The Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ) is excited to announce its annual convention on May 4th, 2019. The Annual Convention is the time when GPNJ reflects on its past year’s activities, hears about what is happening today, and plans for the next year. GPNJ is committed to supporting local grassroots organizing on issues of concern and to running electoral campaigns.
The convention will take place at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1 Kirkpatrick Street, New Brunswick, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 4th, followed by a fundraiser for GPNJ at the same location from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Featured speakers include: Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance and currently In the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. as part of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective; Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report; Anthony Diaz of the Newark Water Coalition; Shaka Zulu of the New African Black Panther Party and more!
This year’s convention will feature some of the strongest anti-war and pro-environmental voices in the state and country. We will hear from activists who recently returned from a delegation to Venezuela, activists who are fighting for clean water and affordable housing in Newark, and others about what we must do to create a better world. Upcoming campaigns will also be discussed.
Last year, Greens ran locally for Newark’s City Council and Board of Education, as well as federally for U.S. House of Representatives in Congressional District 7 and for U.S. Senate. Madelyn Hoffman, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate garnered the highest total of any third party running for U.S. Senate with over 25,000 votes.
The time is right for the Green Party alternative, as elected officials, Democrats and Republicans alike, have record low approval ratings in New Jersey. The public is tired of elected officials who do not represent them, but instead represent the interests of major corporations.
See our schedule of events at www.gpnj.org.
Green Party of New Jersey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2019
Madelyn Hoffman (973) 876-1023