E-News 9.9.13 - Westcott Fair Parade; Bott Mayoral Kick-off; Fall Convention

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The cool autumn air brings with it the heat of the campaign season! You can help make 2013 a winning year by volunteering, and donating to help elect Green in Syracuse - Howie Hawkins won 48% in 2011 and this year, we're closing that gap. And the city-wide campaigns of Kevin Bott for Mayor and Barb for School Board are expanding the reach of the Green party and our practical solutions everyday. Below are a few ways for you to get involved in the coming week - come out, lend a hand and be seen being Green.

  • March in the Westcott Street Cultural Fair Parade!  
  • Kevin Bott for Mayor Campaign Kickoff Press Conference
  • Green Party of Onondaga County Fall Convention
  • Become a Green Sustainer
  • Sign Up to Volunteer
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March in 2013 Westcott Street Fair Parade

1262928_510445429030936_180880138_o.jpgMarch with the Syracuse Greens in the Westcott Street Cultural Fair Parade on Sunday September 15th! We want to have at least 30 people in our group to show how Green proud and strong we are, and to keep raising the roof of support and interest for our 2013 candidates. This is a fun way to get involved and meet other Greens, so come on out!  

We'll meet in the lineup at the Westcott Community Center at 11:30 am, find us in line, or ask a parade organizer where to find the Green Party in line. Parade starts at 12 noon sharp, and proceeds down Westcott to Dell Street.

Please RSVP here - http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/westcott_street_fair_parade to boost the momentum for the event and share with others.  Also available on Facebook! - https://www.facebook.com/events/430985337024094/

Wear your Green Party gear, or any green colored shirts, tees, hats, pantaloons, skirts, you have and show your colors! Bring signs that support Greens values and platform policies (find out more at Values - http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/values or Platform - http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/platform)

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Hawkins on WCNY's Insights

Howie Hawkins, candidate for 4th District Councilor was invited to discuss the recent candidate forums for the Democratic candidates running in the Sept. 10 primary on WCNY's Insights with Susan Arbetter. You can view the episode here: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365071230/ Howie points out that important issues of poverty and New York State's responsibilities to municipalities like Syracuse were not discussed. 

 

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Obama on Thursday - and Remembering the March on Washington next Tuesday!

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Come participate as a Green at these two very special events in the upcoming week.  Let's stand in the streets and with each other against Obama's many policies of injustice, and reflect on the fight for social and economic equality for all in the wake of the 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington.

Protest Action Against President Obama at Henninger High School on Thursday.

Forum on the Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Justice: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: the Unfinished March - Where Do We Go From Here?

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Change the System, Not the Climate - Intern with the Green Party this Fall!

Organize for the Better World We Know is Possible By Interning With the Green Party this Fall!

The Syracuse Green Party is looking for interns to assist with 2013 Green Party campaigns. We provide a friendly work environment and plenty of opportunities to take on responsibility and gain practical organizing experience.

Hours and start date are flexible. We ask for a commitment through the end of November 2013. To apply, please send resume and a letter of interest to ursula.rozum@gmail.com.  In your letter, be sure to let us know what social/political issues you’re most concerned about, what skills you would bring to the internship and what you hope to learn.

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E-News 8.13.13 - E-News - Green House Parties and Upcoming Events; County Chair, Fall Convention

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Syracuse Greens 2013 campaigns are in full effect - everyday, candidates and volunteers are reaching out to voters about practical solutions to the challenges facing our city. And we need YOU to join our team - there's door knocking, phonebanking and nitty gritty behind the scenes work to help with. In 2013, Howie Hawkins won 48% of the vote - help our candidates win in 2013 by signing up to volunteer, today! Speaking of which, Mayoral candidate Kevin Bott's website is now live and online, visit it to learn all about Kevin's 5-on-5 Issues of leadership, poverty & jobs, education, justice, and birth.  Click "Read More" to get full details of the following:

  • Greens House Parties
  • Upcoming Events - Be Seen Being Green!
  • Some Special Thanks and a Notice
  • Become a Green Sustainer
  • Sign Up to Volunteer
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E-news 8.1.13 - Sunday Brunch w/ the Punk Patriot; Barb's New Blog; Greens Monthly Meeting

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Everyday, our campaigns are gearing up to make 2013 a winning year for the Syracuse Greens and we need your help! In 2011, Howie Hawkins won 48% of the vote in his campaign for Syracuse City Council. In 2013, we intend to win. HowieBarbara and Kevin, can't do it alone. Please, join us at upcoming events, make a donation, and sign-up to volunteer. Many hands make light work - and 2013 can be the year the Syracuse Greens win! Click "Read More" to get full details of the following:

  • Brunch w/ Asher Platts (the Punk Patriot) of the Maine Green, Sunday August 4, 11:30 am
  • Barb's New Blog
  • Syracuse Greens Monthly Meeting - Monday August 5th at 7:00 pm
  • Become a Green Sustainer
  • Sign Up to Volunteer
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Green candidates attend Greater Syracuse Labor Council Education event.

July 24 - Syracuse Green Party candidates attended a special Candidate Education event hosted by the Greater Syracuse Labor Council. 

Above: Howie Hawkins (2nd from right) studiously taking notes. Bottom left: Kevin Bott, Green candidate for mayor. 

Below: Barbara Humphrey, (in yellow), Green candidate for Commissioner of Education. 

 Below: Campaign team David Pittman and Reina Apraez learning the latest about the issues important to the local labor movement.

David and Reina

 

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E-Blast 7.23.13 - Get Involved and Volunteer! Hawkins Meet & Greet; Restore the Fourth Mega-Rally!

The latest News and Events from the Green Party of Onondaga County via our E-News.  We are a party of activists - so come get active with our local campaigns and help make a difference in the Green Party's success!  Click "Read More" to get full details of the following:

  • Get Involved and Volunteer - We Need You For a Winning Campaign!
  • Miranda Hine Meet & Greet House Party for Howie Hawkins - Thursday July 25, 6:00 pm
  • Restore The Fourth Mega-Rally - Saturday July 27, 1:00 pm
  • Become a Green Sustainer 
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Kevin Bott Will Be Green Party Candidate for Mayor of Syracuse

On Sunday, July 14, 2013, the Green Party of Onondaga County voted to give Kevin Bott the Green Party's designation as candidatefor mayor of Syracuse. Official paperwork substituting Kevin Bott for Howie Hawkins in the mayoral campaign will be filed at the Onondaga County Board of Elections on Monday July 15, giving the Green Party a three person slate going into the 2013 local campaign season: Kevin Bott for Mayor, Barbara Humphrey for Commissioner of Education and Howie Hawkins for 4th District Councilor. 

Here is the text of a statement Bott presented the following statement to the Green Party of Onondaga County Special Convention:

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