Thursday, July 28, 2011

GP ADVISORY Schedule of media events: Green Party Nat'l Meeting, Aug. 5-7 in Alfred, NY‏


For Immediate Release:
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,
Hillary Kane, co-chair of the Annual National Meeting Committee, 267-971-3559,
In New York: Rachel Treichler, Green Fest Planning Committee, 607-569-2114,

The meeting will take place August 5-7 at Green Fest in Alfred, western New York; Greens will begin planning for the 2012 elections, including the presidential race; Elizabeth May, Canadian Green member of Parliament, and economist David C. Korten to speak via Skype

Theme of the meeting: "Building a Green Economy -- No War. No Coal. No Gas. No Nukes."

Media credentialing page: (also linked here:

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States will hold several events open to the media during the party's 2011 Annual National Meeting at Alfred University in Alfred in western New York, from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7. A schedule is appended below.

The meeting will take place at the fourth biennial New York Green Fest, "a gathering of folks interested in exploring the politics and practices that will help enable us to live in a sustainable world, and sharing a weekend of good discussions, good food, and good music" (

Press conferences will feature Green candidates for public office from across the US, with a special press conference on Friday, August 6, for women candidates hosted by the party's National Women Caucus ( The press conference and several other events will be broadcast online via the Green Party's Livestream channel (

Journalists are encouraged to register ahead of time, at the Green Party's media credentialing page ( Registration for media will also take place on site during the meeting. Scott McLarty, media coordinator for the Green Party, will be on site and can be reached at 202-904-7614 (cell).

Alfred is about 80 miles from Rochester and 90 miles from Buffalo. For directions to Alfred University and Green Fest, see:

Elizabeth May, Canada's first elected Green Party member of Parliament, will speak to Greens at the meeting by Skype. David C. Korten, economist, co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, and author of 'When Corporations Rule the World' and other books (, will also address the meeting by Skype.

Appearing in person will be Richard Grossman, co-author of 'Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy' (2001), author of 'Taking Care of Business: Citizenship & the Charter of Incorporation' (1993); Revoking the Corporation (1996), 'The WTO, the US Constitution & Self-Government' (1999); active with Frack Free Catskills ( in Ulster and Green counties, New York.

For all events and more details, see
Speakers' bios:
The Green Party's Livestream channel:


9:00 am
Press conference
Welcome from the Green Party of New York State and the Green Party of the United States
Green officeholder: David Doonan, Mayor of Greenwich, NY
Green candidates:
Audrey Clement, for Arlington County Board, Va. (, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States
Howie Hawkins, for Common Councillor of Syracuse, NY; 2010 candidate for Governor or NY
Mike Bernhard, for Town Board member in Afton, NY
Jay Sweeney, for Supervisor in Falls Township, Pa.
Joe Duffy, for Alderman of Hornell, NY; chair of the Steuben County Green Party (
Green presidential candidate Kent Mesplay (
Moderator: Scott McLarty
Location: Kenyon-Allen Davis Suite, Powell Campus Center

11:00 am
Press conference
Hosted by the National Women's Caucus
Green candidates:
Cheri Honkala, for Sheriff of Philadelphia, Pa. (
Cecile Lawrence, candidate for the Tioga County Legislature (District 3), NY
Moderator: George Friday
Location: Kenyon-Allen Davis Suite, Powell Campus Center

6:45 to 8:45 pm
Forum on Building Local Economies
David Korten, economist, (via Skype) on "Agenda for a Local Economy"; Tina Clarke and David Doonan on the Transition Town Movement
Moderator: Tim Bancroft
Location: Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center


1:15 to 2:30 pm
Forum on Asserting Local Sovereignty over Fossil Fuel Extraction
Richard Grossman, democracy and anti-fracking activist; and various Green Party speakers.
Moderator: Kate Bartholomew
Location: Solar Stage

6:45 to 8:45 pm
Forum on Campaigning for Local Economies and Clean Energy
Elizabeth May, Green Member of Parliament in Canada, (via Skype), US Green candidates and officeholders
Moderator: David Cobb, 2004 Green Party presidential nominee
Location: Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center

Some details of the above events may be subject to change.


Green Party of the United States

Green candidate database and campaign information:
News Center
Speakers Bureau
Ballot Access Page
Livestream Channel
Video Page

Green Party's 2011 Annual National Meeting / New York Green Fest
Facebook page
Alfred University
Green Party of New York State
Green Party Annual National Meeting Committee
Media credentialing page

GreenStream Live: News and discussion on the Green Party's Livestream channel

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States (Summer 2011 issue now online)

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