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

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, starlene@gp.org
Tamar Yager, Annual National Meeting Committee, 502-296-3849, tamaryager@gp.org

Links to videos from the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, July 23-26, including presidential candidates' forum and rally for racial justice in Ferguson

Green Party Livestream Channel, with archived videos: http://original.livestream.com/greenpartyus



WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States is pleased to announce new co-chairs of the party.

The co-chairs were elected by delegates from state Green Parties and Green caucuses at the party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, this past weekend. Videos of events at the meeting, which took place at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, are listed with links below.

The Green Party's Steering Committee is comprised of seven co-chairs, one secretary, and one treasurer. The committee is elected to staggered two-year terms by means of Instant Runoff Voting.

The newly elected co-chairs are Sanda Everett (California) and Bahram Zandi (Maryland). Andrea Mérida (Colorado) and Tamar Yager (Virginia) were reelected, Ms. Mérida after serving a partial term. Jan Martell (North Carolina) was elected national secretary of the Green Party.

Audrey Clement (Virginia), Charles Ostdiek (Nebraska), and Karen Young (New York) continue to serve as co-chairs after their election in 2014.

"The Green Party is the only safe port in the political storm for Latinx people," said Ms. Mérida, who is helping organize the party's Latinx Caucus (http://www.gp.org/caucuses/latino/index.php). "Both Democrats and Republicans seek to warehouse us in concentration camps regardless of citizenship status. Both corporate parties ignore the estimated $11 billion in tax revenue undocumented workers contribute, as well as our role as teachers, lawyers, doctors, and more."

"I am proud to be the only Latina serving in a political party's national leadership today, as well as the second in the Green Party's history. I have a home here, and I am excited to bring my Colorado horse sense to complement the work at hand with my co-chair colleagues," added Ms. Mérida.

Links to videos of events at the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting

Green Presidential Candidates' Forum, recorded Friday evening, July 24. Candidates: Darryl Cherney, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, William P. Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein. Moderators: David Cobb, George Martin, and Qadija Tatum-Aamir.
Green Party Livestream Channel: http://livestre.am/59NDo
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN7QfvZemRk

Press conference featuring Green Party activists and leaders from across the U.S., recorded Friday, July 24. Moderator: David Doonan, Mayor of Greenwich, New York.
Livestream: http://original.livestream.com/greenpartyus/video?clipId=pla_dbec8f70-cbbf-4ec1-b076-3baa0af3a6c1

Speech by keynote speaker James Lane (http://www.votejameslane.org), recorded Saturday, July 25. (Video will be posted soon)

Rally for racial justice in front of Ferguson Police Headquarters in Ferguson, Missouri, hosted by the Green Party and Socialist Alternative St. Louis, recorded Saturday, July 26.
http://livestream.com/accounts/11788586/events/4221590
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2fQdjfNQPs
http://original.livestream.com/greenpartyus/video?clipId=flv_daf66718-d92e-4e3c-aa9a-3a2c08fe609f
Rally details: http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/828

More videos from the Annual National Meeting are posted on the Green Party's Livestream Channel: http://original.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Interviews with candidates for the Green Party's presidential nomination are continuing weekly on Livestream. The next interview will take place on Thursday, July 30 at 9 p.m. ET and will feature William P. Kreml (https://www.facebook.com/events/377708089095723). Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry will be interviewed August 6.

Interview with Darryl Cherney, hosted by Craig Seeman, recorded July 8:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTcVd8oGxsI

Interview with Kent Mesplay, hosted by Craig Seeman, recorded July 15:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afiVks8D6jU


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