Impact of COVID on the Black Community

Hosted by Trahern Crews This workshop will focus on Reparations for the American Descendants of Slavery. Participants will learn about measures that are taking place at the local state and federal levels across the country to implement reparatory justice policies and what they can do in their city or state to help. Facilitators will explain how Reparations have become an issue in the 2020 Presidential election. Continue reading

It's All About the Benjamins: Budgeting, Fundraising and Finance for Green Party Candidates

Hosted by Hillary Kane Come to this workshop to learn the ins and outs of the various financial aspects of campaigning -- how to get money, how to spend money, and how to keep track of it. We will cover each of these three topics in succession. This workshop is ideal for current and future candidates, campaign managers, fundraisers and treasurers. Continue reading

GPUS Elections Database: How to use it

Hosted by Mike Feinstein How many Greens are running for office this year in the U.S? How many have run in other years? In our history? What offices do Greens run for the most? Which Greens have been elected - and to what kind of offices? The answers to these and many more questions are found in the Elections Data Base of the Green Party of the United States! You are invited to an interactive workshop to understand how the Green Party Elections Data Base works - and how you can use it for your advantage in Green Party organizing.   Continue reading

Linking CRM strategy, tactics, and metrics to the Strategic Plan

Hosted by Philena Farley What is the goal of our CRM initiative? Is it to increase donation revenue, increase average order size for branded merchandise, decrease ballot access acquisition costs, improve voter retention, or decrease inquiry response times? The process of defining a value-based CRM plan starts with linking the highest-level Strategic Plan goals to a clear set of specific CRM strategies and tactics. This workshop will demonstrate how to align CRM metrics with the outcomes we are trying to accomplish so we can track progress towards those goals. Continue reading

What is a Resource? Digital Organizing Tools for Parties

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

Building the Movement for Eco-Socialism

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

Racing to Ruin: The Consequences of Resumption of the Nuclear Arms Race

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

Campaigning in Rural Communities

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

Running for Office 101

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

Green Wave Telethon 2019

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!