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Green Party LogoSchedule of events planned for news media at the Green Party's 2012 National Convention in Baltimore, Md., July 12-15

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

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, July 5, 2012

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



Convention web site http://www.gpconvention2012.com

Media Credentialing page http://www.gpconvention2012.com/p/media.html


WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States will hold press conferences and other events for news media during the party's 2012 Presidential Nominating Convention in Baltimore, from July 12 to 15. Below is a schedule for news media.

Most of the convention will take place at the University of Baltimore, but the nomination on July 14 will be held at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore.

The Green Party invites and encourages journalists from all media to cover the convention. Bloggers are invited too. We urge journalists to let us know that they plan to attend and cover the convention by registering on our Media Credentialing page (http://www.gpconvention2012.com/p/media.html), so that we can prepare for their participation and better accommodate them. Journalists can also register on site at the convention.

The convention Media Office will be in the University of Baltimore Business Center, room BC 131 on the first floor. The Business Center is across the street (West Mt. Royal Avenue) from the Law Center, where most of the convention will take place.

For more details about the convention, see "Green Party FAQ: What the media should know about the race for the Green presidential nomination, Green ballot lines, and the 2012 Green National Convention," Green Party news advisory, May 30, 2012 (http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=517).


Schedule of Events for News Media

THURSDAY, JULY 12

Location: University of Baltimore, William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 West Mt. Royal Avenue
Campus map: http://www.ubalt.edu/map

10 am: The Media Check-in Desk opens in the lobby of the Business Center. Members of the media are also encouraged to stop by the Media Office if they have questions, want to arrange interviews, etc. The Media Office is in room BC 131 of the Business Center.

4 pm: Introductory news conference featuring Green Party Steering Committee members, Maryland Green Party leaders, and convention organizers. Location: Press Conference Room, Business Center room BC 135.

7-8:30 pm: Reception with International Greens featuring Toussaint Hinvi, Benin; Frank Habineza, Rwanda; and Rick Leckinger, New Zealand. Location: Law School Lobby in the Law Center.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Location: University of Baltimore, William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 West Mt. Royal Avenue
Campus map: http://www.ubalt.edu/map

9 am: Media check-in continues in the lobby of the Business Center. Media Office: Business Center room BC 131.

9 am: News conference featuring Green candidates for state and local office, elected Greens (names to be announced)
Location: Press Conference Room, Business Center room BC 135.

11 am: News conference featuring Green candidates for state and local office, elected Greens (names to be announced)
Location: Press Conference Room, Business Center room BC 135.

Afternoon: Rooms available for interviews and video recording. Inquire in the Media Office, room BC 131.

SATURDAY, JULY 14
Nomination Day


Location: Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, 301 West Lombard Street, 410-685-3500
http://www.innerharborhi.com
Floor plan: http://www.innerharborhi.com/pdf/doc-floor-plans-1307996293.pdf

8 am: Media check-in. Location: Holiday Inn lobby.

9 am: Press briefing and news conference with Green presidential candidates Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein. Location: 12th Floor, Harbor II Room.

9 am: The on-stage Nomination Day program begins. Location for all nomination events: Chesapeake Room on the first floor.

10:15 am: Platform Approval

11:15 am:  Speeches by Presidential Candidates.

12 noon: Lunch

1 pm: Keynote speakers.

3 pm: State roll call and voting for the nomination, followed by speeches by the vice-presidential and presidential nominees. Times for events after this are tentative, depending on how long it takes to complete the nomination process.


SUNDAY, JULY 15
No media events are scheduled.



Public Transportation:

The University of Baltimore is across the street from Penn Station (Amtrak, Maryland Transit trains) and a few blocks to the west on Mt. Royal Avenue from the University of Baltimore - Mt. Royal Light Rail station.

The Holiday Inn Inner Harbor is a short half block from the University Center-Baltimore Street Light Rail station.

Baltimore Light Rail: http://mta.maryland.gov/light-rail
Map: http://mta.maryland.gov/sites/default/files/light-rail.jpg


Presidential candidates' web sites:

Jill Stein http://www.jillstein.org

Roseanne Barr http://www.roseanneforpresident2012.org


MORE INFORMATION

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

2012 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention, July 12-15 in Baltimore, Md. http://www.gpconvention2012.com
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/2012/ballot-access.html
Video Page http://www.gp.org/video/index.php
Green Papers http://www.greenpapers.net
Google+ http://www.gp.org/google
Twitter http://twitter.com/gpus
Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
GP-TV Twitter page http://www.gp.org/twitter
Facebook page http://www.gp.org/facebook

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States
http://gp.org/greenpages-blog


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