North Carolina students start College Greens chapter at Elon University

From Kevin Monahan at The Pendulum of Elon University, “Elon University junior hopes to bring green ideas to campus”:

An Elon University junior is proposing an on-campus chapter of the Green Party and has begun the process to have it officially approved by the school.

Drayton Aldridge created a Facebook group, “Elon Campus Greens,” to gauge and generate student interest in a campus chapter of the Green Party. The page outlines his goals for the group and has gained 48 members in a little less than a month. In the page’s information section, he pledges the group will “work to elect Green Party candidates and help Green candidates achieve ballot access.”

In addition to creating the Facebook group, Aldridge has met with Wayne Turner, co-chair of the North Carolina Green Party, who he says is excited about the prospect of college chapters. Continue Reading


Greens Wrap Up 2009 Nat’l Meeting In Durham, NC; Video Clips Of Highlights

Release from the Green Party (US):

Green Party wraps up its 2009 Annual National Meeting in Durham, NC; video clips of meeting highlights posted online

• Among the videos: a forum on health care reform, an address by Cynthia McKinney, and West Virginia’s Jesse Johnson speaking on mountaintop removal for coal

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States concluded its 2009 Annual National Meeting in Durham, North Carolina, on Sunday. The meeting was attended by at least 95 delegates from at least 33 state Green Parties and caucuses, as well as many party leaders, candidates, officeholders, and observers.

Video highlights of the meeting have been posted at the Green Party’s web site and at LiveStream.com and include:
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Livestream Of Green Party Annual National Meeting

The Green Party will be video streaming online the Annual National Meeting in Durham, North Carolina which kicks off tomorrow Thursday July 23 and runs through Sunday July 26.

In an email from one of the coordinators:

Green Party stream National Meeting

We’ll attempt to start streaming the meeting tomorrow so please do have the above link up and running on your computer. You can certainly have it running in the background while you do other things. It’s our first attempt and there may be issues with getting people setup, etc.

Please do take the time to watch. It opens the door to accessibility for those who can’t attend. It’s also a way for interested non Greens to learn about the party so do consider spreading the link.

If Craig and the GP Team get this to work they will be awarded honorary “Green Scout” Awards from us here at Green Party Watch!


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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Cynthia McKinney To Address Green Party Annual National Meeting

Cynthia McKinney is scheduled to address the upcoming 2009 Annual National Meeting of the Green Party (US) on Saturday July 25 in Durham, North Carolina. The National Meeting runs from Thursday July 23 through Sunday July 26, and besides McKinney will feature other candidates and current office holders as well as a number of workshops, breakout sessions, and other events.

McKinney is expected to speak about the relief efforts surrounding Gaza as well as her recent imprisonment in Israel. Cynthia McKinney is currently in Egypt with the Viva Palestina Convoy that is being held up from entering Gaza by Egyptian authorities.

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party’s 2009 Annual National Meeting in Durham, North Carolina, will feature a visit from former US Representative and 2008 Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney and a forum on health care reform among several events to which reporters, bloggers, and photographers are invited.
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June 2009 Greenline published

Greenline, the Green Party’s e-bulletin, has just released their June 2009 edition. With stories on registration for this summer’s Annual National Meeting, election results from June 9th elections, and the last opportunity to buy paper versions of Green Pages this year, it is a must read. The entire text is available by clicking this article’s headline.

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Charleston (SC) Greens adopt highway

The Charleston Green Party have adopted a set of residential streets for clean-ups. As they point out at their website, being able to adopt a set of residential streets gives them a chance to meet people who are outside working or going in or out of their homes.

The Charlotte Area Green Party has adopted a section of a local stream for their clean-up efforts. If your local chapter has adopted a stream or roadway, won’t you let us know?


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.


Green Annual National Meeting date and location confirmed

Proposal 376 was passed by the Green National Committee was adopted on March 8th. This proposal established the location of the next Annual Meeting, North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. NCCU is the nation’s first public liberal arts institution founded for African-Americans. Created as a part of the Chautauqua movement.

The proposal also called for the meeting to be held on either the week of July 23-26 or the week of July 16-19, depending on when the University could accommodate us. Until today that date was unsettled.

Today I received an email confirming the dates of July 23-26. OK gang, time to buy those tickets, make arrangements for housing, and get yourself prepared for some good old fashioned Southern Hospitality.