Green Party US announces media events for 2010 national meeting in Detroit

Schedule of Media Events at the Green Party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting in Detroit, June 24-27

• Web site for the Green Party meeting: http://greenpartymeeting2010.wordpress.com

• Media credentialing page: http://www.gp.org/forms/media

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Green leaders available to speak on various issues: http://www.gp.org/speakers

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party will feature former national nominees, state and local candidates for 2010, officeholders and other special guests during press conferences planned to take place at the party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  The meeting will take place from Thursday, June 24, to Sunday, June 27.

The schedule of media events, which is subject to change, is appended below.  For more information about the Green Party meeting’s schedule of events, registration, and lodging, visit the web site (http://greenpartymeeting2010.wordpress.com).  The Media Credentialing page is also online (http://www.gp.org/forms/media).  Reporters are encouraged to register ahead of time, but media registration will also take place on-site.

Rosa Clemente, 2008 vice-presidential nominee, and David Cobb, 2004 presidential nominee, are among the press conference speakers.  Both are also participating in the US Social Forum (http://www.ussf2010.org), which convenes in Detroit from June 22 to 26.

242 Green candidates have announced their races so far in 2010.  Green candidates for governor, Congress, and various local offices and Green officeholders from across the US will speak at the press conferences, with a special spotlight for candidates from Michigan and the Detroit area.

On Saturday evening, the Green Party will host a Health Care Panel with Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program (http://www.pnhp.org), Kevin Zeese of VoteForPeace.us (http://www.voteforpeace.us), and others to be announced.  Mr. Zeese is also a former Green candidate for the US Senate, having run in Maryland in 2006.  The Health Care Panel is open to the media and the public.

The slogan for the Green Party meeting is “Another US is possible, another party is necessary” — similar to the Social Forum motto, “Another world is possible.”

National, state, and local Green Party leaders, candidates, and many others will attend the Detroit meeting, which will be hosted by local Greens and the Green Party of Michigan (http://www.migreens.org).  For more information about meeting events, contact the Green Party’s national office at office@gp.org or 1-866-41-GREEN.

Online live-streaming will broadcast the press conferences and many other events at the meeting.

SCHEDULE OF MEDIA EVENTS

Location: Wayne State University, Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall

Thursday, June 24, 4 pm, Room 261A
Press conference: Welcome to the 2010 Green Party Annual National Meeting, with Green Party Steering Committee members, Michigan and Detroit Green leaders, and 2008 Green vice-presidential nominee Rosa Clemente

Friday, June 25, 9 am, Room 277
Press conference: Green candidates and officeholders, 2004 Green presidential nominee David Cobb

Friday, June 25, 11 am, Room 277
Press conference: Green candidates and officeholders

Saturday, June 26, 7:30-8:30 pm
Health Care Panel with Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese, and others TBA.
Location : International Institute, 111 East Kirby Street

MORE INFORMATION

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org
Wayne Turner, co-chair of the Green Party’s Annual National Meeting Committee, 919-491-3186, build4green@nc.rr.com
Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN
• Green candidate database and campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml
• Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
• Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers
• Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections
• Green Party Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

The Green Party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, June 24-27 http://greenpartymeeting2010.wordpress.com
Media credentialing page: http://www.gp.org/forms/media
More information: 1-866-41-GREEN, office@gp.org

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States
http://gp.org/greenpages-blog

  1. Great work.

    Wish that Starlene and Scott could have gotten this published last Monday…

    Every media veteran knows friday is the least read media day…

    Either way nice schedule. Thank you to all who did this work.

  2. whoops…just went to http://www.gp.org..

    saw Scott and Starlene got this out on Wednesday. Great work.

    GPW did fine job of follow through too…

    Thanks.

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