Green-Rainbow Party State Convention

The Green-Rainbow Party of MA will host its Annual State Party Convention
on May 11, 2024 at 9 am to 5 pm.


Click Here to Register.

 

DRAFT OUTLINE – REVISED Updated 3/15/2024

2024 Green-Rainbow State Convention Agenda

9am-5pm Saturday, May 11, 2024

First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA

ELECTING PEACE & JUSTICE FOR ALL – ESCAPING THE TWO-PARTY TRAP: WAR & WALL STREET

 

Convention Program Highlights

 

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Registration (small chapel) pick up convention folders and name badges

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

tea, water

Visit Guest Tables:

  • Silent auction – need two people to oversee auction tables

  • Green-Rainbow Membership – Zach Kontra

  • Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) – Grace Ross

  • Native Pollinator Seeds -

  • Sunrise Amherst - Julian (from 1 to 4 pm)

  • Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson, keynote speakers.

9:30 – 9:45 AM Convention begins - David Spanagel, Event Sexton – announcements about church lay out 5 min

Co-master of ceremonies/Facilitators introduce themselves 5 min

Gloria Caballero Roca & ____

Green-Rainbow Co-Chair – Mike Pascucci welcome 5 min



 

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  Keynote Address

9:45 – 10:30 AM Keynote Speaker (includes 15 minutes for Q&A) 45 min

Vicki Elson & Timmon Wallis, author of Warheads to Windmills, Preventing Climate Catastrophe & Nuclear War

10:30 – 10:45 AM Nomination of Officers – explanation about election 15 min

Rank Choice Voting (RCV) process and introduce candidates

running for office – call for any nominations from the floor

10:45 – 11:00 AM Party Officers, Directors & GPUS Delegates – Speeches 15 min

& voting

Voting ballots are located in green convention folders. Eligible voters have green nametags

11:00 – 11:45 AM Guest Speaker – Jason Tait, Office of Campaign 45 min

& Political Finance (OCPF)

 

11: 45– 11:55 AM ***10 MINUTE BREAK***

 

11:50 AM – 12:00 Facilitator ANNOUNCEMENT TO TURN IN NOMINATION FORMS –

Gus Steeves & Rick Purcell count votes

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12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break – Dining Hall (lower level) Opportunity 60 min

to network

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM Original Chicago Rainbow Coalition - film – 50 min

2:00 – 3:15 PM Hy Thurman Organizing & History workshop -  50 min

 

3:15 – 3:25 PM ***10 MINUTE BREAK***

 

3:25 – 3:35 PM Announce Election Results – Unity Hall 20 min

Short acceptance speeches by new Green-Rainbow Officers,

Directors & GPUS Delegates

3:35 – 4:20 PM Massachusetts Young Greens Diversity and Inclusion Workshop/Panel - 45 min

4:20 – 4:25 PM Volunteers & liaisons between chapter – Brian Cady 5 min

4:25 – 4:30 PM Signature Gathering Update – Cheryl Rose 5 min

4:30 PM Announce Silent Auction Winners 5 min

 

4:35 – 5:00 PM Green-Rainbow Business Meeting – (Facilitator Rick Purcell)

News from Local G-R Chapters:

Central Mass Green-Rainbow

Northeast Chapter

Western Mass Chapter

South Coast Region Chapter



5:00 PM Clean up after convention – stacking chairs, folding and stowing tables, carrying boxes and other equipment (AV) to vehicles

 

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Presenters

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Election of Officers and Directors of the GRP

GRP members must be present to nominate and/or vote for this year's officers and directors

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Silent Auction

Share your talent or your good taste with a donation to our Silent Auction. SEE BELOW;

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Silent Auction

Turn your talent into a donation!
Feel like you don't have anything to contribute to the silent auction?
Do you have any of the following???
Click Here to See A Sample of Auction Items

Abilities in: landscaping, music lessons, yoga, mindfulness meditation, painting, editing, masonry, childcare, housekeeping?

Do you have products from your gardening or woods, like honey or maple syrup, eggs, herbs, jam, mead, elderberry wine, cider, or lumber?

Do you take pictures or paint pictures? Do you do metallurgy or woodworking?

Do you do face painting or can you be a clown or another character for a kids' party?

Do you do handcrafts, like knitting, crocheting, or macrame? How about tie dye or batik?

Do you have print books or audiobooks to donate?

Can you help someone's political campaign (with extra stakes, sign painting, and paying for sign printing)?

You can donate these things to the GRP silent auction at our May 11th convention! Please email Auction Co-ordinator Karen Sargent ([email protected]) to register your contribution.

Please note, we will report the estimated value of your contributions to the Office of Political Campaign Finance (OPCF) as required by law.

 

We hope you will join us as we gather to affirm our commitment to People Planet and Peace and lead the way to improve the lives of Massachusetts residents and our communities. 

Stick around afterwards for our

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Maybe led by Jack Swindlehurst

Bring your instrument and sign up to perform.

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