2019 Green Independent Party Convention
 

2019 Green Independent Party Convention!

Sunday May 19 th 9AM – 4PM

At Viles Arboretum
153 Hospital St,
Augusta Maine

MGIP's Spring Unity Gathering presents an amazing group of speakers about a wide variety of important Maine topics! (see program below) Including presidential candidates!

Registration 8:30 A.M - 9:20 A.M.

$20 suggested registration fee. We do not accept corporate funds and rely on the good people of Maine to help fund the cost of green change. Thank You!
Donate anytime at - https://mainegreens.org/donate

Everyone is Invited! Families can walk/bike the grounds of the beautiful Arboretum!

Unenrolled and youths under the age of 18 are welcome to witness/participate in this amazing event. Registered Green Independent's are envited to participate in the state votes and committee seats are now open!
We look forward to you joining our email committee groups and implementing your ideas.

Potluck lunch!
Please bring a dish! For potluck questions or for more information please call Jacqui at 207- 284 - 3358.

Silent Auction!
We have 2 beautiful green-themed paintings from The Studio. Earth art from Maine Minerals and more to help fundraise for MGIP.


SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9:20 Registration

9:25 Blessing - Dawn Neptune Adams

9:30 Welcome greeting - Co-Chair Niomi Larrivee

9:35 Convention Rules - Secretary Ben Meiklejohn

9:40 Elect convention secretary, elect convention chair

9:45 State of the Party Co-Chair - Jon Olsen

9:55 Bylaws Amendments

10:20 Hemp Farm Bill/CMP - Gil Harris

10:30 Elect party co-chair

10:40 Greetings from Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts - Darlene Elias

10:55 Elect party secretary

11:05 Canadian Greens from Parti vert du Québec.

11:20 Elect at-large state committee members. sub committee/reports

11:30 Green of the Year Awards

11:40 John Rensenbrink

11:45 Group photo shoot

12:00. Lunch

1:00 Decide eligibility to vote in 2020 MGIP primary

1:15 Fish Farming in Penobscot Bay & its Environmental Impact - Ron Huber

1:25 Elect GPUS delegates to national and international committees

1:35 Food Sovereignty & Local Control of the Food System - Betsy Garrold

1:45 Approve party budget - Treasurer Allen Cooke

1:55 5G Network- Jolie Diane
Legislative initiative to prohibit pollution emissions. History of weather modification

2:05 Approve party goals (see info packets)

2:30 Employment - Tessa Byrnes

2:40 Jill Stein, 2012 and 2016 GPUS nominee for U.S. president with Q&A

3:00 Water Justice - Nickie Sekera

3:10 Presidential candidates - (5 min per candidate) Candidates are still confirming and may be subject to change. To be updated.

3:45 Open discussion

4:00 Closing remarks and Silent Auction winners.

The purpose of the Maine Green Independent Party is to transform public policy through the implementation of our 10 Key Values and be publicly visible as the party that stands for the common good.

Ten Key Values -

ECOLOGICAL WISDOM
GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
NONVIOLENCE
DECENTRALIZATION
COMMUNITY BASED ECONOMICS
GENDER EQUALITY
RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
SUSTAINABILITY

 

Cordially,

Niomi Larrivee
Chairperson of the Maine Green Independent Party


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