GreenLine March 2019
Change Comes from the Roots
Green Party Annual Meeting
Salem State University
July 25-28, 2019
We have a great opportunity to share our knowledge, skills, experience and expertise at the meeting. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the proposals already submitted for the meeting.
• Colonialism in Hawai'i and Puerto Rico and across Latin America
• National Committee Legislative Sessions
• Experiencing & Promoting Peace
• Resolution H2O
• Community Organizing 101
• Sovereignty, Stewardship, and Solidarity
• Resolving Ideological Confusion
Do you have good presentation skills? Do you have a workshop you have presented somewhere else that might be good for the meeting? There is still time to submit your proposal. We are especially are looking for proposals related to the theme – Change Comes from the Roots.
Here are some of the topics we would like to see presented at the meeting:
• Social Media basics including livestreaming, creating groups and pages, tweeting and more
• Organizing Around Issues
• Media topics including interviewing as a candidate or spokesperson, creating an “elevator pitch”, press conferences
• Forming locals including success stories
• Connecting with and supporting local social movements
• Database management for locals and states, generating walk lists, etc
• Ranked Choice Voting
• Green New Deal
To submit your proposal, visit http://salem.gp.org/ and click the "Workshop Submissions" tab, which will take you to the workshop proposal submission form. You don't have to have your entire presentation ready.
The deadline to apply for travel and lodging subsidies is also March 30. We have a small amount of money to give to caucus-eligible persons. You can get information and the application here.
Spring has sprung and green will soon be everywhere, there is no better time to be seen being Green.
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.
Live With a report back from the US Peace Council delegation to Venezuela, hosted by Diane Moxley on New Jersey Revolution Radio.
The panel includes: Margaret Flowers, Green Party Co-Chair and Co-director of Popular Resistance, Kevin Zeese Co-director of Popular Resistance and Joe Lombardo, national organizer of the United National Antiwar Coalition.
"We just returned from a week-long visit with a peace delegation to Venezuela. When we talked with Venezuelans they told us how pleased they were people from the United States were in Venezuela and could see what was really happening in their country. They wanted us to return to the United States and tell the truth about Venezuela — that is exactly what we will be doing. There is more false information in the US mass media than there is the truth. The people of the United States are being misled in order to create support for the Trump intervention in Venezuela which includes the economic war, an attack on the electrical system and the threat of war and militarism." Read more here.
In December, the Coordinated Campaign Committee sent a survey out to 2018 Green Party candidates about their experiences. We got a lot of good information back -- and what we learned is Green campaigns need better development, particularly at the early stages. This webinar will cover some of the campaign fundamentals the CCC believes are most important for even the most inexperienced campaigner.
This webinar is designed for anyone currently running for office as a Green, interested a future run for office as a Green, or in an active role with a campaign.This particular session will focus on:
- kicking your campaign into gear
- recruiting volunteers
- using a database to manage voters, volunteers, and donors
- developing a budget and raising money
- using petitioning to build the campaign, not burn out
- working with your local Green Party chapter
Join us: Tuesday, April 9th at 9 PM Eastern RSVP at the link below and you will get an automatic reply with the call-in details.
This webinar will be led by CCC member Hillary Kane. Hillary Kane is the Treasurer of the Green Party of the United States. She has served as campaign treasurer for several Green Party candidates, and has volunteered and served in other capacities with several other prior Green Party campaigns. She is also a member of the GPUS Coordinated Campaign Committee and the co-chair of the GPUS Finance Committee. She has served as Chair of the Green Parties of both Philadelphia and Pennsylvania and has been active with the party since joining in 2000
The next Pacific Green Party (PGP) Convention #1 will be held on April 13 in Bend, Oregon. A women's caucus event is also scheduled for the 13th. More details on that soon! RSVP on Facebook. Deschutes Public Library, Brooks Room 601 NW Wall St, Bend, Oregon 97703 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All are invited! PGP supporting members may vote on convention items. A supporting member is someone who, by 30 days prior to the convention. Click here to register and indicate need for housing or transportation.
The Green Party of Washington State Spring Gathering will take place on April 27th in Arlington, Washington. While the agenda is still being finalized, numerous working sessions will feature how best to build our presence in Washington.
Registration will include lunch, so it will be important to register in advance. Plenty of parking will be available. We also plan to have a shuttle from Smokey Point Transit Center.
The 2019 Illinois Green Party Spring Convention will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Citlalin Gallery, 2005 S Blue Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608. The Green Party is needed today more than ever. With both parties currently in power answering to big money special interests, only a party that rejects all big money special interest donations and stands for the 99% can help restore true democratic government in America. The Illinois Green Party holds two Membership Meetings each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. These meetings are our chance to conduct official, statewide business and to hold training and educational sessions, as well as panel discussions and keynote addresses from invited speakers.
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.
The Green Party of New Mexico (GPNM) will hold its state meeting and convention on Saturday April 13. Among the business to be conducted will be election of new officers. Oliver LaFarge Library 1730 Llano Street, Santa Fe, NM.
We will be meeting in the Community Room from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. MDT. For more information, contact [email protected].
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.