Schedule of Events for media at the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23-26
Green Party of the United States
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, email@example.com
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamar Yager, Annual National Meeting Committee, 502-296-3849, email@example.com
When: Thursday, July 23, to Sunday, July 26, 2015
Where: University of Missouri-Saint Louis, South Campus, in St. Louis, Missouri
Campus maps: http://www.umsl.edu/maps.html
Web site: http://2015greenpartyconvention.org
Media Credentialing: http://2015greenpartyconvention.org/media-credentials
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Green Party Livestream Channel: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Events at the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, will include a forum for Green candidates competing for the party's nomination and a rally for justice in front of the Ferguson Police Department's headquarters.
The meeting will take place on the South Campus of the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (https://www.umsl.edu) from Thursday, July 23, to Sunday, July 26.
Many of the meeting events are open to the media and general public. A credentialing page for reporters, bloggers, and other members of the media interested in covering the events, including press conferences, has been posted online (http://2015greenpartyconvention.org/media-credentials).
The meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee (not open to the media and public), and other events. Green candidates running in 2015 and 2016 and Green elected officials are expected to attend.
Many of the events will be aired on the Green Party's Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus). Except for the rally in Ferguson on Saturday afternoon, July 25, all events will take place on the UMSL campus (maps: http://www.umsl.edu/maps.html).
The party's keynote speaker at the Saturday luncheon will be media activist James Lane, who ran for Congress in New York's District 11 earlier in 2015 (http://www.votejameslane.org).
The forum for Green presidential candidates will take place Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. Candidates seeking the 2016 Green presidential nomination (as of early July 2015) include Darryl Cherney, William P. Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein. For more information about the Green Party's nomination process, visit the web site of the Green Party's Presidential Campaign Support Committee (http://www.gp.org/pcsc-mission-statement).
Schedule of Events for the Media
Thursday, July 23, 4 p.m. Press Conference: Introduction to the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting
Friday, July 24, 9 a.m. Press Conference with Green candidates and officeholders, guest speakers (participants TBA)
Friday, July 24, 11 a.m. Press Conference with Green candidates and officeholders, guest speakers (participants TBA)
Friday, July 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Presidential Forum with declared candidates for the Green nomination
Saturday, July 25, 12:15 p.m. Luncheon, with keynote speaker James Lane (http://www.votejameslane.org)
Saturday, July 25, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Rally in front of Ferguson Police Department, 222 South Florissant Road, Ferguson, Missouri; Green leaders and local activists will speak (more details TBA)
Details for all of these events are subject to change. A follow-up advisory with updates will be published before the meeting.
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