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Green Party Logo'GreenStream Wednesday' debuts Feb. 23: Green Party online show will feature Green news, interviews, videos, and viewer participation every Wednesday

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

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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

Green Party Livestream Channel: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

First show to feature Wisconsin Green leaders discussing the protests against Gov. Walker's plan to cut benefits and abolish collective bargaining rights


WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States will broadcast the first episode of 'GreenStream Wednesday' on February 23, 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT, on the party's Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

The one-hour show will present Green news, interviews, video clips, and viewer participation.

Viewers can tune in at http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus or go to http://www.livestream.com and enter the channel name: greenpartyus. The channel is also accessible at the Green Party's video page (http://www.gp.org/video/index.php).

The first show will feature interviews with Wisconsin Green leaders on the widely covered protests in their state against Gov. Scott Walker's budget plan that would cut benefits and abolish collective bargaining:

Tony Palmeri, serving in his fourth year as elected Green member of the Oshkosh City Council

Amy Mondloch, Executive Director of the Grassroots Leadership College in Madison (http://www.grassrootsleadershipcollege.org) and a long-time Green Party activist

AJ Segneri, from Milwaukee, co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party (http://www.wisconsingreenparty.org)

To participate in the ongoing discussion in the chat window during the show, viewers can log in to Livestream. Viewers can register for a free Livestream account by clicking on 'Sign Up' at the top of the page, but membership is not necessary to watch the broadcast. The shows will be archived on the Green Party Livestream Channel web site.

The Green Party produced a Livestream show on the night of President Obama's Jan. 25 State of the Union speech, broadcasting the speech and hosting a simultaneous discussion of the speech in the chat window. The enthusiastic participation of party members and friends motivated the Green Party's Media Committee, with the help of other Greens across the US, to offer a weekly one-hour show.

"Livestream is like a town hall meeting where you don't have to raise your hand to state your opinions," said Craig Seeman, Green professional streaming consultant.


MORE INFORMATION

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

Green candidate database and campaign information:
http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml
News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers
Ballot Access Page http://www.gp.org/ballotstatus
Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
Video Page http://www.gp.org/video/index.php

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States (Fall 2010 issue now online)
http://gp.org/greenpages-blog


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