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Green Party at One Nation Working Together rally in DC on Oct. 2 for jobs, justice, education, & peace

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States has endorsed the One Nation Working Together march and rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 2 for “Jobs, Justice and Education” (http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/content/main).

Theresa El-Amin, national co-chair of the Green Party, will serve as the party’s representative on the national steering committee of One Nation Working Together.  The Green Party’s liaison to the Peace Table will be George Martin, Wisconsin Green, member of the Green Party Black Caucus, and former national co-chair of United for Peace & Justice.

“Greens from all over the US will gather with many other organizations and movements on Oct. 2.  We’re at the Peace Table to let people know that trillions of dollars are being wasted on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that could be used for human needs in the US, especially green jobs, education, universal health care, and aid for people hit hard by the economic meltdown,” said Ms. El-Amin.

The Green Party will be part of the Peace Contingent (http://www.onenationforpeace.org), which calls the rally “an opportunity to help millions of people understand how the struggle to end the wars and occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq is directly tied to the urgent need to re-direct this nation’s economic and social priorities,” with a demand for deep cuts in military spending.

Greens call these goals consistent with the Green Party’s own positions, which include ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, drastically reducing the military budget, creating millions of green jobs among other efforts to offset global warming, enacting Medicare For All (Single-Payer national health care), and protecting Social Security.

Green Party members across the country who can not travel to Washington, DC will participate in related Oct. 2 events in their areas.

Greens said that the One Nation Working Together unity statement shows the event’s inclusiveness: “We are conservatives and moderates, progressives and liberals, non-believers and people of deep faith, united by escalating assaults on our reason, our environment, and our rights.” (http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/pages/mission)

“The Green Party’s presence on Oct. 2 signals that there’s hope for America.  We’ll be there to challenge the idea that our choice is limited to candidates and parties who support more war and more corporate power,” said Jacqui Deveneau, chair of the York County Greens and Maine Green Independent Party delegate to the national Green Party (http://www.mainegreens.org).

MORE INFORMATION

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• 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

“Let’s Have a Real Protest, Not a Democratic Pep Rally, on October 2nd” by Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report, September 15, 2010 http://blackagendareport.com/?q=content/let’s-have-real-protest-not-democratic-pep-rally-october-2nd

Video clips from the Green Party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, June 24-27 http://www.gp.org http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

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

Dave Schwab

7 Comments

  1. Will there be any kind of Green contingent there to hand out literature, hold signs, and stuff like that? I’d be interested in being part of that.

  2. Ross,

    Great idea. Web site link says:

    Join the Peace Contingent!
    Meet at 10:30 am at 14th & Constitution Ave NW (just east of the White House, closest to the Federal Triangle Metro)

    ….

    Green Party soars againg in popularity!!!

    And in Green Party news across the Pond… new polls show the Green Party at 24 per cent.

    That makes the Green Party in Germany the nation’s second strongest party.

    Here’s today’s Forsa poll
    GREEN PARTY 24 per cent

    CDU 29 per cent
    SPD 29 per cent

    Three different stories
    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,623633,00.html

    http://www.tagesspiegel.de/meinung/gruene-auf-dem-weg-zur-volkspartei/1940016.html

    http://www.derwesten.de/nachrichten/CDU-SPD-und-Gruene-fuehren-Dreikampf-um-die-Macht-id3746711.html

  3. Well, I am not officially a Green Party member anymore. So, maybe my opinion doesn’t count.

    But…

    What the heck?

    This event is a Democratic Party plot to cling the left to them for the November elections, and collect mailing lists from everyone who has any inclination for movement politics.

    If you look at the One Nation official website (not the fake, extra page, given to the peace movement), the word “peace” is not on the first, splash page.

    Also on the One Nation official website, there is a hearty welcome by Howard Dean.

    Egads!

    Couldn’t we have just gathered as greens, Green Party members, and real peace activists in another part of DC or something?

    -Kimberly

  4. You gotta go where the people are. Fact is, thousands of progressives from all over are going to be in DC for that event. I’d hate for the Green Party to miss that opportunity to show them there’s an alternative to the Republicrats.

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