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Jeffrey Bergeron re-elected to Breckenridge Town Council

Jeffrey Bergeron re-elected to Breckenridge Town Council

Green Party of Colorado member Jeffrey Bergeron was re-elected to another four year term on the Breckenridge Town Council,† Summit County, CO. He finished third of six candidates for three seats† with 239 votes. Posted on the Town of Breckenridge’s website: Jeffrey Bergeron has lived in or around Breckenridge for almost thirty winters. Under the name “Biff America” he has appeared on local, regional, and national TV and radio shows. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column for Backcountry Magazine….

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Young Greens organize new caucus

Young Greens organize new caucus

by David C. Schwab, Green Party of New York The Green Party of the United States (GP-US) is full of dedicated, bright and hardworking people. Despite this, young Greens in the country have yet to organize themselves into an effective group for advancing the Green values of grassroots democracy, social justice, peace and ecological sustainability. This year, however, young activists in the Green Party are working hard to fill the need for an effective youth organization. To ensure that the…

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‘Free Mumia’ rallies have strong Green presence

‘Free Mumia’ rallies have strong Green presence

All four Green Party presidential nomineesóCynthia McKinney, Kat Swift, Kent Mesplay, and Jesse Johnsonóparticipated along with many Greens at a rally in Philadelphia, PA. The rally called for Mumia Abu-Jamal to be exonerated and freed from prison, where he has been on death row for 26 years despite a substantial amount of evidence proving his innocence. Thousands rallied in Philidelphia this past April and even more attended a similar event in San Francisco this past May. McKinney was a keynote…

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The national ballot access effort needs your help!

The national ballot access effort needs your help!

Steps towards success By Brian Bittner To create a sustainable framework for continued success, the Ballot Access Committee (BAC) needs all registered Greens and all who want the opportunity to legally register as Greens to make a commitment to winning ballot access. Ballot access is an essential component of the success to which the Green Party strives. Without it Green ranks of elected officials will not grow, nor will the Green Party win higher offices in a number of states….

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Live Green, Vote Green!

Live Green, Vote Green!

Showing how itís done at the 2008 Nominating Convention and Annual Meeting By Ruth Weill, Annual National Meeting Committee Coordinator The convention and annual meeting promise to be a great time being held in the exciting downtown theater district of Chicago, Illinois from July 10-13. In addition to Green Party presidential nominations, there are many inspiring activities and it is also a great opportunity for Greens to come together to share ideas and plans. A main part of the convention…

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Looking at the Party from the beginning

Looking at the Party from the beginning

Spotlight on founder Dee Berry Dee Berry is a founder and still-active member of the Green Party in the United States. She took some time to answer questions for Green Pages on how the Green Party evolved in this country and where she thinks it should go in the future. Why have you joined the Green Party? I was attracted to the Greens, like so many others, by its ecological, holistic view of the world and its ten key values….

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U.S. Green history weekend

U.S. Green history weekend

Early Party organizers gather to recall 1980s to early 1990s By Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California When and how did the U.S. Greens start? What were the early ìsalad daysî like, in terms of dreams, goals and challenges? What choices were made then that helped lead to where we are today? These questions and others brought 11 Greens who were active in the 1980s and early 1990s together for a weekend of reminiscing, recalling, and writing U.S. Green history….

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Growing Campus Greens

Growing Campus Greens

By Brian Bittner, Maryland Green Party The next generation of Green Party organizers is on thousands of high school and college campuses around the country. Hundreds of groups are already organized and holding events, recruiting students, and offering hope for training future leaders of Green Party states and locals and the Green Party of the United States. They have spearheaded efforts for fair wages and labor standards for university employees, advocated for fair trade in university stores and dining halls,…

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Want to run for office?

Want to run for office?

Thinking of running for office but not sure how to start? Your Green Party support is right here! For information on how to run a campaign visit: www.GP.org or contact the Green Party of the United States at 866-41GREEN. Also campaign resources can be downloaded for free at: www.gp.org/committees/campaign/resources.shtml

Wisconsin continues winning tradition

Wisconsin continues winning tradition

By Ron Hardy, Wisconsin Green Party Wisconsin Greens were on the ballot in elections for County Board of Supervisors across the state April 1óten incumbents and four challengers. Ten of the 14 were elected. Wisconsin now has 17 Greens holding elected office. Among the ten Wisconsin Green victories were two first-time candidates: Wyndham Manning, who won a landslide victory with 66 percent of the vote to take the Dane County Board of Supervisors seat vacated by retiring Green Party member…

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