News Release - Wed, June 19, 2002

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Green Party to Hold its National Midterm Convention in Philadelphia.

Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator, 207-326-4576,
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624,

Convention contact:

Dean Myerson, Political Coordinator, 202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN

WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2002 Midterm Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21. The convention will take place at the Holiday Inn - Independence Mall, 400 Arch Street in downtown Philadelphia. The phone number at the hotel, for reservations only, is 800-843-2355.

The following press conferences have been scheduled in connection with the convention:

*** Pre-convention: Thursday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets (part of Independence National Historical Park). The press conference is being held in tandem with the campaign to elect Michael Morrill, Green candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania (contact number: 570-372-0503).

*** During the convention: Friday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, featuring prominent Green candidates and officeholders (names to be announced). Other press conferences to take place during the weekend of the convention will be announced.

Press credentialing for the convention: download an application at

Delegates from the party's 34 member states will meet for a weekend of platform discussions, skills-building workshops, committee meetings, a business meeting of the Coordinating Committee, and a major rally on Friday night at a local auditorium. Representatives from state Green Parties considering or applying for affiliation in the national party, Green candidates for state and local office, and other observers are also expected.

U.S. Greens will welcome Greens visiting from numerous other countries, including Carlos Fonesca of the Colombian Green Party; Adamou Garba of the Green Party of Niger, who also serves as Secretary General for the Fédération des Partis Écologiques d'Afrique; and representatives of the Green Partiesof  Ivory Coast, Chad, Korea, Nepal, and Canada.

"This is an exciting year for the Greens in Pennsylvania, and I'm thrilled that Greens from around the country will be coming to share some of that  excitement with us," said Michael Morrill, the Green Party nominee for governor of Pennsylvania.

"Greens from around the country will gather to plan the future growth of the Green Party and learn from each other what has worked best. We're turning our breakthrough 2000 campaign into a springboard for a genuine national party, added Dean Myerson, the national political coordinator of the Green Party.

The Green Party of the United States
National office: 1314 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN

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