Relayed by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch
From Jill Stein, Green candidate for Governor of Massachusetts:
40 years ago tomorrow, millions of people around the country took part in the first-ever Earth Day. The event was designed “to shake up the political establishment and force the environment onto the national agenda,” according to Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin who was one of the driving forces behind it.
Despite 40 years of successful Earth days, our environment is at greater risk today than ever before. We face an increasingly threatened climate, unabated oil addiction, expansion of polluting coal and biomass plants, degradation of forests and fisheries, shrinking open space, ongoing toxic threats and senseless wars that are as harmful to the climate as they are to global security. On this Earth Day, let us make a new commitment to the vision of a whole and healthy planet – to a revitalized grassroots democracy, new leadership, and green economic transformation. Each of these are critical if we are to stop the ongoing destruction and achieve the healthy, just, secure green future we deserve.
That’s why we’re asking our supporters to redouble their effort to “shake up the political establishment” in 2010 by doing three things to help this campaign. We’re asking you to 1) donate money; 2) volunteer time; and 3) host an event with your friends and neighbors so that they can become part of the movement that will bring true green solutions to the Commonwealth.
For forty years, we have set aside one special day to recognize the importance of the environment to our survival. But imagine an administration on Beacon Hill that treated every day like Earth Day. That’s what’s within our reach this year, if we’re willing to make it happen. Please donate and volunteer your time today, and get in touch with us about coming to your city or town in the near future.
P.S. The campaign is looking for volunteers with web design or development experience. If you’re interested in becoming active in our web design team, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE!
We have opened our campaign headquarters in Fields Corner, in
Dorchester, and invite all our supporters to join us for the
Saturday, May 15th 3-7p
1558 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124
More details to follow, but expect fun, food, friends, & music. This is a community-building campaign, and we walk the walk!
Organizers Call-in THURSDAY!
We are convening a statewide group of campaign organizers each Thursday night to coordinate our outreach and compare notes on strategy across the commonwealth. Your voice is vital to this discussion – this is what democracy looks like! Please join us for the call if you would like to be involved:
Call in information for Thursday’s phone call for campaign volunteers:
Thursday, April 22 – EARTH DAY EDITION!!
Time 8:30-9:30 PM
Telephone Number 1-605-475-4333
Signature Collecting for Jill & Rick
Big Y Foods
650 Memorial Dr.
contact Rick Purcell at 413-374-5118
Stein Campaign HQ
1558 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester
Jill in the News:
To find out how your Representative voted on the bill to bring casinos and slot machines to Massachusetts, go to http://www.greenmassgroup.com/diary/166/the-casino-vote
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