News for Greens

Cynthia McKinney Wins Green Party Presidential Nomination

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Cynthia McKinney won the Green Party of the United States presidential nomination at the July 12 GP-US Convention in Chicago. McKinney, a former Member of Congress from Georgia, received 313 of 532 first round votes to earn nomination by Greens delegates from across the country excited that she will be their standard bearer this year. Hip-hop activist and journalist Rosa Clemente was selected to be the vice-presidential candidate of the Greens. McKinney served six terms representing DeKalb County’s 4th Congressional District before moving to California and becoming a Green. About…read more

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Green Party Presidential Candidate Forum

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The Green Party Presidential Candidate Forum was held tonight in at the Green Party US Annual Meeting/Convention at the Palmer House in Chicago. It was moderated by former Green Party of Illinois candidate for governor, Rich Whitney. The large ballroom was packed with Greens, and interest shown by the large amount of media present. All four candidates for the Green presidential nomination were there. Numerous signs supporting the four candidates were present, including signs promoting Kent Mesplay in 2012. The evening started with a brief speech from long announced VP…read more

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Green Party Annual Meeting

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Well the Green Party Annual Meeting is underway in Chicago. On Thursday there were workshops and meetings of GP-US committees as well as state caucuses. The Presidential Nominating Convention is all day Saturday at the Chicago Symphony Center. There are more workshops and caucuses scheduled for today, as well as Platform Hearings this morning (the Convention also votes on the GP-US platform). This afternoon the Green National Committee meets. The main items seem to be committee reports and the election of Steering Committee members (co-chairs and a treasurer). At 7…read more

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