Which state-wide action should the Missouri Green Party have?
The Missouri Green Party Coordinating Committee has been discussing a statewide action that party chapters will work on this spring. We need to know your preferences. Potential issues have been narrowed down to four. Please read a description of each below and email this back to [email protected] BY MONDAY MARCH 11 with your preferences RANK ORDERED as follows:
Put a "1" by the action you would MOST LIKE the Green Party to focus on.
Put a "2" by the action which would be your SECOND CHOICE.
Put a "3" by the action which would be your THIRD CHOICE.
Put a "4" by the action which would be your LAST CHOICE.
___ Fight CAFOs/Industrial Hog Farms
___ Support Ranked Choice Voting Legislation
___ Fight Charter School Expansion
___ Join Climate Extinction Rebellion Demonstrations
Explanations of each are below.
Fight CAFOs/Industrial Hog Farms
These Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations are an environmental and ethical disaster that is often forced on communities by so-called small government Republicans in the legislature.
Support Ranked Choice Voting Legislation
We could support a current bill the Missouri House that would make local elections subject to ranked choice voting and would introduce Missouri voters to voting system more friendly to third parties.
Fight Charter School Expansion
Charter Schools are an attack on teacher's unions, among other things. We could fight a current bill working its way through the legislature to allow charter schools in other towns besides St. Louis and Kansas City.
Join Climate Extinction Rebellion Demonstrations
We could join events during a national week of action and civil disobedience planned for April 15-22 to force lawmakers to take the drastic action needed to address climate change. Read more about the Extinction Rebellion's demands.
Again, it is urgent for you to return your vote by Monday, March 11. If you are a dues-paid Green Party member, your vote will be counted in the members' tabulation. If you are not a member, your vote will be counted in preferences of supporters.
A poll was previously sent out by the Missouri Green Party which did not reach some members. If you already voted in that poll, please let me know so your vote will not be counted twice.
Please respond with any questions.
Don Fitz, [email protected]
St. Louis Representative to the Missouri Green Party Coordinating Committee