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    2015 MGIP Annual Convention

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    Our State Convention is coming up on August 22. We’ll meet at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church building, 69 Winthrop Street in Augusta. Registration begins at 8:30. 

    We’ll be electing members of the State Committee. We are looking for nominations for co-chair, treasurer, secretary and at large members. We’d like to have members of the State Committee be from all parts of Maine. Feel free to nominate members from your local group. 

    One of our agenda items is consideration of Platform amendments. The current MGIP Platform can be viewed on the web page, MaineGreens.org. Submit changes to be considered to MGIP.platform@gmail.com. 

    We’ll also consider changes to the bylaws. Submit proposals for changes to MGIPbylaws@gmail.com Current bylaws are also on the MaineGreens.org website. 

    Please submit your proposals for amending platform and bylaws changes by August 1. 

    We'll also be discussing party goals. Together, we are building our party.We look forward to seeing you at the convention.

    Please join and share the Facebook event and invite your friends.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1090311260983817/

    WHEN
    August 22, 2015 at 9am
    WHERE
    Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta
    69 Winthrop St
    Augusta, ME 04330
    United States
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    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM through July 26, 2015

    2015 Annual National Convention in St Louis, MO

    http://2015greenpartyconvention.org/

    A Breakout Session from the 2014 Convention

    Why should you come to the 2015 Green Party Annual Meeting in St. Louis in July?

    This year's meeting will feature much more than just a gathering. We are planning a shorter, more productive National Committee Meeting on Friday and Sunday morning.

    We're working with local activists from the front lines to provide workshops and events on racial justice in the wake of Ferguson.

    There will be several days of issue and skill-building workshops, electoral strategy sessions, and panel discussions.

    This year we are planning a special keynote or panel for Saturday during lunch (included in the cost of registration).

    The point is this: our Annual Meeting is not just a place to talk about the issues and see old friends (although it is that too). It's also a place where we continue to work on our strategic plan, begin new projects, and build alliances with local activists.

    We have a great opportunity to help Missouri get on the ballot in 2016. Missouri is one of the key states for ballot access. We will be setting up petitioning times at key locations, including a Sunday afternoon session for those that want to stay over Sunday night.

    St. Louis in July is where our work will get stronger. We need you there. We have a special price for early-bird registrations. The first 50 people to register before April 15 will pay $90. After April 15 or 50 paid registrations the price will be $125. We also have a "Friends and Family" discount - $75 per person for non-delegates after one registration is purchased at $90. States that wish to purchase registrations may do so at the $90 rate and assign names to those registrations later. All registrations are non-refundable but they are transferable. Click here to register.

    If that isn't enough, this year's venue is the most affordable we have had in many years. If cost considerations have prevented you from attending in the past, this is the year to join us. You can have a private room in a suite with a shared in-suite bathroom and 3 meals for less than $50 a day. If you'd like to present a workshop, you can apply here. The deadline for workshop applications is April 15.

    St. Louis is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and is served by American, Delta, Frontier, United, and US Airways. Amtrak trains run daily from Chicago and Kansas City. Megabus runs from Dallas, Memphis, Chicago, Little Rock and other Missouri locations. There is a MetroLink stop right on campus less than two blocks from the meeting space and residence hall. It is a few stops from the airport to the campus.

    We are putting together a program filled with events and workshops, but there will still be time to see some of the attractions St. Louis has to offer. See the Gateway Arch, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Citygarden, and much more. See the draft schedule for the meeting here.

    http://2015greenpartyconvention.org/

    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 09:00 AM · 24 rsvps

    2015 MGIP Annual Convention

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    Our State Convention is coming up on August 22. We’ll meet at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church building, 69 Winthrop Street in Augusta. Registration begins at 8:30. 

    We’ll be electing members of the State Committee. We are looking for nominations for co-chair, treasurer, secretary and at large members. We’d like to have members of the State Committee be from all parts of Maine. Feel free to nominate members from your local group. 

    One of our agenda items is consideration of Platform amendments. The current MGIP Platform can be viewed on the web page, MaineGreens.org. Submit changes to be considered to MGIP.platform@gmail.com. 

    We’ll also consider changes to the bylaws. Submit proposals for changes to MGIPbylaws@gmail.com Current bylaws are also on the MaineGreens.org website. 

    Please submit your proposals for amending platform and bylaws changes by August 1. 

    We'll also be discussing party goals. Together, we are building our party.We look forward to seeing you at the convention.

    Please join and share the Facebook event and invite your friends.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1090311260983817/


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