Presented by Chris Blankenhorn In mainstream politics party resources are generally monetary with campaigns driving the spending, but as a grassroots party that rejects corporate money, Greens need to have a different perspective on the role of the party and what we think of when we say resource. In this workshop former GPUS Co-Chair and Howie Hawkins 2020 Social Media and Tech Director Chris Blankenhorn will look at various tools and systems that state and local parties can implement in order to organize and communicate more effectively. Continue reading
Hosted by Gloria Mattera, Margaret Kimberley, David Cobb, Rich Whitney In the U.S. and around the world, there is a growing movement in support of the “solidarity economy,” which aims to build democratic worker-owned cooperatives and related community-based organizations that can serve as the building blocks of a new economic system. This movement is compatible with the aims of the Green Party, as expressed in the “Eco-Socialist” platform provisions adopted by the party in 2016. Eco-Socialist Greens are in the process of building a Green Eco-Socialist Network that can help build ties between the Green Party and this movement, with a view toward helping advance the movement in the political arena. Continue reading
Presented by Haig Hovaness Recent US government actions to increase funding for nuclear weaponry and withdraw from arms control treaties threaten a new nuclear arms race. This presentation will explore the serious consequences of such an arms race, detailing the economic impact of the potential expenditures and the security risks resulting from abandonment of arms control treaties and the introduction of new types of weapons. Continue reading
Presented by AJ Reed This interactive workshop is for new and veteran campaigners, who would like to learn how to campaign in rural communities. Topics that will be covered are: analyzing political races, building a campaign team, and evaluating issues. The workshop format will be both lecture and discussion. Continue reading
Presented by Hillary Kane A broad overview of the various aspects of running for political office, particularly as a Green Party candidate. We will cover topics such as building a campaign committee, fundraising, media, volunteer management, ballot access, and Get Out The Vote. Continue reading
Live interviews and videos from Green candidates around the country to get you fired up for local campaigns as they push hard through October to Election Day!
telesur coverage of a press conference held by the US Peace Council Peace Delegation during a visit to Venezuela.
Green Party members who are part of a US Peace Council Peace Delegation to Venezuela recently met with President Nicolás Maduro. Meeting with President Maduro were Ajamu Baraka, a member of the steering committee of US Peace Council and National Organizer of Black Alliance for Peace; Margaret Flowers, co-director of Popular Resistance; Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance and advisory board member of World Beyond War and Joe Lombardo, national coordinator of the United National Antiwar Coalition. Continue reading
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talked about the platform of the Green party. Topics included the influence of money in politics, the progressive stances of the Green party, the Green party jobs plan called the “Green New Deal,” a proposed universal system of free higher education, and the threat of climate change. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Continue reading