Schedule of events for media at the Green Party's 2013 Annual National Meeting in Iowa City, July 25 to 28
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, firstname.lastname@example.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, email@example.com
Hillary Kane, Annual National Meeting Committee, 267-971-3559, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamar Yager, Annual National Meeting Committee, 502-296-3849, email@example.com
Holly Hart, Secretary of the Iowa Green Party, 319-331-9616, firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured guests include 2012 Green presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala, Green officeholders and candidates, Iowa officeholders and civic leaders
Meeting web site: http://www.gp.org/meetings/Iowa2013
Media Credentialing: http://www.gp.org/committees/media/press.php
Media Kit: http://www.gp.org/committees/media/documents/Press-Kit-2013.pdf
University of Iowa map: http://www.uiowa.edu/~maps/i/imu1.htm
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party has announced a schedule of press conferences, panels, and other events for reporters, bloggers, videographers, and other members of the media at the party's 2013 Annual National Meeting, which will take place July 25 to 28 in Iowa City, Iowa (http://www.gp.org/meetings/Iowa2013).
The schedule is pasted below. A more exhaustive schedule, listing workshops, plenary meeting of the Green Party's National Committee, and other organizing events, is available at the website.
Most events at the meeting will be held at the Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N Madison Street, which serves as the student union building for the University of Iowa (http://www.uiowa.edu / Campus Map: http://www.uiowa.edu/~maps/i/imu1.htm).
The Green Party's web site has posted a Media Credentialing page (http://www.gp.org/committees/media/press.php) for members of the media interested in covering the meeting. The party will also have on on-site registration table for media, on the third floor of the Iowa Memorial Union. A 'Media Kit' for the meeting is online here: http://www.gp.org/committees/media/documents/Press-Kit-2013.pdf
2012 Green presidential nominee Jill Stein, vice-presidential nominee Cheri Honkala, 2008 Green presidential nominee David Cobb, Green candidates running in 2013, Green officeholders, and other Green leaders will gather with party members at the meeting. Other guests include Francis Thicke (National Organic Standards Board), Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg, and Iowa State Representative Mary Masher. They will speak at press conferences, panels, and other events open to the media and will also be available for interview.
Since the 2012 election, Dr. Stein and Ms. Honkala have established a Green Shadow Cabinet, which includes nearly 100 prominent scientists, community and labor leaders, physicians, cultural workers, veterans, and others. The Green Shadow Cabinet provides an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional U.S. political establishment (http://greenshadowcabinet.us).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for members of the media
THURSDAY, JULY 25
4 p.m.: Press conference welcoming media to the meeting, with Iowa Green Party leaders and national Green Party co-chairs. Location: Michigan State Room (third floor), Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison Street (Corner of Madison and Jefferson).
7 p.m.: Panel: Getting Green Policy Enacted. Location: Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber.
Francis Thicke, National Organic Standards Board
Iowa State Sen. Rob Hogg
Iowa State Rep. Mary Masher
Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines (invited)
Moderator: Wendy Barth, Co-Chair, Iowa Green Party
FRIDAY, JULY 26
9 a.m.: Press conference featuring Green candidates and officeholders. Location: Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison Street (Corner of Madison and Jefferson).
11 a.m.: Press conference with 2013 Green national nominees Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala. Theme: "The Green Party is on the rise." Location: Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison Street (Corner of Madison and Jefferson).
4:30-5 p.m.: Local Peace Vigil. Location: Northwest corner of Clinton and Washington.
8:30 p.m.: Film screening: 5 Broken Cameras. Location: Iowa Memorial Union.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Panel of Elected Greens. Open to the public. Location: Library.
Cameron Gordon, Minneapolis City Council, Minnesota
Ron Hardy, Oshkosh Sustainability Advisory Board, Wis.
Ray Meyer, Chariton City Council and Lucas County Library Board, Iowa
Jesse Townley, Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner, California
Anna Trevarro, Portland Charter Commission, Maine
Steve Alesch, Warrenville Park District Board Commissioner, Illinois
Sandy Lezon, Warrenville Public Library Trustee, Illinois
Moderator: Nick Johnson, former FEC Commissioner under President Johnson and advocate for alternative parties
12:30 - 2 p.m.: Lunch with Keynote Speaker Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential nominee. Open to Public. Location: Library.
7 p.m.: Local Fundraising Event at Trumpet Blossom Restaurant. Location: 310 East Prentiss Street.
Some of these events will be aired and archived on the Green Party's Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).
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