The Green Party is growing in Berkshire County, MA

From iBerkshires:

Getting into a routine is exactly what Mark Miller, former Green-Rainbow party candidate for the county’s 3rd District, hopes to achieve with monthly meetings and greater exposure within the community. He cited many venues through which the party could spread its message of the 10 Key Values as well as show a strong presence within the community as a whole.

“We want to carry our values forward, and volunteering is an effective way of getting the message out,” he said. “We need to be collaborating with other community organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Western Mass. Labor Action, the Salvation Army. They would all be receptive to having anybody there to help. Plus it’s a great cross section of the community.”

Laugenour is hoping that as the party grows, more members will be inspired to run for local government, including in the upcoming elections for town offices held in the spring. Gaining candidacy and recognition within their own communities, the very same ground-up approach, he said, launched the Green Party into legitimacy in the Berkshires.

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