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Green Party Announces Press Conference Schedule for 2002 National Convention.


For immediate release:
Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator, 207-326-4576,
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624,

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 - Independence Mall
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 p.m.
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 (Instant-Runoff Voting).

PRESS CREDENTIALING for the convention: download an application at


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