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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E-Blast 7.10.13 - Volunteer for Campaigns, Protest Hydrofracking, and Come to the Special Convention

The latest News and Events from the Green Party of Onondaga County via our E-News. Meetings are open to all registered Greens and supporters. 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:

  • Volunteers Needed for Our 2013 Campaigns!
  • Frack-Free Future
  • Special Convention

We hope you are doing well and staying cool and that you're read to help make 2013 a winning year for the Syracuse Greens. We have two PHENOMENAL candidates for local office, Barbara Humphrey for School Board and Howie Hawkins for City Council - they are ready to speak up for Syracuse - are you ready to help them win? 

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New Planks for Consideration at Special Convention

As announced on 6/27/13 the Coordinating Committee of the Green Party of Onondaga County has called a special convention to be held at 7 PM on Sunday, July 14 in the Community Room of the Syracuse Peace and Social Justice at 2013 E. Genesee St. in Syracuse.

The agenda will include:

1. Final decisions on candidate designations (before acceptance and declination forms in response to designating petitions are due at the board of election the next day).

2. Consideration of platform amendments.

3. Organizing ourselves for the election campaigns.

At the Special Convention the Platform Committee will present the following six planks for ratification as additions (amendments) to the 2013 GPOC Platform.

Section 2, Education for Lifelong Learning.  2-5. Support Teachers & Instructional Staff

Section 4, Jobs & Community Enterprise.  4-6f. Guarantee Credit Union Loans for Worker-Owned Cooperatives

Section 5, Public Safety & Criminal Justice.  5-11. Ensure Equal Employment Opportunities for Ex-offenders (Ban the Box)

Section 5, Public Safety & Criminal Justice.  5-14. Assure City Defendants are Judged by a Jury of their Peers

Section 5, Public Safety & Criminal Justice.  5-15. Create Community Residential Facilities for Juvenile Petty Crime Offenders

Section 5, Public Safety & Criminal Justice.  5-16. Create a No Drone Fly Zone in the City of Syracuse

Please contact Platform Committee Chair Barry Lentz if you have any questions, concerns or comments about the proposed planks prior to the convention.  Click through to read full text of proposed new planks.

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Join the Syracuse Greens 2013 campaign team!

It takes a village to grassroots raise a campaign! We are looking for Green activists to fill the following vital roles to support our local candidates: Volunteer Coordinator, Scheduler, Data Manager, Fundraiser, and Special Ops.

Full descriptions below. To volunteer for a campaign position, send an email to reinapraez@gmail.com and ursula.rozum@gmail.com. Let us know which position you are interested in, why you would be excited to work in this capacity and any relevant experience you would bring to the campaign. If you have never worked on a campaign with the Syracuse Greens, please provide contact info for a reference (friend, colleagues, comrade) that could vouch for your skills! If you have ideas of other ways you'd like to help, please email Ursula and Reina.

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July Regular Mtg on Monday! Special GPOC Convention Notice. News from GPUS.

The latest News and Events from the Green Party of Onondaga County via our E-News. Meetings are open to all registered Greens and supporters. 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:

  • July Monthly Meeting - Monday July 1, 7:00 pm
  • Special GPOC Convention, Sunday, July 14, 7:00 pm - 1st Notice
  • Barb's Birthday Fundraising Party Recap
  • Latest From the Green Party US and the Green Shadow Cabinet
  • Become a Green Sustainer
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1st Notice: Special GPOC Convention, Sunday, July 14

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The Coordinating Committee has affirmed the wishes of the June 3 Green Party of Onondaga County meeting to hold a Special County Convention.

The Green Party of Onondaga County Special Convention will be at 7 pm on Sunday, July 14 in the Community Room of the Syracuse Peace and Social Justice Center at 2013 E. Genesee St. in Syracuse. All registered Green Party members are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP here: http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/special_convention_july_14_2013

The agenda will include:

1. Final decisions on candidate designations (before acceptance and declination forms in response to designating petitions are due at the Board of Elections the next day).

2. Consideration of platform amendments.

3. Organizing ourselves for the election campaigns.

 

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Barbara's Birthday Bash and Green Party Fundraising Fest

nqIrLLS_Green_Resized.jpgBarbara is throwing a party to celebrate her 66th birthday & her candidacy for Commissioner of Education at her home on the evening of Sunday June 23rd (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm).  

Your gifts of time, support & money toward the campaign gladly accepted and appreciated!  Bring your party self, your willingness to volunteer, and your checkbook.

Please RSVP and find out more at:

http://barbforboard-syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/barbaras_birthday_bash_and_green_party_fundraising_fest_event

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Green Party NYS Statement Supporting GMO Labeling

Sign the petition to support GMO labeling in NYS!

The Green Party of New York urges the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee to vote yes today on the GMO Labeling Bill A3525

Since we are what we eat, then there are few things more basic than our right to know what's in our food. The Green Party has always supported labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 60+ countries have already enacted laws banning or mandating labeling of GMOs. The European Union has been labeling GMOs since 1998. Nationwide polls show that over 90% of Americans want GMOs labeled.

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Candidates Hawkins, Humphrey, and Sales Designated; 2013 Platform Adopted

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Jonathan and Katie signing in attendees.

Waiting for the meeting to begin. Check out the historic display of local Green campaigns.

Syracuse Greens unanimously adopt 2013 Platform.

Thank to you Jessica Maxwell for facilitating the meeting and the voting.

Barbara Humphrey for School Board

Barbara Humphrey, designated as 2013 Green candidate for Commissioner of Education.

Hawkins and Sales, after 2013 convention

 Albert Sales (left), 2013 Green candidate for 3rd District Councilor and Howie Hawkins (right) for 4th District Council candidate.

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Stay out of Syria

Statement of Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defense and David Swanson, Secretary of Peace, of the Foreign Affairs Branch of the Green Shadow Cabinet:

The Obama administration has seemingly painted itself into yet another military corner by announcing that use of chemical weapons by Syria would constitute a red line that would mandate military action on the part of the United States. Now we are hearing reports that the red line may have been crossed, and some prominent officials are calling for the U.S. to step up its aid to the rebels and/or impose a no-fly zone. Proponents of military action such as Secretary of State John Kerry and hawkish Senator John McCain seem to think that the U.S. can sort out the “good guys” in the Syrian civil war, and use U.S. military assets to help the rebels take down the Assad government.

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