Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Campaign Update And More

Fellow Progressives,

Are you getting tired of the media coverage of the upcoming election?  It's even more pathetic than usual this year.  While rich people who run get free publicity from the media, serious working-class people who run get ignored.  It's time we start taking a little more control.

*Start writing letters-to-the-editor.  They don't have to be long and they shouldn't be negative.  Just mention that there is a candidate for governor who would enact a Green New Deal for New York, wants to ban hydrofracking and create a state-wide single-payer health care system.  That is Green Party Candidate Howie Hawkins.  Include the campaign website which is http://www.howiehawkins.com.

Here are the e-mail addresses to send letters to:

Democrat and Chronicle:  Speakout@DemocratandChronicle.com
City Newspaper:  themail@rochester-citynews.com
Messenger-Post Newspapers:  post@mpnewspapers.com

*Respond to online comments at newspaper sites.  Yes, there are some "trolls" out there who do nothing but spew venom on these boards.  But don't be afraid of them, stand up to them!  You don't have to get in an argument with them, just state your opinion, put in a plug for Green Party candidate for Governor, Howie Hawkins and mention the campaign website.    You can ignore the haters. 

*Howie's campaign is in full swing online.  Friend him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.  Re-post and Re-tweet.  Let your friends know there's another candidate who isn't shouting, but who has solid ideas on how to fix New York.

*Talk to people about the campaign.  Whoever said that people shouldn't talk about politics was probably an incumbent. 

We have to make this campaign go viral!!!


Speaking of Howie Hawkins for Governor, we have some things coming up in October you should be aware of:

Howie will be in town Monday, October 11th and Tuesday October 12th.  The itinerary for his visit is getting finalized, but here is the information so far:

Stopping to talk to Mott's workers in Williamson 5-6pm
Speaking at the Green Party of Monroe County's monthly meeting 7pm (place TBA)

Early morning campaign activity (TBA)
Speaking at the JCC 9-10am
On Bob Smith, WXXI, 1370 Connection at Noon
Speaking engagement at the U of R, 5pm
Private House Party, 7pm

We're getting all the details finalized, but mark your calendars!!!


When was the last time you went trick-or-treating?  Well, this year GPoMC is going to turn it on its head a little.  How about some Reverse Trick-Or-Treating?  On Halloween, Sunday, October 31st, we are going to dress up in costume and go door-to-door.  Instead of asking for candy, we're going to give it out (along with a tasteful campaign palmcard).  If you're interested, let Dave know!


Don't forget to contact the Monroe County Board of Elections if you'll need an absentee ballot.  The deadline is soon approaching.  The pdf of the application is at: http://www.monroecounty.gov/Image/AbsenteeApplication.pdf  or call the BOE at 585 753-1509.


Have you heard our new Podcast?  It's called GreenLine and it's a half-hour talk show about subjects important to the Rochester area.  The latest GreenLine features KaeLyn Rich from Planned Parenthood.  Check it out at http://www.greenlinepodcast.com.


Folks, don't let the craziness of Paladino and the arrogance of Cuomo get you down.  There is a real candidate who shares our values.  It's time to help Howie Hawkins for Governor.  Contribute, go door-to-door, make phone calls, go trick-or-treating, come to the monthly meeting on the 12th, write letters-to-the-editor.  Make a difference!

Don't forget about our social networking outlets!

Our Website:  http://www.gpomc.org
Our Podcast: http://www.greenlinepodcast.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/greenpartyofmonroe
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/gpomc
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Monroe-County/129634820388655
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/greenpartyofMC

Please forward this to anyone you think would be interested.


*We get petition signatures to get our state-wide candidates on the ballot.  [DONE]
*We get our candidates on the ballot to get 50,000 votes for Governor.  [DONE]
*We get 50,000 votes for governor to get ballot status back in NYS. [DOING]
*We get ballot status back so we can run for office locally more easily. 
*We run for office locally to get Greens elected.
*We get Greens elected to change our community that serves the people's interests.


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