Green Party NYC bulletin: Local meetings, Actions, Pechefsky op-ed, GPNYC online, & more

The Green Party of New York City, which ran 5 campaigns in 2009 including Lynne Serpe’s record 24% for NYC City Council, has published a newsletter for February 2010. News items from GPNYC include a Thank You Party for 2009 Candidates, an April 15th Tax Day Action, Green Local Meetings, other events of interest, an editorial about fixing the city council from 2009 candidate for city council David Pechefsky, GPNYC’s new facebook group, and more. Read on:

Here is the latest news from the Green Party of New York City Committee!  Please feel free to call or email us if you would like to get connected or learn more about anything you see here.

Party!THANK YOU PARTY FOR 2009 GREEN CANDIDATES
We’d like to thank our five New York City candidates for giving so much of their time and energy, raising important issues, and spreading the word about the Green Party. And Lynne Serpe set a record for Green percentage of the vote for an NYC race at 24% in her Queens campaign!

Date: Friday, February 26
Time: 7-9 pm,
Place: Holmes House, 28 E. 35 St. (between Park and Madison), Manhattan

There will be food, drink, music, and a few words from our candidates.
Space is limited!  Please RSVP if you would like to come to Claudia Flanagan at westclaudia@yahoo.com.

TAX DAY (APRIL 15) ACTION
This action is in the planning stages…if you’re interested in participating, please contact us!

GREEN LOCAL MEETINGS
Park Slope (Brooklyn) Greens: Second Monday of the month
Contact Dani Liebling at (718) 788-2260, daniliebling@yahoo.com

Manhattan Greens: Second Sunday of the month
Contact Tom Siracuse at 212 874 2154, tomsiracuse@hotmail.com

Bronx Greens:
Contact 718-652-2110, bgreens@earthlink.net

Queens Greens:
Contact Ann Eagan, (718) 482-0170

OTHER EVENTS YOU MIGHT LIKE
Gentrification Of Brooklyn

The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks
February 4, 2010 – May 16, 2010
MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts)

This exhibition, guest curated by Dexter Wimberly, will examine how urban planning, eminent domain, and real estate development are affecting Brooklyn’s communities and how residents throughout the borough are responding.

Charlotta Janssen: Freedom Riders And Bus Boycotters
January 28, 2010 – March 26, 2010
John Jay College Of Criminal Justice

“Freedom Riders and Bus Boycotters” is a series of portraits painted from mug shots of civil rights activists arrested while demanding desegregation and equal rights.

DAVID PECHEFSKY HAS A FIX FOR CITY COUNCIL IN NY TIMES OP-ED
David PechefskyIn a January 22, 2010 op-ed in the New York Times, Green candidate David Pechefsky suggests three ways to fix a City Council, which is “hardly more democratic than a high school student council, where the principal calls the shots.” Click here to read it!

“Ultimately, all City Council decisions are made by the speaker and the speaker’s staff. The speaker controls which members get to sit on which committees and who heads those committees, what legislation comes up for a vote, the hiring and firing of the 250-plus central staff and the money that members get to dole out to their districts.”


GPNYC COMMITTEE: JOIN US ON FACEBOOK!

Late last year, Greens from around the city elected representatives from each borough to serve on the Green Party New York City Committee. Our purpose is to strengthen and grow the Green Party in New York City by addressing city-wide Green matters, such as candidates for city-wide office;  assist NYC Green locals;  and make the Green Party a greater presence in the body politic of NYC.   So far, we have created new GPNYC literature,  started a speaker program at area colleges, and launched a Facebook page which you can join by clicking here!

GREEN VICTORY: FED JUDGE RULES CT LAW DISCRIMINATES AGAINST THIRD PARTIES
Parts of Connecticut’s campaign finance law were struck down as unconstitutional, because they unfairly discriminated against third parties.  The ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging the law in July 2006. Click here to read more…

DON’T GET MAD – GET INVOLVED
We will soon be announcing our candidates for 2010 elections.  We need YOU to help make these campaigns successful.  Contact us at:
info@greenpartynyc.org | 718-247-9385 to plug in!

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