North Carolina Greens to hold annual meeting
On Saturday, June 10, the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) will hold its seventeenth statewide Spring Gathering at the Seedbed in Mebane, just outside Durham and Chapel Hill. NCGP members and nonmember supporters are both encouraged to attend.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations to the NCGP are welcome at our Donate Page to help cover expenses.
6602 Nicks Road
Mebane, NC 27302
This year, we're holding our meeting at the beautiful Seedbed venue in rural Mebane. The Seedbed is the former location of the Stone House retreat and is now home to an allied organization working on social, racial, and environmental justice initiatives.
We'll be kicking off our Spring Gathering with a talk the prior evening by Green Party vice presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka in Durham. The event, titled "Building People Power in the Time of Trump: The Path to Real Democracy," is at 6-8pm Friday, June 9, at the Vault. RSVP for the Ajamu Baraka event here. Immediately after Ajamu's talk, please join us for a potluck supper and some fun at the Seedbed in Mebane (directions from the Vault in Durham to the Seedbed in Mebane).
Limited lodging is available at the Seedbed for those who wish to stay the night Friday to attend Saturday's Spring Gathering. Beds are $25 and are first come, first serve, but priority will be given to members traveling from the mountains and coast. To book yourself a bed, please contact NCGP secretary Tommie James at [email protected].
ABOUT THE SPRING GATHERING
In the aftermath of the 2016 elections, we meet in a time of awakening among US citizens. The stark reality of the failure of the two-party system is on display for the world to see, and the need for alternative political views has never been as widely recognized as now. The Green Party is bustling—we're building locally and statewide and are uniquely positioned to challenge the status quo parties in North Carolina and across the country. Come to celebrate, join, and plan with us to move North Carolina toward a lasting social and economic system that respects humanity, abhors war, and understands our fundamental relationship to the natural word in which we all live.
We'll begin the meeting at 9:00 a.m. with a meet & greet and light breakfast provided by the NCGP. People are welcome to arrive and set up prior to 9:00. We'll begin party business at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting will last from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the NCGP will provide lunch.
A detailed agenda will be sent to NCGP membership in the week before the meeting—members may notify the NCGP co-chairs ([email protected]) of issues they need addressed. Primary topics on the meeting agenda will include NCGP budget and membership, deepening NCGP involvement in activism and grassroots community-building, changes to NCGP bylaws and platform, and building concrete strategies to grow the NCGP.
As always, members and nonmember supporters alike are welcome to attend the meeting, though only members may vote on party business. Nonmembers are encouraged to attend as observers to learn more about the Green Party. You can become an NCGP member at our Membership Page.