2019 agenda

Green-Rainbow State Convention Agenda

May 18, 2019

First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA



Tables: Please visit the organizations tabling in Unity hall!

  • GRP Membership
  • Mothers Out Front Worcester
  • 350 Central Mass
  • Silent Auction
  • Sprout Change
  • TransitX
  • Voters Choice Massachusetts
  • Worcester Socialist Alternative


Green-Rainbow Party 2019

A Green New Deal for Peace, Justice and Democracy


9:00 – 9:20 am            Registration (small chapel) Greeters at(s) at door OPEN

Meet & Greet – light breakfast available in dining hall, lower level.


9:20 – 9:30 am            Let’s Get Started Concert (part 1 of 2) Music of Ben Grosscup in Unity Hall


9:30 – 9:50 am            Introductions and Announcements – Unity Hall

                                    Co-master of ceremonies/Facilitators:  Priscila Espinosa & Jordan Stewart


                                    Charlene DiCalogero & Matt Andrews – GRP Co-chairs


9:50 – 10:30 am          Speaker – Howie Hawkins – Green New Deal


10:30 – 10:45am         Nomination of Officers – Explanation of election process – David Gerry

                                    Introduce Candidates Running for Office – David Gerry


10:45 – 11:30 am        Proposal

see attached proposal to establish An ad hoc committee to pursue the most effective and feasible means of changing our party name from Green-Rainbow Party to “Green Party of Massachusetts” or “Massachusetts Green Party.”  – Facilitator, Matt Andrews


11:30 – 11:35 am        CDLC – the heart and soul of political action in the GRP – Charlene DiCalogero


11:35 – 12:25 am        Keynote speakers – Jill & Ajamu


12:25  – 1:20 pm        Lunch – Dining Hall (lower level) Visit tables and network


1:20 – 1:30                  Let’s Get Back to Work Concert - music of Ben Grosscup in Unity Hall


1:30                             Nomination ballots due – Joyce Palmer Fortune


1:30-1:50                    Party Officer Candidates – speeches & voting


1:50-2:40                    Session 1 – Local Chapter, State and GPUS leaders

Resisting Deportations and Decriminalizing Migration - Mike Heichman and John Harris (Greater Boston)

Veganism: How the practice of nonviolence can save the planet.   Joshua Gerloff and Dharshini Joseph – (North Shore)

Case Study Banning Plastic Bags & Styrofoam  Bryan Moss – (Central Mass.)

Issues in Building a Diverse Green Rainbow Party Linda Thompson, Darlene Elias and Ebony Barclay (GRP & GPUS)


2:40-2:45                    transition to session 2


2:45-3:35                    Session 2 - GPUS and State party leaders

Building A Movement to Cancel Student Debt!    Jill Stein  (GPUS & GRP)

From Mobilizing to Organizing  Howie Hawkins  (GPUS & GPNY)

Making K-12 Education Work for Everyone   Jed Stamas (GRP) & Parama Chattopadhyay


3:35-3:45                    Break


3:30-3:45                    Announcement of Election Results – Unity Hall

                                    Short acceptance speeches by new Party Officers

                                    Announce Silent Auction Winners


3:45-4                          Wrap-up – Jill Stein


4:00 – 4:30 pm            Green-Rainbow Party Business Meeting

Facilitator, Josh Gerloff - Anyone who wants to be more involved in their local chapter or in the state of the Party are encouraged to stay for this short business meeting.


Reports from Committees:  CDLC—Membership—Legislative—Communications—Fundraising & Finance—Convention

News from Local GRP Chapters:

  • Assabet River Valley
  • Central Mass Green-Rainbow
  • Great Boston
  • North Shore
  • Pioneer Valley
  • South Coast
  • Umass-Boston



4:30 pm - Clean up after convention – we appreciate any help you can give to from stacking chairs, folding and stowing tables to carrying boxes and equipment to cars.  THANK YOU!

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