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The Massachusetts Affiliate of the Green Party of the United States

agenda 2017 convention

Green-Rainbow Party State Convention Agenda

 

May 13, 2017

 

First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St., Worcester, MA

 

Theme: Building the Party and Expanding the Green-Rainbow Tent

 

 

9:00 am                       Registration Opens (small chapel)

 

 

9:00 – 9:30 am            Meet & greet - light breakfast available in dining hall, lower level

 

9:30 – 10:00 am          Introductions and Announcements – Unity Hall

Co-master of ceremonies/facilitators: Charlene DiCalogero & Rick Purcell

 

Welcome                               

David Gerry, GRP Co-chair (5 min)

Darlene Elias, GRP Co-Chair (5 min)

 

10:00 – 10:30 am        Keynote Guest Speaker – Jacqui Patterson, Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program NAACP

                                   

10:30 – 10:45 am        Nominations of Officers – Explanation of election process – John Andrews

 

10:45 – 11:00 am        Break

 

11:00 – 11:30 am        Speaker – Patricia Montes, Executive Director, Centro Presente Boston

 

11:30 –12:15 pm         Election Related Workshops:

                                                CDLC – Candidate Workshop

                                                Campaign Volunteers – Joe Carvalho, leader

                                                Ranked Choice Voting – Voters Choice leaders

 

12:15 – 1:15 pm          Lunch – Dining Hall (lower level) – Networking and Visit Tables

 

1:15 pm                       Nomination ballots due

 

1:15 – 1:45 pm            Party Officer Candidate – Speeches and Voting

 

1:45 – 2:30 pm            Activism Related Workshops

                                                Climate – Jacqui Patterson, leader

                                                Immigrant Issues – Patricia Montes, leader

                                                Gas Pipeline – Cathy Kristofferson, leader

 

2:30 – 2:45 pm            Break

 

2:45 – 3:15 pm            Panel Discussion & Open Mic – Bryan Moss, facilitator

 

What Could Be Greener, when viewed from another side of the Fence?

Panel members:  Gordon Davis, Jamie Guerin, Jill Stein, Megan Corry

 

A panel of invited speakers will briefly share stories of how they became engaged with green politics, and their thoughts about how Green-Rainbow action has helped them to advance their own political beliefs and principles. Then, visitors and newcomers to the party will be invited to take the microphone for 30-45 seconds apiece, to express their hope for the future and how they imagine Green-Rainbow electoral work might support that hope.

 

3:15 – 3:30 pm            Announcement of Election Results – Unity Hall

 

 

GRP BUSINESS MEETING

 

Anyone who wants to be more involved in their local chapter or in the state party is encouraged to stay for the short business meeting. 

 

3:30 – 3:45 pm            News from Local GRP Chapters

 

3:45 – 4:00 pm            Business items

 

4:00 – 4:15 pm            Closing Remarks by Newly Elected GRP Co-chairs

 

 

 

Please visit tables in Unity Hall:

  • GRP Silent Auction – all proceeds from auction donated to GRP – Joanna Herlihy
  • Green-Rainbow Party membership table with tee shirts, bumper stickers, buttons – Brian Cady
  • Voters Choice (share table with Membership) Adam Friedman
  • Mass Alliance – Joshua Berg Powers
  • Jon Olsen – Maine Green Independent & GPUS representative (share table with Mass Alliance)
  • Centro Inc – Delio Fernandez
  • Earth Burning – Doug Wight
  • 350 Central Mass – Errica Saunders
  • Worcester Community Energy Action – Jeuji Diamondstone
  • Worcester Socialist Alternative – Miranda Alpert
  • Transit-X Personal Mass Transit for Car Free Cities – Mike Transit

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE

Another group will be coming to the church around 4 or 5 pm to set up for another event that takes place in the dining room.   We greatly appreciate help from anyone who can stay a few extra minutes after the convention to help clear tables and chairs from the floor in the chapel, Unity Hall and the Bancroft Room.  Thank you, GRP Convention Committee

 

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