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Green Party LogoGreen Party leaders and candidates available for interview at the Climate March and Climate Convergence in New York City, Sept. 19-21

Green Party of the United States
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, September 18, 2014

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


More details: Green Party to join People's Climate March, NYC Climate Convergence, Sept. 19-21, Green Party advisory, Sept. 2, 2014, http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/732

Climate Convergence panels will be aired on the Green Party's Livestream Channel, Friday evening and all day Saturday, Sept. 19-20: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders and candidates involved in events in New York City calling for urgent action to curb climate change will be available for interview this coming weekend. A list with contact information is appended below.

Green Party members will participate in the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21, (http://peoplesclimate.org) and the NYC Climate Convergence, "a weekend packed with skill-shares, teach-ins, speak-outs and protests from September 19-21 in conjunction with the People's Climate March" (http://convergeforclimate.org).

The two events coincide with the U.N. Climate Summit in New York on September 23. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the summit in preparation for the Paris Treaty to be negotiated in December 2015 by the Conference of the Parties (COP), which is part of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Green Party's National Committee has endorsed the Climate Convergence (http://www.gp.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=737).

Climate Convergence panels will be broadcast on the Green Party's Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus), Friday evening, Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m., and all day Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Viewers can watch the panels and participate in a simultaneous chat box. (For the schedule, see https://www.facebook.com/events/471025556372350/)

Participants in the People's Climate March will gather in the area north of Columbus Circle (59th Street and 8th Avenue) and will start off at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 21. Over 950 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social-justice and environmental organizations are planning to join the peaceful event.

Green Party members and friends plan to meet at 79th Street and Central Park West on Sunday morning to rally and march with the Climate Convergence contingent, Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for governor of New York, and Brian Jones, Green candidate for lieutenant governor. Access to this location inside the fenced area containing the march is through 77th and 81st Streets. A pre-march speakout, featuring Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Jones, and 2012 Green presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Greens available for interview in New York, Sept. 19-21:

Ellis Boal, Green candidate for the U.S. House in Michigan, 1st Congressional District (http://www.ellisboal.org), ellisboal@voyager.net.
Mr. Boal's opponents are a Republican incumbent who denies climate change and a Democrat who is a former GITMO head of detention who permitted torture and who wants to expand American oil and natural gas production.

Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor of New York (http://www.howiehawkins.org).
Contact: David Doonan, Media Coordinator, Hawkins for Governor Campaign, media@howiehawkins.com, @Hawkins_Media, 518-265-4030.
Climate Convergence panel: "A Green Political Alternative to the Two Parties of Capital" on Sept. 20 at 9:00 a.m. Location: Graffiti Church, 205 East 7th Street, first floor.

Cheri Honkala, 2012 Green nominee for Vice President (http://greenshadowcabinet.us).
Climate Convergence panels on Sept. 20: "Building a Unified Movement for People, Planet, Peace over Profit" (10:45 a.m.), "Green and Red: Nature Bats Last" (12:30 p.m.), and "A Global Climate Strike: What will it take?" (2:15 p.m.). Location: St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street.

Brian Jones, Green candidate for Lt. Governor of New York (http://www.howiehawkins.org/about_brian_jones), 646-554-8592.
Climate Convergence panel: "A Green Political Alternative to the Two Parties of Capital" on Sept. 20 at 9:00 a.m. Location: Graffiti Church, 205 East 7th Street, first floor.

LuAnne Kozma, Green Party activist and leader of the Michigan non-partisan statewide ballot initiative to ban fracking (http://www.letsbanfracking.org), 231-944-8750, luanne@letsbanfracking.org.
Climate Convergence teach-in: "Outlawing Fracking: Giving Bans Teeth" on Sept. 20, 2:15-3:45 pm. Location: St. Andrew's University, 51 Astor Place, Room 114.

Ben Manski, former co-chair of the Green Party of the U.S. (http://www.BenManski.com).
Mr. Manski will chair two panels on Sept. 20: "Green and Red: Nature Bats Last" (12:30 p.m.) and "A Global Climate Strike: What will it take?" (2:15 p.m.). Location: St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street.

Leland Pan, elected Green Dane County Board Supervisor in Wisconsin, 608-322-7495.
Climate Convergence panel: "A Global Climate Strike: What will it take?" on Sept. 20, 2:15 p.m. Location: St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street.

Chris Robinson, City Committee At-Large, Green Party of Philadelphia, chrisrecon@netzero.net, 267-977-0570.

David Schwartzman, D.C. Statehood Green candidate for "Shadow" U.S. Senator (http://www.davidschwartzman.com), climate scientist (biogeochemical cycle of carbon) (http://www.solarUtopia.org), 240-602-8935, dschwartzman@gmail.com.
Climate Convergence panel: "Solutions to Climate Chaos: System Change and Energy Transition" on Sept. 20, 10:45 a.m. Location: St. John's University 51 Astor Place, room 110.

Jill Stein, 2012 Green nominee for President, co-founder of the Green Shadow Cabinet (http://greenshadowcabinet.us), 617-852-4727, jillstein1@gmail.com.
Climate Convergence panels on Sept. 20: "Building a Unified Movement for People, Planet, Peace over Profit" (10:45 a.m.), "Green and Red: Nature Bats Last" (12:30 p.m.), and "A Global Climate Strike: What will it take?" (2:15 p.m.). Location: St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street.

Chris Wahmhoff, Green candidate for the U.S. Senate in Michigan (http://www.wahmhoffforsenate.com), 269-547-9504, Whammy737@gmail.com.
Mr. Wahmhoff best known for his skateboard pipeline protest, in which he lodged himself into 5 miles of buried pipeline for 10 hours on his 35th birthday. He will participate in "How 8 Minutes in Michigan is About to Change Humanity" on Sept. 20 at 2:15 p.m. Location: Empire State College 325 Hudson Street, room 625.


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