GreenLine April 2019
The Annual National Meeting Committee (ANM) is now accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) for hosting locations for the 2020 Presidential Nominating Convention through May 12, 2019. Submitting a LOI does not obligate you to submit a proposal. Likewise, you do not have to send an LOI to submit a proposal by the deadline. It simply means you are receiving more information about the application and hosting process. We hope that all applicants will be able to exhibit and deliver a very brief presentation at this year’s Annual National Meeting in Salem, MA, July 25-28, 2019. The final location will be chosen by the Green Party National Committee in August 2019. Here is a tentative schedule:
May 12, 2019 – Submit Letters of Interest
Week of May 20 – Conference call/webinar with ANM representatives about the application process. Date to be determined by polling those that submit a LOI. Proposal guidelines and template will be sent before the meeting.
June 24 – deadline to submit proposals
July 25-28 – Presentation/exhibit at the ANM in Salem, MA
August – Vote by National Committee
Send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dee Taylor and Tamar Yager
Change Comes from the Roots
Green Party Annual Meeting
Salem State University
July 25-28, 2019
Register today for the Green Party Annual National meeting.
- Great workshops on everything from Social Media 101 to Organizing Around Issues
- Caucus meetings
- 2020 Strategy session
- And much more
Go to Salem.gp.org to register for the meeting, lodging and meals.
While the Green Party won't be selecting our presidential nominee for a year and a half, the race for the 2020 Green Party presidential nomination has already begun. As of mid-April 2019, there is no official list of candidates, but a short list of potential candidates have submitted letters of intent to seek our nomination.
This list is neither official nor final. The Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC) is reviewing it's rules and standards. Once complete, the PCSC will make a final determination of which candidates meet it's criteria, which this section will then follow.
The national Green Party is committed to maintaining a neutral stance towards those seeking our nomination.
We also restocked our official Green Party Hoodie, you should get one now before they sell out again!
Did you know that when you support the Green Party store, all profits directly benefit the Green Party?You get great Green gear and help the party grow, it's a win—win.
Being seen being Green is an easy way to support the party and help build awareness to our party.
April 4, 2019: Green Party at Supreme Court to promote public funding of elections and increase representation by women. Green Party members met on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon to demand public funding of elections.
Green Party members are lobbying their senators and representatives this week to agree to accept only public funding for their campaigns and to sponsor a bill to bar special interest PAC, corporate, and dark money donations from all elections. CONTINUE READING
APR 15, 2019: Greens blast bipartisan legislation blocking free public electronic tax filing system. As the April 15th federal tax filing deadline arrives, Greens blast impending bipartisan legislation blocking the IRS from creating a free, public electronic tax filing system. Under pressure from lobbyists from for-profit tax preparation companies, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the H.R. 1957, the Taxpayer First Act, on April 11. If approved by the Senate, the wide-ranging bill would make several administrative changes to the IRS. One of the bill’s key provisions would make it illegal for the IRS to create its own online system of tax filing. CONTINUE READING
APR 16, 2019 Green Party Calls for Release of Julian Assange. Green Party Members Organize Protest at UK Embassy in Washington, DC at 5:00 p.m. today The Green Party of the United States strongly and unequivocally condemns the arrest of Julian Assange and calls for his immediate release. Assange was expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London this morning and is being held in the United Kingdom for extradition to the United States, where he is very likely to face espionage charges. Assange is the publisher of Wikileaks, which published documents exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, human rights violations at the Guantanamo Bay prison and State Department cables that showed corporate corruption of US foreign policy. CONTINUE READING
APR 22, 2019: Greens Call for Green Economy to Combat Climate Change. Greens blast corporate cash-in from looming climate disasters and economic collapse; call for new economic paradigm to address effects of climate change. Betting on disaster brings profit for a few while the public pays the real cost in terms of pubic health and infrastructure. A Green New Deal will provide “green jobs” to aid transition away from fossil fuel economy.
As the world greets a new Earth Day in the face of looming climate change, Greens condemn an alarming trend in corporate investment aimed at increasing control and manipulation of resources in response to climate change. CONTINUE READING
APR 24, 2019 Greens demand Congress cut off military aid to Saudis, withdraw support for Yemen war President Trump’s Yemen Veto Turns Our Constitution Upside-down The Green Party Peace Action Committee calls on the US House and Senate to overturn the President's veto by the required two-thirds majority to not only end our involvement in the immoral war in Yemen, but to reclaim congressional authority over the imperial presidency. “This war is yet another in a string of illegal wars carried on by the US without the declaration of war by Congress, as required under the US Constitution in Article I Section 8,” said B. Keith Brumley, Secretary of the Wisconsin Green Party, “Congress has not declared war since 1941.” CONTINUE READING
Maine Green Independent Party: The Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) would like your thoughts on party goals and priorities. We welcome your input and look forward to discussing these goals at our convention. Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, Maine on May 19, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you're planing to attend, please RSVP at our Facebook Event.
Green Rainbow Party: Green Rainbow Party Convention will be held on May 18, 2019. This year's theme: green-rainbow party 2019: A Green New Deal for Peace, Justice and Democracy. Location and details: First Unitarian Church of Worcester, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 9am - 4pm. It's time to end dark money, corporate and special interest influence in politics. Let's address the critical issues (income inequality, systemic racism, renewable energy, etc.) that have long been neglected by the current two-party system. It is up to the Green--Rainbow Party candidates and members to take on real issues and make change happen today.