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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