August news from the North Carolina Green Party
CHAPEL HILL NC – In our last newsletter, we announced Allen Smith’s campaign for Congress in the District 9 special election. Please consider donating to his campaign and volunteering. Allen is an outstanding candidate and will carry the Green Party message throughout his campaign.
This week we want to highlight the NC Green Party’s endorsement of Joshua Bradley for Raleigh City Council District A. This is a nonpartisan race, but Joshua is carrying the banner of the Socialist Party USA and the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP). Josh is a dual member of both organizations. NCGP members and supporters in the Triangle area, please donate to his campaign and volunteer. Josh and the campaign will need canvassers and poll workers, among other volunteers.https://www.ncgreenparty.org/2019_membership_drive
Greens across the US are saddened to learn of the death of Bruce Dixon of the Georgia Green Party in late June. A former Black Panther, editor and contributor at the Black Agenda Report, and longtime fighter for economic and social justice, Bruce’s contributions to the party and his political analysis and clarity will be missed. More about Bruce can be found at https://www.gp.org/bruce_dixon.
All of our regional chapters are actively engaging the public at events and meetings. We encourage all members and supporters to keep up with notices posted on our state party Facebook page and on our state and regional Facebook groups at https://www.facebook.com/pg/officialncgp/groups.
Western NC Greens: Greens in Buncombe County are working with other organizations to resist the negative impacts of unbridled tourism and accompanying development. In September, Western NC Greens will celebrate their third anniversary with a fundraising event, location and time to be announced. Keep up with Western NC Greens at https://www.facebook.com/wncgp/.
Charlotte Greens: Charlotte Greens are actively engaged in campaigning for Allen Smith, the NCGP candidate for Congress in the District 9 special election. Allen needs campaign volunteers and donations. Please visit Allen’s campaign page at https://www.allenforcongress.com/home. Charlotte Greens will also be at Charlotte Pride August 17–18 in downtown Charlotte. If you are a Green in Mecklenburg or surrounding counties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for a shift at Charlotte Pride.
IMPORTANT! If you are not a member of the NCGP or if your membership has expired, please Join or Renew Your Membership. Your dues ensure that we remain financially independent of the capitalist money sources that compromise and corrupt our political system. As a dues-paying Member of the NCGP, you have a say in the running and operating of our party, a party that is literally for and by the people. We believe social and political change will come when working people determine that movement activism must also include this critical element: building our own political power outside the confines of the capitalist two-party system. This model allows us to keep our commitment to building true independent electoral power that represents people and planet, not profit.
One of the aspects of that commitment is political education. To this end, the first 100 people who join or renew their NCGP membership will receive a FREE ebook copy of either The Democrats: A Critical History by Lance Selfa or Ecosocialism: A Radical Alternative to Capitalist Catastrophe by Michael Löwy. Join us and get a free copy of the ebook of your choice.
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