GreenLine — March 30, 2022
As you can see in this edition of GreenLine, there are so many events coming up to support your campaigns, organizing and fellow Greens! It's exciting to see the stirrings of Spring leading up to Earth Day to May Day, state conventions and candidates hitting the campaign trail.
Remember to support each other, as many in our community are coming back to street canvassing after an extended hiatus forced by the pandemic, while keeping yourself and others safe by following responsible COVID precautions.
This country desperately needs a Green wake-up call — let's get to it! 🌻
—Michael O'Neil, GreenLine Editor and Green Party Communications Manager
Registration Now Open: Dr. Jill Stein, Howie Hawkins to Join April 11 Earth Day to May Day Organizing Kickoff Webinar
The Green Party US EcoAction Committee is hosting an online forum for organizing Earth Day to May Day (#ED2MD) on Monday, April 11 at 9PM ET via Zoom.
Special guests will include recent Green Party presidential nominees Howie Hawkins and Dr. Jill Stein, EcoAction co-chairs DawnMarie Cronen and Mark Dunlea, and Markie Miller of the Ohio Greens Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
Howie Hawkins will talk about organizing around the Ecosocialist Green New Deal, part of our 2022 #ED2MD theme along with rights of nature and real zero emissions. Dr. Stein will talk about the Earth Day Strike 2022 for People, Planet and Peace over Profit.
The forum will outline the key themes for Earth Day to May Day and give suggestions about how to organize and support such efforts in your community.
Friday, April 1 at 8pm ET: US Senate Candidate Matthew Hoh and Dr. Jill Stein Discuss "The Urgency of People-Powered Politics"
Right now, people are hungry for a new kind of politics.
From endless war, to the ever-rising cost of living, to systemic injustice to the accelerating climate meltdown: it’s clear that the problems we face won’t be solved by the same political parties that created them.
That’s why we’re thrilled that two-time Green Party Presidential Nominee Dr. Jill Stein will be joining Matthew Hoh this Friday, April 1 for a critical discussion on the urgency of people-powered politics — please join us there and spread the word!
FREE Campaign Training: Managing Press Conferences and Other Media Events — April 5 9pm ET
Join the Green Party US Coordinated Campaign Committee on Tuesday, April 5 at 9pm ET for a campaign training webinar on everything you need to know about hosting press conferences and managing press coverage!
This training is specifically geared toward candidates and will include useful tips for improving your presentation skills. Learn how to think like a news editor and reframe difficult questions to maximize your press opportunities. We look forward to seeing you!
Outreach Opportunity: Greens Welcome to Table at Ron Placone Comedy Tour Performances
Comedian Ron Placone has been seen on CrossTalk, The Discovery Channel, The Jimmy Dore Show, FreeSpeechTV, Redacted Tonight and more, he's used his Get Your News On With Ron livestream and podcast to feature Green Party candidates and voices, and he performed during the Green Party's 2020 Annual National Meeting.
Ron's touring performances welcome tabling from progressive organizations and campaigns — including Greens! So now that live touring is possible again, we have an opportunity to "be seen being Green" and connect with new supporters.
Contact Ron for tabling details, including any COVID-19 precautions specific to the venue or city. Tickets are available for:
Tonight 03/30 9pm ET: California Public Banking Webinar Facilitated by Green Party '04 Presidential Nominee David Cobb
From Legislation to Operation: The Nuts and Bolts of Opening Public Banks in California
Following the passage of the landmark California Public Banking Act, elected officials and activists are working hand-in-hand to implement public banks that will serve as a powerful tool for local governments. Public banks are the pathway for governments to invest in the long-term sustainability of local economies and return profits to the public.
This session will hear from electeds and advocates on constructing business plans, viability studies, and governance frameworks for California public banks, and will be facilitated by California Public Banking Alliance member and 2004 Green Party US Presidential Nominee David Cobb.
April 2: Green Party Mid-Atlantic Mid-Term Mixer: Peace, Potluck, and Pitch-In
Join one of the largest Green Party events of the year in the sunny Hampton Roads region of Virginia and North Carolina.
In North Carolina, there are two fabulous candidates running for office: Matthew Hoh for U.S. Senate and Joshua Bradley For Raleigh City Council. Across the border in Virginia there are Greens running as well, including Blaizen Buckshot Bloom for Chesapeake School Board and Garry Hubbard for US Congress in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.
So, JOIN US at the border of both states in Chesapeake, VA with party members and activists from across the East Coast for our "Mid-Atlantic Midterm Mixer" for an opportunity to discuss peace, picnic with friends, and pitch-in time or money to support our candidates across the Mid-Atlantic.
April 6: Reducing Car Dependency: Compact Communities, Buses and Trains
Presented by the Missouri Green Party, Kansas Greens and the Black and Green Webinar Series: As communities continue to be dominated by America's car culture, how long can we continue on this trajectory? How can we break this endless cycle of building more highways? Lack of rail service and public transit in rural and urban communities increases inequities in housing, employment and access to medical care. Living in asphalt wastelands makes walking or biking unsafe.
Communities of color have repeatedly been dispersed to make way for more highways. Differently abled citizens are forced to wait for assistance at busy intersections. At this webinar, learn about ideas to live more healthfully and interactively with our neighbors.
Green Party of New Mexico Annual Meeting / Convention
The Green Party of New Mexico will hold their 2022 Annual Meeting / Convention on Sunday, April 10 from 12pm-3pm local time.
April 24: Green Party of Michigan Nominating Convention
The Green Party of Michigan Nominating Convention is set for Saturday at 8:30am and additionally Sunday if needed.
Campaign training to be provided following the convention, and/or Sunday.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
May 14 Mountain Party Convention With Keynote Speaker Cheri Honkala
Cheri Honkala is a nationally and internationally recognized anti-poverty and human rights advocate. For the past 25 years she has dedicated her life to creating a movement led by the poor, not their advocates. Honkala has organized numerous protests, holding marches, demonstrations and setting up tent cities, in the course of which activities she has been arrested for civil disobedience violations more than 200 times.
May 14, 2022 at 12:00pm – 3pm