Howie Hawkins on "Where does Cuomo get his money?"

Cuomo had $33 million in his campaign war chest on January 15, 2014. Only 4273 people contributed to Cuomo by Jan. 15, 2014 in the three years since he took office in Jan. 2011. 

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Brian Jones Statement of Candidacy for Lt. Governor

BREAKING NEWS!!  HAWKINS' LT. GOVERNOR NOMINEE ANNOUNCED

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My name is Brian Jones. I am a long-time educator, activist and parent here in New York City, and I am announcing my intention to seek the Green Party's nomination for the office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.

I am joining with Howie Hawkins, whom I hope the Green Party will nominate to run for Governor of the State of New York, in proposing a campaign that would challenge the policies and priorities of our current state government, of the Democratic AND Republican parties, of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and of the millionaires who support him.

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Onondaga Local Organizing and NY Green Party State Convention

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Time to Spring into action!  Okay, chuckle,  Here's the timeline for the next couple weeks, and we hope you'll take the opportunity to join in any or all of these activities to continue to grow our local Green Party organization here in Onondaga County, and support the statewide campaigns and efforts underway.

CANCELLED: Onondaga County Monthly Green Party Meeting
There will not be a County organizational meeting this Monday, instead, we invite you to our Spring Meeting.

Onondaga County Spring Meeting 
Our annual local Spring Convention will take place on Wednesday May 14 from 7-9 PM. Enjoy pizza, campaign updates and planning, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with your local Green comrades.   RSVP at http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/syracuse_greens_convention

Green Party of New York State Convention
Join the Green Party of New York State for our 2014 Convention on Saturday May 17 in Troy, NY (just outside of Albany) at the Sanctuary for Independent Media. Lunch will be served and registration is sliding scale based on what you can afford. RSVP at http://www.web.gpnys.com/?tribe_events=green-party-of-ny-state-convention

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Join local organizers of GMO-Free CNY onMonday May 5 at 5:30 PM at the Bread and Roses Collective House to work on planning the March which will take place on Saturday May 24th.  Chips and salsa provided for Cinco de Mayo!  Meeting details at http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/gmo_free_cny_may_mtg - Facebook event page for the March is up at https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonsantoSyracuse

Spring 2014 Sustaining Member Campaign
Help Us Double Our Local Sustaining Members to the Green Party of NYS.

  • Our Local Onondaga County Party Organization gets 50% of your State Monthly Donations.
  • For every 10 Supporting Members our Local County gets an additional Voting Member on the Green Party State Committee.
  • You Will Receive the State Party News Publication and a GPNYS Membership Card.
  • Determine Your Own Dues Level via Honor System - A Suggested Sliding Scale Dues Rate Based Upon Income.

Click here to become a Supporting Member, or contact Treasurer Frank Cetera at SyracuseGreens@yahoo.com or 315-308-1372 for a paper form/application.

Bringing Our Gravity to Bear,

Frank Cetera, Treasurer GPOC

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Syracuse Procession of the Species - Earth Day

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With food for all prepared by Food Not Bombs and sponsored by The Alchemical Nursery and the Organic Consumers Association. A Global Climate Convergence event!!

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Stand with Howie for Statewide Campaign Kickoff Blitz!

The week of April 8, Howie Hawkins is officially kicking off his campaign with events across New York State. Please join us and please spread the word to your friends and political allies! 

New York City – Saturday, April 12 7 pm 
New York City - Sunday, April 13 Press Conference

Stand with Howie next week and show your support for a political vision that prioritizes the needs of people and planet and economic justice and fairness. Cuomo relies upon the 1% to fund his campaigns. Howie is relying on you to help build the movement we need for radical social change.

Can't make it to one of the events above? Please donate and sign up to volunteer! Our people-powered campaign needs your help to reach voters, mobilize supporters and build the independent political movement we need for policies that make New York’s economy work for the 99% of us - a $15/hour minimum wage, a public jobs program that puts the unemployed to work meeting community needs and building the renewable energy system that ends our reliance on fossil fuels.

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Triple Divide, Monthly Meeting, Campaign School, Platform Planks, Sustainers

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"Triple Divide" Film Screening and Q & A with the Directors
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When: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM, doors open at 6 PM
Where: All Saints Church (1340 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse)
Admission: suggested donation $5 at the door 
Social/Info: https://www.facebook.com/events     /791876150841580

Come join the Syracuse Greens and other co-sponsors for a screening of "Triple-Divide", which is said to be the only documentary of its kind on the controversial subject of fracking capable of speaking to all sides, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and Americans suffering in the wake of shale gas development. 

“It’s the best movie on fracking to date [using] facts, not fiction or spin” wrote Pennsylvania resident, Robert Donnan. Academy Award nominated actor Mark Ruffalo co-narrates the film, taking part in the project after being shown an online screening a few weeks before the final release. 

Please join us along with the film makers, Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic, to watch the documentary film "Triple Divide"(90min). Following the film, there will be a short Q & A and discussion by the filmmakers and local experts Joe Heath and Freida Jacques. 

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Onondaga County Monthly Green Party Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Green Party Office at 2013 East Genesee St, 1st Floor, Syracuse
*** Note the meeting has been moved from Monday to Wednesday due to the Triple-Divide screening.

If you have questions about the meeting, contact Chair Barry Lentz, belsyr@aol.com. Monthly meetings are open to Green party members are supporters.  The agenda for the meeting will focus on:
  • The upcoming Campaign School on March 22;
  • Activities related to the Green Party of New York State Convention on May 17;
  • Other Upcoming local events.
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Scan-Website-Color_Resized.jpgSpring 2014 Sustaining Member Campaign

Help Us Double Our Local Sustaining Members to the Green Party of NYS by Monday March 31st.

  • Our Local Onondaga County Party Organization gets 50% of your State Monthly Donations.
  • For every 10 Supporting Members our Local County gets an additional Voting Member on the Green Party State Committee.
  • You Will Receive the State Party News Publication and a GPNYS Membership Card.
  • Determine Your Own Dues Level via Honor System - A Suggested Sliding Scale Dues Rate Based Upon Income.

Visit http://scan.me/497jtm or scan QR Code.  Contact Treasurer Frank Cetera at SyracuseGreens@yahoo.com or 315-308-1372 for a paper form/application.

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Campaign School in Syracuse on Saturday March 22nd

Campaign School is open to anyone interested in being a more effective agent for social change and intended for prospective campaigners, organizers, and candidates. 

Register at http://www.syracusegreens.org/syracuse_campaign_school_2014 for organizing skills and concepts such as: 

Why Are you Running? - How to be the Candidate - The campaign budget - Grassroots Fundraising - Working with the Media - Voter Outreach, Voter ID and Voter Registration - Organizing Successful Campaign Events and a keynote by Howie Hawkins, 2010 Green candidate for Governor, seeking Green nomination in 2014.  

The campaigns school is open to all Greens and supporters. Cost: $10-$20 (sliding scale, we will strive to keep our costs to a minimum).  Register today! Space is limited - help make 2014 the year everything changes! To volunteer with planning, outreach, logistics, and workshop topics, please email Ursula ursula.rozum@gmail.com or Frank franklen9807@gmail.com.   

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NYS Green Party Platform Submissions 

The State Platform Committee and interested Greens are using a wiki to collaborate on potential planks to be adopted at the May 2014 GPNYS convention.  Please visit http://platform.gpnys.com/index.php?title=Main_Page to learn more and contribute.

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Campaign School, Black Panther Memoir Talk this Sunday, Action for GMO labeling

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There is a lot going on with the Green Party of New York (GPNY) and we are going to do our best to keep you updated on ways to participate and take action. Below is info about an upcoming Campaign School happening in Syracuse, a call for candidates, an invitation to a special Black History Month event in Syracuse with Aaron Dixon, Black Panther and former Green Party candidate, and an action from the GMO labeling campaign. 

This Winter, GPNY is engaging in a fund-raising campaign to help strengthen our party's capacity in a critical election year. One of our goals this year is to raise enough funds to hire a staff person to help us fulfill our potential as an independent grassroots political party. Please make a one time donation or become a “supporting member" who makes regular contributions. Whatever you do, please donate today and help our party grow! - Ursula

SEEKING CANDIDATES

The Green Party is looking for statewide candidates, such as for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and comptroller - as well as candidates for Congress and the state legislature. Every Congressional and state legislature race give potential Green candidates the chance to inject progressive tax reform, banning fracking, a climate action plan, public campaign financing, job creation, education, single-payer healthcare, marijuana legalization, and peace into the public debate and to engage voters on issues that matter. The Campaign Committee of the Green Party of New York State can give you a detailed understanding of the process and advise you on how to successfully get your campaign up and running. Contact at (347) 403-0892 or CampComm@gpnys.com 

CAMPAIGN SCHOOL in SYRACUSE, SATURDAY, MARCH 22

Campaign School is open to anyone interested in being a more effective agent for social change and intended for prospective campaignersorganizers and candidates

Register here for organizing skills and concepts such as: Why Are you Running? - How to be the Candidate - The campaign budget - Grassroots Fundraising - Working with the Media - Voter Outreach, Voter ID and Voter Registration - Organizing Successful Campaign Events and a keynote by Howie Hawkins, 2010 Green candidate for Governor, seeking Green nomination in 2014.  The campaigns school is open to all Greens and supporters. Cost: $10-$20 (sliding scale, we will strive to keep our costs to a minimum).  Register today! Space is limited - help make 2014 the year everything changes!  To volunteer with planning, outreach, logistics, and workshop topics, please email ursula.rozum@gmail.com orfranklen9807@gmail.com.  

AARON DIXON SPEAKS : MEMOIR OF A BLACK PANTHER PARTY CAPTAIN

Sunday, March 23, 5pm, Fountain of Life Church, 700 South Ave. Syracuse NY 

In an era of stark racial injustice and decisive action, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to the struggle for change, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Dixon is on a Northeast tour speaking about his book, "My People Are Rising: a Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain." Co-sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council, the Syracuse Greens and the Pan African Community of CNY. RSVP and spread the word via the Facebook event page. 

GMO LABELING!  WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW!

The Green Party of New York is a proud member of the NY GE Labeling campaign. Sign the petition online or download the paper version of this petition here. We have a right to know about the food we eat and feed to our families, but we don't have that ability when it comes to genetically engineered (GE) foods.

* 93% of Americans say they want GMOs labeled

* 64 countries around the world, representing over half the global population, already label GMO foods

A few days ago the New York Farm Bureau - which is staunchly opposed to labeling and has very close ties to the biotech industry - launched an attack on the GMO labeling bill filled with misinformation. For example, they imply farmers will have reduced access to GE seeds and farming techniques, which is a FLAT-OUT LIE. Bill A.3525/S.3835 is simply for the labeling of GMO foods.

Let's counteract their false messaging ASAP. PHONE AND EMAIL your district Assembly-member and Senator to ask them to support the GMO Labeling bill.  Find your Assembly-member: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/  Find your Senator: http://www.nysenate.gov/

Let's use our Green networks to help pass GMO labeling in NY this year! For more information on how you can bring this campaign to your community, contact Frank, franklen9807@gmail.com@gmail.com or Ursulaursula.rozum@gmail.com

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Spring 2014 Sustainer Campaign

SPRING 2014 SUSTAINING MEMBER CAMPAIGN:  GREEN PARTY of ONONDAGA COUNTY 

Help Us Double Our Local Sustaining Members to the Green Party of NYS by Monday March 31st.

  • Our Local Onondaga County Party Organization gets 50% of your State Monthly Donations.
  • For every 10 Supporting Members our Local County gets an additonal Voting Member on the Green Party State Committee.
  • You Will Receive the State Party News Publication and a GPNYS Membership Card.
  • Determine Your Own Dues Level via Honor System - A Suggested Sliding Scale Dues Rate Based Upon Income.

Visit http://scan.me/497jtm or scan QR Code below.  Contact us at SyracuseGreens@yahoo.com or 315-308-1372 for a paper form/application.

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Monthly Meeting, Universal Healthcare, GMOs, campaigns!

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Meeting Our monthly meeting of the Green Party of Onondaga Co is Monday evening, February 3rd ("tonight" if you are opening this email Monday morning). Unless otherwise noted, monthly meetings take place the first Monday of the month, 7pm, at 2013 E. Genesee St.  The agenda will include a presentation/discussion of the fiscal crisis and Gov. Cuomo's proposed budget, information about theMarch 22 Campaign School and more. If you have questions about the meeting, contact Barry, belsyr@aol.com. Monthly meetings are open to Green party members are supporters.

 
Single Payer NY - On Thursday evening, the CNY Reds are hosting a Socialist Forum titled "Beyond Obamacare" focused on Single Payer Health Care - 7pm ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. The event twill feature Andy Coates MD, president of Physicians for a National Health Program. He will go over the how and the why behind Single Payer and address the myth, misinformation and choices for healthcare beyond Obamacare. The event will feature Howie Hawkins as moderator and discussant. 

Running for Office and Campaign School The Syracuse Greens will host a Campaign School for prospective candidates and campaigners on March 22. Campaign school is intended for any Greens and activists interested in developing their campaign skills and anyone contemplating running for office as a Green. Currently, the Green Party of NY is seeking candidates for legislative and statewide offices. If you are interested in running, please see the candidate questionnaire and contact GPNYS Campaign Committee Chair, Michael Emperor, brooklynemperor@gmail.com

Donate! If you haven't yet, please become a Supporting Member of the Green Party of New York State. By becoming a dues paying member, you can help us develop the resources we need to run effective campaigns across the state. There are many reasons to support the Green Party - please contribute to our party's success by becoming a Supporting Member. 

GMO Free CNY The next meeting for GMO Free CNY will be on Monday February 10, 6pm at the Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St. The meeting is open to Greens and activists interested in getting involved in efforts to pass the NY GE Labeling bill in the NYS State Senate and State Assembly. RSVP here!

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Fossil Fuel Divestment, Not Shareholder Resolutions

Op/Ed in the CNY Vision by Howie Hawkins Wed, Jan 22, 2014

Fossil fuel divestment by the NYS Common Retirement Fund would be a shot heard round the world. Coming from the financial capital of the world, from the third largest pension fund in the US, from one of the best-managed and most fully-funded pension funds in the US, divestment would make a powerful statement heard by the public, by policy makers, and by major investors. That statement would that say fossil fuel investments are destroying the climate and are risky for investors. It would underscore the urgent need for large-scale investments to rapidly convert to a sustainable, climate-safe energy system based on clean renewables, efficiency, and conservation.

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