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North Carolina Central University is Going Green - Annual National Meeting in Durham This Weekend
Greens from across the country will converge on Durham, North Carolina starting this Thursday for the 2009 Green Party Annual National Meeting. Greens will take an opportunity to meet, discuss Green party values and strategy, and lay the groundwork for campaigns in 2010, 2012, and beyond. Come and meet Lynne Williams, our 2010 Gubenatorial Candidate from Maine and other candidates!
There are a number of special events open to the public including:.
Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm will be a Public Forum on single-payer healthcare.
Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm will be a special screening of the documentary "Coal Country," on mountain top coal removal and the coal industry, introduced by Jesse Johnson, 2008 Green Party candidate for nomination for president and for governor of West Virginia. Jesse is also featured in the film.
Saturday, 3:30 pm will be a presentation from 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney.
Saturday, 8:30 - 10:30 pm: Fundraiser at Marvell Event Center. 119 W Main Street, Durham, NC
Workshops will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This year, Greens can take part in discussions in four tracks: Issues, Campaign School, Skill-Building, and Strategizing. Presenters will discuss fundraising, getting out the vote, building state and local parties, ballot access, candidate recruitment, and "Greening" the web. National Committee delegates and state-approved observers will be participating in a meeting Friday-Sunday.
It's not too late to attend! Registration will take place on site starting Thursday at noon. If you can make it to Durham, we want you there! Check out the North Carolina Green Party's ANM page to buy your fundraiser tickets, get details, directions, lodging information, and a full schedule.
Green Pages Bundles Available
Green Pages, the national newspaper of the Green Party of the United States is now available for distribution at fairs, festivals, state and local meetings, and on the street. Click here to purchase a bundle of 100 copies.
The Summer 2009 issue includes articles on the Green Party response to the first 100 days of the Obama administration, the Green Party's Reverend Billy's campaign for mayor of New York City, results from several successful campaigns in Wisconsin spring elections, and more. You can see the online version of Green Pages here.
Keep the Heat on Bill Maher
On June 19th, Bill Maher (former host of Politically Incorrect and current host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher) asked his viewers "Shouldn't there be one party that unambiguously supports cutting the military budget, a party that is straight up in favor of gun control, gay marriage, higher taxes on the rich, universal health care - legalizing pot - and steep, direct taxing of polluters?" Seeing ourselves in his description of a truly progressive party, the Green Party of the United States wrote an open letter to Bill Maher asking him to invite Green Party representatives and candidates on his show.
We asked you to help convince Bill Maher to invite us, and you responded! Now we need you to keep the heat on BIll Maher. Call his show's studio at (323) 575-2345 and ask the switchboard operator for the production office of Real Time with Bill Maher. Then ask him to invite America's true progressive party - the Green Party - on his show. You can also e-mail Real Time and ask to see the Green Party on the air - over 1,000 of you already have!
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The Summer issue of Green Pages is now on-line at :)
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Indigenous response to the U. S. Border Wall
by Wendy Kenin, California Green Party
The dangers of the Connecticut campaign finance law
State Greens sue to pull down law prohibitive to minor parties
by Mike DeRosa, co-chair of the Green Party of Connecticut
Greens mourn a founding member
Guy Chichester of New Hampshire dies
This year's gathering to be cost-effective and fun
2009 Annual National Meeting to be held in Durham, NC
by Jan Martell, North Carolina Green Party
The first 100 days under a Green Party administration
by John Rensenbrink, Maine Green Independent Party
The First 100 Days
Hunger strike for strong climate legislation continues
by SKCM-Curry, Green Party of California
New York City leads a vibrant campaign
Billy Talen attracting attention in his bid for Mayor
by Gloria Mattera, Green Party of New York State
A Green Party Mayor of New York City? Elect-a-lujah!
Reverend Billy's Fight Song with sing-a-long video
Ross Mirkarimi first Green appointed to California Coastal Commission
by Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California
Snyder Appointed to Golden Gate Board
Landslide wins in Wisconsin
Green candidates win 7 of 12 seats in Spring 2009
by Ron Hardy, Green Party of Wisconsin and editor of GreenPartyWatch.org
The "Green Guy" runs for office in Massachusetts
by L. Scott Laugenour, Green-Rainbow Party
Michael Canney campaigns for Alachua City Commission
Searching out the mole
Greens commence a lawsuit in pursuit of the Florida Five
by Barbara Rodgers-Hendricks, Green Party of Florida
A step-by-step guide to achieving ballot status
Arizona tells how they got it done
by Claudia Ellquist, Co-chair of the Arizona Green Party
Historic Green win to Lower House of Western Australia State Parliament
by Stephen Luntz, Australian Greens Victoria Elections Analyst
and Mike Feinstein, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States
First African Green University held in Morocco
by Mike Feinstein, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States
The Rabat Declaration
Approved by Consensus by the regional Green representatives from seven countries at the African Green University, March 27th, 2009
German Greens gear up for September vote
Report from the Berlin Congress
by Phil Hill, German Greens
Meeting the Hidden People
My trip to the United States
by Liaquat Ali, co-spokesperson, Pakistan Green Party
includes a video blog by Ali
Longest-serving Green leader in Canada to step down
by Mike Feinstein, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States
"Think Big, Vote Green"
Greens Elected in Record Numbers to European Parliament
by Mike Feinstein, member International Committee of the Green Party of the United States
A belief in hope, but a commitment to vigilance
Looking harder than skin-deep at Obama
by Anita Rios, Co-convener of the Green Party of Ohio
Why Keynesian stimulus packages will not work
by Titus North, Pennsylvania Green Party
A new path for the Green Party
by Carl Archambeau, Sr., Michigan Green Party
A plan for improving education
Bringing it home with tax cuts for test scores
by Lewis Pollis and Terrence Banks, Green Party of Ohio
2009 Summer State Reports
Getting to know the Green Party platform
Economic sustainability, banking and insurance reform
The 21st Century Environmental Revolution:
A Comprehensive Strategy for Conservation, Global Warming and the Environment by Mark C. Henderson
a book review by David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware
Millions of little things saving us
Quoted from Pete Seeger on Democracy Now
a poem by Chris Brandt
The color of Green
An Interview with Tony Affigne, Green Party of Rhode Island
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