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Maine Greens grow membership, open office, elect new steering committee

Three bits of good news for the Maine Green Independent Party:

According to a story at Independent Political Report about changes in party registration numbers since 2008, the Maine Greens have seen substantial growth in the last 1.5 years:

…in Maine the only state-recognized minor party is the Green Party, which has seen an increase of 8,790 or 34.1% since the 2008 presidential election.

The Maine Greens’ website announces the opening of a new office in Portland, and the election of a new steering committee:

Progressive politics in Maine has a new home. The MGIP announces its new office located in the heart of downtown Portland’s Government district.

The Maine Green Independent Party elected three new members and a new chair to its Steering Committee at its annual state convention held Saturday at the Androscoggin Grange Hall in Greene. Former Chair Anna Trevorrow of Portland did not seek re-election to her position Saturday citing her run for the legislature in District 120 as the main reason. During Trevorrow’s tenure as Chair, from January 2009 to the May 2010 Convention, the party was able to increase its party enrollment, increase its county and local committee infrastructure, recruit 18 legislative candidates for 2010, and open a new party office in Portland. Trevorrow was re-elected to the Steering Committee and standing Steering Committee Member, Erin Cianchette was elected as Chair. Continue Reading