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NYC Greens to hold meeting to establish citywide Green committee

From Green Party Watch:

From Green Party of Brooklyn:

Meeting to establish citywide Green committee

Thurs, June 25,  6:30P – 9P,  Rev Billy Talen For Mayor HQ – 250 Lafayette St.

One of the key action items that emerged from our citywide strategic planning process was to set up a citywide Green committee consisting of representatives from all five boroughs’ county organizations as well as at large members.

This committee would start by co-ordinating borough activities and pooling resources, moving toward unified branding and a citywide structure.

Our proposal is to select up to fifteen representatives – 3 from from each borough.  Representatives would commit to: a) doing regular outreach to ascertain the desires and interests of Greens in their areas, and b) attending meetings and participating in working committees to further the progress of the Green Party in New York City.

Who these reps will be, how they will be chosen, a basic decision-making process, and specific initial projects to be undertaken, will be the subject of this meeting.

A couple of items to be discussed include choosing a name for this body (the recommended name is the Green Party of New York City); setting up a process whereby the group can endorse political actions and statements; and approving a piece of citywide Green literature.

Take the N,R,W trains to Prince Street, or the 6 to Spring Street, or the B,D,F,V trains to Broadway/Lafayette station (at Houston).  250 Lafayette is about two blocks south of Houston Street.

If you cannot attend the meeting but have thoughts on how the citywide committee should be structured or what it should do, please email info at greenpartynyc dot org.

Hat tip to Michael Emperor.


  1. Vaughn Vaughn May 12, 2010

    This is long overdue…

    Fun fact: SPUSA’s national headquarters is also located on Lafayette street.

  2. Richard Cooper Richard Cooper May 12, 2010

    It makes a lot of sense to have a citywide organization.

  3. Scott West Scott West May 13, 2010

    I’ve heard that the HQ is moving. Are they going to sell the space rather than refurbish it? The building could use an upgrade and selling it would bring in a lot of dough, considering the location. That is, if the SPUSA owns it.

  4. Scott West Scott West May 13, 2010

    Here’s the link (above) from the national committee minutes of Feb 2010.

    “National Office Report:
    Greg gave the National Office report including an update on staff hours, membership and the status of the Party office. Membership number dropped because of the new grace period rules, but dues revenue has been steady. He also reported that after a year plus of discussion the AJ Mustie Institute has decided to move all the organizations in the current building (339 Lafayette) to a new location in NYC (probably closer to mid-town) because of structural issues with 339 Lafayatte St. and that he, Billy and Andrea have been in regular communication with the Muste Institute and attending building meetings. The move will most likely happen in the summer or Fall of 2010 and there should be little “down time” with phone and mail forwarding and the on-going virtual office via the website. “

  5. Jill Stein campaign HQ opening party in Boston, Saturday 15 May
    Posted in State Wide Elections on May 13th, 2010 by Dave Schwab –

    From Jill Stein for Governor of Massachusetts:


    Join Jill, Councilman Chuck Turner, and the campaign staff to hear members of the community speaking out for peace in the streets, youth programs, green jobs in the community, CORI reform, bringing the war money home, halting needless foreclosures and more. Expect fun, food, and live music! Children welcome!

    When: Saturday, May 15th 3:00pm-7:00pm
    Where: 1558 Dorchester Ave., Boston

    For more information please call (617) 299-6042

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