Volume 2, Issue 2 – March 2019
Spring Gathering of Greens
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum & Hall
20722- 67th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223
(see below for more info!)
Welcome to your new Green Party of Washington State bi-monthly newsletter. If you have information to submit for the Newsletter, please send it to GPWANewsletter@gmail.com.
Local Chapter News – Come meet other Greens and find out how you can help promote the presence of Green Values in your community and your government!
Green Party of SW Washington
GP-SWWA held its annual reorganization meeting in Vancouver on January 19th. Contact Margot Faubion to find out more about where and when future meetings will be held. You can email her at Margot@greenpartywashington.org.
Snohomish County Green Party
Come join us at our Monthly Meetings the first Monday of each month at the Everett Public Library. 2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201. 6PM-8PM. Our last meeting was snowed out, but we did get a chance to tinker with having a Zoom meeting which we may be doing more of in the future. For more info you can contact Kathryn at GPWANewsletter@gmail.com.
Green Party of the Mid-Columbia
This chapter meets usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Richland Library. You can contact Maricela Sanchez at Maricela.email@example.com for more information.
Green Party of South Puget Sound
GPSPS recently held its reorganization meetings. Please contact Noah Martin for information on this local chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR UPCOMING
SPRING GATHERING OF GREENS!!
WHEN – SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2019
TIME – WE HAVE THE HALL FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM, TIMES & AGENDA TO COME SOON
PLACE – STILLAGUAMISH VALLEY PIONEER HALL, 20722 67TH AVE. NE, ARLINGTON, WA 98223
REGISTRATION WILL INCLUDE LUNCH, SO IT WILL BE IMPORTANT TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE!
WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE SEVERAL WORKING SESSIONS DESIGNED TO BUILD THE PARTY IN WASHINGTON! PLENTY OF PARKING AND WE HOPE TO HAVE A SHUTTLE FROM SMOKEY POINT TRANSIT CENTER.
More info to come soon!
GPWA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Campaign Committee – Research Coordinator
The GPWA Campaign Committee is looking for a Research Coordinator!
The 2019 and 2020 election seasons are upon us and the Campaign Committee is preparing to make good use of them – despite massive efforts of the corporate parties and the media to get in our way.
Our goal is to have a Research Coordinator develop a system that can be passed onto volunteers at the local level and which will then become a resource for each local chapter in evaluating potential green opportunities for local candidates.
If you are interested in being the GPWA Campaign Committee Research Coordinator or working with a Campaign Research working group, please contact Jody Grage at email@example.com.
GPWA Volunteer Coordinator
Stay tuned… We will be announcing a new Volunteer Coordinator opportunity in our next newsletter!
GPWA WEB PAGE UPDATE!
We recently made updates to our GPWA website. Members may now renew their memberships and choose to pay their dues annually or make a monthly donation to the GP of WA. You can see the new changes here http://www.gp-wa.org/membership.
The media content committee is also working on updating our Website to be more user friendly, adding the ability of members to join their local chapters from our GPWA website, and building a “member’s only” section. Stay tuned for details on that update. If you’d like help with this project and be a part of the media content committee you can e-mail Margot Faubion at Margot@greenpartywashington.org.
There are several Green Party National Committees that should have a representative from the Green Party of WA and currently need a WA Liaison. Complete information about each committee can be found at the links provided below.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SUPPORT COMMITTEE – – https://gpus.org/committees/presidential-campaign-support/
The Mission of the Presidential Campaign Support Committee includes-
– prepare and administer an exploratory/outreach plan to potential candidates seeking the GPUS Presidential nomination
– represent the GPUS in coordinating communication with candidates seeking the GPUS Presidential nomination
– voting membership of the committee consists of Green Party members from the various state parties and caucuses approved to serve by their state party or caucus.
– Each state party and caucus may have as many voting members on the committee as delegates to the Nat. Comm., or as many as three voting members, whichever is greater
– meets via Conference calls: once a month and then twice a month as the election gets closer
BALLOT ACCESS COMMITTEE (BAC) – STATE LIAISON – https://gpus.org/committees/ballot-access/
– works to assist Greens in achieving ballot access through petitioning and other initiatives, lobbying initiatives, and legal initiatives.
-works in conjunction with state and local parties, Green candidates, outside organizations, and other GPUS committees and in coalition with national and regional ballot access and works to expand the Ten Key Values of the Green Party.
Voting Membership: Up to three members from each state party or various caucus. Must be approved to serve by their state party or caucus.
Conference calls: First and Third Thursdays 8:00 pm ET
COORDINATED CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE (CCC) – STATE LIAISON – https://gpus.org/committees/coordinated-campaign/
– a standing committee of the GPUS that cooperates with state and local chapters in the support of federal, state, and local Green Party electoral campaigns
– CURRENT WORK: Training for candidates and campaigns, financial support to candidates. In person campaign-school trainings in collaboration with state Green Parties.
– Membership: 10 elected voting members.
The GPUS CCC works with a pool of CCC Associates; these include one liaison from each affiliated state party not already represented on the CCC. State Liaisons may participate in CCC discussions and meetings as needed but are not regular voting members.
YOU CAN BE A NATIONAL CHAMPION FOR THE GREEN PARTY OF THE US AND REPRESENT THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. CONTACT THE GPWA STATE COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR MORE INFO:
–>> Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many committees of GPUS that need people to help achieve their goals. Members do not have to be elected delegates to the National Committee to serve on many of these GPUS committees. You can go to https://gpus.org/committees/ to find out more about all these opportunities and see where you might be able to lend your talents!
Green Party of WA State Coordinating Council
Mary Ellen Knoop – Co-facilitator, GP Tahoma (Pierce County)
Kathryn Lewandowsky – Co-facilitator, GP Snohomish County
Scott Thompson – Treasurer, GP Whatcom County
Lisa Canar – Deputy Treasurer, GP Seattle
Maricela Sanchez – Secretary, GP Mid-Columbia
Jody Grage – Member at Large, GP Seattle
Margot Faubion – Member at Large, GP SWWA
Local Chapter Reps:
Noah Martin – GP South Puget Sound
Liam Turnmire – GP Spokane County
Don’t see your chapter represented? Give us a holler. Our goal is to have an elected representative from each local on the State Coordinating Committee! We have a conference call at 7 PM on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.
Green Party of Washington State: Grassroots Organizing & Discussion Group
But wait! No, it’s not! Send in your pictures, stories and ideas to Kathryn at GPWANewsletter@gmail.com.
There’s plenty of room for more!
We hope to publish this newsletter every other month on the Odd Months
Green Party of Washington State, PO Box 70493, Seattle, WA 98127