We need each other, and one of us needs a ride!
As you may have read on the national website, our local New Orleans group has been recognized as the first active chapter of the Green Party of Louisiana. That's exciting, but what's next?
1. We need to designate a delegate (or two) to the state Coordinating Committee. This role is open to any member in good standing who is willing to hit the road at least three times a year and travel elsewhere in Louisiana for CC meetings.
2. We need to provide assistance to Greens elsewhere in the state who are interested in starting a chapter in their parish, to promote Green values statewide.
Can you help? I hope so! We can't do much without active participation from our membership. To learn more, please join us on the evening of Monday, February 11th, at 6PM, for our winter meeting. Get location details and RSVP on our website.
Also, we have a member who could use a ride from the vicinity of Napoleon and Magazine. If you can help, please let me know and I'll put you in touch.
Once again, I'm including a brief recap of the 2019 convention below.
See you Monday,
Bart Everson, chair
Green Party of New Orleans
2019 convention summary
The 2019 Annual Convention of the Green Party of Louisiana was held on Saturday, January 26, in Miller Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans.
The morning and early afternoon were taken up with presentations by long-time members. Bart Everson led with a meditation and the "History of the Green Party of Louisiana," Renate Heurich discussed "Ecological Struggles in Louisiana," Anika Ofori gave a short speech on "Reparations," and Lynne Serpe gave a detailed discussion of "Democracy and Voter Choice."
The meeting then reviewed and approved an amended set of bylaws submitted by Bart Everson on behalf of the New Orleans chapter, and elected representatives to the Coordinating Committee. (The bylaws are accessible online.) The new CC comprises two members, David Bielut and Romi Elnagar, who will assume Secretarial responsibilities. The party also recognized the New Orleans chapter (Green Party of New Orleans) and approved their request to affiliate. The CC may be strengthened at a later date with members from the Green Party of New Orleans. The meeting concluded with a discussion of national committees and caucuses by Romi Elnagar.