THE GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED
For immediate release:
Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator, 207-326-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, email@example.com
Contact at the Convention:
Hotel number 215-923-8660 (Ask for the Green Party office)
SCHEDULE OF PRESS CONFERENCES
at the national 2002 Midterm Convention of the Green Party of the United
States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 18-21
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green
Party of the United States will hold its 2002 Midterm Convention in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21.
Delegates from the party's 34 member states, Green candidates for state
and local office, and other guests and observers will attend the
meeting. The schedule of press events follows below; updates will be
issued throughout the convention.
Featured speakers at press
conferences during the convention will include candidates for governor
and lieutenant governor of many states, candidates for Senate and House
of Representatives as well as state legislatures, and Greens currently
holding office in cities across the US.
An evening rally on Friday,
July 19 will feature Ralph Nader; Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) (note:
Ms. McKinney's participation is tentative); Medea Benjamin of Global
Exchange; Michael Morrill, 2002 Green candidate for Pennsylvania
Governor; and Cheri Honkala, Director of the Kensington Welfare Rights
Union in Philadelphia.
LOCATION Holiday Inn -
400 Arch Street in downtown Philadelphia
215-923-8660 (ask for the Green Party office)
800-843-2355 (for reservations only)
THURSDAY, July 18, 11 a.m.
News briefing in Betsy Ross I room: Convention introduction and
orientation for the media; overview on corporate crime, the corporate
erosion of democracy, and the Green response. Green candidates and
officials speak about the current scandals and the complicity of both
Republicans and Democrats, and do our best not to say "I told you
so." Featuring David Cobb, candidate for Attorney General of Texas,
and others involved in the movement to restore human rights and freedoms
under the US Constitution.
FRIDAY, July 19, 11 a.m.
News briefing in Betsy Ross I room: Green candidates for Governor and
Lieutenant Governor. Featured speakers: Jill Stein (candidate for
Governor of Massachusetts), Peter Camejo (for Governor of California),
Donna Warren (for Lieutenant Governor of California), and others leading
a strong and diverse field of Green candidates.
FRIDAY, July 19, 1 p.m.
News briefing: Green candidates for US Congress (Senate and House)
present the Green Commitment plan, a 10-point strategy on their agenda
should they win election to Congress, signed by more than 30 Green
candidates. Featured speakers: Roy Williams (candidate for US Senator
from Texas), Ted Glick (for Senator from New Jersey), and many others.
FRIDAY, July 19, 7:30 p.m.-11
Green Party RALLY at the Irvine Auditorium, 34th and Spruce Streets in
Philadelphia. Featured speakers: Ralph Nader (2000 Green Party
presidential candidate), Cynthia McKinney (tentative, US Representative,
D-Ga.), Medea Benjamin (head of Global Exchange and 2000 Green Party
candidate for US Senate from California), Michael Morrill (Green
candidate for Pennsylvania Governor), Cheri Honkala (Director of
Kensington Welfare Rights Union in Philadelphia).
SATURDAY, July 20, 11 a.m.
News briefing in the Holiday Inn's Penn Room: US and international
Greens will discuss the upcoming Earth Summit, August 26 to September 4
in Johannesburg, South Africa, with calls for specific action at the
summit. More on the Earth Summit:
SATURDAY, July 20, noon.
News briefing in the Penn Room: Green officeholders will discuss their
accomplishments in office, including Santa Monica's ground-breaking
living wage law and San Francisco's recently passed election reform
PRESS CREDENTIALING for the
convention: download an application at http://gpus.org/documents/credentials3.pdf
The Green Party of the United States
National office: 1314 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Index of Green Party candidates in 2002