The Green Party of Washington will hold our Annual Spring Gathering on Saturday May 23rd, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Due to social distancing restrictions, this meeting will be held online.
You are invited to join us for any part or all of the meeting. The online meeting link and password will be shared with all those who register to attend.
9:30 AM – Welcome and introductions – orientation for meeting attendees – learn how to use Jitsi online meetings – click here to read our Jitsi training guide
10 AM – Nature’s Rights and Community Civil Disobedience – Kai Huschke, Northwest and Hawaii Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Democracy School lecturer, and advisor to the Oregon Community Rights Network and Washington State Community Rights Network.
11 AM – Confronting the Climate Justice Crisis – Shaylon Stolk, Climate Justice Activist with Extinction Rebellion Seattle and Extinction Rebellion Justice. Shaylon is a statistician who has worked in the renewable energy industry since 2011. She is passionate about wind farms, revitalizing her peoples’ Indigenous languages, and vegan baking.
12 PM – Lunch break – discussion and proposal on Community Resilience with Kaedden Michael Landy
2 PM – Local and Statewide Candidate presentations
3 PM – GPWA State Coordinating Council, GPUS National Committee, and GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention delegate and alternate candidate introductions and nominations **
4 PM – Chapter reports, volunteer opportunities, and social time
* Presidential candidates recognized by the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) are invited to present.
** GPWA State Coordinating Council: nominations are open for Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, and 5 at-large council members. In nominating candidates for the coordinating council, members should have as their goal the inclusion of differences in as many areas as possible, including but not limited to race, gender, and geography. For more information, see our bylaws. Our State Coordinating Council also includes an elected representative from each affiliated local chapter.
** GPUS National Committee: nominations are open for 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
** GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention: nominations are open for 5 delegates and 5 alternates. The Green Party 2020 Annual National Meeting and Presidential Nominating Convention will take place July 9-12, 2020 online.
All votes will be cast by Green Party members on a ranked-choice ballot sent out via email (or postal mail) after the Gathering.
Ballots and candidate statements will be emailed (or postal mailed to members without email addresses) within one week after the Spring Gathering, and returned ballots must be sent back (emailed or postmarked) no later than 21 days after the close of the Gathering. Members may choose to return their ballot via email or postal mail.
More information on the 2020 Green Party Presidential candidates.
Unofficial Wikipedia results and pledges to date for the US Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.
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Membership is free for those experiencing economic hardship at this time.
New members must join the Green Party of Washington by April 23, 2020 to participate in our nominating process for president, down-ballot, and GPWA candidates. Returning members and those whose membership has lapsed can renew their membership by May 23rd.