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Green Party LogoGreen Party to hold its 2013 Annual National Meeting in Iowa City, Iowa, July 25-28


For Immediate Release:
Monday, March 25, 2013

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,
Tamar Yager, Annual National Meeting Co-Chair, 703-534-2187 (h) 502-296-3849 (c),
Holly Hart, Secretary of the Iowa Green Party, 319-331-9616,

Information page for the meeting:

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2013 Annual National Meeting at Iowa Memorial Union University in Iowa City, Iowa, from Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28.

Green Party leaders will begin organizing for the 2014 midterm election season. The 2013 meeting in Iowa City will also feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events. Several Green candidates and elected officials are expected to attend.

"The meeting gives us the chance to evaluate the Presidential Campaign, plan future electoral and advocacy efforts and network with Greens from around the nation," said Tamar Yager, co-chair of the party's Annual National Meeting Committee. "It's potentially the largest face-to-face gathering of U.S. Green Party members in a non-presidental election year."

The meeting is open to the media and public. A credentialing page for reporters, bloggers, and other members of the media interested in covering the meeting will be posted online soon.

"Iowans, who live in a 'first caucus in the nation' state, have a history of being out in front on important issues: marriage equality, gender balance in state boards and commissions, integration of public schools. Henry Wallace, who ran for President in 1948 on the Progressive Party ticket, was an Iowan. Greens belong here in Iowa," said Holly Hart, secretary of the Iowa Green Party (

"Like Iowans, Greens are ahead of the curve. We're the party that's promoting a serious approach to climate change, reducing carbon emissions, winning a single-payer national health care program, moving money to locally owned and controlled banks, gaining a constitutional amendment to overturn the doctrine of corporate personhood, and ensuring integrity of the vote," added Ms. Hart.

More information about the Green Party's 2013 Annual National Meeting will be announced in the coming months.


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