For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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US Greens congratulate Elizabeth May, first Green elected to Canadian Parliament
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WASHINGTON, DC -- US Greens enthusiastically congratulated Elizabeth May and the Green Party of Canada (http://greenparty.ca) on Ms. May's election victory on May 2, in which she made Canadian history by becoming her country's first Green member of Parliament.
Ms. May's election comes a year after Caroline Lucas was elected as the first Green member of the British Parliament. She will represent the Saanich-Gulf Islands, British Columbia, in Canada's House of Commons.
On May 4, the International Committee (http://www.gp.org/committees/intl) of the Green Party of the United States sent the following letter to Ms. May:
Elizabeth May, Leader
Green Party of Canada
On behalf of the Green Party of the United States, we heartily congratulate you and Canadian Greens on your historic election to Parliament. We also recognize the enormous effort you and your party have made over many years, persevering to reach this victory. http://www.gp.org/index.php
As we labor under a similar "winner-takes-all" system in the US, your win gives us hope for a future Green victory at the federal government level here.
Also, we take this joyous occasion to recall the collaborative efforts the US and Canadian Greens have made in the past, such as our 2008 joint teach-in in Ottawa opposing the US/Canadian/Mexican "Security and Prosperity Partnership" (SPP). We look forward to more of this cooperation and to our joint work in the Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas. (FPVA).
Again, congratulations to you and all your Green colleagues.
Co-Chairs, International Committee
Green Party of the United States
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