Green Volunteer Info for Westcott Street Cultural Fair

Hi and thanks for your interest in volunteering with the Green Party at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair this Sunday September 21st. 

If you can come early and march with us in the parade, meet up at the Westcott Community Center at 11:30 am, the parade will start at 12 noon.  The Fair will continue on until 6 pm.
Please contact Frank to arrange a specific time, we've got gaps in the schedule we need to fill, but can use people at any time of the day.  We'll be tabling, leafleting and more (see next item) from 12 noon - 6 pm.
Tasks we will undertake include: postering within the event area (unless someone can volunteer to do so before Sunday - could it be you?), leafleting within the crowd, tabling in front of Taps, voter registration, signing up volunteers for future events.  
If you are unpracticed in any of these areas, please come a few minutes early for a tutorial.  We'll get you started with some talking points, ways to engage passers-by, and other bits of information that you may need to know.  Barbara and myself will be on-site most of the day  to refer people to if you do not know answers to questions that you may get asked.(except when we may need to assist with other responsibilities such as when I will be tabling for the Cooperative Federal Credit Union at 3-4 pm)
Thanks so much for helping out with growing our local Green Party and spreading the good word about Hawkins for Governor!!  Bring a friend if you can, or refer them to our event page to RSVP at
~ Frank Cetera
Please feel free to call me with questions or updates as to your participation.
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NYS Fair Anti-Fracking Rally Starts Greens Coming Together for Fall 2014!

It's that time once again, summer wains, fall beckons, election season is here.  Election Day isNovember 4th, 2014.  Hawkins is polling at 7% (over 3 x as many votes as he received in 2010), and hasn't wavered from his call for a fracking ban just as he did in 2010. 

FIRST, Start off your action steps forward locally to supporting the Hawkins for Governor campaign and growing our local county party by leafleting at the NYS Fair on opening day this Thursday August 21st at 11 am, also know as Governor's Day, when Cuomo will be in attendance, and we'll be rallying alongside New Yorkers Against Fracking!  RSVP and more info at

SECOND, Read below for an initial calendar of upcoming events, and goals & tactics locally for this election season.


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Fall 2014 County Convention Meeting, September 15th

NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM 8TH to 15TH.  Here's notice that the Green Party of Onondaga County will be holding our Fall 2014 County Convention Meeting on Monday September 15, from 7-9 pm. Location at our 2013 East Genesee Street office. Please RSVP at

Note that there will be no regular county meeting on the 1st Monday of the month due to Labor Day.

Regular business will include approving officers for 2014-2015. We will also review our local volunteer action plan for supporting the Hawkins for Governor campaign. 

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Onondaga County Greens August 2014 Meeting


 Our regular monthly county meeting is this coming Monday August 4th, 7 pm at our 2013 East Genesee St office.

  • There will be ice cream to celebrate the summer
  • There will be a postcard writing activity in support of Hawkins for Governor to increase our outreach
  • We'll talk about planning our presence at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair in September
  • And there will be an update on the Hawkins for Governor campaign   

Special instructions brief for all of you - our conscious raising operatives:

  • Bring names and address of 5-10 friends, family, and colleagues that you want to introduce to the Green Party and Howie Hawkins for our postcard writing activity.
  • Bring your concern, passion, questions, desire, calendars.

We'll see you Monday night.


Frank Cetera, Syracuse Greens


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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



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


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

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

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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 - Facebook event page for the March is up at

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 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


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


Friend, For Your Consideration -- 

"Triple Divide" Film Screening and Q & A with the Directors

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:     /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. 

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, 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.
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 or scan QR Code.  Contact Treasurer Frank Cetera at or 315-308-1372 for a paper form/application.


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 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 or Frank   

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 to learn more and contribute.

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