Durham, North Carolina prepares for Green Party Annual National Meeting

The 2009 Green Party Annual National Meeting in Durham, NC will begin on Thursday, July 23rd and continue through Sunday, July 26th. Featured events will include a forum on the need for a national single-payer health care system, and a speech from Cynthia McKinney on her efforts to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza. The Raleigh-Durham News has an article on the upcoming event, in which Green activists discuss the opportunities for Green growth in 2010:

DURHAM — N.C. Central is going green.

Beginning Thursday, the university will host the Green Party’s 2009 annual meeting. Around 100 delegates from 29 states — some from as far away as California and Texas — will descend on the Central campus.

Through Sunday, they’ll hear a speech from their 2008 presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, on her efforts to bring medical supplies to Gaza. They’ll discuss health-care reform. They’ll attend a series of workshops on a broad range of subjects, including candidate recruitment, democratizing the Electoral College and green economics.

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Greenline, May 2009

Greenline is the monthly e-bulletin of the Green Party of the United States. This month’s Greenline brings sad news indeed. Emily Citkowski, Green Party National Operations Director since Dec. 16th, 2003 has announced that she is returning to union organizing for her paying job, and will continue to volunteer with the national office as well as with the DC Statehood Green Party. Citkowski was interviewed for Green Party Watch Radio back in mid August.

In addition the May issue of Greenline covers the upcoming Green Party Annual National Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 23-Sunday July 26, 2009 on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.

A brief rundown of campaigns nationwide in included as is information about Green Party merchandise, Green Pages’ transition to an online only publication, and ways to stay in touch with the Green Party. The full text of Greenline can be found by clicking the headline of this article.

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Registration open for annual national meeting

In an email sent to Independent Political Report, the Green Party’s national office announced that registration is now open for the 2009 Annual National Meeting. According to the email, the first 70 registrants will be able to take advantage of an “early bird” discount. The $130 registration fee can be paid here. A variety of panel discussions and workshops are still in the planning stages, and ideas are being actively sought.