Green Party of the United States
Monday, July 16, 2007
Originally Released Sunday, July 15, 2007
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Q & A with Nader & Romanelli (Video)
Greens at national party meeting pledge to seek 51 ballot lines for 2008
West Virginia's Mountain Party joins the Green Party
More updates from the Green Party's 2007 meeting in Reading, Pa., July 12-15
READING, PA. -- The 2007 national meeting of the Green Party of the United States <http://www.gp.org/meeting2007> is underway in Reading, Pennsylvania, with over 300 state delegates, party leaders, and other Greens from nearly every state convening for party business, workshops, and preparations for the 2008 national election.
The meeting was hosted by Reading Greens, Berks County Greens <http://www.berksgreenparty.org>, and the Green Party of Pennsylvania <http://www.greenpartypa.org>. Jennaro Pullano, Green candidate for Mayor of Reading <http://www.pullanoformayor.org>, was on hand to welcome Greens from all over the US.
Former Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney will screen the movie 'American Blackout' <http://www.americanblackout.com> and take questions from Greens on Sunday afternoon at the Green Party's meeting site, the Abraham Lincoln Wyndham Historic Hotel, in the Presidential Ballroom at 2:00 pm today (Sunday, July 15). The address of the hotel is 100 North Fifth Street in downtown Reading, 877-999-3223 <http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/RDGHT/main.wnt>.
Highlights of the 2007 Green Party National Meeting:
The Green Party of the United States announced its goal of 51 ballot lines in every state and the District of Columbia in preparation for the 2008 election, with a pledge to commit party resources for this purpose. 19 states (including DC) currently have ballot access. More information:
The West Virginia Mountain Party
On Saturday, July 14, consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and former Green candidate Carl Romanelli, who ran for the US Senate in 2006, spoke at a press conference and party rally about Pennsylvania's grossly unfair and antidemocratic election laws, and about how state Democratic politicians and lawyers have abused the court system to block them from running and even penalized them for submitting ballots. The Green Party will post links to video clips of speeches by Mr. Nader and Mr. Romanelli, as well as other party events, at the party's web site <http://www.gp.org>.
Dr. Janet Eaton of the Green Party of Canada
Green Party International Committee: http://www.gp.org/committees/intl/
The Green National Committee (GNC) elected new members of the party's steering committee: Phil Huckelberry (Illinois), Jason Nabewaniec (New York), and Kristen Olsen (Minnesota). Jim Coplen (Indiana) and Budd Dickinson (California) were reelected, as was secretary Holly Hart (Iowa). Steering committee members who will keep their seats until the 2008 national meeting are Liz Arnone (New Jersey), Sarah 'echo' Steiner (Florida), and treasurer Jody Grage (Washington).
On Friday evening, July 13, the Green Party hosted a forum for candidates for the Green Party's 2008 presidential nomination. The following candidates spoke:
Jared Ball http://www.voxunion.com
Sheila Bilyeu (web site TBA)
Dan Imperato (web site TBA)
Michael "Jingo" Jingozian http://www.resetamerica.com
Jesse Johnson (web site TBA)
Jerry Kann http://kannforpresident.net
Kent Mesplay http://www.mesplay.org
Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyawaisifza-Curry (for Vice President) (web site TBA)
Gail Parker http://www.gailparker.us
Joe Schriner http://www.voteforjoe.com
Kat Swift http://www.prezkat.info
The following candidates did not attend the event, but are still seeking the nomination:
Elaine Brown http://www.elainebrown.org
Paul Kangas (web site TBA)
Anita Rios (web site TBA)
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