Lakes Region Green Gathering 2015


08:00 – 09:00 SIGN IN: General Networking and Coffee

09:00 – 10:00 General Session w/keynote(s) (60)
• Welcome by Lakes Region Greens (5)
• Welcome by State Committee w/ State of Party Round-up (15)
• Keynote Address by Shay Stewart-Bouley (40) – What can the Green Party do to address issues of racism in Maine?

10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break (30)
Find someone new and talk about how you came to be a Green Party member.

10:30 – 11:30 Session 1 (60) – Breakout Session

How To Run for Office: A First Campaign Primer

Clearly, growing the Green Party means running more candidates and winning more elections. You’re on board. But how do you pick a race to run in? Once you’ve identified a seat to run for, how do you structure your campaign? What paperwork needs to be filed? How much time are we talking here? Not up for running? What are the other roles you might play in a campaign?

Panelists: John Eder

11:30 – 12:30 Session 2 (60) – Breakout Session

Legalizing Marijuana in Maine
Everyone’s heard that we’re on the path to legalization, but what’s happening right now and what should Green Party peeps be doing to help. This panel discussion explains the state of the marijuana union and debates the best path to legalization. Here’s how you can contribute to the effort.

Jacqui Deveneau

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (60)
Potluck lunch and screening of “Bringing It Home” – with general hemp product demonstration.
Hosted by Mike Wakefield

1:30 – 2:30 Session 3 (60)

Candidate Lightning Round and Open Mic

If you’re running for office, or just have something to say, sign up for 5 minutes to talk about your race, your position, and what help you might need to win or accomplish your goals. First come, first served.

2:30 – 3:30 Session 4 (60)
Media Training

Getting press is a science as well as an art. Hear from a veteran editor of a number of publications, local and international, about how best to get your name in the paper.
Presentation by Sam Pfeifle

3:30 – 4 Networking Break (30)
Which issue is most important to you right now? Find your corner of the room and talk with like-minded folks.

4:00 – 5:00 Session 5 (60)
Maine Greens 15NOW campaign

Hear from the people behind the 15NOW campaign in Portland, about the underpinnings of the effort, what it needs to be successful, and how you can help advance the cause in Portland and beyond.

Panel Discussion with:
Asher Platts, Pat LaMarche

5:00 - 6:30 Networking reception

We’ve got a keg of beer, a great playlist, and the energy from a day-long conference talking issues. Now’s the time to make new friends and brainstorm for the future. At the Willeys, 12 Willey Lane, Casco. 

  • June 06, 2015 at 8am – 5:30pm
  • Casco Community Center
  • 7 people are going
  • Lisa Willey

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