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Green Party LogoGreen Party celebrates Inauguration Day with a look at what the 'First 100 Days' of a Green presidential administration would look like

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Monday, January 19, 2009

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Video clips and short essays from Green Party leaders and candidates: http://www.gp.org/first100


WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party has asked Green leaders from all over the US to tell America what a Green President of the United States would do during the 'First 100 Days' of his or her administration.

Green candidates and members of the Green Party's Speakers Bureau (http://www.gp.org/speakers) submitted video clips and short essays to describe what actions Greens would take do if elected to the White House and what Green steps President Obama should take to resolve the nation's problems.

"This is our Inauguration Day gift to Barack Obama and to America. We celebrate the landmark election of America's first African American president, but we're worried that Barack Obama will retreat from his promises of change, especially given some of his Cabinet appointments. That's why we've collected these recommendations from prominent Green Party members -- to support vital change," said Sanda Everett, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.

Readers and viewers are encouraged to post their comments in responses to the videos and essays. More 'First 100 Days' videos and essays will be added to the site in the coming weeks.

FIRST 100 DAYS of a Green Presidential Administration
http://www.gp.org/first100/

VIDEO CLIPS

Cynthia McKinney, 2008 Green candidate for President of the United States
Palestine, Israel, and Ms. McKinney's recent trip on a relief boat destined for Gaza
http://www.gp.org/first100/?p=93
http://www.vimeo.com/2861110

This clip is also posted on the Green Party's home page, http://www.gp.org
See also 'Cynthia McKinney on Gaza': http://www.gp.org/cynthia/index.shtml

Pete Van, Jr., 2006 Green Party Candidate for the Michigan State House of Representatives/District 88 (Allegan County)
The Economy: The First 100 Days of my administration, will leave many people green with envy
http://www.gp.org/first100/?p=4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3-GAYaP8PM

Laura Wells, 2002 and 2006 Green Party candidate for State Controller, California
To understand what is happening in Washington, follow the money
http://www.gp.org/first100/?p=22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=batTYrLqsqw

SHORT ESSAYS

Brian Czech, Ph.D. ecologist and Certified Wildlife Biologist; President, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
The First Hundred Days: A Precedent for the Next Hundred Years
http://www.gp.org/first100/?p=12

Morgen D’Arc, Co-Founder, Co-Spokesperson and Former Co-Chair, National Women’s Caucus; Chair, Cumberland (Maine) County Green Party; 2002 Candidate for Cumberland County Register of Deeds
Women: Rights, Issues and Conditions. A Breakthrough Agenda
http://www.gp.org/first100/?p=101

Kathy Dopp, M.S. Mathematics, Executive Director, National Election Data Archive, Utah
Establish Public Oversight over Election Integrity
http://www.gp.org/first100/?p=17

Ron Forthofer, 2002 Green Party candidate for Governor of Colorado, 2000 candidate for Congress, Colorado
Peace in the Middle East
http://www.gp.org/first100/?p=9

Deeana Taylor, Co-Coordinator, Desert Greens Green Party of Utah, 2006 Green Party candidate for Salt Lake County Council
Single Payer Health Care
http://www.gp.org/first100/?p=48


MORE INFORMATION

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN
Fax 202-319-7193

Tally of Green election victories http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/election-results.html
Green candidate news http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/candidate-news.php
Green candidate database for 2008 and other campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml
Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers
Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections


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