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Kansas City conference on building Green parties in KS, MO, AR, IA, NE with Jill Stein

Jill_Stein_432From Green Party US:

Transforming Politics On The Prairie: Building The Green Party In The Midwest

The Greens of Kansas City and the Progressive Party of Missouri invite you to a five-state Green Organizing Meeting

A conference for Greens in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, and Nebraska  – JUNE 13-15, 2014

Keynote speaker, Jill Stein

Never in the history of our country has there been a greater need for a new, vibrant party. With 60% of the people saying “We need a third party,” our holistic message and strong moral foundation put us in a unique position to accept the challenge. The Greens are leading the way in many parts of the country, and this meeting is intended to bring multi-state leadership together, to confer and develop plans for rejuvenating our Green Parties in the Prairie States.

The conference will be held at Heartland Center, a beautiful rural conference center at 16965 NW 45 Highway, Parkville, Missouri. It is located very close to the K.C. International airport. Attendees arriving at reasonable times will be provided a free shuttle service.

Registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday night, June 13. Dinner at 5:30 with a key note address by Jill Stein followed by conversations with Jill Stein, other workshop leaders, and meeting attendees.

Saturday will be filled with workshops on topics important to Greens. On Saturday night we will explore how to build the Green Party in our states and how to incorporate the workshop issues, politics and related movements into a strong force for change.

On Sunday, we will meet in small groups to discuss multi-state, multi-issue collaborative efforts. Conference ends at 10:00 Sunday morning.

Workshops will include: Single-payer health care, Fighting the Grand Bargain, Transforming Food/Farm Issues, Running Green Campaigns, Climate change, and Transforming Politics.

Confirmed speakers

Jill Stein, Green Presidential candidate, 2012
Ed Weisbart, MD, Missouri Chair PNHP, St. Louis, Mo
David Kinsley, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management at KU Medical Center
Mark Swaney, Green candidate for US Senate from Arkansas
John Fish Kurman, Coordinator of 350KC

Full Conference (includes 5 meals and lodging for 2 nights (triple occupancy) $180.00
Early registration. Before May, 15. 2014: $160.00
Students: $125.00
Saturday only $40.00 , Please add any of the following: Breakfast $8.00, Lunch $10.00, Dinner $13.00

Download the registration form

There are scholarships available. Let us know what you can afford.

For more information contact Ben Kjelshus, bkjelshus@gmail.com 816-623-3006

Dave Schwab

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