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Green Party LogoGreen Party to hold its 2011 Annual National Meeting August 5-7 at Green Fest in Alfred, NY

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

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org
Hillary Kane, co-chair of the Annual National Meeting Committee, 267-971-3559, hillarya@pobox.upenn.edu


Greens begin planning for the 2012 elections, including the presidential race

Theme of the meeting: "Building a Green Economy -- No War. No Coal. No Gas. No Nukes."



WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2011 Annual National Meeting at Alfred University in Alfred in western New York, from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7.

The meeting will take place at the fourth bienniel New York Green Fest, "a gathering of folks interested in exploring the politics and practices that will help enable us to live in a sustainable world, and sharing a weekend of good discussions, good food, and good music" (http://nygreenfest.org).

"We look forward to meeting in New York, where the Green Party of New York State regained ballot status in 2010 with Howie Hawkin's Green campaign for governor," said Jason Nabewaniec, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and a New York Green.

Green Party leaders will begin organizing for the 2012 election season, including the presidential race. The party will nominate a candidate for the White House at its 2012 national convention. The 2011 meeting in Alfred will also feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events.

The meeting is open to the media and public. Press conferences will feature Green candidates for public office from across the US, with a special press conference on Friday, August 6, for women candidates hosted by the party's Women Caucus (http://www.gp.org/caucuses/women/index.php).

Alfred is about 80 miles from Rochester and 90 miles from Buffalo. For directions to Alfred University and Green Fest, see this web page: http://nygreenfest.org/directions.html

More information about the Green Party's 2011 Annual National Meeting will be announced in the coming weeks.


MORE INFORMATION

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
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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 Party's 2011 Annual National Meeting / New York Green Fest http://nygreenfest.org
Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-Green-Fest/71141014224
Alfred University http://www.alfred.edu
Green Party of New York State http://www.web.gpnys.com
Directions http://nygreenfest.org/directions.html
Green Party Annual National Meeting Committee http://www.gp.org/committees/anmc/index.php

GreenStream Live: News and discussion on the Green Party's Livestream channel
http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

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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