind, please carefully consider what you want to do.
Do you want a Rex Tillerson world - one with corporatism and unbridled, climate-shattering drilling and fracking - or do you want a Green world?
If you believe in people and planet over profits, please be as generous as you can today. A donation of $25, $40, $50 or more goes a very long way to helping GPUS keep organizing against Trump and his cronies.
The only way to stop a Trump/Tillerson world is to fight back.
GPUS is on the front lines, and you'll be on the front lines too by donating today.
Give Green to Grow Green!
P.S. Also, we're excited here at the Green Party office about the Steering Committee/Staff Retreat happening in February! We will be reviewing the Strategic Plan that we wrote last year and finalizing our action plans for 2017. You can read the Strategic Plan at: http://gpus.org/national-committee/strategic-plan/ and please keep an eye out soon for a survey that we'd love you to fill out. We want and need your ideas!