Greenline, the Green Party’s e-bulletin, has just released their June 2009 edition. With stories on registration for this summer’s Annual National Meeting, election results from June 9th elections, and the last opportunity to buy paper versions of Green Pages this year, it is a must read. The entire text is available by clicking this article’s headline.
Registration Still Open for Annual National Meeting
The 2009 Green Party Annual National Meeting will be held in Durham, North Carolina from July 23rd-26th. Dorm-style accommodations and dining hall meals make this year’s meeting low-key, friendly, and affordable. Workshops hosted by Green Party organizers from around the country will start at noon on Thursday, July 23rd and end at noon Sunday, July 26th.
2010 campaigns will kick off next month in Durham. If you are planning to run for county, state, or federal office in 2010, you can learn all you need to kick your campaign off the ground in Durham next month. We will hold workshops on reaching out to media, using social networks and web tools to spread the word about your campaign, setting up a door-to-door canvassing operation, networking with other Green Party candidates to share resources, and much more.
Is your state working to win ballot access for 2010 and the 2012 Presidential election? Come to Durham to learn the basics of a ballot access campaign and coordinating state-wide efforts.
REGISTER NOW at the lowest possible price before it increases! And forward this message to your e-mail lists so your state and local party will be represented at the 2009 Green Party Annual National Meeting. A limited number of diversity waivers for the registration fee (housing, food and travel are NOT a part of the waiver) are available – for further information contact Diversity09@GP.org
Greens Win in June 9th Elections
The Green Party had a very successful election day on June 9th, winning four of five races. Three Greens ran for City of Portland (ME) Charter Commission. Ben Chipman, running in District 1, won his race with 62% of the vote. Anna Trevorrow, running for an at-large seat, won her seat with almost 13% of the vote amongst a field of eight candidates. Dan Jenkins, running in District 2, came very close to winning with 45.5% of the vote. Congratulations to two Green members of the City of Portland Charter Commission!
In Whately, Massachusetts, two Greens became (we believe) the first husband-and-wife team of Green officeholders. Nate Fortune was re-relected to the Whately Elementary School Committee, and Joyce Palmer-Fortune won her race for Whately Select Board. Congratulations to Nate and Joyce for helping turn Whately, MA Green!
Hundreds of Green candidates are still campaigning for fall 2009 elections. To find candidates near you, check out our on-line elections database. There may still be time for you to declare a run for office this fall! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in running for office and need help getting started.
Green Pages Bundles Available
Green Pages, the national newspaper of the Green Party of the United States, has been published on-line throughout 2009. This year’s summer issue will be the only paper version available. Stock up now to have national Green Party news, commentary, state reports, profiles of prominent Greens and Green officeholders and more to distribute at fairs, festivals, and on the street. Click here to purchase a bundle of Green pages for your state or local party.
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