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GA-Greens Plan Strategy Meeting Saturday, 21June08 in Atlanta

To build on the work of its 2008 state convention, the Georgia Green Party plans a strategy session on Saturday, 21June08, at the "Spring4th Center" in Midtown, 728 Spring Street NW, zip code 30308. Discussions will commence over lunch at noon.

  • The Spring4th Center faces Spring Street just south of 4th Street & the Arby's restaurant at 4th & Spring.
  • Parking options include: the designated spaces in the Arby's lot; spaces behind the building (accessed from 5th Street); and area onstreet parking such as on 4th and West Peachtree Streets.

In a morning session, members of the Coordinating Council whose terms continue through 1July08 will meet with retiring Council members as well as newly elected members. Per the Party's by-laws, the Council will choose its officers (Co-Chairs, Treasurer, and Secretary) for terms beginning 1July08.

The Council plans to host a light lunch for folks arriving to participate in the afternoon sessions. An agenda is being developed to organize discussion topics around reviving dormant committees to perform basic Party functions.

Georgia Greens to Participate in Malcolm X Festival Sat., 24May08

Members of the Georgia Green Party are planning to participate in the 19th Annual Malcolm X Festival celebrating the 83rd birthday of slain civil-rights pioneer Malcolm X Omowale Shabazz, as co-organized by the Atlanta chapter of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (mxgm.org) and the Community Aid Development Corporation (cadnational.org). The event will take place Saturday, 24May08, in West End Park, located at 1111 Oak St. SW, Atlanta, 30310. Georgia Greens hope to arrange a table from which to educate festival attendees about the Party and the McKinney campaign. Thano Paris (404-840-3441), a GGP coordinating council member and the incoming co-chair of the DeKalb County Green Party, is facilitating GGP's participation in this event. The main website for the festival is http://www.malcolmxfestival.com and lists performers and program highlights.

GA Greens will host NC Green & Reconstruction Party Activist 18May08

The Georgia Green Party will host a roundtable discussion with Theresa El Amin, an activist with both the North Carolina Green Party and the Reconstruction Party, on Sunday, 18May08, at 4:00 p.m. at Mojo Pizza, 657 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030. For more information, contact DeKalb County Green Party incoming co-chair Thano Paris at 404-840-3441.

Georgia Green Party Announces Presidential Preference Ballot Results

The Georgia Green Party held its 13th Annual Meeting and 2008 Nominating Convention on the afternoon of Saturday, May 3, at Georgia State University. Delegates were in attendance from six jurisdictions: Fulton, DeKalb, Heard, Richmond, and Athens-Clarke Counties as well as the Campus Greens affiliate at the University of Georgia. In addition to reviewing reports of state- and county-level activities from the past year, electing Party leadership and conducting the Party's 2008 presidential preference ballot were chief items of business. The ballot allocated a majority of Georgia's delegates to former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in her bid to become the presidential nominee of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS, www.gp.org).

Urgent Notice - Venue Change for GGP 2008 Nominating Convention

The GGP 2008 Nominating Convention has been moved to the Urban Life Building 100, Room 107, on the Georgia State Campus, located at 140 Decatur Street. SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. The Urban Life Building, where the 2005 Convention was held, is on the same city block and is connected to the Student Center. Credentialing will still begin at 12 Noon, with the Convention commencing at 12:30 PM.

Save the Date - GGP 2008 Nominating Convention

The Georgia Green Party Annual Nominating Convention will take place on
Saturday, May 3, 2008, between 12:30-6 PM at

Georgia State University Student Center, 2nd floor
Dalton Suite—Room 260
44 Courtland St, Atlanta, GA 30303
(2 Blocks from MARTA and $3 daily parking)

Proposed Agenda
12:00 – 12:30 Student Center opens, set-up for convention, unorganized counties caucus
12:30 – 12:45 Call to order by the convener.

Ballot Access Petition Drive 2008

Ballot access means the right to have our Party's candidates appear on the ballot. Many folks are surprised to learn that the current state laws restrict the Georgia Green Party and make it extremely difficult to ensure that Georgia voters see our candidates as one of the choices when they go to vote. Georgia's ballot access laws are designed to suppress and frustrate the success of new parties, such as the Green Party. Unfortunately, the US Supreme Court has upheld Georgia's ballot access regime (Jenness v Fortson, 1971), and some minor reforms have been passed since that time. The Georgia Green Party does hope to reestablish an effective lobbying program to insist that the General Assembly (state legislature) pass a more reasonable law, but for now, the Party must collect almost 45,000 signatures from registered Georgia voters in order to place our statewide candidates on the ballot for 2008.

Georgia Green Party Announces Date+Location of 2008 Convention

The Georgia Green Party will hold its 2008 Annual Meeeting and Nominating Convention on Saturday, May 3, 2008, on the campus of Georgia State University.

This announcement is preliminary at present, but the business of the convention will include electing state Party leadership and also electing delegates to the Quadrennial Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party of the United States, which for 2008 will be held in Chicago, IL, in July. To instruct Georgia's delegates on how to vote at the GPUS convention, the Georgia Party will also conduct a presidential preference election at its May 3rd meeting.

Further details about social and educational events to occur around the GGP's annual meeting will be posted as soon as they are available. Registration materials will also be posted soon. Please refer to the "Governing Documents" section of this (GGP) website to learn details about how to become a delegate to the GGP's state convention and about the official rules of the nominating process.

Green Party of DeKalb County (GA) Announces 2008 Annual Meeting

The Green Party of DeKalb County, an affiliate of the Georgia Green Party, will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 6, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Decatur/DeKalb Public Library in downtown Decatur.

Success! GA-Greens Support Mississippi Congressional Ballot Petition

An update to this article: the petition drive succeeded!
From: jwages@earthlink.net
Subject: News from Wages Campaign
Date: March 7, 2008 7:38:30 PM EST

Today, our campaign submitted qualifying papers, including the signatures of 1,050 registered voters, to the Secretary of State for the April 22 Special Election for the US House of Representatives District 1. We thank our family, friends, volunteers, and supporters who worked tirelessly to collect over 1,500 signatures from 22 of the 24 counties in the 1st District: from Tishomingo to Grenada and from the Memphis suburbs to Columbus. We thank the 4 volunteers from the Georgia Green Party [Lucy Grider-Bradley, Hugh Esco, Al Herman, and Harry Rezzemini] who joined us in Columbus last weekend.

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