Commenter Eddie at Green Party Watch: Ideas for Party Organization

Extrapolated from comments left Eddie at Green Party Watch. With a small amount of extrapolation, these ideas are also relevant to other alternative political parties.

Eddie writes, in part:

The California Green Party sent out emails outlining a new campaign that will help add 100,000 new members in the next two years with mostly paid organizers, along with grassroots activists. But the phone number listed on there was the wrong one and I had to go on Facebook to find the person listed on the email, where they gave me a new number to call. I have called that number about 3 times, left messages, and I still haven’t got a response.

I have noticed a recent upsurge in the amount of activity surrounding the Green Party locally and nationally.

The only thing I ask is to update websites, have phone numbers where people can be relied on to answer, make phonebanking a priority where we can contact lingering registered Greens who want to help but have kind of stopped being active, and start getting paid organizers. I cannot stress the last part enough.

Events Calendar page should be filled with something. At least put some notable local Green Parties and the days they meet. Maybe put up some local chapters from cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and any other major states/cities.

Go to google, type in a the Green Party you are looking for(state or city) call them and ask them if the information is correct on the days they meet. Then put that event up in the events calendar. Perhaps send an email to registered Greens informing them about this website. Just use the database of registered Greens.

Another idea: Have a search feature [..] where you basically type in your zipcode and it locates the nearest Green Party meetup. Is that possible?

In response to Eddie’s comments, Ronald Hardy put up a post about some local Green Party meetups that are coming up in the next few days.

14 thoughts on “Commenter Eddie at Green Party Watch: Ideas for Party Organization

  1. Down and Out in Dixie

    These are good ideas, I hope people in different political parties here read them and work on implementing them.

  2. Eddie

    Hmm, didn’t know someone had made a posting about my comment! Yes, the Greens need to become more organized!!

  3. paulie Post author

    Yep, that was me. I was hoping more of our readers would comment, since these are ideas that applicable to other parties as well. However, it seems to have been overlooked, at least in the comments.

  4. paulie Post author

    I can do it, but I can’t sign you up.

    I’d like to get you signed up, though, so if you are interested I’ll put you in touch with Ron and Gregg.

  5. paulie Post author

    I can get you signed up here though, if you want.

    You can’t post your own editorials as articles here though, but you can at GPW.

    For IPR, you can post other people’s editorials as articles, you can post editorials in comments, and you can submit your editorials for other people to post.

  6. Eddie

    I already talk to Ron and Gregg, they know me. But they seem a tad busy the last couple days.

    There was an article/email I wrote that you can perhaps post up there. Would you like me to email it to you?

  7. paulie Post author

    If it’s this:

    FW: The Green Party taking money from Republicans(or Democrats) a bad thing?

    I already got it.

    If it’s something else, go ahead and send it.

  8. Eddie

    Yeah, that was it. You think you can post it? I think it should incite the Green Party to get its act together…

  9. paulie Post author

    It’s on my to-do list for GPW posting later tonight.

    Do you prefer Eddie or Edy, and do you want your last name and/or college included?

  10. Eddie

    Just use Edy.(I use the name Eddie to not confuse people). No last name.No college either. Just type it up as “Edy:Green Activist” or something to that effect.

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