People, Planet & Peace
The Massachusetts Affiliate of the Green Party of the United States

Green-Rainbow Party Convention 2016

Green-Rainbow Party Convention 2016

Green-Rainbow Party Rising

Go Green in 2016


Date: Sat. May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester.

NEW:  Schedule for the day (final) at THIS LINK

If you would like to offer a ride or let us know that you need a ride, please contact our carpool coordinator directly (  We will do our best to find a match for you. 

Be sure to Pre-register below.   Ticket price includes an awesome Lunch.  


Our theme this year, Green Rainbow Party Rising - Go Green in 2016, accentuates the need for us to continue building our party in the face of today's reality of a broken political system in America.  Rosa Clemente spoke in 2008 of the Green Party as no longer the alternative, but the imperative, for us to live with social justice, freedom, and democracy.  Her words were true in 2008 and still ring true today. 

Our Keynote speaker will be Jonathan Simon, Author of CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century

Jon Simon PhotoJonathan Simon, serves as Executive Director of Election Defense Alliance (, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to restore observable vote counting and electoral integrity as the basis of American democracy.

As a result of his prior experience as a political survey research analyst in Washington, Dr. Simon became an early advocate for an exit poll-based electoral "burglar alarm" system, independent of media and corporate control, to detect computerized vote shifting in Election 2004.  In the absence of such a system, he was nevertheless able to capture and analyze official exit poll data briefly posted on the web prior to its Election-Night disappearance, realizing as the following day dawned that he was in fact the only person in the world in possession of this critical data, which went on to serve as the initial basis for questioning the validity of the 2004 presidential election.

Dr. Simon has published both individually and in collaboration, numerous papers related to various aspects of election forensics and election integrity. He has worked in cooperation with many Election Integrity organizations; appeared in several election integrity-related films, including Stealing America: Vote by Vote and Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections, and as an interviewee on several dozen live broadcasts.  Dr. Simon is a graduate of Harvard College, New York University School of Law, and New York Chiropractic College. He is admitted to the Bar of Massachusetts and since 1993 has directed an interdisciplinary healthcare facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 Our second speaker will be Mary Lawrence on  Animal protection under current laws

mary lawrence photoMary Lawrence will speak about the inadequate legal protections in the U.S. for animals in all categories that are subject to some form of human influence – companion animals, exotic pets, farmed animals (for food and clothing), laboratory animals, animals in sport and entertainment, endangered/threatened species, and captive wild animals - and how the Green Party can take a leadership role in advocating stronger legislation.

Mary Lawrence is owner of Well on Wheels, Connecticut's premier vegan personal chef service, and executive director of Ahimsa Health & Harmony, a vegan wellness center in Hartford, CT. In addition to running her two businesses, she also teaches English as an adjunct faculty member at Gateway Community College in New Haven, CT.  She is active in her community as a member of CT Votes for Animals, CT NOFA, CT Green Party, the Green Party Animal Rights Committee, as well as numerous animal rescue organizations.  Mary has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation at Cornell University, an MA in Communication from the University of Hartford, and a BA in English from the University of Connecticut.  She is a writer and food blogger, and her culinary creations can be followed on the blog, The Traveling Vegan Chef (  Her most recent cookbook, Easy Peasy Vegan Eats, is a guide for people making the vegan transition.


Also featuring a panel of Green candidates and office holders on the topic - Why vote Green in 2016? 


WORKSHOPS: a total of 6 workshops are currently planned on the following topics: (2 sessions, 3 workshops per session)

More details at THIS LINK

The New Abolitionists and Our Right to a Livable Climate, led by Evan Seitz, climate justice organizer

Actions and Strategies Towards An Observable Vote Counting Process led by Jonathan Simon, author of CODE RED:

Natural Gas Pipeline in Massachusetts: Advocacy on a Shoestring - led by Elaine Mroz, long time environmental activist

Black Lives Matter - Worcester - led by  Julius Jones BLM Organizer

Recruiting or Being a Green Candidate - led by Jonathan Martin & Charlene DiCalogero, GRP Candidate Development and Legal Committee

Campaign Jobs for Shy People: Three Ways To Work Behind the Scenes To Help Other People Have The Strength They Need To Run For Office - led David Spanagel, Nat Fortune, and Bill Ashley, GRP Candidate Development and Legal Committee

Be sure to Pre-register below.   Ticket price includes an awesome Lunch.  

The First Unitarian Church is wheelchair accessible. Please notify us if you require other special accommodation in order to attend.  More information about accessibility details at this link.

Tabling opportunities for your organization - Contact Carol at for more info. 

Silent Auction - If you or your company/organization have an item to donate please contact Joanna Herlihy,

CARPOOLING: If you would like to offer a ride or let us know that you need a ride, please fill out the form here.  Our carpool coordinator will contact you as in the weeks before the convention to confirm details of any geographic matches we can find.

Please also note that federal law requires contributors to be either citizens of the United States of America or federally recognized permanent residents.

May 21, 2016 at 9am
First Unitarian Church of Worcester
90 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608
United States
Google map and directions

Will you come?

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includes $15 donation to help support low income atendees

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$12.00 Low Income - enter # of tickets

$5.00 Unemployed/no income - enter # of tickets

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