Syracuse Greens Monthy Meeting, Monday November 11, 7pm

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On Election Night, our hard work did not result in the electoral wins many of us hoped for. Yet the sheer volume of volunteer participation in the Syracuse Greens 2013 campaigns was unprecedented, giving me much hope for the possibilities moving forward as we keep working together. You can read initial post-election statements from Kevin, Barbara and Howie on the Syracuse Greens website. The vote totals were 15% for Kevin Bott for Mayor, 8% for Barbara Humphrey for School Board and 40% for Howie Hawkins in the 4th District Council race.

As we brush off the dust, remember that our city and our planet need us. I hope you will be part of growing our local, state and national Green Party movement - a movement for a just and sustainable future, for a politics that puts the rights of people and planet first. Be sure to connect with Green Party of Onondaga County on Facebook.

To learn about ways to stay involved and participate, please mark your calendar for the Syracuse Greens monthly meeting - this coming Monday, Nov. 11 at 7pm at the Center for Peace and Social Justice. Open to Green party members and supporters. RSVP here. There'll be pizza from Pudgies at 6:45. If you can't make it and would like to talk about ways you'd like to be part of local and statewide organizing, please get in touch. You can find contact info for our party officers including party chair Barry Lentz at www.syracusegreens.org and you can always contact our candidates and campaign team. 

Below are a couple of upcoming opportunities for Greens to have an impact in the local political process - in banning the warrantless use of drones by Syracuse Police, on the future of I-81 and on the GMO Free NY campaign - there'll be more in the coming weeks and months. 

Wed. Nov 13 - Scoping Meeting on Interstate I-81 at the OnCenter, presentation at 4pm and 6pm. The future of I-81 is a crucial issue to the future of our city. The initial scoping meeting will focus on the environmental review process, project goals, preliminary alternatives under consideration, and public involvement opportunities. Read the full announcement from the Department of Transportation here. If you are interested in being more involved with Green Party efforts to impact a decision that takes into the account Green values, please contact Barry, belsyr@aol.com 

Wed Nov 13, noon, City Hall -
 Common Council Study Session on a Resolution to Ban Surveillance Drones (Contact Ann, 476-4571)

Mon Nov 18, 1pm, City Hall - Common Council Vote on a Resolution to Ban Surveillance Drones (Contact Ann, 476-4571)

Wed Nov 20, 6pm, Center for Peace and Social Justice 2013 E. Genesee St. - GMO Free potluck! Meet local food democracy activists, hear about the successes of European GMO labeling campaigns from French activist Prisca Foures and learn how you can be part of the campaign to win GMO labeling in New York in 2014. Contact Ursula, 472-5478 

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