Green Party New York Summer 2023 Newsletter
Our First In-Person State Committee Meeting was held June 10, 2023. The future of the Green Party of New York was discussed and an Eco-Action Committee was approved. The GPNY Eco-Action Committee will complement national work on climate and take action around state-level legislation and campaigns. Mark Dunlea is spearheading this committee. To learn more, contact him at [email protected]. During the afternoon session of the meeting, Marco DaCosta gave a talk and slideshow about Greens in Power in Brazil, and presented some ideas that could be used by Greens in the U.S.
Global Greens Congress Report From Howie Hawkins: I attended the Global Greens Congress in Incheon, South Korea, June 8-11. It was worth the trip to exchange views and experiences with many of the 700 participants from around the world, particularly in person with Greens from countries like Australia and Papua New Guinea I had been communicating with only through email and WhatsApp. The highlight for me was participating with the leftwing Justice and Progressive parties in a news conference and a demonstration against the dumping of radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plants. The Global Greens Congress adopted a resolution against the dumping. Read the full report here: https://howiehawkins.us/report-back-from-the-global-greens-congress/
Green Party of Brooklyn tabled at the recent Park Slope 7th Heaven Street Fair. It was one of the Green Party of Brooklyn’s first community events since Covid, and people seemed enthusiastic when they heard about the Green Party platform of peace, non-violence, social and economic justice and environmental sustainability. Among those working at the table were Rebecca White and Gloria Mattera. You can see short video clips of them at the event (taken by Craig Seeman) on the GPNY Instagram page.
Ballot Access Lawsuit Update: Having exhausted all of our appeals in our lawsuit against the Board of Elections regarding ballot access, GPNY along with the Libertarians have appealed our case to the U.S. Supreme Court. We are awaiting word as to whether they will hear our appeal.
We have a new Electoral Reform Working Group working on Ballot Access Legislation, Ranked Choice Voting and Proportional Representation. Contact Howie Hawkins at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer to work on these issues.
Want to organize with other Greens in your County? If your county organization is not affiliated with GPNY (or if your county does not have a Green Party chapter), you can download our County Affiliation Workbook for instructions on how to get started.
The Presidential Race for 2024 is on! Cornel West announced on June 14th, 2023, that he is seeking the Green Party nomination for President in 2024. Other announced Green Party Presidential Candidates include: Anita Belle, Robert Cooke IV, Mason Vincent Cysewski, Tyler Gray, Adam Hollick, Jackie Tate and Randy Toler.
The Green Party of the United States Annual National Meeting is scheduled for August 3-6, featuring workshops, guest speakers, and organizing sessions. To register for the ANM, go to 2023 Green Party Annual National Meeting - www.gp.org
Support GPNY: Link to donate page to become a supporting member or make a one-time donation for Ballot access efforts and building our party. If you are a supporting member but have not yet paid your 2023 dues, please consider doing so at this time. If you would like to volunteer, sign up here.
Are you running for office, or thinking of running for office, whether in a partisan or a non-partisan race? If so, please let us know so we can provide assistance. Contact GPNY Co-Chair Gloria Mattera at [email protected].