Single Payer Health Care is our goal for the New Year
If you missed the December monthly meeting, fear not. We taped our guest speaker, Dave Attridge from Recovery Now, NY – including the Q&A section – and you can watch it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/1pToHVfZ1Ak. Folks who were at that meeting were interested in creating a local platform plank for the Green Party of Monroe County and that process is in progress. We hope to have something for registered Greens to vote on at the next monthly meeting. That meeting happens to be…
Join us on Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 pm at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street in Rochester.
It’s going to be a meeting full to the brim as our guest speakers will be Alice Carli and Rohith Palli from the local chapter of the Campaign for New York Health. We will be discussing ways to get Single Payer Health Care in New York State. There will be action to take at this meeting, so it won’t be just talk. Just like last month, we hope to have a group of people (of any and all political persuasions) who would be interested in creating a Green Party local platform plank on health care.
As mentioned above, we hope to have a platform plank on addiction to vote on at the meeting as well.
And then ... it will be January, which means we have officer elections for the local party! Any registered Green in Monroe County can run to be Co-Chair (2), Treasurer, and Secretary for 2018. We use Ranked Choice Voting so you can just vote for one person for each or you can rank those who run. How does that work?
But before that meeting happens, the GPoMC Steering Committee will be held on Thursday, December 28th at 7:00 pm at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street. It’s not the usual day we have it, but due to Christmas being on the 4th Monday this year, we moved it for December. It’s open to any and all registered Greens in Monroe County. There’s a lot of business to discuss.
There are elections every year. And 2018 is no different. Coming up are most state offices (Governor, AG, Comptroller, State Senate, and State Assembly) as well as a small number of village, town, and other local races. It may be time to turn up you activism a few notches and run for office as a Green. And of course the Party is here to help with that. If you’re interested, come to the next monthly meeting or even just reply to this email and we can help you get started and through out your campaign.
Also happening around town ...
Late last week, Centers for Disease Control staff were advised to avoid the use of 7 words: transgender, science-based, evidence-based, diversity, vulnerable, fetus, and entitlement in forthcoming budget documents. A demonstration is planned in response for Thursday, December 21, 2017 in front of the Federal Building – 100 State Street – from 8:00-9:30pm. All are welcome and encouraged to join in solidarity.
There’s a lot happening in town and we’re excited to make 2018 an unprecedented year in progressive electoral politics and activism. We appreciate the fact that you’re interested in what we are doing and we hope that we’re providing you with the opportunities you’re looking for to make our community a just one.
Be well and we’ll see you soon!
Green Party of Monroe County