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Tune in to live coverage of the Global Greens in Copenhagen on Sunday, December 13th from Noon until 3 PM EST.

2008 Green Presidential Nominee Address World Conference to Criminalize War

In October, Cynthia McKinney, the former Georgia Congresswoman and the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States, traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to participate in a conference on the criminalization of war. These are her remarks.

2009 Georgia Green Party Convention

The 2009 Georgia Green Party Convention took place on September 19th, at the Spring 4th center in Atlanta. Eleven delegates from seven counties were in attendance. The meeting was called into order at about 10:50 am. Nan Garret was chosen to facilitate the meeting and several Party leaders made their opening remarks. Later, all delegates were asked to introduce themselves, before nominations for the Coordinating Council and for the open seats for DoNGPA were taken. The lunch break soon followed.

Sincere Thanks to our Webmaster for Restoring Party's Online Presence

The Georgia Green Party is indebted to a committed Green volunteer, Dan Everett of Athens, for maintaining and recently restoring this website. Due to technical difficulties, the site was offline for several weeks this year. The Party sincerely thanks Dan for his expertise in rebuilding the site from archived files.

For anyone who doesn't know Dan, he is a professor of Computer Science in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. His work with the Party over many years has included serving as faculty advisor for the Campus Greens at UGA and also helping to found and organize the Athens/Clarke County Green Party.

Please take a moment to notice that our published website (www.greens.org/georgia) is actually a pointer to the web-location that you currently see in the address-bar of your web browser. The site "www.accgreenparty.org" is owned by the Athens/Clarke County Green Party. That's right! The Georgia Green Party website is currently hosted by one of its county affiliates. There's nothing particluarly "wrong" or technically-limiting by this arrangement, and as noted, the Party is grateful to Dan for hosting the Georgia Party website for these many years. However, if so directed by the 2009 convention of the state Party and/or the incoming state committee (coordinating council), the Party can rebuild and/or redesign this website at an address registered directly to the state Party.

  • In order to create its own "independent" website, required resources will include donated funding and volunteer expertise.
  • If this project interests you, please consider attending the 2009 annual convention and/or send email to ggp@greens.org.

Interested website volunteers have a fine example (and a tough act to follow) in Dan Everett. Thanks, Dan!

Party announces Annual State Convention in Atlanta Sept. 19, 2009

The Georgia Green Party Annual Convention will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2009, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Spring4th Center, 728 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30308. All interested Party members and Georgians are encouraged to attend. Party business at this convention will include strategic assessment and planning as well as the election of state Party leadership and consideration of proposed changes to the Platform and Bylaws. At this time, the Party does not currently anticipate considering at this meeting the nomination of any candidates to public office in 2009 elections. Additional information will be posted here about: parking and directions, the meeting agenda, and keynote speaker. Important - click either the headline above this article or the "Read More" link below, to visit a page with more details!

This Annual Convention will begin by assembling attendees into "caucuses" by county of residence. The Convention organizers will be onsite around 9:00 a.m., and attendees are encouraged to arrive before 10:00 a.m., so that county caucuses can meet promptly. Each county caucus will meet briefly and select its voting delegates to the convention, from among those persons present. All delegates will be documented (or "credentialed"), and then the Convention will be called to order and will evaluate the organizers' proposed agenda for the day.

Elections will include the state committee (called the coordinating council) for the 2009-2011 term and to fill vacancies for the 2008-2010 term. Successful candidates for the coordinating council will begin terms immediately. Interested persons are encouraged both 1) to contact any of the officers listed on the "contacts" page of this website (see link, top left), and also 2) to read the Bylaws and the "Policy on Elected Servants of the Party" which are available in the "governing documents" section of this website (see link, top left).

Besides watching this space, potential volunteers and folks with questions may email ggp@greens.org OR call Denice at 706-364-7810.

Three Atlanta area Events Planned with Hip Hop Activist Rosa Clemente, 2008 Green Party Vice Presidential Nominee

We extend our apologies to those who had planned to join us on Wednesday, November 12th at 8:30 PM, for "An evening with Hip Hop Activist Rosa Clemente". Dues to scheduling conflicts, we are having to cancel this event.

McKinney, Clemente are Official Georgia Write-In Candidates

In response to questions raised by "early voters" in Georgia, the Party heartily encourages Georgians to vote for Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, the Green Party's candidates for US President and Vice President. The Georgia Green Party has filed appropriate and timely paperwork with the Georgia Secretary of State's Election Division, registering the McKinney/Clemente ticket as official write-in candidates. Although the Party did not collect enough ballot access signatures to list McKinney/Clemente as a "visible" choice on Georgia's ballot, please be assured that writing in "Cynthia McKinney" (spelled exactly in that way, although Georgia's voting machines use all capital letters) for US President will in no way invalidate your ballot in the eyes of the law.

*Update* 6Nov08: According to the GA-SoS's "Election Center 2008" (http://www.sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2008_1104/001.htm), an exact count of write-in votes for McKinney/Clemente is not yet available. The website states, "Results for qualified write-in candidates will only be available upon certification of the election." Certification is "a process that will not be completed until the week of November 10."

As Cynthia and Rosa often said on the campaign trail this year, "the Greens are not the alternative, we are the imperative." Now more than ever, don't just vote against your fears: vote with your consciousness, per your conscience, and for the fullness of justice & peace in our global community. Vote Green!

Denied Access to Presidential Debates, Cynthia McKinney Responds to Questions Anyway

Cynthia McKinney on the Economic Crisis
(not actually a debate response)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvOpvh_zy3M

Our Biggest Lesson from the war in Iraq - Debate Answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2G3TYo8TT8

How do you view the US's relationship with Russia - Debate Answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGciL71M5_k

Cost of Financial Recovery - Debate Answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtpW10qHlac

Response to Obama on sending troops into Afghanistan - Debate Answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeuACTylIJQ

Greens Must Become More Aggressive About Our Party

Greens Must Become More Aggressive About Our Party

This moment in history provides a most opportune time for Greens to define the differences between our party and the Democratic and Republican Party, most specifically, the Democratic Party. It passes as the party of liberals and the left, when in fact it is the party of centrists. The American left is used by democrats, then discarded and ignored when it comes to policy making and presidential elections, as we can easily see in this current election.

Labor Film Festival: American Blackout, September 25th, 2008

The final film in the Labor film festival will be shown on Thursday, September 25 at the IBEW auditorium at 501 Pulliam Street. The Atlanta IATSE Local is sponsoring the screening of "American Blackout".

American Blackout (2006) is a documentary film directed by
Ian Inaba. It premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the 2002 defeat, and 2004 reelection, of
Congresswoman Cynthia

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