Louisiana needs you!
The Green Party of Louisiana 2019 state convention was held just a few days ago. See a fuller report below; but I'll sum it up in a nutshell: we have a new and very small Coordinating Committee, and they need our help to develop the Green political alternative in Louisiana.
Also, the New Orleans local has been recognized as the first active chapter of the Green Party of Louisiana!
Now two immediate tasks confront us:
We need to designate a delegate (or two) to the state Coordinating Committee. This role is open to any member in good standing who is willing to hit the road at least three times a year and travel elsewhere in Louisiana for CC meetings.
We need to provide assistance to Greens elsewhere in the state who are interested in starting a chapter in their parish.
That's why I hope you'll join us on the evening of Monday, February 11th, at 6:00 PM, for our winter meeting. Get location details and RSVP on our website.
Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions. Don't forget to scroll down for a brief 2019 convention summary.
See you in a couple weeks,
Bart Everson, chair
Green Party of New Orleans
2019 CONVENTION SUMMARY
The 2019 Annual Convention of the Green Party of Louisiana was held on Saturday, January 26, in Miller Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans.
The morning and early afternoon were taken up with presentations by long-time members. Bart Everson led with a meditation and the “History of the Green Party of Louisiana,” Renate Heurich discussed “Ecological Struggles in Louisiana,” Anika Ofori gave a short speech on “Reparations,” and Lynne Serpe gave a detailed discussion of “Democracy and Voter Choice.”
The meeting then reviewed and approved an amended set of bylaws submitted by Bart Everson on behalf of the New Orleans chapter, and elected representatives to the Coordinating Committee. (The bylaws are accessible online.) The new CC comprises two members, David Bielut and Romi Elnagar, who will assume Secretarial responsibilities. The party also recognized the New Orleans chapter (Green Party of New Orleans) and approved their request to affiliate. The CC may be strengthened at a later date with members from the Green Party of New Orleans. The meeting concluded with a discussion of national committees and caucuses by Romi Elnagar.