Green-Rainbow Party Convention
Date: Sat. May 13, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester
Jacqueline Patterson, Keynote speaker
Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue.
Executive director of Centro Presente
Established in 1981, Centro Presente is a member-driven, state-wide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts.
Workshops will be be held on election action, issues, and activism.
Green parties recognize four fundamental principles or pillars which support our 10 key values: Ecological Wisdom, Democratic Governance, Social Justice, and Non-Violence
- Ecological Wisdom - understanding that humans are part of nature, not separate from nature, and are limited by the resources of our communities and the planet--that everything is inter-connnected.
- Grassroots Democracy - managing our common affairs with the participation of all in the community in accordance with the nature of each, while working to assure the effectiveness of our institutions and to build the capacity of each person to play appropriate roles in the community.
- Social Justice and Equal Opportunity - working for a society in which all persons, regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, religion, or physical or mental ability, will have the opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.
- Non-violence - promoting non-violent methods to oppose policies and practices with which we disagree and seeking to eliminate weapons and behaviors which can cause destruction of life on Earth.
If you share these values, please join us!
Are you thinking of heeding the call to "continue the revolution" by running for state or local office?
Would you consider running for a municipal or local office in 2017? How about a 2018 run for state house district, statewide or federal congressional office? Please go to the Run! page and fill out the form to begin working with us.
In addition to these events there are all kinds of ways to get involved with the Green-Rainbow Party this year:.
Join the Green-Rainbow Party Revolution!
The time is now. Our voice is being heard. 60% of Americans nationwide say that we need a third party and only 25% say that a two-party system suits their needs. Crucial issues from income inequality, systematic racism and the urgent need to convert fully to renewable energy have been left out by the two parties. It is up to the Green--Rainbow Party to provide candidates to vote for that are willing to take on these real issues. Join us this Spring and this year!
Imagine what Massachusetts could do if we invested a billion dollars in making our communities whole. We call it the Community Uplift Initiative.
TO ORDER BY MAIL: Include 50 cents extra for postage and handling. Make checks payable to "Green-Rainbow Party" and mail to Mike Heichman, 9 Jerome Street, Dorchester, MA 02125.
Let's raise consciousness about the
alternative to business-as-usual!
Bumper Stickers Now Available!
Show your support for courageous voting by putting a beautiful Green-Rainbow bumper sticker on your car. To get one of these babies, just send us a donation as follows: Single: $2.00; 2 to 40 - $1.50 each; 40 to 99- $1.25 each; 100 or more - $1.00 each.